Both worked in lightweight 100% cotton yarn, these warm weather hats are quick and easy to crochet. Jules is a short beanie-style cap and Julia is a sunhat with gently flared brim. Both hats have the option of a cord threaded through eyelets for a snugger fit or just a different look. Meant to be casual and easy to care for, these hats are easy to fold or roll up and toss into a bag. Julia’s brim can be smoothed out to a gentle, even flare, or allowed to ruffle gently. For a stiffer, sturdier brim, you may want to include millinery wire in the last round or two of stitches.
Two versions of the pattern are currently available: one using North American (Canada/US) and one using Canadian/UK crochet terminology. Both versions give measurements in metric and non-metric.
Sizes: xs (s, m, l, xl) 18 (20, 22, 24, 26”)/46 (50, 56, 61, 66cm)
Crochet hook: E/4/3.5mm or size to get gauge
Gauge: 20 sts/14 rounds = 4”/10cm in half-double crochet (UK: half-treble)
Jules: S (M, L, XL): 1 (1, 1, 2) skein(s) each Color A and Color B
Julia: S (M, L, XL): 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s) each Color A and Color B (M will use just about the entire skein of Color B; you may wish to have more yardage on hand just in case)
Color A: Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Skinny Cotton (100% cotton 150yds/137m), Birch [undyed creamy white] (or color of your choice)
Color B: Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Skinny Cotton (100% cotton 150yds/137m),
Sprout [spring green] (or color of your choice)
About the yarn: Skinny Cotton is a dk/sport weight/3 Light yarn (Australia: 8-ply) composed of 8 strands of tightly spun 2-ply which are then spun together fairly loosely. It makes a firm, slightly stiff fabric that is soft against the skin and which resists pilling. Possible substitutes for Jules include Blue Sky Alpacas Handspun Organic Cotton DK, Cascade Cotton Rich DK, Classic Elite Provence, Ella Rae Baby Cotton, Hemp for Knitting allhemp6, allhemp6Lux, Cashmere Canapa, and hempton; Rowan Pure Life, Tahki Cotton Classic DK, and Vickie Howell Collection Craft. Possible substitutes for Julia include Hemp for Knitting allhemp6 and allhemp6Lux, and Tahki Cotton Classic DK. For Julia, getting a fabric stiff enough so that the brim will stand away from the face is more important than getting exact gauge.
ch = chain
st = stitch
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet (US/Canada: sc = single crochet)
htr = half treble crochet (US/Canada hdc = half-double crochet)
inc 1 = increase one stitch; for this pattern, work 2hdc into 1 st (Australia/UK: 2htr into 1 st)
rnd = round
instructions for different sizes given as XS (S, M, L, XL)
Currently the pattern has written instructions only. Schematics and charts will be added at some vague date I call "the future". With that in mind, the pattern is currently priced at $3.75 USD and available as an instant download through Ravelry (please note that you do not require a Ravelry membership to make purchases). If you purchase through Etsy or this page, your name and email will be added to a list so that I can send you the charts and schematics at no additional charge when they become available. Ravelry members who purchase now will automatically have an updated version in their Ravelry personal pattern library when it becomes available. This means that if you buy now, you will eventually have the full pattern, which will sell for at least $5.50!
(both US/Canada and UK/Australia/NZ versions included)