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Simple Crochet Summer Hat, Sunsational Sun Hat

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Free crochet summer hat pattern for adults- make a statement!

 

simple crochet summer hat
 
 
Are you looking for a simple crochet summer hat that will turn heads? Your search ends here! This hat has a spiral design that extends seamlessly all the way to the edge of the brim.
 
 
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Millinery wire and a joiner are used for the brim. If you make a brim that is 3 1/2 inches wide, it keeps its shape even without the wire, but adding the wire is highly recommended.
 
 
 
 
A link to purchase the wire and joiners is provided in the pattern. It comes very cheap at 95 cents per yard. I am sure you will enjoy making this fast easy crochet summer hat with brim.
 
 
fast easy crochet summer hat with brim
 
 
I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Delux yarn for these hats and loved it. Working with cotton yarn generally hurts my hands but not this one. It is a little thinner than Lily Sugar n’ Cream and seemed just the right gauge for this project. You can finish the hat in just a day and have a Sunsational sun hat ;). A big thank you to Betty Bridges for suggesting the name.
 
 
Easy crochet summer hat for beginners
 
 
This crochet summer hat pattern for adults comes in 4 sizes, Baby, Toddler, Child, and Adult. Why not make a mummy and me pair?
 
 
 
 

Simple Crochet Summer Hat Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

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Materials

1. Worsted weight (Size 4) cotton yarn. Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Delux yarn in colors Olive and Seaspray were used for the samples.

2. Hook – 4.5 mm

3. 1 1/2 yards Millinery wire of gauge 19 and a Joiner. The brim holds up well even without the wire if you make a brim up to 3 ½ inches wide, but adding the wire is recommended. You can purchase the wire and joiner here: www.judithm.com

4. A pair of pliers if using the wire.

5. Yarn needle to weave in the ends. 

 

Size

1. Shows how to measure hat height.

 

2. Double hat width to calculate the circumference

 

 

Baby (6-12 Months): 16 ½ inch circumference and 6 inches high

 

Toddler- 18-inch circumference and 6 ½ inches high

 

Child – 19 ½ inch circumference and 7 inches high

 

Adult – 21 ½ inch circumference and 7 ½ inches high

 

Gauge

You will start working the pattern and measure the diameter of your circle after round 9. It should be 5 1/2 inches. The pattern for each size also mentions the diameter after the last increase round for the crown. Use any size hook to attain gauge.

 

Yardage

230 yards for size Baby and Toddler

280 yards for sizes Child and Adult.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in standard American terms.

sc- single crochet

sl st- slip stitch

ch- chain

sk- skip

 

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 Summer Hat Crochet Pattern 

Pattern Notes

1. Make the number of rounds specified for each size and check your gauge.

2. The hat is worked without turning at the end of rounds.

3. Starting from Round 4 you place a marker in the first stitch of each round.

 

Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, work 7 sc into the circle, pull yarn tail to close the hole, sl st to the first sc.. ——-7 sc

 

Round 2: *(Ch 3, 1 sc in next sc), repeat from * a total of 7 times. Your last sc will be in same st as the beginning ch-3.——7 loops

 

Round 3: *(1 sc into the next loop, ch 3, 1 sc in next sc ), repeat from * a total of 7 times——7 loops

 

Note: The st you skip in the following rounds will be squished and continuous with the ch-3 preceding it.

 

Round 4: 1 sc in next st, place a marker in this st to indicate the beginning of the round, *(2 sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk the next st, 1 sc into next st ), repeat from * until you end with a sc in the marked st, remove the marker.——–3 sc in each of the sc patches

 

3. Round 5 completed. The spiral pattern becomes clearer as you work more rounds.

 

Round 5: 1 sc in next st, mark this st to indicate the first stitch of the round, 1 sc in next st, *( 2sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts), repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker. ——–4 sc in each of the sc patches 

 

Round 6: 1 sc in next st, mark this st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, *( 2sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts), repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker. ————-5 sc in each of the sc patches

 

Round 7: 1 sc in next st, mark this st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, *( 2sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts), repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker. ————-6 sc in each of the sc patches

 

Round 8: 1 sc in next st, mark this st, 1 sc in next 4 sts, *( 2sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts), repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker. ————-7 sc in each of the sc patches

 

Round 9: 1 sc in next st, mark this st, 1 sc in next 5 sts, *( 2sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts), repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker. ————-8 sc in each of the sc patches

 

Your circle should measure 5 1/2 inches in diameter now. For size Baby, stop here and jump to “Side of the Hat” below.

 

Round 10: 1 sc in next st, mark this st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, *( 2sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts), repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker. ————-9 sc in each of the sc patches

 

Your circle should measure 6 inches in diameter now. For size Toddler, stop here and jump to “Side of the Hat” below.

 

Round 11: 1 sc in next st, mark this st, 1 sc in next 7 sts, *( 2sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in next 8 sts), repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker. ————-10 sc in each of the sc patches

 

Your circle should measure 6 1/2 inches in diameter now. For size Child, stop here and jump to “Side of the Hat” below.

 

Round 12: 1 sc in next st, mark this st, 1 sc in next 8 sts,*( 2sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in next 9 sts), repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker. ————-11 sc in each of the sc patches

 

Your circle should measure 7 inches in diameter now. For size Adult, stop here and jump to “Side of the Hat” below.

 

Side of the Hat ( All Sizes)

Notes

1. The decreases are intentionally staggered to give a smoother finish.

 

2.The stitch counts at the end of the rounds will remain the same until the brim starts. The decreases only cancel out the increases that are automatically added due to the nature of the stitch pattern.

 

3. Stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in brackets in the order Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult)

 

 

Round 10 (11, 12, 13): 1 sc in next st, place a marker in this st, 1 sc in next 3 (1, 4, 4) sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 1 ( 4, 2, 3) sts, *[ 2sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in next 4 (2, 5, 5) sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 1 (4, 2, 3)sts ], repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker. ————-8 (9, 10, 11) sc in each of the sc patches

 

Note: For Baby size, 1 sc in next “0” st means you skip that step and directly work sc2tog.

 

Round 11 (12, 13, 14): 1 sc in next st, place a marker in this st, 1 sc in next 0 ( 4, 1, 1) sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 (1, 5, 6) sts, *[ 2sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in next 1 (5, 2, 2)sts, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 (1, 5, 6) sts], repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker. ————-8 (9, 10, 11) sc in each of the sc patches

 

Keep repeating the above 2 rounds until your hat is 6 (6 1/2, 7, 71/2) inches tall and proceed to make the brim.

 

Adding the Brim

Notes

1. Work the brim with a tight gauge.

 

2. In the next round, 2 increases will be added to each sc patch. One of the increases will be added automatically due to the stitch pattern.

 

Round 1: 1 sc in next st, place a marker in this st, 1 sc in next 2 ( 3, 3, 4) sts, 2sc in next, 1 sc in next 3 ( 3, 4, 4) sts,*[ 2sc into the next loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in next 3 ( 4, 4, 5) sts, 2sc in next, 1 sc in next 3 (3, 4, 4 )sts], repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker.————-10 (11, 12, 13) sc in each of the sc patches.

 

Round 2: 1 sc in next st, place a marker in this st, 1 sc in each sc until you reach the next ch loop, *( 2sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc in each st until you reach the next ch loop), repeat from * until only 1 ch loop is left, 2 sc into the loop, ch 3, sk next st, 1 sc into the marked st, remove the marker.———11( 12, 13,14) sc in each of the sc patches

 

For a 3 ½ inch brim, repeat Round 2, 9 more times, sl st to the next st, and fasten off. The number of sts in each sc patch will go up by 1 every round. ——– 20 (21, 22, 23) sc in each sc patch

 

For a 4 inch brim, repeat Round 2, 11 more times, sl st to the next st, and fasten off. The number of sts in each sc patch will go up by 1 every round.——— 22 (23, 24, 25) sc in each sc patch

 

Adding Wire to the Brim

 

4. Steam iron the crown gently

 

Notes

1. Before adding the wire, gently steam iron the crown part of your hat once along the direction of the spiral as shown in pic above. This will make it more even. Ensure that you keep the holes wide while ironing and do not iron the brim part. Do not keep repeating the process or your hat will become loose. Use steam iron only if your yarn is 100% cotton.

 

2. All the stitches of the following round are worked encircling the wire. If you don’t plan to add wire to the brim, just follow the same pattern without the wire.

 

5. Leave 2 ½ inches and sc over the wire

 

Sl st yarn to the left side of a sc patch. Place the wire near the sl st, leaving about 2 ½ to 3 inches free. It should extend beyond the middle of the sc patch, see Pic 5 above. Work sc sts encircling the wire until you reach the next ch loop, *(2 sc into the ch loop, sk next st, 1 sc in each sc across until you reach the next ch loop), repeat from * until you have about 2 inches of the brim left.

 

 

6. Peel the rayon covering on the right

 

7. Insert the wire into the joiner

 

Use your hands to even out the stitches on the wire brim. Using a pair of pliers, cut the wire on the right side at the level of the middle of the sc patch, see Pic 6. Peel the rayon covering and insert the joiner as shown in pic 7 above.

 

 

8. Trim the wire on the left side leaving just enough to be inserted into the joiner

 

9. Once both ends are inserted into the joiner, crimp with a plier 

 

Now trim the wire on the left side leaving just enough to be inserted into the joiner, a little more than ½ inch, Pic 8. Insert it into the joiner and crimp the joiner on both sides with the plier so the wire ends won’t come out. Crochet over the joint until you reach the first sc, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.

 

Crochet Summer Hat Pattern- Finishing

Weave in any tails left. I hope you will enjoy making this lovely crochet summer hat for women this summer. 

 

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Catherine Sydney

Sunday 6th of June 2021

What a very nice content I am reading on your blog. It is so full of insight that I really think will help me in doing some findings about this topic nice work.

Ansa Mielty

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

Hei. Suomenkieli?

Ansa Mielty

Diana

Thursday 29th of April 2021

when starting the next round, do you slip stitch at the end of each round then single crochet. Im not clear on what you are saying. Is there possibly a tutorial for this hat

thank you

Pam Walter

Sunday 4th of April 2021

Wish there was a way I could post a picture! It came out very well. I dare say better than the above pictures!

Pam Walter

Sunday 4th of April 2021

Fun fun fun to make. My granddaughter loved it! I used hat stiffener which I bought online from a millinery shop.

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