Happy Trails To You…

On a visit to Kauai a couple of years ago, my husband picked up a trail hat to use as a sun hat. Here in the Rockies it is very sunny. Did you know that the Denver, Colorado area gets an average of 300 days a year of sunshine? Well, they do! So hubs pulled out his trusty trail hat for our walks up here at the 9,000 foot elevation. I, of course, don my Sunny’s SunHat. Our little #9 g-kiddo needed a hat like Papa’s!

So through inspiration from Papa’s hat and what seemed like a zillion Gaucho hat images, I sat down and designed the hat. But… I wanted it to be a trail hat – so designed it so the brim sides can be buttoned “up”, and it had to have a chin tie too. Jax loves his hat and as soon as he hears “walk”, he puts on his toddler-sized Gaucho TrailHat and becomes the “sundance kid” !

The pattern works up pretty quickly with nice results. The crown and brim of the Gaucho TrailHat are extra sturdy and it offers wonderful shade. I designed the hat to be very low-maintenance, using Lily Sugar’n Cream 100% cotton yarn. The sides have a stitch pattern that offers a nice venting effect. The pattern is sized from toddler to adult and is unisex – works up really cute in pink, too!  If you, too, would like to make a crocheted Gaucho TrailHat, you can find the pattern in my shop.


Happy trails to you, until we meet again…

♥ ~ Wendy


About thehookedhaberdasher

I was blessed with two dear Grandmothers who were wonderfully gifted and loved all the arts of handcrafting. At their knee, a wee little blonde girl learned the fine art of crochet under their wise and talented tutelage. Now that little girl has grown up and enjoys a lifestyle that affords me the time to put hooks, yummy yarns and fibers back into my hands, returning to the joy and fun of the art of handcrafted crochet. I am awed by the talent and creative patterns of modern new designers, but still enjoy the beauty of vintage patterns as well. My mind and hands are never idle, designing and handcrafting stylishly beautiful, practical, cozy, comfy, sweet and cute wearables and loveables for old and young alike. As a very detail oriented artist, I design and crochet with love, embracing the virtues bequested to me by those two beautiful Grandmothers.

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