Is it getting warm where you are? This easy-to-follow crochet sun hat, a free pattern would be a very easy one to try out. This sun hat pattern would be perfect for days you want to have your hair out as in ponytails.
Its gradually getting warm over here such that a crochet sun hat is much needed when I go out exercising. The most exciting part of this design is the fact that this hat can pass as a ear warmer or as head warmer!
This quick an easy pattern can be made using any weight of yarn! simple measure as you crochet. This crochet sun hat is available in 4 different sizes – Toddler, child size, Teen and Adult sizes.
Another beautiful thing about this pattern is that you can stiffen this hat to take shape, I’ve included a step by step tutorial for doing this.
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Details for the crochet sun hat pattern
Yarn suggestion for crochet sun hats – For sun hats, I recommend that you use a cotton blend so that it would keep its shape.
How easy is it to crochet a sun hat? Crochet Sun hats are fun to make. Anyone who is confident in making beanies should be able to make a sun hat. A confident beginner would be able to make crochet sun hats also.
For this prototype, I have used Sirdar Snuggly DK, #3 light weight (100% Cotton, 116 yards/106 m per 1.8 oz/50 g Ball)
1(1, 1, 1) Skein in Blue
70 (80, 90, 100) yards
HOOK AND OTHER MATERIALS
US size G (4 mm) Crochet Hook
Other materials needed for this crochet sun hat pattern
Yarn needle Wire (2 mm) about 50” or
Fishing line, about 50” or
Spray starch (Fabric or hair)
Plier or Crimp Duct tape
20 sts over 18 rows = 10 cm
square/4” made in sc
Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge, if using similar weight of yarn.
Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
Any #3, #4 or #5 weight of yarns can be substituted, make your starting chains a good fit around your head.
Chains at the beginning of Rounds or Rows do not count as a stitch.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL – Easy
TERMS – US Terminology
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Instructions for this sun hat pattern
Section 1 – Band.
Round 1: Ch 70 (74, 82, 88) join with a sl st to first ch, ch 1, sc in each ch around, join with a sl st to ch 1. 70 (74, 82, 88) sc
Rounds 2 – 5: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, join with a sl st to top of ch 2. 70 (74, 82, 88) hdc
Section 2: Brim
- Fold into 2
- Place stitch marker on 1st and 35 (37, 41, 44) stitches, working between the 2 stitch markers, continue below.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each st till second stitch marker, sc in stitch with the marker, turn. 35 (37, 41, 44)sc
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * 6 (7, 8, 9) more times, sc in next 3 (1, 1, 0) st(s), sc2tog in last 2 sts, turn. 40 (43, 48, 52) sc
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, *sc in each st till last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. 38 (41, 46, 50) sc
Rows 4 – 12: Rep Row 3.
Stitch count for Row 12 = 20 (23, 28, 32) sc
Or till you have a comfortable Brim.
Row 13: Join yarn with a sl st to first st marker, ch 1, sc in each edge and across to the second st marker, turn
If using wire or fishing line, do not fasten off, continue to Row 14.
If leaving your Visor as it is or stiffen fasten off.
Leave the hat as it is or Stiffen it with either
Or add Wire or Fishing line to the last round.
If adding wire/fishing line, measure the brim and the band.
Measure and cut out the required wire/fishing line, add about 3”.
Row 14: Ch 1, if adding wire or fishing line, working over the over wire or fishing line, sc in each st across the brim, continue to the band till last 10 sts, wrap your duct tape around both ends of the wire/fishing line, sc in last 10 sts. Fasten off.
You can also add wire/fishing line to the upper part of the hat.
Suggested starch options –
- Commercially prepared “fabric stiffeners”
- Hair spray, watered down glue
- Laundry starch
- Kitchen cornstarch
Prepare the Starch accordingly and apply to your hat.
Shape appropriately. Allow to dry.
I hope you have much fun making and using my crochet sun hat, do tag me with your makes.