How to Crochet a Sun Hat

Free Crochet Sun hat Pattern

Spread the love

Have you ever made a crochet sun hat before? Sun Hats seems my favorite thing to make now that the weather is warming up.

I’ve made 4 sun hats this year!

The perfect summer hat

The easy breezy Visor hat

Low ponytail Sun hat to be released on Wednesday.

Breezy sun hat we are about to make.

This Breezy Sun hat is a full of beautiful Textures, the best part is that it is easy to follow! The pattern uses simple stitches that you would be amazed at how quick it works up.

The hat is graded for 4 different sizes which makes it perfect for a mummy and me set.

Materials for our sun hat

  • YARN

Sirdar Snuggly DK, #3 light weight (100% Cotton, 116 yards/106 m per 1.8 oz/50g Ball)

3 (4, 4, 5) Balls in Sky Blue

ESTIMATED YARDAGE

120 (160, 200, 220) yards

HOOK AND OTHER MATERIALS

US size G (4 mm) Crochet Hook

Yarn needle

Wire (2 mm) about 30 (30, 40, 50, 60)” or

Fishing line, about 30 (30, 40, 50, 60)” or

Spray starch (Fabric or hair)

Plier or Crimp

Duct tape

GAUGE

Rounds 1 – 6 = 3.5” Diameter

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL – Easy

TERMS – US Terminology

ADJUSTMENTS

Increase the number of rows if you are unable to meet the required diameter for the size you are making.

In as much as head measurements vary from individuals, do make sure you size your hat as you crochet. To do so, once you are in Round 3 of the body, Check fitting of your hat to make sure it’s a good fit.

Too small? Go up a size

Too Big? Go a size down

PATTERN NOTES

Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.

Any #3 weight of yarns can be substituted.

Chains at the beginning of Rounds do not count as a stitch.

Each dc cluster is worked stacked on previous dc clusters, except for the first round of Brim, where dc is also worked in ch 1 sp between each dc clusters.

STITCHES ABBREVIATIONS

Chain(s) – ch(s)

Slip Stitch – sl st

Single Crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Double Crochet – dc

Double Crochet 2 stitches together– dc2tog

SPECIAL STITCH

Double crochet Cluster = [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in indicated stitch.

Here is a quick step by step Tutorial for how to make Double crochet cluster stitch

FINISHED MEASUREMENT

Size(s) XS (S, M, L)

SizeHead CircumferenceBrim
Infant (XS)162”
Toddler (S)17”3”
Child (M)19”3”
Teen/Adult (L)21”3”

Instructions:

Infant Size

Round 1: In a magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 12 hdc in magic ring, join with a sl st to ch 2. 12 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each around,Join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc.

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 36 hdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 48 hdc.

Round 6: Ch 2, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 60 hdc

The diameter should be about 3.5”

Round 7: Ch 2, hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 60 hdc

Do not Fasten off, continue to Body for all sizes.

Toddler Size

Round 1: In a magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 12 hdc in magic ring, join with a sl st to ch 2. 12 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc.

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 36 hdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 48 hdc.

Round 6: Ch 2, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 60 hdc

Round 7: Ch 2, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 72 hdc

The diameter should be about 4.25”

Rounds 8 – 9: Ch 2, hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 72 hdc.

Do not Fasten off, continue to Body for all sizes.

Child Size

Round 1: In a magic Ring, ch 2 (do not count as a stitch), 12 hdc in magic ring, join with a sl st to ch 2. 12 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc.

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 36 hdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 48 hdc.

Round 6: Ch 2, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 60 hdc

Round 7: Ch 2, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 72 hdc

Round 8: Ch 2, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 84 hdc

The diameter should be about 5”

Rounds 9 – 10: Ch 2, hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 84 hdc

Do not Fasten off, continue to Body for all sizes.

Teen/Adult Size

Round 1: In a magic Ring, ch 2 (do not count as a stitch), 12 hdc in magic ring, join with a sl st to ch 2. 12 hdc.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc.

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 24 hdc

Round 4: Ch 2, *hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 36 hdc.

Round 5: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 48 hdc.

Round 6: Ch 2, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 60 hdc

Round 7: Ch 2, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 72 hdc

Round 8: Ch 2, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 84 hdc

Round 9: Ch 2, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 96 hdc

The diameter should be about 6”

Round 10: Ch 2, hdc in each around, join with a sl st to ch 2. 96 hdc

Do not Fasten off, continue with the body as with other sizes.

Steps in making Sun hat.

For all Sizes

Section 2: Body

Checkout this tutorial on how to make double crochet cluster stitch

Round 1: Ch 3, [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in first st, *skip next 3 sts, ch 1, [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in next st, rep from * to end, ch 1, join with a sl st to ch 3. 15 (18, 21, 24) dc clusters.

Crochet Sun hat Pattern

Round 2: Ch 3, *[dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * to end, ch 1, join with a sl st to ch 3. 15 (18, 21, 24) dc clusters.

Check fitting of your hat after Round 5

Rounds 3 – 6(8, 10, 10): Rep Round 2.

Do not fasten off

Step in making crochet sun hat

Free Crochet Sun Hat Pattern.

Section 3: Brim

Round 1: Ch 3, *[dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in ch 1 sp from dc cluster from previous round, ch 1, [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog], in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, rep from * to end, ch 1, join with a sl st to ch 3. 30 (36, 42, 48) dc clusters.

Round 2: Ch 3, [dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog] in ch 1 sp between dc cluster, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to ch 3. 30 (36, 42, 48) dc clusters.

Rounds 3 – 4 (6, 6, 6): Rep Round 2

Or till desired Rounds for your Brim circumference.

Round 5 (7, 7, 7): Ch 1, *sc in dc2tog, sc in next ch 1, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to ch 1. 120 (144, 168, 192) sc.

If using wire or fishing line, do not fasten off, continue to Round 6 (8, 8, 8).

If leaving your Sun hat as it is or stiffen fasten off.

Measure the brim diameter.

Measure and cut out the required wire/fishing line, add about 3”. 

Round 6 (8, 8, 8): Ch 1, Working over wire/fishing line, sc in each st across the brim, till last 10 sts, wrap your duct tape around both ends of the wire/fishing line, sc in last 10 sts, join with a sl st to ch 1. 120 (144, 168, 192) sc.

Round 7 (9, 9, 9): Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 1. 120 (144, 168, 192) sc.

Fasten off.

To keep the Hat firm/in shape.

1. Stiffen it with either;

Fabric stiffener or Hair spray or Starch.

Suggested starch options  

– Commercially prepared “fabric stiffeners”

– Hair spray, watered down glue Laundry starch

– Kitchen cornstarch

2.  Add Wire or Fishing line to the last round.

How to Apply Starch to your Hat;  

Prepare the Starch accordingly and apply to your hat.

Shape your hat appropriately.

Allow to dry.

This Prototype is Child Size with Wire used in Round 8 of the Brim. After which Hair spray was generously sprad on the whole hat.

Remember to post your progress and finished sun hats and tag me @crochet_fosbas use #easybreezysunhat (IG) or on our collective crochet together page on Facebook.

You can get the ad free copy of this Pattern on Ravelry here

Breezy Sun Hat on Etsy

Breezy Sun Hat on Ravelry