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The beginner wide brim sun hat free crochet pattern

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The beginner wide brim sun hat free crochet patterns by jennyandteddy

Easy wide brim crochet hat perfect for summer  free pattern with step by step video tutorial.

Summer is here and at the month of April just start, April being the hottest month in Thailand, has been sweltering. So, what’s a crocheting girl to do? Make a wide brim crochet sun hat, of course!

I love, love, love mine and thought you all might enjoy the free pattern too.

As always, the crochet pattern was created with beginners in mind, so don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of crochet experience. You’ll be able to whip this summer sun hat up in no time!

beginner friendly crochet sun hat free pattern by jennyandteddy

Since I actually wanted the brim of the hat to have some shape, I used a cotton yarn in the sun hat crochet pattern.

I also recommend holding double the yarn while crocheting. That means you’ll need two skeins and be holding the yarn from each skein at the same time.

the easiest crochert sun hat tutorial by jennyandteddy

This added thickness allows the brim to be wide without being too floppy. After all, I wanted the hat to shield the sun, not cover my eyes!

wide brim sun hat free crochet pattern by jennyandteddy

You can make the hat in any color, but if you plan on going out in the sun a lot, choose a lighter color so that it absorbs less heat.

I added a super easy crochet pinwheel flower to the hat to dress it up, but you could add an applique heart or even an easy shell pattern band if you wanted to.

You can find the pattern for the pinwheel 3D crochet flower in my previous post, tiny crochet heart pattern here, and the easy whale crochet applique here. There are a ton of different options!

If you love this hat you will love this easy beginner crochet summer hat as well.

easy wide brim crochet sun hat free pattern by jennyandteddy

If you’re thinking that the sun hat pattern might be too challenging, don’t worry. I don’t like complicated patterns either, so all of my crochet patterns are easy to do. This one makes a great addition to your summer wardrobe! I hope you enjoy the new pattern!

& cotton

Size fit most adult

Gauge: 4 single crochet stitches x 4 rows = 1 square inch

Let’s get start!

– I used  Lion brand 24/7 cotton Yarn hold double

3.50mm crochet hook

Sewing yarn needle

Skill and abbreviations

(American crochet term)

You will need to know how to make a magic ring or adjustable ring

-magic ring

-hdc which mean-half double crochet

-flo which mean-crochet in front loop only

-sc which mean single crochet

This pattern is made for beginners!  There is a basic skill level required to make the hat design.

the beginner wide brim sun hat

Get the free pattern below or this pattern is also available as an inexpensive, ad-free, PDF printable instant download  in my etsy shop. Thank you so much for your love and support. I am really appreciate you.

Video tutorial for wide brim crochet hat on yoututbe.

Hat body

You will work from top to bottom ( hold 2 strand of yarn while crochet)

Round1. Make magic ring or adjustable ring and 6sc in ring (6 sts) white

Round2. 2sc in each st around (12 sts) white

Round3. *Sc in next st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (18 sts) white

Round4. *Sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (24sts) white

Round5. *Sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (30 sts) white

Round6. *Sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (36 sts) white

Round7. *Sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (42 sts) white

Round8. *Sc in next 6 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (48 sts) white

Round9. *Sc in next 7 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (54 sts) white

Round10. *Sc in next 8 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (60 sts) white

Round11-21. Sc in each st around (60 sts). white

Round22-23. Sc in each st around (60 sts). Pick up blue colour (hold double) blue

We are going to make a wide brim

Round24. ( flo only ) *hdc in next 3 st, 2hdc in next st*, repeat from * around (no need stitches count) pick up white colour.

Round25. ( flo only ) *hdc in next 4 st, 2hdc in next st*, repeat from * around (no need stitches count)

Round26. *hdc in next 5 st, 2hdc in next st*, repeat from * around (no need stitches count)

Round27. *hdc in next 6 st, 2hdc in next st*, repeat from * around (no need stitches count)

Round28-29. hdc in each st around (no need to stitch count)  and finished off.

Pinwheel flower

We will hold yarn double and 3.5 mm crochet hook this will make the flower bigger by holding 2 stand of yarn while crocheting.

You can see photo tutorial for this pretty pinwheel crochet flower free pattern on my previous post

Round1. Make magic ring or adjustable ring and 8sc in ring (8 sts)

 Round2.

(sc in the next stitch from hook then chain 6,  in the next stitch make sl st) now we will repeat it around. you will get 8 loop.

 Round3.

(In the first loop make 14dc in the loop then sl st in the same loop) and repeat it around, finished off and leave long tail for attached to the hat..

 Did you try this pattern? Share a picture of your gorgeous new sun hat with me on social media Instagram or Facebook!!

Happy crocheting!

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Paula lindsay

Saturday 2nd of March 2019

I want to make this hat for a friend and need to make to fit her head circumference of 24.5 inches, which I’m guessing is extra large. I did see your note above about increasing/decreasing but it wasn’t clear to me how to increase the hat size - I’m truly a beginner. Could you please provide me with instructions on how to make the hat to fit 24.5inch head circumference. Thankyou so much.

Lucy

Tuesday 31st of July 2018

Do you connect each row and work in the round or no? Having trouble starting. Usually I work in the round and chain one up for each row.

jane

Tuesday 31st of July 2018

Hi Lucy, Donot connect each round. and work in spiral.

nita indrayani

Wednesday 11th of April 2018

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous pattern

Elaine

Monday 12th of March 2018

Thanks! Got some yarn today...can’t wait to try this pattern!

Elaine

Friday 9th of March 2018

How many skeins total do you use for this hat? I was planning to use a cotton yarn, but the skeins come only in 2.5 oz size

jane

Saturday 10th of March 2018

Hi Elaine, I used about 4 skein. Cotton will be fine as well.

jane

Saturday 10th of March 2018

Hi Elainema, I used about 4 skein. Cotton will be fine as well.