Raffia Wide Brim Hat

Raffia Wide Brim Hat

Raffia Wide Brim Hat
Raffia Wide Brim Hat
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"Protect your pretty face in style! This is the perfect wide brim summer hat. Keeps it’s shape even in you toss it in your bag or suitcase. Raffia yarn makes for a super lightweight hat. Say no to head sweat and yes to the beach! You'll need 3 balls of Premier Raffia yarn or equivalent, and a J size hook for size adult small/medium, or K hook for adult large/xl."

Difficulty LevelEasy

Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge7 st and 6 rows in 2" single crochet

Finished SizeAdult S/M or L/XL

Materials List

  • 3 balls Premier Home Raffia yarn
  • Size J crochet hook

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Once summer is in full swing, I practically live in wide brim hats. So finding the pattern is a real treat for me. Most commercial gardening hats dont have nearly a wide enough brim. This pattern is very easy to follow, but I would add one additional step. You will want to sew in a terry cloth band where the hat meets your head. This helps absorb any perspiration and cushions against any prickles from the raffia.

Wow, this cool and breezy sun hat has a real 70's vibe to it! I see that we can stop crocheting at any point, when we get to the brim size that we want. It makes it really easy to customize. Have you worked with the rafia yarn before? Is it scratchy at all? Could I work this up using 100% cotton yarn as a substitute? Would it hold shape? Thanks -)

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