I think my mom really liked her birthday present. The pattern suggested feathers for embellishment but since my mom is scared of chickens . . . and pretty much all birds and feathers, I used tulle.
Used 2 strands together of Lion Brand Heartland for the hat and band to give it a little more substance.
The hat sits a little low on the head. I would remove 1-2 rows from the hat length (rows 8-16).
I used a single strand of the Buttercream Angel Hair yarn for the brim and the edging. I might use two strands next time to give the brim a little more substance to hold its shape.
The directions for the brim are a little confusing. You will NOT be working in the round and will not be connecting the end of each from back to the beginning. A picture in the pattern would help with this confusion. I have added a picture of the brim after it’s done for clarification.
I believe Row 24-28 should read “hdc in space between ch2 and last (not 1st) hdc of previous row.”
If I make this again I will probably work in the round instead of joining at the end of each row and sc up to start the next row so I won’t have a visible diagonal seam.
I used double strands of Caron Simply soft for the roses. For accent I used a gold tulle.
Pattern by: Melissa R. M. Frank