Saturday, June 20, 2009

My summer hat

I made a hat to wear when riding around in my chair outside. Going 6.4 miles per hour can kick up a bit of a breeze, so I needed it to fit closely. I also wanted it broader in the back, with just enough brim in front to help shade my eyes, but not obscure my vision.
I based it on Lion Brand's Brimmed 'Straw hat', but as usual adapted it.
My Ravelry notes:
"My head is only 21 inches around, and the hat pattern as written is finished at 23 inches. I used a smaller hook, and dk weight yarn and adapted the brim to increase more rapidly so that my eyes would not be covered.
I used a single strand for the crown of the hat, to provide more aeration, and doubled the yarn where I wanted the hat to be stiff.
It will fit snugly, and not slip around, when I’m racing around on my wheelchair :-}"


Anonymous said...


I love the alterations; I think it really improved the pattern.

Leslie said...

I want to see a picture of it on you. Great idea to tailor a hat for your wheels, kewlio!

Anonymous said...

I also have a small head, and in the summer live in a hat that was on sale at the Phoenix Botanical Garden (the hats were too small for everyone else!). It was only $8 and is a lovely straw type weave, but it is colorful with a wide enough brim to cover my neck, yet tips up to not cover my eyes. It is rare to find a good hat. I'm so glad you made yourself such a beautiful one!

AlisonH said...

Oh, that's adorable!

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