This lovely summer hat has been on my crochet to-do list for the past couple of years. The only reason I have never got round to making it was that I thought I didn't have enough yarn, as in not enough white yarn. And then the other night, it hit me. Why on earth do I have to make the crown white and the brim striped? Can't I do the whole thing in colour? So I hit Pinterest. And among other things, I found this. I was instantly smitten, though I will not be making anything this long (I'm so short it would almost fall around my feet!) Anyway, I feverishly jumped onto my cotton stash to look for similar/inspiring colours, and after some pondering and narrowing down, this is what I came up with:
Aren't they simply gorgeous? When I look at them, I think of lazy summer days spent at the beach, gazing at umbrellas and guzzling down ice lollies. Aaaah, bliss...
So off I went, and this is where I'm at:
Well, truth be told, I am now much further ahead, so let's say the above pic was where I was at the last time I took a photo ;o)
I have had to adapt the pattern quite a bit, since the yarn I am using is not the same as the one recommended in the magazine (it's not even the same one from one colour to the other!), so it's been a bit of trial and error so far, with much doing, frogging and redoing along the way. But it's so much fun to play with the colour sequences that I don't really mind. I am very much looking forward to sporting the finished item. Actually, they're announcing a heatwave in Britain, so I'll be right on cue!
I'll see you soon with more. Thanks for reading!