The Crochet Summer Stunner Cotton Hat is a textured design that features the arrow stitch and other eye-popping techniques.
Designed for me personally as I was loving the Summer Cotton Hat that has more of a feminine flair to it, I wanted a hat with a more square top with even more texture to it. A bit more masculine for my personal style.
The hat has a similar beginning to the Summer Cotton Hat but with slight changes and then drastic changes where it naturally turns downward at the crown.
There is a strategy in play with double and triple stranding to provide durability. You will see in the free pattern I applied speed starch as well to more it stiffer. I have provided a bonus diagram where I think it will get complicated and that's the arrow stitching that is grabbing your visual attention. It's easy, but knowing exactly where to do those double treble posts is helpful.
I do classify this as an intermediate-level project due to my texturing elements.
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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 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.