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Crochet Straw Hat Pattern

Crochet Straw Hat Pattern

August 21, 2010 /
crochet sun hat

Isn’t it summer hot and sunny? Some of you enjoy the sunbeam, but I am not, too bad, huh~~~ I need to make a Crochet Straw Hat to cover and protect my head and face… in fact, I need this all year round over here. The sun’s UV rays are harmful, and they will cause serious illness to us if we are exposed to the sun for too long.

I like this crochet straw hat because it has a big brim that able to cover my head, face, ears and the back of the neck. Save me from getting sunburn and skin damage under the sun. Also, without the glare from the sun, my eyes get some degree of protection too.

This straw wide brim sun hat matches the straw beach bag perfectly (click the link to go to the tutorial on how to crochet the beach bag). Upon finishing the beach bag, I have to get extra raffia yarn to make this sun hat, love the finishing that the raffia yarn gave. The flower brooch on the hat is from the leftover raffia yarn from this hat, and I also bought some green yarn to make the petal (pattern and tutorial here).

summer hat pattern

Crochet Straw Hat Pattern

scroll ⬇️ to get the free pattern & tutorial 

The Straw Hat pattern is crochet from raffia yarn, Raffia With Passion, with a 3.5 mm crochet hook in single crochet stitches (crochet on the back loop only), work from the crown to brim. After that, crochet back from brim to the crown with surface crochet method on the front loop of the stitches.

The crochet technique is the same as the straw beach bag, a 2 layer crochet by using the back loop and front loop of a stitch respectively for each layer. You may refer to the tutorial on how to crochet it in the straw beach bag. This technique creates a nice rustic ridge texture to the straw hat.

To crochet this beautiful raffia straw hat pattern, you need to have some basic crochet knowledge to get it done. There are plenty of Youtube videos on how to crochet the basic stitches written in this pattern, so go ahead to try it out.

crochet sun hat pattern

Hope you have a great time to make this crochet straw hat!

crochet sun hat

Straw Hat Crochet Pattern

Yield: Wide Brim Straw Hat
Active Time: 2 days
Total Time: 2 days
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: USD 20

This straw wide brim sun hat matches the straw beach bag perfectly (click the link to go to the tutorial on how to crochet the beach bag). Upon finishing the beach bag, I have to buy extra raffia yarn to make this sun hat, love the finishing that the raffia yarn gave. The flower brooch on the hat is from the leftover raffia yarn from this hat, and I also bought some green yarn to make the petal (pattern and tutorial here).

The Crochet Straw Hat is crochet with surface crochet stitches to give the ridged texture.

Tools

  • Crochet hook3.5mm
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Warm iron

Instructions

Finished dimension:

Top to brim edge: 12"
Brim Depth: 5"
Band circumference: 24"
Fit Head circumference 22"

Crochet Gauge:

Approx 14sts x 14rows single crochet (4 inches square)

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
bl = back loop
sc = single crochet
slst = slip stitch
st = stitch
fo = fasten off

STRAW HAT CROCHET PATTERN

  1. This pattern begins from the crown, crochet on back loops only, and works toward the brim in a continuous spiral round.
  2. Then, you crochet all the way from the brim back to the crown with surface crochet of slip stitches.

CROWN

Rnd 1: 8sc in magic ring {8}
Rnd 2: Inc around {16}
Rnd 3: (sc, Inc) around {24}
Rnd 4: (sc, Inc, sc) around {32}
Rnd 5: (sc 3, Inc ) around {40}
Rnd 6: (sc 2, Inc, sc 2) around {48}
Rnd 7: (sc 5, Inc ) around {56}
Rnd 8: (sc 3, Inc, sc 3) around {64}
Rnd 9: (sc 7, Inc ) around {72}
Rnd 10 - 25: sc around {72}

BRIM

Rnd 26: (Inc, sc) around {108}
Rnd 27: sc around {108}
Rnd 28: (sc 12, Inc, sc 13, Inc) around {116}
Rnd 29: sc around {116}
Rnd 30: (sc 13, Inc, sc 14, Inc) around {124}
Rnd 31: sc around {124}
Rnd 32: (sc 14, Inc, sc 15, Inc) around {132}
Rnd 33: sc around {132}
Rnd 34: (sc 15, Inc, sc 16, Inc) around {140}
Rnd 35: sc around {140}
Rnd 36: (sc 16, Inc, sc 17, Inc) around {148}
Rnd 37: sc around {148}
Rnd 38: (sc 17, Inc, sc 18, Inc) around {156}
Rnd 39: sc around {156}
Rnd 40: (sc 18, Inc, sc 19, Inc) around {164}
Rnd 41: sc around {164}

turn your hat upside down, so that the last row of 1st layer becomes the first row.
**slst in each st around** follow the tension to prevent the hat become smaller
if needed, change to a bigger hook.
Hide all ends.

Decorate it with a flower brooch to spice it up. Get the Free Crochet Pattern here.

raffia flower

Notes

Depending on the speed and hours you are spending on the project, the total time needed is only an approximation.

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Karen

Friday 15th of May 2020

Cute hat. I'd like to sew in a sweatband inside the hat, but can't seem to find a source. What would you suggest I use for a sweatband? Thanks, in advance.

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Monday 18th of May 2020

I haven't sewn any sweatband to my hat before but if I really one to put it on, I am thinking of using twill tape since it is available in my supply.

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Riya Sen

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

I really like craft works. Thanks for the sharing !

Alesha

Saturday 3rd of October 2015

I've never crocheted with raffia before. In fact I'm not even sure I got the right stuff but it'll be perfect for my needs. I was wondering how big it should be by the end of r9, do you have approximate measurement for that part? I'm guessing I need more rounds but not sure.

Craft Passion

Sunday 4th of October 2015

Hi Alesha, I didn't measure but it should be bigger than the real hat at that area. Since there is another slst round on the 2nd layer, you can adjust the tension to get the right size for your head. Hope this helps.

Dominique

Sunday 28th of June 2015

Hello I made this hats in madagascar If you like it give me your mail Thinks

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