Well... I have problems with sunscreen. All the other ingredients they throw in there to make it smell nice or feel creamier. I have to rely on physical sunblocks... my BareMinerals, glasses, hats, and now these amazing sun shields!
This Filigree Sunshield pattern is in the 2013 issue of Interweave Crochet, Accessories.
Oh, you noticed the crazy handle there, eh? It's an old bakelite (?) one-eyed parrot. What can I say? I'm in my Pirate/Mary Poppins phase.
Basically, you make a doily and sew it to an umbrella frame. I couldn't find empty frames anywhere so I searched online for vintage umbrellas with cool handles and removed the old fabric. Here are my projects to be named later!
I also managed to help Ginny Weasley with one for Steampunk Addie.
This week I am working on a Purple Flower shaped parasol with many more in line, so watch this space!