A couple of weeks ago I made ‘that hat’ – you know the one, the wonderful facebook pictures of the little girl wearing wondering summer hats, very intricate and covered in beautiful flowers and beads. You can see how I did it here with the help of Louise’s post.
Then I decided to try the other one, looks more see through basically. So after studying the Russian you tube videos, along with the visual pattern and a free pattern found on Etsy here, I managed to come up with what resembles a hat – again, I changed the brim to be my own (and then I changed it again – another post soon)!
So – starting with the suggested mercerised cotton – in this case – Yarnart Begonia in a few differently colours (bought off ebay from Luthuania, a 2.0 and 2.5mm Clover amour hooks (a lot kinder on my hands), and marker I was off.
I got a bit carried away and forgot to take photos of this purple version, but you’ll get the idea.
I made it to be 16cm across – which according to basic maths suing Pi should fit a 52cm head, or what I was aiming for – a 7 year olds head. It came up a tad big – in fact it fits me (and my little girl but it wobbles a bit).
On this hat, and the blue one you’ll see soon (another different brim), I changed the brim again to be mine.
Both start from 2 rounds of SC, then on the third round do 1 SC in 2 stitches, 2SC in the next stitch. For this purple hat I then did FPDC, BPDC all the way round for about 5 rounds – I used a 2.5mm hook – and it was a lot kinder on my hands. The last row is a SC all the the way round.
So then you have a hat….. What colour flowers???
I asked on my facebook page for suggestions
Patterns will follow if you’d like them, but now to model our hats (I do clean her honestly – she just seems to attract dirt!).
Now as you are reading this – this is the next hat I’ve been working on. A completely different brim, which has been changed numerous times (you will see the different versions), and I will publish the pattern here shortly (when the flowers are done).
Do you have any suggestions for flower colours before I set to work????