Sun Hat Crochet Pattern.

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Sun Hat crochet pattern is a beginner - intermediate level tutorial. You can use cotton, acrylic or mixed yarn for this hat - the mesh makes the Sun Hat cool and breathable anyway. :) Use any color combination or make it in solid color - this crochet hat is suitable for everybody: babies, kids and adults. I included all the possible sizes in my crochet pattern! :)

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Recommended yarn: medium weight (weight category #4). I used Red Heart Super Saver in Light Gray and Petal Pink.

Recommended crochet hook: J 10 (6.00 mm) or sutable size to obtain the gauge.

The gauge: 13 SC in 4'' (10 cm); 14 rows in 4'' (10 cm).

The stitches and abbreviations used in this Free Crochet Beanie Pattern: CH - chain, SC - single crochet, DC - double crochet, slip stitch.


SC 2 (the # of stitches is AFTER the stitch's abbreviation) means: make two single crochet stitches in two stitches of the previous row.

2SC (the # of stitches is BEFORE the stitch's abbreviation) means: make two single crochet stitches in one stitch (increase).



SIZES AVAILABLE:

(If possible, measure the head circumference before you decide what size to make - sizes in the list are approximate)

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Preemie: 11-12 1/2" (28-32 cm) head circumference

Newborn - 3 months: 13-14 1/2 " (33-37 cm) head circumference

3-9 months: 15-16 1/2" (38-42 cm) head circumference

9-18 months: 17 - 18 1/2" (43 - 47 cm) head circumference

2-5 years: 18-19" (46 - 48 cm) head circumference

Child to Teenager: 19-20 1/2" (48 - 52 cm) head circumference

Adult: 21-22" (53-56 cm) head circumference


THE ROUND TOP OF THE SUN HAT.

Almost every crochet hat starts from the round top of the hat. In this case it is a striped circle. The stripes are 2 rows wide ( 2 rows pink, 2 rows gray), but if you are making the smaller size (preemie to 3 months old baby) you might want to make the stripes 1 row wide instead. When you make stripes, you need to join every row making a slip stitch at the end of the row and you need to start every new row with a CH (CH 1 for single crochets and CH 2 for double crochet stitches), especially if you need to change colors in this row.

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Start with the gray yarn. CH 3, join in a ring with a slip stitch.

Row #1: SC 6 in the ring, slip stitch at the end.

Row #2: CH 1, SC 2 in each stitch for 6 stitches around the row, slip stitch.

Row #3: Attach the pink yarn. CH 1, [SC, 2SC] repeat [ ] 6 times around the row, slip stitch at the end.

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Row #3 in the making: [ ] repeated 6 times.

Row #3 finished: slip stitch is made at the end of the row to join the beginning of the row with the end.

Row #4: CH 1, [SC 2, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row, slip stitch at the end.

Continue to make the rows accordingly to the size you need:

Row #5: CH 1, [SC 3, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row, slip stitch. Total = 30 stitches after completing of this row.

Row #6: CH 1, [SC 4, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row, slip sticth. Total = 36 stitches after completing of this row. Preemie size: skip rows 7 - 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #7: CH 1, [SC 5, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row, slip stitch. Total = 42 stitches after completing this row. Newborn - 3 months size: skip Rows 8 - 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #8: CH 1, [SC 6, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row, slip stitch. Total = 48 stitches after completing this row. Size 3-9 months: skip Rows 9 - 12 and go to Row #13

Row #9: CH 1, [SC 7, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row, slip stitch. Total = 54 stitches after completing this row. Size 9-18 months: skip Rows 10 - 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #10: CH 1, [ SC 8, 2 SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row, slip stitch. Total = 60 stitches after completing this row. Size 2-5 years: skip Rows 11 - 12 and go to Row #13

Row #11: Size Child to Teenager only: CH 1, [SC 19, 2SC] Repeat [ ] 3 times around the row, slip stitch. Total = 63 stitches after completing this row. Skip Row # 12 and go to Row #13.

Row #12: CH 1, [SC 9, 2SC] Repeat [ ] 6 times around the row, slip stitch. Total = 66 stitches.

Note: if you have bigger head, make one more row:

Row #12-extra: [CH 1, SC 10, 2 SC] repeat [ ] 6 times, slip stitch. Total = 72 stitches.


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The ready round top of the hat, the number of stripes depends on the size you are making.





THE SIDES OF THE SUN HAT.
(the mesh part)

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Row #13: CH 3

[DC in the second stitch (skip one stitch), CH 1]

Repeat [ ] all along the row.

Join with a slip stitch and start the next row - Row #14: CH 3, [DC in the second stitch (skip one stitch), CH 1]. Repeat [ ] all around the row. Make sure you are making the DC in the current row in the top of a DC from the previous row.

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Continue Row #14 the same as you did for Row #13: [DC in the second stitch, CH 1]

Make every DC stitch in Row #14 in the top of DC stitch of the previous row.

Continue the rows of mesh according to the size you are making: (use gray yarn)

Preemie size: Make 1 more row as Row #13 or #14

Newborn - 3 months size: Make 2 more rows as Rows #13 and 14

3-9 months size: Make 3 more rows as Rows #13 and 14.

9-18 months size: Make 3 more rows as Rows ##13 and 14

2-5 years size: Make 3 more rows like Rows ##13 and 14

Child to Teenager size: Make 4 more rows like Rows ##13 and 14

Adult size: Make 5 more rows as Rows ##13 and 14.

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This is the finished mesh part of the side of the sun hat. I've made it for my 3-year old girl, so i have 5 rows of mesh in total :)





THE RIBBON.

Now we need to make a pink stripe imitating the ribbon.

For all the sizes it is the same:

Row #1: CH 1 and SC in each SC around the row, finish with a slip stitch.

Row #2: Attach the pink yarn, CH 1, SC in each SC around the row, slip stitch.

Rows ## 3-4: Repeat Row #2 with the pink yarn.

Row #5: gray yarn: Repeat Row #1.

This is the finished ribbon part:

The finishing rows - the same for every size: Gray yarn:

Row #6: CH 1, [ SC 2, 2 SC]. Repeat [ ] all around the row, slip stitch at the end.

Row #7: CH 1, [ SC 3, 2 SC]. Repeat [ ] all around the row, finish with a slip stitch. Cut off the yarn, make a knot, weave in the end.

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The Sun Hat is almost ready - we just need to add a bow. :) You can also add a flower or an applique (a butterfly?) from my collection:

CROCHET FLOWER PATTERNS

CROCHET APPLIQUE PATTERNS


HOW TO MAKE A CROCHET BOW.

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Pink yarn: CH 20, Row #1: SC in the 3rd stitch from the hook, SC in each stitch along the row.

Row #2: Turn, CH 1, SC in each stitch along the row. Make 4 more rows like Row #2.

Cut off the yarn leaving approximately 8 in (20.5 cm), use it to sew the sizes together as shown in the picture (form the ring).

Tie the ring in the middle with a piece of the pink yarn to make a bow. Sew it to the pink stripe which imitates the ribbon.

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This is the ready hat! :) Cute, isn't it? ;) My daughter refuses to leave home without it :) And we always get a ton of compliments :)


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