I absolutely love projects that I can take with me on the road! My husband and I find ourselves driving a lot for our job with The Navigators, so I enjoy bringing needlecraft projects along to keep me busy.
We are blessed to be spending this summer in Florida, which included a very extensive car ride from the Midwest – which meant lots of time to spend on projects! Yay!
Before leaving Nebraska I was searching for some fun ideas of things to make that might be useful while in Florida. After much deliberation I landed on the idea of a crochet sun hat because not only would I be able to keep the sun off my head as I walk along the beach, but I could look cute wearing it too!
However, after many failed attempts at using a pattern, I ended up rewriting it and making it my own. (Evidence that I am my mother’s daughter!) My goal was to whip up the hat on my cross-country journey, but with the many occasions of tearing it out to start again it’s now been nearly 4 weeks and I only just began wearing the finished product!
Now I have a sweet new hat to wear as I lounge or stroll along Jacksonville Beach, AND I’ve designed my first crochet pattern!
To celebrate this new design and the fun I had in creating it, I want to share the pattern with all of you – for FREE! Check back on Wednesday to download your free pattern!
*Update: Click here to download your own pattern!*