27 Free Crochet Sun Hat Patterns For The Summer


This post will show a round-up of 27 free crochet sun hat patterns for the summer.

Hats are the ultimate summer accessory.

No matter where you are going, a hat can be a fun addition that will tie your outfit together.

Plus, they are very practical, especially for the beach, where a layer is essential to keep us from the sun.

27 Free Crochet Sun Hat Patterns For The Summer

27 Free Crochet Sun Hat Patterns For The Summer

So if you are ready to make your own sun hat, grab your crochet hook and check out these crochet summer hat patterns to find your next project.

Happy crocheting!

Don’t Forget Your Crochet Sun Hat

Long sun exposure has very negative side effects, and we must protect ourselves.

Remember to use high-protection sun cream (and keep reapplying throughout the day), wear hats and sunglasses, stay in the shade, and, of course, wear a layer of clothing.

And if you are a crafter and love to make your own garments, why not crochet your hats?

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back view of raffia crochet summer hat

Crochet Your Own Summer Hat

Crocheting summer hats are super easy and fast and will be a great project for any crocheter (beginner or intermediate).

To make a simple hat, all you need to know are basic crochet stitches.

Plus, it can make a great summer gift for all of your loved ones.

Crochet is very in fashion right now. 

You can see crochet items on high-fashion runways, on Instagram, and in your local stores.

Related Post: 30 Crochet Stitches For All Skill Levels

crochet sun hat

Types Of Hats

There is an abundance of crochet hats you can make, and there are a lot of free crochet hat patterns online you can follow.

You can make a bucket hat, a beach hat, a wide-brim sun hat, a floppy hat, a Panama with a big brim, and even a baseball hat.

Sun hats are particularly fun and really quick to crochet.

crochet bucket hat pattern with brim

The Best Yarn For Crochet Hats 

The best option for a sunhat is raffia yarn.

It gives great structure to a hat that holds over time.

But if you prefer a softer hat, cotton yarn can be an excellent option. 

My favorite worsted weight yarn for summer crochet hat patterns is – Pima Cotton Natural – weareknitters

Crochet sun hat

What Supplies Do You Need To Crochet A Sun Hat? 

To crochet a sun hat, you’ll need several essential supplies. 

Begin with your choice of yarn, preferably one with sun protection qualities for summer days. 

Select an appropriate size hook for the yarn weight, ensuring it matches your desired gauge. 

It’s always a good idea to make a gauge swatch to make sure you have the right yarn for your project.

Other necessary tools include stitch markers to keep track of your pattern, a yarn needle for weaving in ends, scissors for trimming yarn, and cords if you’re incorporating a drawstring or tie detail. 

These supplies, combined with your crochet expertise, will enable you to craft a stylish and functional sun hat perfect for sunny days outdoors.

Tips For Crocheting A Sun Hat…

Crocheting a sun hat can be a rewarding project, offering both style and functionality. 

  • Start by selecting a yarn with UV protection to shield you from the sun’s rays. 
  • Choose a stitch pattern that provides enough ventilation to keep you cool, like an open stitch or a mesh design. 
  • Consider adding a wide brim for extra sun protection, ensuring it’s stiff enough to hold its shape. 
  • Additionally, use a cotton or other breathable yarn to keep your head comfortable in warm weather. 
  • Pay attention to sizing, as a well-fitted hat is both flattering and comfortable. 
  • Finally, don’t forget to block your finished hat to shape it properly and enhance its appearance. 

With these tips in mind, you’ll create a beautiful and practical sun hat to enjoy on sunny days.

Crochet Lessons

If you are a new maker and need help with the crochet basics, check out the crochet lessons here – Crochet Lessons {With Video Tutorials}.

There, you will find tutorial posts for all the crochet techniques a newbie needs to know and a full video tutorial to help you along.  

Including how to make a slip knot how to create a crochet chain (ch), how to crochet the basic crochet stitches, single crochet stitches(sc), double crochet stitches (dc), and all the crochet abbreviations (in UK and US terms) a maker needs to know.  

And if you need more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here – Handy Little Me – YouTube

For extra help, stop over to the Handylittleme Facebook Group.

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