Lemon Sherbet Sunhat Pattern in 11 Sizes

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Today I have a fun summer hat pattern to share with you. The Lemon Sherbet Sunhat is available in sizes preemie to adult large and is made with cotton yarn. The brim length is adjusted for the sizes to be proportional to the hat size. If you’d like an every wider brim, you can increase the width easily just by adding extra rounds of single crochet at the end of the pattern.

I was able to try Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton! Yarn (thanks Amy!) because a dear friend sent me some by mail. It is not available for purchase here in Canada. It is SO soft and beautiful to work with – I did find it fluffs a little bit with wear (the top of the hat is becoming a little bit fluffy looking) but it still looks really good. There are a wide-range of colors available in this brand of yarn too.

I was able to compare it for gauge (which is the main reason I wanted to try the yarn to be honest!) and it works up comparably to Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. The base of this hat pattern is the same as I use for my hats worked in the round for Red Heart Super Saver – so if you are not against using acrylic yarn for your sunhat you can easily substitute any of the Red Heart Super Saver yarn options – like their Ombre and Stripes!

Lemon Sherbet Hat A Free Crochet Pattern in 11 Sizes by Oombawka Design

Lemon Sherbet Sunhat Pattern in 11 Sizes

Supplies

  • Yarn: I Love This Cotton! Yarn – Hobby Lobby. Medium [4] Yarn. 100% Cotton. 5 oz / 180 yds
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I) Clover Amour
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

Beginner-Easy

Finished Size

See sizes in the pattern instructions below.

Gauge

3 sts per inch
3.25 rounds 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 of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
FPdc – front post double crochet
BPdc – back post double crochet
dc – double crochet
MR – magic ring
R – row
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc- single crochet
sk – skip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Magic Ring

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Invisible Join

FPdc

BPdc

Notes

  • This project is worked in rounds.
  • do not count the sl st as a stitch
  • do not count the ch 3 at the beginning of a round as a stitch
  • the first st of each round is worked in the same st as you sl st to join
  • length of hat is to mid-ear

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Lemon Sherbet Hat A Free Pattern in 11 Sizes by Oombawka Design

Lemon Sherbet Sunhat Pattern Instructions

Preemie

Finished hat size: 10″ circumference, 4″ height. To fit 12″ head size. Brim is approximately 0.5 ” wide.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 8 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [32]

R4: Ch 2, *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial FPdc to join. [32]

R5-R8: Rep R4

R9: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [48]

R10: 1 sc in each st around. [48]

R11: Rep R10; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [48]

 

Newborn

Finished hat size: 12″ circumference, 4.5″ height. To fit 14″ head size. Brim is approximately 1″ wide.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [38]

R5: Ch 2, *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial FPdc to join. [38]

R6-R10: Rep R5

R11: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [57]

R12: 1 sc in each st around. [57]

R13-15: Rep R12; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [57]

 

0-3 months

Finished hat size: 14″ circumference, 5.25″ height. To fit 16″ head size. Brim is approximately 1″ wide.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 8 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [44]

R5: Ch 2, *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial FPdc to join. [44]

R6-R13: Rep R5

R14: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [66]

R15: 1 sc in each st around. [66]

R16-18: Rep R15; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [66]

 

3 mos – 6 months

Finished hat size: 15″ circumference, 5.5″ height. To fit 17″ head size. Brim is approximately 1″ wide.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 2, *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial FPdc to join. [48]

R6-R14: Rep R5

R15: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [72]

R16: 1 sc in each st around. [72]

R17-19: Rep R16; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [72]

 

6 mos – 12 months

Finished hat size: 16″ circumference, 5.75″ height. To fit 18″ head size. Brim is approximately 1.25″ wide.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [50]

R6: Ch 2, *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial FPdc to join. [50]

R7-R16: Rep R6

R17: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [75]

R18: 1 sc in each st around. [75]

R19-22: Rep R18; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [75]

 

 

12 mos – 24 months

Finished hat size: 17″ circumference, 6.25″ height. To fit 19″ head size. Brim is approximately 1.5″ wide.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [54]

