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Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

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In this post, you will see a sun hat crochet pattern.

This hat is perfect for summer days with the brim turned up or turned down.

Made from raffia, this crochet summer hat is a must-have!

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Crochet Sun Hat

The sun hat crochet pattern is great for beginners.

This is a quick project, you only need a few hours to make your hat.

The raffia makes this hat hold its shape well and is easily folded for packing.

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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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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for advanced beginners.

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Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

Notes

Grab the ad-free printable PDF pattern in my shop here.

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.

Measurements/Sizes

  • 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
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The supplies you need…

Yarn

Hooks

Notions

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Abbreviations

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
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Sun 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 next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (25 sc)
  • Round 4 > *sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (30 sc)
  • Round 5 > *sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (35 sc)
  • Round 6 > *sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (40 sc)
  • Round 7 > *sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (45 sc)
  • Round 8 > *sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (50 sc)
  • Round 9 > *sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (55 sc)
  • Round 10 > *sc in each of 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.

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The Brim

(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 2-4 > sc in each sc around.

Round 5 > *sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made) rep from * around. (96 sc)

Rounds 6-11 > sc in each sc around.

To finish off, join with a sl-st into the beg sc of the round.

Cut yarn and weave in any loose ends.

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6 Comments

  1. This looks perfect. I’m definitely going to try it out! I do have a question.

    I have a full head of dreadlocks so was wondering how do I make the top part wider. I saw the note on how to make it longer but not wider.

    Would really appreciate your help:)

    Many thanks

    1. Hello Isha,
      To make the hat wider you would have to complete more rounds with further increases to make the circumference of the circle (the top of the hat) larger before you start to continue the rounds without the increases.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise

  2. Thank you for sharing your pattern. This was just what I needed for an upcoming vacation. I had to go a few extra round because I’m wearing braids but otherwise it’s just what I needed to make a beautiful sun hat. I did use acrylic yarn but it still came out perfect. Again, thank you for sharing.

    1. Hello Rosalind,
      Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m so happy you enjoyed the pattern! 🙂
      Louise

  3. I’ve done so many of your tutorials. This hat is by far the best tutorial. I’m blessed that you shared your talents. My next one is a beach bag by you.Love all your work.

    1. Hello Carla,

      Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m so happy you are enjoying the patterns and tutorials 🙂

      Happy crocheting!

      Louise