Thursday, 4 April 2013

Sunny days, Sun hats, Summer Crochet

Here in south-east England, 
well may you ask 
"where is the sun?"

the weather is cold, windy and grey
with the odd snow flurry...
Yes, it is April and supposedly SPRING...
however, there is no sign of it...
those blasted north-easterlies are blowing
and the jet stream just ain't getting here...
boo hoo...

Never mind, I am ignoring what is happening outside...
and following my inner sunshine...
and here is the result...
a new spring/summer hat, with a lovely little pattern, 
and a choice of brim lengths.  
Perfect for your little cutie pie... to wear on sunny days...

YARN:  Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 4ply OR Heirloom Cotton 4ply OR any other similar cotton yarn
HOOK: 3.5mm (E-4)
SIZES:  A - will fit 38-45cm (15-17.5in);  B - will fit 43-49cm (17-19.5in).
TERMINOLOGY:  USA and UK crochet terms

I just love crocheting with 4ply for infants and toddlers, 
it creates a  delicate fabric, 
which I think is just perfect for tiny tots.
And you just can't beat Bendigo yarns... 
their cotton is so soft... I love it... 
they also do an 8ply cotton.  

Of course you could make these hats with the 8ply, 
you would just get a larger sized hat, 
or you could make adjustments 

and get the right size 
for your preferred head circumference.  
Have a go and play a little.

available on my website

find them under PATTERNS SHOP 
and you will also find this pattern
in your favourite on-line store
Ravelry  AND  Craftsy
Folksy  AND  Etsy

Enjoy every moment,
focus on every stitch,
create a masterpiece....
ciao, ciao...