In this post, you will see a crochet summer hat.
This hat is perfect for summer days with the brim turned up or turned down.
Made from raffia, this crochet sun hat is a must-have!
Crochet Summer Hat
The summer hat crochet pattern is great for beginners.
This is a quick project, you only need an hour or two to make your hat.
For a softer hat, you can make it in cotton but if you prefer your hat to have a bit more structure then raffia is a great option.
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The stitches and techniques you need to know…
The stitches used in this pattern are (in US terms) single crochet and increasing by completing two single crochet stitches into one stitch.
The rounds of single crochet create the hat shape, increasing to shape the width and the brim.
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This pattern is great for advanced beginners.
Crochet Summer Hat Pattern
You will need two hook sizes – a 5 mm (US H/8) and a 6mm (US J/10 ) crochet hook.
You will need to change the hook size to the larger hook when completing the brim.
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Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)
Gauge 12 sts/14 rounds in 4×4 inches using the King Cole Raffia and the 5mm (US H/8) crochet hook.
- Circumference – 51 cm/20 inches
- Top of the hat to the edge of the brim – 26 cm/10 inches
- This hat will fit a head circumference size of around 56-61 cm/22-24 inches
This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
You can grab a free list of US and UK crochet terms here.
- beg – beginning
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- inc – Increase (2 sc in the next sc)
- sl-st – slip stitch
- RS – right side
- Rep – repeat
- WS – wrong side
Summer Hat Pattern
With the 5 mm (US H/8) Crochet hook ch 2.
(Please note, rounds 1-17 are worked on the right side in a spiral.)
Round 1 > Work 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Please note > Keep track of where your rows start by placing a stitch marker on the last st of each round. There are no turning chains in the pattern.
Round 2 > 2 sc in each sc.
Round 3 > *sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (25 sc)
Round 4 > *sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (30 sc)
Round 5 > *sc in each of the next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (35 sc)
Round 6 > *sc in each of the next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (40 sc)
Round 7 > *sc in each of the next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (45 sc)
Round 8 > *sc in each of the next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (50 sc)
Round 9 > *sc in each of the next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (55 sc)
Round 10 > *sc in each of the next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (60 sc)
Rounds 11 and 12 > sc in each sc around.
Round 13 > *sc in each of next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (64 sc)
Rounds 14 – 30 > sc in each sc around.
The hat should measure 18 cm/7 inches from the top to the edge at this point.
Try it on to see if it is long enough to cover your head, you could add rounds to make it a little longer if you wish.
(Please note you will need to change your hook size to the 6mm (US J/10 ) Crochet hook now)
All of the following rounds are worked on the right side in a spiral.
Use 2 strands of yarn together to continue…
Round 1 > *sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made) rep from * around. (80 sc)
Rounds 2-6 > sc in each sc around.
(The brim should measure around 5 cm/2 inches long from beg of brim)
To finish off, join with a sl-st into the beg sc of the round.
Cut yarn and weave in any loose ends.