I finished my new crochet hat lately. It's a two-tone hat with white and light beige stripes. The stripes are rather thick and er... they somehow remind me of some kind of, well... prison uniforms. Said that, I like these stripes very much and the hat itself as well.
I crocheted it without a decent pattern but basically followed what I did for my previous hat I made in the last summer. I made the brim wider, and also added two crochet flowers on the side this time. Although the brim turned out to be floppy slightly more than I originally wished, I think it's within the OK side. The material is paper tape-like hemp yarn and the hat came out very light and comfortably cool in the sun. Hooray the hemp!
By the way, when I crochet, I'm so free style creator. I don't mind to rip (I mean disassemble, not truly ripping) my crochet at all when it doesn't go as I wish, and it does happen very often. By repeating ripping, I'd eventually meet the results that I can be happy with. This is my crochet tactic and there is usually no respectable recipe in it. Some people have asked me if I could tell them the written patterns I used, especially on hats, but I have never been able to reply with a kind answer since I started being free style. I feel terrible when I reply that I have nothing useful to provide, because I know this would seem that I'm mean and stingy. I wish people could know that I was not stingy but I was stupid. If possible...
Sewing-wise, I'm wearing my new Scout Woven Tee from Grainline Studio and Jade skirt from Tamanegi-kobo in the pictures. The yellow top is made of linen, which is very comfortable and airy. I put a set of funny big and wide pockets whose bottom lines are poking off the hemline, as you can see from the pictures. I put side split slits on both side at hem, and also made the front body shorter and the back longer, which you might not see well from the pictures. The skirt is made of jean denim but has nothing particularly special in itself. However, I am so in love with this skirt at this moment. I am a denim person, I think. How about you?
Have a happy week!
|Thank you, Chigu, for taking those beautiful pictures and our happy lunchtime!|
Summer hat: crochet, improvised pattern.
yarn: manila hemp yarn, a stiff and paper-like tape which is made of hemp fiber, 400m(8skeins)
if you are one of Ravelrers, my project for this hat is here.
Light yellow top: Scout Woven Tee pattern from Grainline Studio
added pockets, shortened front by 4cm, lengthened back by 4cm
I applied facings for neckline, but didn't use bias binding.
Plain woven light linen, chambray.
Jean denim skirt: Jade skirt pattern from Tamanegi-kobo
lengthened by 5cm
Indigo heavy denim, cotton.