Summer is Coming..

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Down here in the South (USA) summertime is fast approaching.. along with high temperatures. I have been thinking that it may be time to start protecting my head and face from the sun. With temperatures sometimes reaching over 100F (+37.8C), it gets REALLY hot out and the sun can feel like it is beating down on you. While I do enjoy the feel of the warm sun, especially after a long cold spell or lots of rain, I don’t want to deal with sunburn or overheating. Maybe I am getting older.. or it just has to do with feeling run down the last year.. or maybe finally wising up. I prefer to think the last one holds true 😉

All this to say, I have been thinking of making myself a sunhat or two, but I am having trouble deciding which one I really want to make. I thought maybe you all could help me decide. Most sunhats I have seen are crochet, so looks like I may be needing to borrow my hooks back from my daughter soon. Here are a few I like:


210-40 Summer Slub Hat pattern by Pierrot (Gosyo Co., Ltd)Japanese version available here. Both English and Japanese versions are fully charted using standard knitting and/or crochet symbols.

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107-14 Crochet hat in “Cotton Viscose” and “Bomull-Lin” pattern by DROPS designPublished in Drops 107 Yarn weight Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?

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Windansea pattern by Kristi PorterA summery lightweight sunhat with a wide brim adorned with spiraling eyelets.

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Saugeen Summer Lace Cloche pattern by Ash KearnsThrough May, get 25% off selected AKH patterns. Use coupon code: “mayspecial” at checkout.

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Flower Frog Hat pattern by Roxanne SeabrightThis is a gardener’s hat, offering good shade but perforated for ventilation. of course the holes make a perfect place to display fresh blooms — just like the perforated stem holders called “frogs”.

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So what do you think? Any of these a favorite for you? Do you know of any other sunhat patterns to share with us?