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Crochet Sun Hat Pattern (Wide Brim)

Crochet Sun Hat Pattern (Wide Brim)

April 5, 2019 /
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“I have made a pretty wide brim crochet sun hat to enjoy the best of the summer vacation!”

Hello Summer, Hello Sunbeam! Thank you for the warmth and brightness you have brought us, but no thanks to the harmful ray that you are bringing along with!
Hello Beach & Hello Sea! You are the best place to relax the human mind and soul.

While we enjoy the warm hugs from the sun, please be reminded that the ultraviolet ray is pretty harmful to our body. Under extensive exposure to UV radiation not only damages our skin, but also causing discomfort from sunburn, premature aging of the skin, and eye problems. The deadliest damage is it will also weaken our immune system and cause skin cancer in the long run.

beach hat crochet pattern
(These pictures were taken while I was on vacation in the Maldives end of last year.)

It is inevitable to avoid the sun’s UV rays during the summer. To prevent our body from harmful UV radiation, we must protect ourselves with some coverings or go under the shades. If there is no shade to hide from the sun, we must wear a proper outfit or apply sunblock on those skins exposed to the UV rays. For head covering, wear a hat with a wide brim that shades your face, ears, the back of your neck, and shoulders. This Crochet Sun Hat is my best companion during my summer vacation. Not only that this crochet hat provides protection; it enables me to have a vacation with a touch of fashion sense.

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Get the Wide Brim and Narrow Brim Crochet Hat Pattern below.

Crochet Sun Hat Pattern

scroll ⬇️ to get the free pattern & tutorial 

The free crochet hat pattern comes in 2 brim sizes, 6″ wide brim (the yellow hat) and 5″ brim (the blue hat). The Sun Hat pattern is crochet from raffia yarn, Raffia With Passion, with a 2.5 mm crochet hook in single crochet stitches, work from crown to brim edge.

Apart from sharing the free crochet pattern of this crochet hat, the pattern section also includes some helpful tips, for example: how to make the beach hat nicely fitted for different head sizes, how to maintain the structure of the brim to stay wide and open, how to make the crown round and smooth.

To crochet this beautiful raffia straw hat pattern, you need to have some basic crochet knowledge to get it done. The written crochet pattern comes with photos to show the details for you to refer to. 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

Other Names For Sun Hat

Since this crochet sun hat is crochet from raffia yarn, some call it a crochet hat, raffia hat, or straw hat. Or a beach hat as wide brim sun hat is mostly worn at the beach of holiday resorts. Or a floppy hat as the wide brim gives a slouchy appearance.

Talking about a floppy straw crochet hat, do you still remember the free straw hat crochet pattern I shared many years ago? Click here to get another free crochet sun hat pattern.

crochet straw hat

Need a beach tote bag as well?

In addition, I have updated 2 oversized beach tote bag crochet patterns that you can pair with this crochet hat pattern. Feel free to use the free pattern to crochet it as a gift or for your use. If someone compliments your lovely hat and tote, please do mention that they are the Craft Passion’s patterns. That’s all I ask a favor.

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Happy Crochet!

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Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

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

The free crochet hat pattern comes in 2 brim sizes, 6″ wide brim (the yellow hat) and 5″ brim (the blue hat). The Sun Hat pattern is crochet from raffia yarn, Raffia With Passion, with a 2.5 mm crochet hook in single crochet stitches, work from crown to brim edge.

Apart from sharing the free crochet pattern of this crochet hat, the pattern section also includes some helpful tips, for example: how to make the beach hat nicely fitted for different head sizes, how to maintain the structure of the brim to stay wide and open, how to make the crown round and smooth.

Materials

Tools

  • Crochet hook 2.5mm
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Warm iron

Instructions

Finished dimension:

Top to brim edge: 12.5″ (11.5″ for the narrow brim blue hat)
Brim Depth: 6″ (5″ for the narrow brim blue hat)
Band circumference: 23″
Fit Head circumference 21″ to 23″ (adjust with the leather cord at the band)

Crochet Gauge (4 inches square):

Before-block: 19 sts x 21 rows.
After-block: 17 sts x 21 rows single crochet stitches

Abbreviations:

in American crochet terms
ch = chain
Rnd = Round
sc = single crochet
slst = slip stitch
st = stitch

Crochet Pattern

This pattern begins from the crown and works toward the brim in the continuous round

