Monday, July 29, 2013

Christmas in July day 29

Today part of my inspiration comes from a nephew whose birthday is the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.  For years he felt his birthday was skipped since presents and cake were not abundant or "lumped" together with a family celebration.  He also was unhappy since he favored summer sports and not winter sports but anyone who got him a present for his birthday invariably could only find hockey and basketball things at that time of year.  So today my inspiration comes from this website:

http://bettyconfidential.com/ar/ld/a/10-flirty-and-fun-summer-hats.html

I think a fun and flirty hat for summer is just what is needed.  Keeps the sun out of your eyes, possibly doubles as sun protection.  Make one for yourself or someone you love.  The hats on the site above are not hand crafting patterns, but they can offer inspiration and these are some of what I found.

http://www.caron.com/projects/ss/ss_elegant_hat.html

http://www.caron.com/vickiehowell/patterns/flopsy_hat/flopsy_hat.html

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/newsboy-hat

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/brimming-fun-cap-0

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/baby-boat-neck-sweater-and-sun-hat

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/visor-cap

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-hat-3

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lovisa-summer-hat

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-hat-2

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ipanema-hat

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pinwheel-sun-hat-8ply-or-dk-version

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/karens-summer-hat

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