The summer sun can be hard on your face but you can protect your skin by crocheting a hat with a free hat pattern.
You can add a personal touch to a hat when you make it yourself. You can crochet it in any color you want and add any decorations that you wish. You also get a personal satisfaction by making your own hat any way you want.
You can crochet a hat with a big wide brim to add the best protection to your face from the rays of the sun. Or you can crochet a hat with a brim that has a roll on it for added fashion. Many hats can help keep the rain off your face but all hats add fashion to what ever you are wearing.
The type of yarn you use can make a difference in your hat. Natural fibers like cotton, silk or linen are more comfortable on your skin since they with wick up an perspiration. Rayon or acrylic is more durable and washable in case you need to wash your hat. They are also better at shedding any rain that you run into.
Pick a hat pattern that has holes in it and the heat from your head can escape through all the holes. Pick a tighter weave if you want to keep the sun out completely. Hats can be very personal and if you crochet it yourself you can make it any way you wish.
You can make your hat stiff or floppy. A floppy hat can be folded or take a crumple better then a stiff hat. A stiff hat will stay out of your face better.
Your hat can be made in a solid color or you can crochet a stripped hat of many different colors. Choose a thin yarn for a light thin hat or a thick yarn for a big thick hat.
Place a flower or a feather in your hat or maybe a fishing hook or ribbon. Decorating the hat after it is crocheted is fun and you can change the decoration anytime you wish.
Make yourself a fancy hat or a sturdy hat that you can work in the garden with. Make a personal hat to give to the people in your life with these free patterns.
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