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Cotton Sun Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

I first made this quick cotton sun hat for my little girl last Summer. It kept the sun out of her eyes and she always received lots of lovely compliments when she wore it. It's rare to find a hat she'll happily keep on her head but this one has been a hit! This pattern is for a child’s size and should fit around 3 years (my 2 and almost 5 year old can both wear this size!) it’s easy to adapt for other sizes too.
I used 1 ball of the WI Home Cotton Aran in light blue with a 5.5mm hook, you could use any aran weight cotton yarn. Use a smaller hook and/or dk cotton if making a smaller size
The hat is made using treble and double crochet stitches worked in a spiral so you don't get a noticeable seam, just use a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round to help keep count of your rows.

Pattern written in UK terms Abbreviations : Ch= chain, Trb,= treble crochet, Dc= double crochet, Ss= slip stitch, sk= skip 1 stitch
1. using a 5.5mm hook make a magic circle and work 10x t…

Crochet Hexagon Cushion Tutorial

My hexagon cushion started life as an idea I had for a tote bag. When working out how to join them together I realised it would make a fabulous cushion and now I'm slightly addicted to making them...there are 3 in our bedroom as I type this! I just love the fun colour combinations you can make and it's a great way of using up a few old part balls of yarn. Have a read if you'd like to have a go for yourself


You'll need:
DK acrylic yarn in various colours, pictured is stylecraft special dk in rose and sage and paintbox yarns simply dk in champagne white
Square cushion pad size 12x12, 16x16 or 18x18 inches
4.5 mm hook
Scissors and darning needle for weaving in ends

Tension
1 hexagon, made in 4 rows, measures 4 inches across. Adjust the number of rows or hook size if needed to get the sizing right

If making a 12x12 inch cushion you'll need to make 24x 4 inch solid hexagons. There are lots of great tutorials for this. I'd recommend this one by Blossom Crochet

Once y…