Thanks for the comments everyone!! I've been wearing my blk/gry hat everywhere I love it!
anthurium - Thanks.. I've never heard of "Hip Hats, Cool Caps?" I'll have to take a peek at that for new hat ideas at the craft store maybe? or borders? hmm And floral wire!!! thats genius!! I have to try it my bill is always bending all sorts funky ways. Its a lot better w/ the 2 strands, but I always have to re-shape it. Could also just be me.. who knows!
As for the pattern.. Sharing is Caring.
I'm not the greatest at patterns I usually find one that's similar to what I want and change it to fit
The beanie pattern I use for most hats I make is one that I came across a looooooooong time ago.. here's the original link http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/angelcrafts/patterns/manspoststcap.html
I don't follow it exactly, but you get the idea! I use a smaller hook and the folded brim on mine is just plain dc all around.
The bill I devised after reading up and looking at pics of bills + trial and error. Tenille has a great tut here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=198071.0
that really helped get me going on the bill
The bill on the blk/gry hat is 1 row longer than the one on the brown hat because I ran out of brown yarn. eek! But I like the shorter bill.
After the hat is made I figure out where I want my bill to start. I usually count 13-14 posts in from the back center then attach my yarn. 2 strands oh yeahh!
ROW 1: 20 fphdc across the front You can change this depending on how wide you want your brim, but I would do so by 3s because it will effect row 2.
ROW 2: ch 1, turn, sc in same st, hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 tc in same, *1 tc in the next 2 sts, 2 tc in the next st* 3 times, 1 tc in the next 2 sts, 1 tc in the next st, 1 dc in same, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 sl st.
You can add a sc or hdc border all arround. I like mine as is w/o the border. So lets see yer hats when yer done kay! ^_^