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



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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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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Spring Blossoms in UK

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Each day a new discovery!  

I love springtime in the UK, when everything is bursting to life with vibrant colours. Each walk finds glorious new blossoms on show and even when walking down the same old street we discover more and more trees and shrubs in full bloom!

SPRINGTIME CROCHET INSPIRATION

So with all this spring blossom and sunshine, I have now started on designing some new crochet sun hats for the coming of those amazing sunny days.


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SUN HAT DETAILS

I am using one of my favourite 100% cotton yarns from Bendigo Woollen Millsit is ever so soft and really comfortable to wear and perfectly special for your little one!

I have focused my crochet sun hat patterns for the three (3) months plus age group, however, having said that, these patterns can be easily modified for larger head sizes also.

Here's a little peek of the first sun hat pattern to be released in next few days.  It's called SPRING Sun Hat Pattern. Pattern will be available from my online stores - 
CRAFTSY         ETSY         RAVELRY 

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PATTERN DETAILS

Perfectly simple crochet sun hat pattern, with drawstring for perfect fit.  

SKILL: Easy
Yarn: Bendigo Cotton 8ply (or similar yarn)
Hook: 4.5mm
Measurements: 3 months PLUS (depending on head size)
Terminology: USA  American Crochet Terms

This pattern can be adapted to other yarns.

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This new SPRING sun hat pattern is a bit more involved than my previous long standing Crochet Sun Hat Pattern called SUNSHINE which I have been making for many years now (SEE BELOW).

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SUNSHINE Crochet Sun Hat Pattern is simple, versatile and very adaptable to different yarns and can be easily modified for larger head sizes also. You can make it plain or striped.  It's all up to you - play and have some creative fun with it!

Pattern is available from my online stores - 

CRAFTSY         ETSY         RAVELRY 

OK you may want to follow the pattern the first time, but then once it is done, go ahead and make it using a different yarn and hook size, or adjust the number of stitches to achieve a smaller or larger fitting. It's all fun, and experimentation is always good!

Here are a few examples of how you can change the look with some stripes, using the basic sun hat pattern.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

You can learn so much VERY QUICKLY, especially from the ones you crochet and then rip. ALWAYS remember to enjoy yourself and enjoy the beautiful spring weather, wherever you are, maybe it's a bit soon for some, but hey it's coming, and soon you'll be complaining about the heat!

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Enjoy!
Ciao, ciao!

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Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.
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