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jeaniebeanie123
« on: August 18, 2005 05:38:05 PM »

I have made this sunhat for each member of my family, everyone wants one! No pattern, so each hat is different, with different stitches. It is made from 100% cotton, so it is a great gardening hat!




That looks great, and fantastic photo by the way!  I love that you have grass on your feet (assuming it is you?), I love it!

I have tried to make a sun hat, and can make the basic beanie part but get stuck when it comes to the brim, do you increase in a specific way?  Mine always seem to want to fold back on themselves or go all floppy and wiggly...any ideas?  Can you share some wisdom?

For the brim increases I use this:
single crochet into each of next 8 sts, 2 sc into next st*, rep from * to *
the next round every 10 increase 2
the next round every 11 increase 2 etc.
continue in this fashion until the brim is to your liking. If you lay it out on the floor and it does not lay flat (too wavy, make the increases every 10, 12, 14)
It will be quite floppy unitl you crochet around the brim material (plastic tubing, wire, etc.)
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2005 06:11:37 PM »

I love it - I was just at the race track and saw all of these fancy-schmancy women wearing hats and I felt so left out!  It would have been perfect!
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2005 07:25:40 PM »

I love it too, and your picture is great.  It looks like it should already be in a magazine!
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2005 07:29:40 PM »

That looks completely sophisticated, in a big cotton sun hat sort of way.  Would totally make me feel like a "ladies who lunch" type of gal.  A question:  Do you crochet around wire in the last round to keep the brim stiff and not drooping into your face?  Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2005 12:30:16 AM »

That looks completely sophisticated, in a big cotton sun hat sort of way.  Would totally make me feel like a "ladies who lunch" type of gal.  A question:  Do you crochet around wire in the last round to keep the brim stiff and not drooping into your face?  Thanks!
Thanks!! I actually use plastic tubing, and connect it with drip line connectors, both I found at the Home Depot.  I am looking for a better way and have ordered some millinery wire, I cant wait to see how it works. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2005 09:50:21 AM »

Tubing, that's a good idea too.  I ask because I saw a pattern for a sun hat once that had wire sewn under the edge of the brim, but I didn't know if it worked well or not.  That pattern called for hardware wire, gauge 5 I think, with plastic coating to math the yarn.  I think the milinery wire will probably work well for you, but I'd love to hear the results of your experiments!
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2005 12:54:10 PM »

That looks great, and fantastic photo by the way!  I love that you have grass on your feet (assuming it is you?), I love it!

I have tried to make a sun hat, and can make the basic beanie part but get stuck when it comes to the brim, do you increase in a specific way?  Mine always seem to want to fold back on themselves or go all floppy and wiggly...any ideas?  Can you share some wisdom?
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2005 12:58:55 PM »

that is the cutest picture!
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2005 11:59:25 AM »

That looks great, and fantastic photo by the way!  I love that you have grass on your feet (assuming it is you?), I love it!

I have tried to make a sun hat, and can make the basic beanie part but get stuck when it comes to the brim, do you increase in a specific way?  Mine always seem to want to fold back on themselves or go all floppy and wiggly...any ideas?  Can you share some wisdom?

For the brim increases I use this:
single crochet into each of next 8 sts, 2 sc into next st*, rep from * to *
the next round every 10 increase 2
the next round every 11 increase 2 etc.
continue in this fashion until the brim is to your liking. If you lay it out on the floor and it does not lay flat (too wavy, make the increases every 10, 12, 14)
It will be quite floppy unitl you crochet around the brim material (plastic tubing, wire, etc.)

The small hat in the middle is actually my 4 year olds, that is why it looks smallish & funny. The hat to the right has thin wire, the hat to the left has plastic tubing, there is quite a difference in the look of the hat.

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2005 12:23:30 PM »

any advive for making the beanie part? i want one! they look lovely.
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