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My Favorite Sun Hat

Who’s ready for Summer?

The weather is finally warming up and do you know what it means? It’s time to put away our winter hats and coats and we have to take out our spring and summer outfits, and don’t forget flip flops and sun hats!

Well, if you don’t have one, why not make one, right? If you can crochet then this pattern is something you might want to try on making! If you don’t crochet and you want to have this specific sun hat for you and your kiddo then maybe I could help you with that. Send me a message and we can talk about all the details!

Sun hats are great to wear while playing with your kids in the yard, walking around your neighborhood, going to the park and to the beach (if it is safe and is allowed to do so).

Okay, let’s start with the pattern!

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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

MATERIALS

  • Worsted Weight #4 Cotton Yarn | 250 – 400 yards
  • Crochet Hook Size H | 5 mm (or size to obtain gauge)
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tape Measure
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Optional: Hat Wire Brim (1 yard) and Wire Joint

GAUGE

  • 17 sts x 14 rows = 4 inches (see Notes)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Please see Notes

  • Toddler: Approximately 6.5” (height) x 18” (circumference)
  • Child: Approximately 7” (height) x 19” (circumference)
  • Adult: Approximately 7.5 (height) x 20” (circumference)

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

  • Ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • BPSC – Back Post Single Crochet
  • FPSC – Front Post Single Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • PM – Place Marker
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Sl St(s) – Slip Stitch(es)

NOTES

  1. This pattern is worked in the round. For the swatch gauge pattern, use the Body pattern of the sun hat (in the round). Watch this helpful video on how to make a crochet swatch in the round.
  2. Join rounds with a slip stitch to first stitch of each round. Start each round in the same stitch as the join, unless otherwise stated.
  3. Pattern is written as follows: Toddler, Child, Adult.
  4. The beginning ch 1 does not count as a chain but beginning ch 3 counts as 1 DC.
  5. Asterisk * indicates pattern repeats. You will need to repeat all the instructions between asterisks.
  6. The crown of the hat will curl up but it will be straightened out after the increase rounds.
  7. You can make the brim wider by adding more rows and following the increase sequence for each round.
  8. If you want your brim to be tighter and stiffer without using a brim wire, you can use a smaller hook size (like by .5 – 1 mm down the size you’re using for the crown and body of the hat).
  9. The height of the hat is measured from the top of the crown down to the last round of the body pattern of the sun hat. Lay flat to measure.

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PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

ESTABLISHING THE CROWN PATTERN

Begin with magic ring or ch 5 and sl st in the 1st ch to form a ring/cirle.

Round 1: Ch 3, 9 (10, 11) DC into the ring/circle. Sl st in the 3rd ch to join. Pull the yarn tail tightly to close the ring. (10, 11, 12 DC)

Round 2: Ch 1, FPSC in the 1st post from the previous round, BPSC in the next post. *FPSC in the next post, BPSC in the next post*. Rep from* to * around. Sl st in the 1st st to join. (10, 11, 12 SC)

For the Child Size, rep from * to * to last st, FPSC in the last st. Sl st in the 1st st to join.

Round 3: Ch 3, DC in the 1st st, 2 DC in every st around. Sl st in the 1st st. (20, 22, 24 DC)

Round 4: Rep Round 2. (20, 22, 24 SC)

Round 5: Rep Round 3. (40, 44, 48 DC)

Round 6: Rep Round 2. (40, 44, 48 SC)

Round 7: Rep Round 3. (80, 88, 96 DC)

Round 8: Rep Round 2. (80, 88, 96 SC)

Round 9: Ch 3, DC in each st around. Sl st in the 3rd ch to join. (80, 88, 96 DC)

Round 10: Ch 1, BPSC in the 1st post from the previous round, FPSC in the next post. *BPSC in the next post, FPSC in the next post*. Rep from * to * around. Sl st in the 1st st to join. (80, 88, 96 SC)

Round 11: Rep Round 9. (80, 88, 96 DC).

Round 12: Ch 1, FPSC in the 1st post from the previous round, BPSC in the next post. *FPSC in the next post, BPSC in the next post*. Rep from* to * around. Sl st in the 1st st to join. (80, 88, 96 SC)

From here proceed to the size you are working on.

Toddler Size

BODY PATTERN FOR TODDLER SIZE

Round 13 – 22: Rep Round 9 – Round 12

On Round 22, do not sl st in the 1st st to join. From this point, we will be working continuously in the round. PM in the 1st st to marker the beginning of the round.

