Sun Hat Free crochet pattern
Keep cool and stay in the shade with Coraline's Sun Hat. This free sun hat pattern makes a lovely sun hat from sizes from Infant to Adult shading their nose and eyes from the rays of the sun. This hat perfectly matches my Sturdiest Ever Market Bag. Click HERE to see the market bag.
Click HERE for the flower embellishment
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2.5 oz Sugar n Cream Cotton or other worsted weight cotton
K (6.5mm) hook
Difficulty – Easy
Size – Child
Measurements in Pattern – 20” circumference
Gauge – Not crucial for this project
Stitch Guide in American Terms
sl st- slip stitch
fl- front loop
bl- back loop
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
inc – increase (2 of the stitch worked into the same stitch)
How to decrease stitch (abbreviation is “dec”): This is otherwise known as “sc2tog” and here are those instructions. Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook. That is one decrease.
Beginning stitches count as a stitch throughout this pattern.
R1: Ch4, join into a loop, sc8, do not join — 8sts
R2: Ch3, dc in next, dc inc around, sl st into top of ch –16sts
R3: Ch3, dc inc (dcbl, dcfl), *dc, dc inc; repeat from * around alternating each stitch between bl and fl, sl st into top of chain – – 24sts
R4: Ch4, *dc, ch1; repeat from * around, sl st into 3rd ch of starting ch — 24 sts
R5: Ch2, hdc in 1st, hdc inc around, sl st into top of chain — 48sts
R6: Ch3, sk1, *hdc, ch1, sk1; repeat from * around, sl st into 2nd ch of starting ch — 24sts
R7-8: Sc, ch2, *hdc in sp after hdc, ch2; repeat from * around, sl st into top of sc in starting ch — 24 sts
R9: Sc, *ch3, sc in sp after hdc; repeat from * around, ch3, sc around beginning ch3 — 24 loops
Continue by working in a spiral- do not slip stitch. Use your stitch marker.
R10-11: *Ch3, sc into loop; repeat from * around, ch3, sc around beginning ch3 — 24sts, 24 loops
R12: *Ch3, sc into loop; repeat from * around — 24sts, 24 loops
R13: *Ch2, sc in next loop; work from * around — 24sts
R14: *Ch1, sc inc; work from * around — 50sts
R15: Working between the 2 stitches in the previous row, sc inc around — 100sts
R16-22: Sc around — 100sts
To end: Sk1, sl st and fasten off. Weave in ends.