Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Crochet travel hat with hatband motif

Crochet a travel hat with a bold hatband design adapted from the geometric shapes found on decorative baked-clay stamps of ancient Mexico. Baked-clay stamps were used to imprint cloth or incise pottery.

Bucket-style crochet hats are lightweight practical gifts for travelers. Cotton is comfortable on all heads; braided, buzzed or bald. The small stylish brim protects your eyes from glare.

This crochet hat e-pattern available at Bandana Heads on Etsy has a do-it-yourself worksheet format with a check column to keep track of your progress. Buy the downloadable e-pattern and start making your hat today.

Yarn suggestions: Fingering/4 ply weight yarn such as Mayflower Cotton 8 by Scheepjeswol, Mandarin Petit by Norwegian Spirit, Sesia Baby by Sesia, Rowan 4 ply cotton, Panda Regal 4 ply, Circulo Linhas - Anne, and Heirloom 4 ply cotton from Australia.