Tuesday, 19 April 2011

SPRING Sun Hats!

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Sunny Days

After a long grey winter the sun is here - and also the need for protection from harmful UV rays!

Funny really, we long for the sun and then when it is here we need protection!  And the best solution is to wear a hat - and for total comfort and breathability make it cotton!

Of course, we also have sun protection lotions, sunglasses, umbrellas, and the rest - but what about your little bundle of joy sitting in the stroller or sitting in that sling (baby carrier)?

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A lovely cotton sun hat is the best answer, and for many years I have had requests from mums wanting cotton sun hats for their babies from as young as three (3) months, because even though they are not sitting yet, they are being carried by mum or dad in a sling/carrier on chest or back.  So obviously sun protection in the form of a soft cotton hat is the perfect solution!

Favourite Sun Hat Patterns

Here are the most favourited and most popular sun hats from my collection of crochet sun hat patterns.  

All sun hat patterns are available from my online stores:  CRAFTSY   RAVELRY   ETSY

1.  SPRING Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

A perfectly simple crochet sun hat pattern comprised of just three (3) simple stitch rows to achieve the decorative little pattern.  Adjustable drawstring gives you a perfect fit every time.

SKILL LEVEL: Easy Intermediate - need to know colour change, and working in rounds.
Yarn: Bendigo Cotton 8ply (or similar cotton yarn)
Hook: 4.5mm
Measurements: One size: Three (3) months PLUS (depending on head size).
Terminology: US crochet terms

This pattern can be adapted to other yarns.

SPRING Sun Hat Pattern is available from my online stores:  CRAFTSY   RAVELRY   ETSY

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2. SUNSHINE Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

Simple crochet sun hat pattern for your baby. Perfect sun protection. Adjustable drawstring gives you a perfect fit every time.

You can have a play with this pattern, choose your colours and make it striped, plain or use blocks of colour.  

Pattern instructions also include hints on up-sizing. 

FLOWER PATTERN NOT INCLUDED.

SKILL LEVEL: Easy - need to know working in rounds.
Yarn:  Bendigo Cotton 8ply (or similar yarn)
Hook:  4.5mm
Measurements:  One size: Three (3) months PLUS 
Terminology:  US crochet terms

This pattern can be adapted to other yarns.


SUNSHINE Sun Hat Pattern is available from my online stores:  CRAFTSY   RAVELRY   ETSY

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3.  STRIPES Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

Simply Perfect STRIPES - Perfect sun hat (bucket style) for summer, and a perfect beanie hat with turn-up brim for winter. Adjustable drawstring gives you a perfect fit every time.

Pattern includes full-instructions for each hat.

Three (3) motifs included: Starfish, Heart and Flower.



SKILL LEVEL: Easy - working in the round and knowledge of colour change needed.
Yarn: Bendigo Cotton 8ply; OR King Cole Bamboo Cotton; OR Rowan Belle Organic DK; or similar yarn.
Hook: 4.5mm
Measurements: One size: Twelve (12) months PLUS (hat size can be adjusted)
Terminology: US crochet terms

This pattern can be adapted to other yarns.


STRIPES Sun Hat Pattern is available from my online stores:  CRAFTSY   RAVELRY   ETSY
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4.  BLOSSOM Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

beautiful and colourful crochet sun hat pattern which includes three (3) sizes, baby, toddler and child, with a lovely wide brim.

This pattern is available in USA AMERICAN crochet terms and UK BRITISH crochet terms. 

PLEASE SELECT THE CORRECT PATTERN TERMINOLOGY prior to purchase.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - need to know colour change, working in rounds.
YARN: Bendigo Woollen Mills; Heirloom Cotton 8ply; OR any other similar cotton yarn
HOOK: 4.5mm (7)
SIZES: Three (3) sizes - Baby/Toddler/Child
TERMINOLOGY: USA crochet terms OR UK crochet terms.

This pattern can be adapted to other yarns.


BLOSSOM Sun Hat Pattern is available from my online stores:  CRAFTSY   RAVELRY   ETSY



crochet patterns, how to crochet, sun hats, brimmed hats, summer hats, baby hats,


Patterns are available from my online stores


CRAFTSY    RAVELRY    and    ETSY


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!

Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
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