Bright Yellow and White Summer Beach Sun Hat, 100% Cotton Women's Crochet Knit Beanie Bucket Cap with Cloche Brim, Ready to Ship in 3 Days
Women's 100% Cotton Yellow and White Summer Sun Hat, Beach Hat with cloche brim Soft cotton summer lightweight sun hat with a cloche brim. I used a high quality 100% cotton yarn that's a great alternative for anyone irritated by man-made fibers. This hat is made with two colors: solid white and a color called Daisy Ombre, which includes a primary yellow and white. This yarn is matte (no sheen). Each hat I make with this type of self-striping yarn will look a little different, so the one you receive may not look exactly like the photos (but will always look very similar). I used a relatively thin yarn along with an openwork design. The hat only weighs two ounces. It can easily be folded up and stored in a purse or bag. The hat has a cloche brim, but if you'd like me to make your hat with a slightly wavy brim like some of my other cotton hats, please send me a message. About the yarn used for this hat: While in the world of fabrics, cotton and cotton blends are plentiful, yarn is a whole different story. It's actually very difficult to find cotton yarns to use for crocheting and knitting. The few that are available are often expensive, heavy, or fade easily. For this hat I used a popular cotton yarn available in stores called Lily Sugar N Cream. A great way to think of this yarn is as "fancy" dyed cotton string. It's extremely durable and soft, but darker colors will fade a little with each washing (though using very cold water helps a lot with this). With all that being said, I'm extremely happy with the way the hat turned out and find it very comfy to wear. :D Yarn Content: 100% Cotton Yarn Brand & Colors: Lily Sugar N Cream in Daisy Ombre and White Approximate Height from top of hat to beginning of brim: 6.5 inches/16.5 cm Approximate Width of base of hat before brim starts: 10.5 inches/ 26.6 cm Brim Width: 1.5 inches/3.8 cm Thickness: 1/4 inch/ .65 cm SIZE: The hat in the photos will fit best on a head size of 22" (56 cm). I will be offering size variations based on head size, please pick whichever is closest to your size. Crocheted fabric always has some give/stretch. The mannequin In the photos has a head size of 22 inches/55.8 cm and the hat fits closely on her but not tightly. For small changes in size I do not charge any extra. This hat is crocheted "in the round", so only one small seam at the top of the hat. The area in the back where I turn to start new rows will look a little different than the rest of the stitches (you can see this in the last photo). CARE INSTRUCTIONS: * Care Instructions from yarn label: Machine wash or hand wash in cold water using a mild soap. Do not use bleach. Rinse well in cold water and remove promptly. Squeeze gently to remove excess water; or briefly spin dry in dryer on low setting. Re-shape and lay flat to dry. Wash colors separately. Some colors may run. * My Recommendations: I strongly recommend hand washing in cold water, reshaping, and laying flat to dry. The gentler washing & drying prevents the yarn from frizzing over time and will help lessen the fading of dark colors. Avoid washing with heavier garments that cause friction. If using washing machine, enclose the scarf in a lingerie bag and avoid washing with items that have zippers, buttons, etc that may snag the yarn loops and pull on them or make the yarn fray.The general rule for washing crocheted items and keeping them looking as new as possible: the gentler, the better. (: The hats are small enough that they're really easy to hand-wash in a sink, gently roll up in a towel to squeeze out excess water, then reshape and air dry. I like to add just a tiny bit of fabric softener when hand-rinsing to make the yarn even softer and static-free. Note: All yarns come with a bit of "factory residue" that causes a little stiffness. This will disappear with regular handling and/or the first wash, bringing out the true softness of the yarn. The striped cotton yarns tend to be the stiffest when new. U.S. SHIPPING: I keep shipping to a minimum and offer First Class Package as the best value for price & speed. For multiple orders, I often use Priority Mail. For Ready to Ship items, I'll ship within two business days. For items made to order, I'll ship as soon as I have the scarf finished (within the time-frame stated in the listing title). I use the PayPal/USPS integrated shipping system whenever possible, so you will be provided with a delivery confirmation number by email from PayPal and/or Aftcra. Most First Class packages take two to five days to be delivered. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I always combine shipping for multiple orders. I most commonly use USPS First Class International for shipping outside of the US. First Class International may take a longer time to arrive than other services, but it's much more affordable than Priority International (which usually runs $25 or more for a few ounces). Delivery time for international packages is usually 5 to 15 business days. Customs, bad weather, or national holidays can sometimes slow down a package with the occasional shipment taking around 30 days to arrive. This only happens to about 5% of my international shipments. (: In the last four years, USPS has raised prices significantly for First Class International, in some cases more than doubling the amount they used to charge before 2013. On a positive note, as part of that price increase, they include tracking and delivery confirmation as part of the First Class service for almost all the countries I ship to. To keep shipping costs down, I will use lightweight polymer shipping envelopes as often as possible. For multiple items, I may find a cardboard box is best. International Buyers Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. PAYMENTS: I accept PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, you will still be able to pay with a credit or debit card through PayPal. You can also pay from your bank account using an E-check (also through the PayPal system), but I won't be able to ship until the check has cleared, PayPal says it's okay to ship and allows me to print out a label. RETURNS: For now, I am not accepting returns, but am completely open to resolving any problems that may occur. I feel the best strategy is to head off any problems before they even happen. If you have any questions whatsoever about any items I am selling, please ask. Thanks for looking! (: