Crochet Toddler Sun Hat Tutorial

My fair little lady needed a crochet sun hat for the summer so I’ve shared the free pattern with you here. This hat easily fits sizes 1-3 years. I used a partial skein of cotton yarn that I had left from another project. These little hats don’t require much! It turned out great and she will actually wear it, phew! I love fast projects that don’t require a lot of yarn and are functional! The openness of this hat allows the air in, while blocking those harsh rays. Read on to get the free crochet sun hat pattern with photo tutorial below!



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Materials:

I Love This Cotton! Yarn in Periwinkle

G hook

1/4″ ribbon

yarn needle for weaving in ends



Size:

Fits ages 1-3 years.

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Gauge:

3 DC = 1 inch



Crochet Abbreviations:

MC-magic circle

DC-double crochet

SC-single crochet

Rd-Round

Ch-chain

sk-skip a stitch

*{ }-your pattern repeat

(#) number of stitches you’ll have at the end of your round.

Finish off-cut yarn and weave in tail(s) with a yarn needle.



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The Pattern:

Begin with a magic circle.

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Rd 1: DC 11 into MC, slip stitch back to first DC and pull closed. (11)

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Rd 2: Ch. 3 (counts as 1st DC) & DC in same stitch, 2 DC in each around. (22)

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Rd 3: Ch. 3 in 1st stitch & DC in same stitch, DC in next, *{2 DC in next stitch, 1 DC in next stitch} repeat from * til end of round, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round. (32)




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Rd 4: Ch. 3 in 1st stitch & DC in same, *{1 DC, 1 DC, 2DC} repeat from * til end, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round. (44)

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Rd 5: Ch. 3 in 1st stitch & DC in same, *{DC 3 times, 2DC} repeat from * til end, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round. (56)



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Rd 6: Ch. 3 in 1st stitch & DC in same, *{DC 4 times, 2DC} repeat from * til end, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round. (66)

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Rd 7: Ch. 4 (counts as 1st DC + ch 1), sk 1, *{DC, Ch 1, Sk 1} repeat from * til end, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round.



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Rd 8-12: Slip stitch to the top of the chain 4 from previous row, Ch 3 (counts as 1st DC), Ch 1, *{DC into Ch 1 space from Rd 7, Ch 1} repeat from * til end, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round. (33 DC)

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Rd 13: Ch. 3 (counts as 1st DC), DC in each DC stitch AND into each Chain space til end, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round. (66)



The Brim:

{My little lady is in the “I don’t want to wear anything on my head stage,” so I made the brim as small as I could manage because I know it would bother her if she noticed it too much! I would suggest increasing your brim a few more rounds for older toddlers. See * below}

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Rd 14: Ch. 1, in same stitch, SC into the Back Loop only and in each stitch around til end, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round. (66)

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Rd 15: Ch. 1, 2 SC in same stitch, 1 SC, *{2 SC, 1 SC} around til end, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round. (99)




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Rd 16: Ch. 1, 2 SC in same stitch, 1 SC in next 3 stitches, *{2 SC, SC 3 times} til end, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round. (126)

{Add a round or two here, if you would like a large brim. Follow the increase pattern: next round: {2 SC, SC 4 times}, next round: {2 SC, SC 5 times}, etc. until it’s the desired size. Be aware that the larger your brim the floppier it will become. If you would like a large and stiffer brim, try crocheting 2 strands together for the brim.}

Rd 17: Ch. 1, SC around til end, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round. (126)



Trim:

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Rd 18: *{Ch. 3, sk 2, slip stitch to next} repeat from * around til end, join with a slip stitch to 1st stitch in round. Finish off.

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Feed a 1/4″ ribbon through the bottom row of DC & Ch spaces. Tie into a bow.



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Eccola!

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