2009-12-28

White Fedora with stiff brim


I've had many requests for this hat, which I've crocheted before, so I've decided to develop the pattern.  I also wanted the brim to have some stiffness, so I'm experimenting with the nylon "string" that is used in my lawn edge trimmer.  It's available at most hardware stores.  Here is my first attempt...



8 comments:

Ghost said...

Great work, fabulous idea, ingenious use of media.

CrochetDad said...

Thanks! I'm always looking for new ways to do things.

Goldibug said...

Great idea! I was told to use inexpensive fishing line. I bought 4 pound line and hope it is strong enough. I'm using it to help the bag I'm making keep it's shape instead of falling flat. I hope it works!

Libby said...

Well the hat looks great. I can see why you get so many requests! And I agree, ingenious use of materials!

Sandy said...

Lawn mower...yikes, if only it were warm enough now. lol

How clever you are.

Sandy

MamaMeg said...

Love the hat! Did you by chance write up the pattern since then?

gretch said...

Amazing hat, I have been looking for one exactly like this :) Any chance I could get the pattern?

CrochetDad said...

Thank you. The pattern is available from my Etsy and Ravelry stores.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/61015159/instant-download-crochet-pattern-unisex

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochetdad-unisex-ribbed-fedora