The Crochet Cotton Sun Hat uses the latest Bernat Softee Cotton yarn. Sized for an average adult female. Double-stranded for sturdiness.
Challenged by the social team of Yarnspirations to develop a summer based hat,
I pulled inspiration from the Crochet Bucket Hat by Yarnspirations for stitch count tolerance.
I didn’t want just straight double crochets as it’s too easy for me to do that. Instead, I used the stitch counts to give me a helping hand.
Using my preference of textured stitches, someone messaged me about the bean stitch earlier in the day before starting to design this. So I had the bean stitch on the brain, sort of speak, and wondered if I could through that in my hat.
The latest new yarn called Bernat Softee Cotton is not dishrag cotton. It’s fashion cotton on the light #3 level. I double-stranded to provide more strength and durability. The hat has substance and possibly a hat style you would find in a gift shop. The way the bean stitch and the 2 dc that share a stitch work together, visually gives me the impression of weaving and intention gapping spaces to let the heat from your head escape.
During the tutorial, I did the entire pattern using the 4 mm / G Hook with single-stranding Caron Cotton Cakes. The hat turns to a child-size of 19″. A child’s head circumference is 18″ – 20″. It’s lightweight and works.