Friday, May 15, 2009

Monterey Pop Hat: A Quick Crochet

This sun hat worked up quick as a wink, made for Hedgehog. If you're making one for a child, you won't need more than a skein or two, DK weight. If you have scrap yarn, DK weight, or half-finished skeins, this would be lovely in stripes. I made a basic bucket hat to fit, then added a row of scallops around the brim.

I crocheted a simple applique flower in the contrasting color, and stitched each petal flush to the hat.

I love how it makes my little girl look like she should be in the audience of the Monterey Pop festival, 1967. Hence the name.


I didn't use a pattern, but Lion Brand has a good free one for a simple bucket hat. One could adjust the size of the brim, and add any embellishment, either crocheted applique, or buttons or bows. Whatever took the fancy.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!! I wish I could knit like you. I never learned how to reduce or add stitches, so I'm pretty limited on what I can do. But I LOVE this hat. It's adorable.