I love hats...I always have. Not only are they practical for warmth or protection from the sun, they can also be classy, flirty, elegant, and even outrageous! Hats express my mood from day to day or even hour to hour, and of course, they also make great gifts for other hat lovers because they're quick to make. This collection of five patterns was great fun to design and crochet, and in just a few hours' time, you can finish them all, too.
Sizes for these hats are dependent upon the size yarn and hook you choose. Baby/child hats are worked using baby or sport yarn and hooks such as F and G; adult hats can be worked with anything from a sport weight to chunky with hook sized G to a J, depending on how large you want them and what fits the yarn/your personality best (see model notes). Keep in mind that the lacier designs will have more open spaces when working with a larger hookwhich makes them just right for spring and summer.
Gauge varies from hook/yarn size; this model uses a size J hook and its finished size is about 21" circumference.
109 yards of Chunky weight
|Women, Girls, Infant/Baby|
I knit, crochet, sew, quilt, take photos, draw, and do other crafts as well. I adore alpaca wool and other natural materials (cotton, feathers, gourds, wood, and even coconut shells!) and try to do ...
I knit, crochet, sew, quilt, take photos, draw, and do other crafts as well. I adore alpaca wool and other natural materials (cotton, feathers, gourds, wood, and even coconut shells!) and try to do some crafting every day.
A couple of years ago, I began designing knit and crochet items (I confess that I am somewhat addicted to hats...love, love, love hats and have made many for gifts, to donate, and once in while for myself). Small items that work up quickly and travel easily, like hats, wrist warmers, and scarves, seem to be on many people's lists, although I also love making shawls and larger fashion items, as well as toys and dolls. Really, I suppose I haven't come across anything I won't at least try, and I hope you are adventurous in your work, too!