Monday, March 24, 2008

With the sun beating down...


sunhat
Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

...it was time to pull out the sun hats. Just one problem, I didn't have one that fit. Ok, so my head is a little large for a woman... Anyway, I decided that since it was very doubtful that I would take my cotton stash and make washcloths, I would crochet myself a sun hat! I think I did quite well, thank you very much! Actually, I had found an old pattern in one of those little special publication books put out by Better Homes & Gardens but as I worked it up discovered that it was just a bit bigger than I would like. I added a row of double crochet so that I could thread a ribbon through and cinch it in a bit to fit better. After that point, I switched back to single crochet and improvised the rest of the pattern based on how I wanted it to look and feel. I'm very happy with the results and wore it nearly all Easter weekend :)

3 comments:

Cristina said...

Now that i read your post, i also don't have a hat made from me to me! Maybe next year, the summer is going away, and the winter here is very windy, i could do one, but most probably it will end in US, well depending of the direction of the wind!!!

jo said...

Awesome. You are on a hat kick! and of course cotton is wonderful, especially on your cranium. woot!

kat said...

what a cute idea