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 Sun Hat to cover and protect my head and face… in fact, I need this all year round over here… lol!!!
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 technique is the same as those in 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.
Sun Hat Crochet Pattern
Top to brim edge: 12″
Brim Depth: 5″
Band circumference: 24″
Fit Head circumference 22″
Tension: Approx 14sts x 14rows single crochet (4 inches square)
ch = chain
bl = back loop
sc = single crochet
slst = slip stitch
st = stitch
fo = fasten off
mm = move marker
1. Crochet raffia yarn, approximate quantity: Beige 120 gram.Update: You may use Raffia With Passion, Ivory (#7620)
2. 3.5mm crochet hook
1. Tapestry needle
1st layer – work from top to brim, crochet on back loops only.
beg sl knot, ch3, join with slst to the first ch to make a circle
r1: ch1 sc8, mm (8 st)
r2 – r9: increase 8 sts evenly for each round, mm (72 sts)
Band and Brim
r10 – 25: sc into each st around, mm
r26: increase 36 sts evenly around, mm (108 sts)
r27: sc into each st around, mm
r28: increase 8 sts evenly around, mm (116 sts)
r29 – r40: repeat r27 – r28 6 times, slst. (164 sts)
2nd layer – work from brim back to the top, crochet on front loops only
turn your hat upside down, so that the last row of 1st layer becomes the first row (view the pictures in the straw beach bag to visualize)
**slst in each st around**
Follow the tension of the first layer or else you might encounter some shrinkage in the size, change to a bigger hook if required.
Hide all ends.