Friday, November 30, 2007
Crochet a cotton bucket hat for the traveler in your life. Every traveler needs head protection from the elements. Sensitive eyes need protection from the glare of sun and bright lights. Hairless heads need protection from sunburn and drafts. This unisex stylish travel hat is very portable...roll it up and stow it when not in use.
Easy-to-read instructions in a worksheet format tell you how to crochet a bucket-style hat in cool, comfortable, lightweight cotton.
Cotton is natural. Cotton breathes and is a good conductor of heat. Cotton doesn't irritate sensitive skin. The softness of cotton makes it comfortable 24/7. Braided, buzzed or bald heads will enjoy the comfort of cotton.
You will need fingering weight or 4 ply cotton yarn, a 3 mm (size D) and a 3.5 mm (size E) crochet hook. It's always fun to shop for yarn when you are traveling. Australia, Brazil, France, Norway, UK and USA have a variety of lightweight cotton yarns suitable for crochet bucket-style hats.
Yarn suggestions: Mayflower Cotton 8 by Scheepjeswol, Mandarin Petit by Norwegian Spirit, Sesia Baby by Sesia, Regal 4 ply cotton by Panda, any equivalent cotton yarn.
Dig into your stash of textured ribbon yarns and crochet a contrasting hatband for a soft, romantic look.
The downloadable e-pattern will be available soon at Bandana Heads on Etsy
The crocheted bandana is a lacy triangle scarf or kerchief designed to care for your hair when life is lived out of a suitcase. Cotton crochet bandanas are attractive head scarves that brighten your mood and your travel wardrobe. Crochet it yourself or get a crochet-savvy friend to make it for you. Purchase the crochet bandana e-pattern from Bandana Heads on Etsy and receive a free pattern for a long lacy hair scarf.
It's always fun to shop for yarn when you are traveling. Australia, Brazil, France, Norway, UK and USA have a variety of lightweight cotton yarns suitable for hair accessories. Pack a 3.5 mm (size E) or a 4.00 mm (size F) crochet hook and you will be ready to take advantage of the luscious yarns you stumble upon on your journey.
In the heart of historic Paris I discovered Phil Crochet cotton (from the Phildar Yarn Co) at the Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV)52/64, rue de Rivoli - 75004 Paris. The chambray crochet bandana modelled here features Phil Crochet Denim 0013.
Bonus hair-scarf e-pattern - Included with the bandana pattern is a long, lacy hair scarf pattern. Make it as long as you like. Light fingering-weight cotton yarn produces a fabric with stylish drape.