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.
Posted by Leah at 8:00 PM