Hey everyone!! Happy Summertime to everyone!! All we hear is talk about going to the pool or beach in attempts to beat the heat! If you did go to the lake or the beach or to the pool this summer – what would you wear to protect your head, neck and face from the brutal sun? what would you use to carry your towel, sun screen and maybe that novel you have been trying to find time to read for the past year? We have the solutions!!
Hey Kristina here! I found a great pattern for a brimmed hat here. I’ve always had a hard time with brims but this pattern really helped. She explained how to use millinery wire to make the brim stay up and straight. Admittedly I may have made my wire too long for the brim, but I kind of like the way it tilts with the wire.
I did have to make some adjustments. It may have been my crocheting style but the pattern was turning out much too big (I am guilty of not checking my gauge, check your gauge!).
I lowered the starting chain, removed a couple rows going out and a couple rows going down but I didn’t adjust the brim which is why it is so big! I liked it big though so I kept it that way.
Now what to use to carry all your summer gear to the water? We wanted a bag to match the hat and here is what we designed just for you guys!!
We used two strands of worsted weight yarn held together to make our bag extra sturdy. Then we added some netted sides to let air flow through to dry those wet towels. Next we added a few spaced out stitches so you can personalize your bag with the ribbon of your choice (optional). Lastly we added a nice long strap to make carrying this bag with said gear easy.
I bet you want one for yourself!
Well you are in luck as we are giving one person the chance to win our original Sassy Netted Tote! Enter here!
And if you crochet or know someone who can – we are sharing the pattern!!
Sassy Netted Tote Pattern
2 Skeins Bernat Satin (we used Foliage) or approx. 400 yards of worsted weight yarn
Size J hook
*Note: Pattern worked with two strands held together throughout.
*Note: Chain 3 at the start of a row counts as first DC unless marked otherwise
*Note: Pattern can be worked without joining, just use a marker and move it each row.
Pattern for Sassy Netted Tote:
With two strands held together, chain 4
1.work 9 DC in the 4th chain, join in top of the initial DC, chain 3 but do not turn (10 DC)
2. work a dc in same dc for a total of 2 dc, and work 2 dc in each dc around. Join together in the top of the initial chain three. (20 DC)
3. Chain 3 and work a dc in the same dc, *work 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc’s in the next dc, * repeat around, joining in the top of the starting chain (30 DC)
4. Chain 3 and work a dc in the same dc, *1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in the next, 2 dc in the next dc, *repeat around, join in the top of the starting chain (40 DC)
5. Chain 3 and work a dc in the same dc, *work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, *repeat around, join in the top of the starting chain (50 DC)
6. Chain 3 and work a dc in the same dc, *1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, *repeat around, join in the top of the starting chain (60 DC)
7. Chain 3, dc in next dc, dc in each dc around, join in the back loop of the starting chain (60 DC)
8. Chain 1 and sc in the back loop only in the joining dc, sc in each dc around in the back loop only. Join in both loops in initial sc (60 sc)
9. chain 2, hdc in next sc and each sc around (60 hdc)
10 – 13. repeat row 9 for a total of 5 rows (60 hdc)
14. chain 9, skip next 4 hdc, ss in 5th hdc; chain 9, repeat from * around, joining the ss the last chain in the same hdc as the starting chain.
15. *ss to center of the chain 9 and *chain 9, join with a ss in the center of the next chain 9, repeat from * around, joining at the base at the beginning of the row.
16 -18: Repeat row 15 for 3 more times (5 total rows of chains)
19: ss to center of chain, chain 8 (counts as dc and chain 5), DC in the center of next ch, *chain 5 and dc in the center of next chain, *repeat around, joining in the 3rd chain of the chain 8.
20: ch 1 and hdc in same ch, *work 4 hdc in chain, hdc in the dc, *repeat around, joining in the top of the first hdc. (60 hdc)
21. ch 1 and hdc in same stitch, hdc in each stitch around, joining in the top of the first hdc (60 hdc)
22: ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), sk next stitch and dc in 3rd stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1, dc in next stitch), * repeat around, joining in the 3rd chain of the chain 4
23 – 27: ch 1 and hdc in same stitch, hdc in each stitch around, joining in the top of the first hdc (total of 5 rows)
28: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of the next 4 stitches, ch 3 and turn (5 DC)
29 – 59: dc in 2nd stitch, ch 1 and skip next stitch, work a dc in each of the next two dc, ch 3 and turn (4 DC and 1 ch spot)
60: dc in 2nd stitch, dc in each of the next 3 stitches
50. Join the end of the strap to the other side of the bag, skipping 25 stitches to find the opposite side. Cut yarn, weave in all ends. Ta dah! bag is complete! Decorate with the ribbon of your choice if desired!
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