Toddler Size made by Liz Whitaker
Instagram: @sugarmountaincrafts




BRIM PATTERN FOR TODDLER SIZE

Round 23: *SC in the next 7 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (90 SC)

Round 24: SC in each st around. (90 SC)

Round 25: *SC in the next 8 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (100 SC)

Round 26: Rep Round 24. (100 SC)

Round 27: *SC in the next 9 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (110 SC)

Round 28: Rep Round 24. (110 SC)

Round 29: *SC in the next 10 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (120 SC)

Round 30: Rep Round 24. (120 SC)

Round 31: *SC in the next 11 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (130 SC)

If you opted to add the Hat Brim Wire then you have to attach it here and SC over the wire following the instruction in Round 32.

Round 32: Rep Round 24. (130 SC)

Round 33: Sl st in every st around. (130 sl sts)

Round 34: Sl st in the BLO in every st around. Sl st in the 1st st to join.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in the ends.

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Child Size Made by Toni Franklin
Instagram: @tonimaycrochet

BODY PATTERN FOR CHILD SIZE

Round 13 – 24: Rep Round 9 – Round 12

On Round 24, do not sl st in the 1st st to join. From this point, we will be working continuously in the round. PM in the 1st st to marker the beginning of the round.

Child Size made by Kim Hoa Ung
Instagram: @autumnleaflet



BRIM PATTERN FOR CHILD SIZE

Round 25: *SC in the next 7 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (99 SC)

Round 26: SC in each st around. (99 SC)

Round 27: *SC in the next 8 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (110 SC)

Round 28: Rep Round 26. (110 SC)

Round 29: *SC in the next 9 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (121 SC)

Round 30: Rep Round 26. (121 SC)

Round 31: *SC in the next 10 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (132 SC)

Round 32: Rep Round 26. (132 SC)

Round 33: *SC in the next 11 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (143 SC)

Round 34: Rep Round 26. (143 SC)

Round 35: *SC in the next 12 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (154 SC)

If you opted to add the Hat Brim Wire then you have to attach it here and SC over the wire following the instruction in Round 36.

Round 36: Rep Round 26. (154 SC)

Round 37: Sl st in every st around. (154 sl sts)

Round 38: Sl st in the BLO in every st around. Sl st in the 1st st to join.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in the ends.

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Adult Size made by Stefanie Budnik
Instagram: @made_with_love_by_steffi




PATTERN FOR ADULT SIZE

Round 13 – 26: Rep Round 9 – Round 12

On Round 26, do not sl st in the 1st st to join. From this point, we will be working continuously in the round. PM in the 1st st to marker the beginning of the round.

Adult Size made by Toni Franklin
Instagram: @tonimaycrochet

BRIM PATTERN FOR ADULT SIZE

Round 27: *SC in the next 7 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (108 SC)

Round 28: SC in each st around. (108 SC)

Round 29: *SC in the next 8 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (120 SC)

Round 30: Rep Round 28. (120 SC)

Round 31: *SC in the next 9 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (132 SC)

Round 32: Rep Round 28. (132 SC)

Round 33: *SC in the next 10 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (144 SC)

Round 34: Rep Round 28. (144 SC)

Round 35: *SC in the next 11 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (156 SC)

Round 36: Rep Round 28. (156 SC)

Round 37: *SC in the next 12 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (168 SC)

Round 38: Rep Round 28. (168 SC)

Round 39: *SC in the next 13 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (180 SC)

Round 40: Rep Round 28. (180 SC)

Round 41: *SC in the next 14 sts, 2 SC in the next st*. Rep from * to * around. (192 SC)

If you opted to add the Hat Brim Wire then you have to attach it here and SC over the wire following the instruction in Round 42.

Round 42: Rep Round 28. (192 SC)

Round 43: Sl st in every st around.

Round 44: Sl st in the BLO in every st around. Sl st in the 1st st to join.

Fasten off. Cut yarn and weave in the ends.

Adult Size made by Kim Hoa Ung
Instagram: @autumnleaflet

FOR ALL SIZES (OPTIONAL)

You can add a bow or flower as an accessory to your sun hat. Also, you can make a long chain that can go around the circumference of your head plus 8 – 10 inches more so you could make a bow. Insert the long chain in and out of the last DC round of the Body Pattern. This will help tighten a bit your sun hat if you feel it’s too loose for your head. (see the photo below)

With Hat Brim Wire

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You’re all done!

Enjoy your new sun hat!

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