Lovely linen crochet sunhat

It’s been too long since I had a post that is just about showing off a finished crochet project, and guess what… I have one to show you!

This is my lovely linen crochet sunhat! As modelled by the old Christmas tree in my neighbour’s garden that has been taken over by a particularly luscious passion flower plant. I was a bit naughty and picked one of the flowers for the picture. Shh! Don’t tell anyone! It was missing a petal anyway!

Lovely linen crochet sunhat Close up of lovely linen crochet sunhat

Actually the pattern (which was FREE on Ravelry under the not very catchy name of Amicome 4-1 Bucket Hat) did include a crochet flower. but I liked the way the hat looks without it so I didn’t bother making one. The pattern was from a Japanese crochet magazine, which isn’t nearly as intimidating as it sounds, because Japanese patterns tend to be chart based, instead of the long list of instructions that are so familiar to UK and US crocheters.

It’s handy not to have to keep reminding yourself whether the pattern means a UK double crochet or a US one! It also makes it easier to visualise where you are in the pattern and what it should look like. Counting the stitches on the chart to place the increases for the brim section was a little bit tedious, but this was probably the area of the design most forgiving of mistakes.

You know what? I’m actually so pleased with this hat that I will even post the awkward photos I took in the mirror of me wearing it!

best of lovely linen crochet sunhatIt even goes with the shirt I happened to be wearing that day! It’s that kind of soft blue that goes with anything though, which is why I chose that colour.

And where did the lovely linen originate from? It was part of my haul of yarn that I picked up at Fibre East less than two weeks ago! I was determined that I would use some of what I bought there as soon as possible rather than adding it to my already considerable yarn stash, and the linen, although a bit splitty, was wonderful to work with in this hot weather.

The yarn is called Victor linen and the shade is azure, and it is from a mill shop in Bradford called Texere Yarns, but don’t worry, they have a well stocked online shop too! If you are lucky enough to live near enough to the shop to visit it in person *seethes with jealousy* Lucy from Attic24 will be there on 17th August for “crochet, tea, cake, Q&A, loveliness”. 😦 I want crochet and loveliness too!

I can’t complain too much though, not when I have my lovely new hat to wear!

Modelling the lovely linen crochet sunhatI do look a bit smug in that one, don’t I? But it’s such a lovely hat!

I think I’ll go and show it off on the Hookin’ on Hump Day link up, co-hosted by Moogly and My Merry Messy Life.

 

19 thoughts on “Lovely linen crochet sunhat

    • bamcrafts979 says:

      Thanks! It’s worth making out of linen because a – that makes it lovely and cool and b – it’s very resilient so you can stuff the hat into your bag when you are not wearing it. Hopefully that means it would be less likely to be left behind! The pattern was so easy – let me know if you give it a try!

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    • bamcrafts979 says:

      Thanks! It certainly wouldn’t felt but I’m not sure about shrinkage. I’ll probably make a test swatch with what’s left over and give it a ride in the washing machine to see what happens. 🙂

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  1. Ali says:

    The passionflower looks perfect on your wonderful hat. The yarns a lovely shade of blue. Maybe you could wear it to meet Lucy. You have crochet and loveliness rolled into one with your hat.
    Ali xx

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    • bamcrafts979 says:

      So far I’ve only worn it when I’v been doing the gardening (but I’ve done quite a bit of gardening this week!) but it definitely has some trips to the beach ahead in the not too distant future! 😀

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    • bamcrafts979 says:

      If you’ve already mastered crocheting in the round you are already halfway there! Give it a try! If you aren’t sure about working with the linen yarn, grab yourself a 3 mm hook and some 4 ply cotton and give it a whirl! It’s easier than it looks, I promise! 😀

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