R6: Ch 2, *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial FPdc to join. [54]

R7-R17: Rep R6

R18: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [81]

R19: 1 sc in each st around. [81]

R20-24: Rep R19; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [81]

 

 

Toddler (3-5 years)

Finished hat size: 18″ circumference, 6.5 ” height. To fit 20″ head size. Brim is approximately 1.5″ wide.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 8 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [56]

R6: Ch 2, *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial FPdc to join. [56]

R7-R18: Rep R6

R19: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [84]

R20: 1 sc in each st around. [84]

R21-25: Rep R20; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [84]

 

 

Child (7-10 years)

Finished hat size: 19″ circumference, 7 ” height. To fit 21″ head size. Brim is approximately 2″ wide.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 2, *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial FPdc to join. [60]

R7-R19: Rep R6

R20: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [90]

R21: 1 sc in each st around. [90]

R22-28: Rep R21; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [90]

 

Small Adult (Teen)

Finished hat size: 20″ circumference, 8.25 ” height. To fit 22″ head size. Brim is approximately 2.25″ wide.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 29 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [62]

R7: Ch 2, *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial FPdc to join. [62]

R8-20: Rep R7

R21: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [91]

R22: 1 sc in each st around. [91]

R23-30: Rep R22; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [91]

 

Medium Adult (Woman)

Finished hat size: 21″ circumference, 8.75 ” height. To fit 23″ head size. Brim is approximately 2.5″ wide.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 14 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

R7: Ch 2, *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial FPdc to join. [64]

R8-21: Rep R7

R22: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [92]

R23: 1 sc in each st around. [92]

R24-32: Rep R23; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [92]

 

Large Adult 

Finished hat size: 22″ circumference, 9″ height. To fit 24″ head size. Brim is approximately 2.75″ wide.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

R7: Ch 2, *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the initial FPdc to join. [66]

R8-22: Rep R7

R23: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [93]

R24: 1 sc in each st around. [93]

R25-33: Rep R24; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [93]

Lemon Sherbet Sunhat Free Pattern by Oombawka Design in 11 Sizes

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8 Comments

  1. Hi Geraldine,

    You work the Front Post Double Crochet in one stitch and then the back post double crochet in the stitch that follows. You do not work both in a single stitch.

    All the best,
    Rhondda

  2. I AM CONFUSED ABOUT THE DOUBLE FP AND BP WHEN I GO AROUND , DO I FP AND BP BOTH OF THE FP BP???? OR DO I DO THEM SEPERATE….

  3. Hi Katherine, I apologize, I copied and pasted from the next size up and didn’t change the final number or stitches in the brackets at the end. The written information is correct but the number of stitches should have remained 32. I’m on my way to update this. Thank you for letting me know!! Rhondda

  4. I am just a bit curious about the Preemie size hat how you go from 32 stitches in Round 3 to 38 stitches in Round 4 when you are just fpdc/bpdc around the stitches from the previous round?

  5. Hi Barbara, The gauge for the yarn you would like to substitute would need to be determined by you 🙂 I’m not sure if the yarn you would like to use would be a good replacement because I’m not sure what the weights and lengths are of the medium 4 acrylic you have are – they tend to vary in the 4 category quite a lot and many do not make good substitutes for cotton yarn (which is denser and less stretchy). Do you have the yards and oz? or grams and m of the kind of yarn you were going to use? The yarn I used was this gauge: 3 sts per inch 3.25 rounds per inch. This Yarn Sub site offers these possible suggestions for good substitutes: https://yarnsub.com/yarns/hobby_lobby/i_love_this_cotton_solids Hope this helps a little! All the best, Rhondda

  6. I just love your design of the lemon sherbet sunhat. There are a couple of questions to ask:1) I can not find cotton yarn medium 4 yarn, 100% cotton, 5 oz/180 yds. 2) Can I use 7oz acrylic medium 4 yarn and what would the gauge be.

  7. You must have been thinking of me when you designed this lovely hat! Lol I’ve been looking for a sun hat pattern, and this looks just like what I need! Thank you 😊