The other day at the beach I got the chance to try out my new crochet sunhat!
We drove north of Auckland for half an hour to Orewa Beach - a magnificent long white sandy beach on the east coast that is safe for swimming. In the photo I am looking towards the tip of Whangaparoa Peninsula, and in the far distance you can even see the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula about 50 km away.
The sunhat pattern is from Knit Simple magazine S/S 2008, but you probably don't even need a pattern if you are familiar with crochet because you can just try it on as you go. I used Patons Washed Haze Aran and I think this yarn works perfectly in a sunhat.
I initially made this because I had a couple of balls in my stash and thought it would be a good way to use them up, but what do you know, I ran out just before the last round and had to buy a new ball to complete the brim! Not quite the stashbusting mission I thought I was undertaking, but at least now I have a sunhat!