Festival Bowler by The Mercerie

Festival Bowler

Crochet
April 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
230 - 339 yards (210 - 310 m)
Small and Medium
UK
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This is a very straightforward crochet pattern, worked almost entirely in double crochet stitches with just a little shaping to create the turned up brim.
The bunny ears are included in the pattern – but are, of course, optional! This is the perfect project if you’re looking for something a little bit individual, and not too difficult.

The pattern includes two sizes; the small size has an internal measurement of 54 cms and would fit a small adult, or older child and the medium size measures 58cms, and would fit a larger adult head. It really depends on how you like to wear your hats - perched or pulled down over your ears!

The small size uses 3 x 50gm balls of Mercerie British aran wool and the larger size uses 4 balls - and slightly less yarn if you omit the ears.

I suggest a 3.5mm hook for this project - but correct tension is essential for this so be prepared to try out a couple of hook sizes until you get it just right.