Time for a crafty post...
a cute little sun hat I made for my friends little girl for her 1st birthday. My husband was very impressed by this hat, so when I decided to make a hat for his Aunt who is fighting cancer he suggested I make a similar hat for her. I decided to make it a light tan color to give it a straw hat kind of feel and to make it more neutral in color. I also bought a couple of different flowers on clips so she could change out the color of the flower. It really isn't that different than the hat I made for the little girl, but because it was was bigger and I didn't want a ribbon band I mad a few minor changes to make sure it still looked good.
Sun Hat- Adult sized
Supplies: Worsted weight yarn, size J hook
Instructions: work in continuous rounds
Round 1 Chain 2. In second chain from hook work 6 sc.
Round 2 2 sc in each sc 12 stitches
Round 3 [1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 18 stitches.
Round 4 [1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 24 stitches
Round 5 [1 sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 30 stitches
Round 6 [1 sc in next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 36 stitches
Round 7 [1 sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 42 stitches
Round 8 [1 sc in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 48 stitches
Round 9 [1 sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] around, 54 stitches
I ended my sc rounds after round 9, but you can continue increasing until you achieve the desired size
Round 10 [ch 3 (counts as first stitch) Dc in last stitch of previous round. Skip stitch with chain 3, skip next stitch, (This creates a crossed over X pattern) [Skip next stitch. Dc in next stitch, double crochet in unworked skipped stitch.] around. Join with slip stitch to chain 3 stitch.
Rounds 11-17 Repeat round 10
Round 18 Chain 3, DC in same stitch, dc in next stitch [2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch] around. Join last dc to chain 3 with slip stitch
Round 19 Chain 3, 1dc in next stitch and in each stitch across. Join last dc to ch3 with slip stitch
Round 18 Reverse sc in each dc. Fasten off.