Crochet sun hat free pattern

crochet sun hat

I’ve got the brim pointed down to hide my face, but I’ll flip it back up to gardening outside.

This is a very easy pattern, although divining it was a lot of work for me and I had to undo the hat 4 times to get it right. You of course will not have this problem.

The reason I had to come up with this pattern is because my daughter appropriated MY gardening hat for herself. It must have been too stylish to be left on my head and she took it.

I used a 3.5 mm crochet hook and three balls of Bernat cotton yarn in three different colours because I went to the local thrift shop and bought a bag of yarn for $3. You of course will probably get three balls of the same colour. You’ll need another ball or two if you want a wider brim.

My head measures 53 cm around so this hat fits me.

Top
Ch3, join into a ring
Ch1, make 7 sc in ring (8 sts)
Make 2 sc in each sc around (16 sts)
*sc in first sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (24 sts)
*sc in first 2 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (32 sts)
*sc in first 3 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (40 sts)
*sc in first 4 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (48 sts)
*sc in first 5 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (56 sts)
*sc in first 6 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (64 sts)
*sc in first 7 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (72 sts)
*sc in first 8 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (80 sts)
*sc in first 9 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (88 sts)
*sc in first 10 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (96 sts)
*sc in first 11 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (104 sts)
*sc in first 12 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep * around (112 sts) *NOTE: If I were to make another hat for myself I would try omitting this last row of increased sts to try to get a very snug fit on my head for windy days. If you did this the following total number of sts in brackets would no longer be correct, but follow the instructions anyway.

Side
Sc in each sc for 16 rows (this will use up the first ball of yarn)

brim
*sc in first 2 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep from * around (154 sts)

Sc in each sc for 1 row

*sc in first 7 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep from * around (173 sts)

Sc in each sc for 8 rows

*sc in first 9 sc, make 2 sc in next sc* rep from * around (186 sts) *NOTE; this is not an even division of available stitches, just overshoot your row marker a little bit. It doesn’t matter at all.

Sc in each sc for 8 rows

*sc in first 9 sts, make 2 sc in next sc* rep from * around (204 sts) *NOTE; this is not an even division of available stitches, just overshoot your row marker a little bit. It doesn’t matter at all.

Sc in each sc for 2 rows
When you start coming to the end of your yarn, work a few slip stitches to smooth off the edge of the brim.

This will be the end of the third ball of yarn and give you the size hat that you see in the picture. If you want a wider brim, use more yarn; smaller brim, less yarn.

This pattern is copyrighted by Anna Merlini 2013, you can use it to make your own hat but please give me credit for the pattern. You can’t use this pattern to make hats to sell.

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