Southern and Sassy
Designed by: Kathy Lashley, Elk Studio
|Photo Credit: Kathy Lashley (ravelry)Southern and Sassy|
The Omega Sinfonia yarn is very difficult to find in Ontario, Canada (if it is here somewhere it must be in a Speciality Yarn Shop) so I went about trying to find a substitute for the yarn to make the hat. I tried a few brands of 100% cotton yarn but they were too heavy.
I finally chose to use Cotton-ish by Bernat (Vickie Howell) as it allowed me to reach the specified gauge in the pattern. It is an acrylic/cotton mix and absolutely lovely to use.
I used a 4.25 mm crochet hook to make my version of Kathy’s “Southern and Sassy” hat.
Here are some photos of me wearing my snazzy hat!
I love my new sunhat!
I found the yarn I chose to use had a wee bit more ‘stretch’ than I expected. This caused the hat to pull away slightly from my head but it makes the hat very comfortable.
I will be able to sit in the backyard and watch the Littles play in their pool, while staying cool in the shade of the hat’s fabulous brim!
I am planning a trip to a speciality yarn shop this summer and I am going to pick up some light 100% cotton yarn to try on a second hat.
I really love this pattern. Kathy provides photos to guide you in the creation of the special stitch and I found the written instructions very easy to follow.
Kathy has just released a second hat pattern in her shop(s). This new hat is called “Simply Southern” and it is stunning! Now I want to make this one too! My poor bucket list…
The photo below includes the link to Kathy’s shop on Ravelry.
|Photo Credit: Kathy Lashley (via Ravelry)|
Another pattern I have hooked from Kathy’s collection is this beautiful Infinity Hounds Tooth Scarf .
|Photo Credit: Kathy Lashley (ravelry)|
Infinity Hounds Tooth Scarf
This pattern is a free pattern and available on Kathy’s blog Elk Studio – Handcrafted Crochet Designs.