Summer Pussy Cat Hat, Red White & Pink PussyHat with Ears, 100% Cotton Lightweight Lace Crochet Knit Thin Warm Weather Beanie, Ready to Ship in 2 Days
Handmade Lacy Lightweight Cotton Crochet Pink, Red, and White Women's Pussy Cat Hat Soft 100% cotton multi-color summer lightweight hat with cat ears. I used a high quality cotton yarn that's a great alternative for anyone irritated by man-made fibers.. The color is called Azalea and includes white, light pink and a dark reddish pink. This yarn is matte (no sheen). As the weather begins to warm up, I thought it would be a good idea to have some thinner cat hat options in addition to the warm winter ones I've been making. I used a relatively thin yarn along with an openwork design. The hat only weighs two ounces. 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 the most common cotton yarn available in stores called Lily Sugar N Cream. This brand is very good quality, but not really designed for accessories like hats and scarves. Crocheters often refer to this yarn as "kitchen cotton" since it's commonly used for items such as dishcloths, scrubbies, and placemats. I chose to use this yarn for a hat since I thought it was important to offer a cotton alternative to the acrylic summer pussyhats. A great way to think of this yarn is as "fancy" dyed cotton string. It's extremely durable and soft, but the darker colors will fade a little with each washing. 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 & Color: Lily Sugar N Cream in Azalea Approximate Height: 7.5 inches/19 cm Approximate Width (when hat is lying flat): 10.5 inches/ 26.6 cm Thickness: 1/4 inch/ .65 cm SIZE: Small, one size fits most (adult women). 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 snugly on her but not tightly. For small changes in size I do not charge any extra. I will also offer hat height options, if you'd prefer it doesn't come down so far on the forehead, or prefer it does. (: This hat is crocheted "in the round", so only one 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, but with this type of multi-color yarn, this area is camouflaged well). CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Can be washed in cold and dried in dryer with like colors, however I strongly recommend hand washing in cold water 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, avoid washing with items that have zippers, buttons, etc that may snag the yarn loops and pull on them or make the yarn fray. 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 item 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! (: