Basic Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

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It’s time for our June Hat Patterns! This week I am sharing a Basic Sun Hat Crochet Pattern that you can make with, or without the reinforced brim. The brim stands up pretty well all on its own!

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Basic Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

June Hat of the Month Basic Sun Hat Crochet Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

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Basic Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

Basic Sunhat Crochet Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

Supplies

Difficulty Level

Easy 

Finished Size

Adult Small, Medium and Large

Gauge

3 rows per inch and 3 sts per inch

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning

ch – chain

R – round

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

DMR

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Notes:

  • We do not slip stitch to join at the end of the rounds (except for our slip stitch round). We work in continuous rounds. You will need a stitch marker of some sort to mark your place.

Basic Sun Hat Crochet Pattern Instructions

Adult (Small) Size Sun Hat Pattern

To fit 20-22 inch head circumference. Hat height approximately 6.5 inches.

The hat is crocheted from top down in one piece.

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: DMR: 6 sc. [6 sc]
R2: 2 sc in each st around. [12 sc]
R3: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times. [18 sc]

R4: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times. [24 sc]

R5: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times. [30 sc]
R6: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times. [36 sc]
R7: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times. [42 sc]
R8: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 6 times. [48 sc]
R9: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts) 6 times. [52 sc]
R10: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts) 6 times. [60 sc]
R11-R27: 1 sc in each st around. Do not finish off. Continue to Sun Hat Brim instructions below. [60 sc]

At this point your hat should measure approximately 6.5 inches in height. 

NOTE: This is shorter than the normal hat height I use for an adult size because after we add the sun hat brim we don’t want it to flop into our eyes. If you are using this pattern to make a basic cotton beanie, you may wish to crochet a few more rounds to add a bit of extra height as this hat reaches the top of the ears. If you are crocheting this hat for a chemo patient please remember they often prefer hats that reach and cover the hairline at the nape of their necks.

Sun Hat Brim

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required to maintain your gauge):

NOTE: Keep these stitches relaxed / loose. If you have difficulty keeping your slip stitches loose please go up 1, or even 2 hook sizes. You need to be able to work R29 into these slip stitches.  

R28: 1 sl st in each st around. Join to the first sl st with a very tight sl st (this final sl st is not being counted as a stitch and we won’t be working into it). [60 sl st]

Using your 3.75 mm (F) hook:

R29: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sl st around. [60 sc]

R30: 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts. [66 sc]

R31: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts) 6 times. [72]

R32: 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts. [78 sc]
R33 (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts) 6 times. [84 sc]
R34: 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 13 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts. [90 sc]
R35: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 14 sts) 6 times. [96 sc]
R36: 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 15 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts. [102 sc]
R37: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts) 6 times. [108 sc]
R38: 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 17 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts. [114 sc]

You do not have to reinforce this brim. It is pretty sturdy because of the cotton yarn we have used but if you want your brim to stay completely round at all times, you may wish to add a hat wire or reinforce this final round with wire.

If you are reinforcing the brim of your sun hat, cut a piece of 1/16th galvanized steel aircraft wire to 35-inches. This will allow a little overlap for those of you who do not have metal joiners to connect the 2 ends together. 

You may alternately use hat wire (which is what I normally use – but which was delayed at the US-Canada border and which subsequently did not receive in time for this pattern release).

Overlap the wire across your work where you will begin your next stitch. Leave a little excess beside your stitches for where we will overlap the two ends. 

R39: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts) 5 times. 

If you are using hat brim wire and a connecting joiner, trim your hat brim wire ends to match up and crimp the joiner across the wire ends. 

If you are using the 1/16th galvanized steel aircraft wire, you may wish to do the following: Overlap the two ends about 2-4 inches and then tape the sharp ends with medical tape. Next, wrap the wires where they overlap and where you taped with embroidery thread to hold them securely together and to prevent the ends from ripping through the medical tape. 

Now continue working across the wire to complete the round. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts). [120 sc]

Finish off and weave in your ends.

Adult (Medium) Size Sun Hat Pattern

To fit 21-23 inch head circumference. Hat height approximately 7 inches.

The hat is crocheted from top down in one piece.

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: DMR: 6 sc. [6 sc]
R2: 2 sc in each st around. [12 sc]
R3: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times. [18 sc]

R4: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times. [24 sc]

R5: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times. [30 sc]
R6: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times. [36 sc]
R7: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times. [42 sc]
R8: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 6 times. [48 sc]
R9: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts) 6 times. [52 sc]
R10: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts) 6 times. [60 sc]
R11: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts) 6 times. [66 sc]
R12-R29: 1 sc in each st around. Do not finish off. Continue to Sun Hat Brim instructions below. [66 sc]

At this point your hat should measure approximately 7 inches in height. 

NOTE: This is shorter than the normal hat height I use for an adult size because after we add the sun hat brim we don’t want it to flop into our eyes. If you are using this pattern to make a basic cotton beanie, you may wish to crochet a few more rounds to add a bit of extra height as this hat reaches the top of the ears. If you are crocheting this hat for a chemo patient please remember they often prefer hats that reach and cover the hairline at the nape of their necks.

Sun Hat Brim

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required to maintain your gauge):

NOTE: Keep these stitches relaxed / loose. If you have difficulty keeping your slip stitches loose please go up 1, or even 2 hook sizes. You need to be able to work R31 into these slip stitches.  

R30: 1 sl st in each st around. Join to the first sl st with a very tight sl st (this final sl st is not being counted as a stitch and we won’t be working into it). [66 sl st]

Using your 3.75 mm (F) hook:

R31: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sl st around. [66 sc]

R32: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts) 6 times. [72]

R33: 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts. [78 sc]
R34: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts) 6 times. [84 sc]
R35: 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 13 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts. [90 sc]
R36: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 14 sts) 6 times. [96 sc]
R37: 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 15 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts. [102 sc]
R38: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts) 6 times. [108 sc]
R39: 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 17 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts. [114 sc]
R40: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts) 6 times. [120 sc]
R41: 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts. [126 sc]

You do not have to reinforce this brim. It is pretty sturdy because of the cotton yarn we have used but if you want your brim to stay completely round at all times, you may wish to add a hat wire or reinforce this final round with wire.

If you are reinforcing the brim of your sun hat, cut a piece of 1/16th galvanized steel aircraft wire to 37-inches. This will allow a little overlap for those of you who do not have metal joiners to connect the 2 ends together. 

You may alternately use hat wire (which is what I normally use – but which was delayed at the US-Canada border and which subsequently did not receive in time for this pattern release).

Overlap the wire across your work where you will begin your next stitch. Leave a little excess beside your stitches for where we will overlap the two ends. 

R42: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts) 5 times. 

If you are using hat brim wire and a connecting joiner, trim your hat brim wire ends to match up and crimp the joiner across the wire ends. 

If you are using the 1/16th galvanized steel aircraft wire, you may wish to do the following: Overlap the two ends about 2-4 inches and then tape the sharp ends with medical tape. Next, wrap the wires where they overlap and where you taped with embroidery thread to hold them securely together and to prevent the ends from ripping through the medical tape. 

Now continue working across the wire to complete the round. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts). [132 sc]

Finish off and weave in your ends.

Adult (Large) Size Sun Hat Pattern

To fit 23-25 inch head circumference. Hat height approximately 7.5 inches.

The hat is crocheted from top down in one piece.

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: DMR: 6 sc. [6 sc]
R2: 2 sc in each st around. [12 sc]
R3: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times. [18 sc]

R4: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times. [24 sc]

R5: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times. [30 sc]
R6: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times. [36 sc]
R7: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times. [42 sc]
R8: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 6 times. [48 sc]
R9: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts) 6 times. [52 sc]
R10: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts) 6 times. [60 sc]
R11: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts) 6 times. [66 sc]
R12:  (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts) 6 times. [72 sc]
R13-R31: 1 sc in each st around. Do not finish off. Continue to Sun Hat Brim instructions below. [72 sc]

At this point your hat should measure approximately 7.5 inches in height. 

NOTE: This is shorter than the normal hat height I use for an adult size because after we add the sun hat brim we don’t want it to flop into our eyes. If you are using this pattern to make a basic cotton beanie, you may wish to crochet a few more rounds to add a bit of extra height as this hat reaches the top of the ears. If you are crocheting this hat for a chemo patient please remember they often prefer hats that reach and cover the hairline at the nape of their necks.

Sun Hat Brim

Using your 4 mm (G) hook (or size required to maintain your gauge):

NOTE: Keep these stitches relaxed / loose. If you have difficulty keeping your slip stitches loose please go up 1, or even 2 hook sizes. You need to be able to work R33 into these slip stitches.  

R32: 1 sl st in each st around. Join to the first sl st with a very tight sl st (this final sl st is not being counted as a stitch and we won’t be working into it). [72 sl st]

Using your 3.75 mm (F) hook:

R33: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sl st around. [72 sc]

R34: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts) 6 times. [78]

R35: 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts. [84 sc]
R36: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 13 sts) 6 times. [90 sc]
R37: 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 14 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts. [96 sc]
R38: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 15 sts) 6 times. [102 sc]
R39: 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts. [114 sc]
R40: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 17 sts) 6 times. [108 sc]
R41: 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts. [120 sc]
R42: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts) 6 times. [126 sc]
R43: 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts) 5 times. 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts. [132 sc]

You do not have to reinforce this brim. It is pretty sturdy because of the cotton yarn we have used but if you want your brim to stay completely round at all times, you may wish to add a hat wire or reinforce this final round with wire.

If you are reinforcing the brim of your sun hat, cut a piece of 1/16th galvanized steel aircraft wire to 39-inches. This will allow a little overlap for those of you who do not have metal joiners to connect the 2 ends together. 

You may alternately use hat wire (which is what I normally use – but which was delayed at the US-Canada border and which subsequently did not receive in time for this pattern release).

Overlap the wire across your work where you will begin your next stitch. Leave a little excess beside your stitches for where we will overlap the two ends. 

R44: (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts) 5 times. 

If you are using hat brim wire and a connecting joiner, trim your hat brim wire ends to match up and crimp the joiner across the wire ends. 

If you are using the 1/16th galvanized steel aircraft wire, you may wish to do the following: Overlap the two ends about 2-4 inches and then tape the sharp ends with medical tape. Next, wrap the wires where they overlap and where you taped with embroidery thread to hold them securely together and to prevent the ends from ripping through the medical tape. 

Now continue working across the wire to complete the round. (2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts). [132 sc]

Finish off and weave in your ends.

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  1. Hi Michelle, The Crochet Along took place last June and the pattern was available as a PDF download for 24 hours in June 2020. The pattern is available in my post for free (scroll down for the instructions), or you can purchase the PDF from Ravelry if you prefer a professional PDF copy. A third option is to click the printer button in my post to create a PDF from the post (it removes the ads and lets you change the font size and images if you wish) for free. All the best, Rhondda

  2. Love this pattern, thank you so much. I’m not much for hats but this one looks like something I would wear.