CROWN

Rnd 1: 8sc in magic ring {8}
Rnd 2: Inc around {16}
Rnd 3: (sc, Inc) around {24}
Rnd 4: (sc 3, Inc) around {30}
Rnd 5: sc 2, (Inc, sc 4) 5 times, Inc, sc 2 {36}
Rnd 6: (sc 5, Inc) around {42}
Rnd 7: sc 3, (Inc, sc 6) 5 times, Inc, sc 3 {48}
Rnd 8: (sc 7, Inc) around {54}
Rnd 9: sc 4, (Inc, sc 8) 5 times, Inc, sc 4 {60}
Rnd 10: (sc 9, Inc) around {66}
Rnd 11: sc 5, (Inc, sc 10) 5 times, Inc, sc 5 {72}
Rnd 12: sc around {72}
Rnd 13: (sc 11, Inc) around {78}
Rnd 14: sc around {78}
Rnd 15: sc 6, (Inc, sc 12) 5 times, Inc, sc 6 {84}
Rnd 16: sc around {84}
Rnd 17: (sc 13, Inc) around {90}
Rnd 18: sc around {90}
Rnd 19: sc 7, (Inc, sc 14) 5 times, Inc, sc 7 {96}
Rnd 20: sc around {96}
Rnd 21: (sc 23, Inc) around {100}
Rnd 22 to Rnd 31: sc around {100}
Rnd 32: sc 11, (ch, skip a st, sc, ch, skip a st, sc 22) 3 times, ch, skip a st, sc, ch, skip a st, sc11 {100}
Continue to work on brim

BRIM

Rnd 1: (sc 9, Inc) around {110}
Rnd 2: sc 5, (Inc, sc 10) 9 times, Inc, sc 5 {120}
Rnd 3: sc 4, (Inc, sc 9) 11 times, Inc, sc 5 {132}
Rnd 4: sc around {132}
Rnd 5: (sc 10, Inc) around {144}
Rnd 6: sc around {144}
Rnd 7: sc 5, (Inc, sc 11) 11 times, Inc, sc 6 {156}
Rnd 8: sc around {156}
Rnd 9: (sc 12, Inc) around {168}
Rnd 10: sc around {168}
Rnd 11: sc 6, (Inc, sc 13) 11 times, Inc, sc 7 {180}
Rnd 12: sc around {180}
Rnd 13: (sc 14, Inc) around {192}
Rnd 14: sc around {192}
Rnd 15: sc 7, (Inc, sc 15) 11 times, Inc, sc 8 {204}
Rnd 16: sc around {204}
Rnd 17: (sc 16, Inc) around {216}
Rnd 18 & Rnd 19: sc around {216}
Rnd 20: sc 8, (Inc, sc 17) 11 times, Inc, sc 9 {228}

For Narrow Brim

*Add fishing line and carry it along the stitches
Rnd 21 & Rnd 22: sc around {228}
Rnd 23: (sc 18, Inc) around {240}
Rnd 24 & Rnd 25: sc around {240}*
Rnd 26: slst around {240}
Fasten

For Wide Brim

Rnd 21 & Rnd 22: sc around {228}
Rnd 23: (sc 18, Inc) around {240}
Rnd 24 to Rnd 26: sc around {240}
Rnd 27: sc 9, (Inc, sc 19) 11 times, Inc, sc 10 {252}
*Add fishing line and carry it along the stitches
Rnd 28 to Rnd 30: sc around {252}
Rnd 31: (sc 20, Inc) around {264}
Rnd 32 & Rnd 33: sc around {264}*
Rnd 34: slst around {264}
Fasten

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO CROCHET THE SUN HAT

  1. Get ready the materials and tools to begin the Beach Hat crochet project.For the wider brim hat, you will need roughly 2 rolls of Raffia With Passion yarn, whilst the narrower brim will need around 1.5 rolls. Thereupon, purchasing 2 rolls of raffia yarn is sufficient to make this beach hat.

    A fishing line is added at the last few rounds to reinforce the structure of the brim so that it stays wide and open. The pattern calls for 100 lbs fishing line which is about 1 mm in diameter, however, you may use a slightly bigger size line to make a stiffer brim.beach hat supplies
  2. The crochet pattern begins from the crown and works toward the brim in a continuous round.crochet raffia hat

    Follow the crochet pattern to make the crown and take note of Round 32.
    At the stage, the band of your head should measure about 21″ around of your tension is the same as the given pattern.yellowsunhat3

    There are 8 holes created by chain stitches at round 32 of the crown. The holes are for the purpose of fitting the leather drawstring cord so that the band of the hat can be adjusted smaller to fit on a smaller head. If you do not want this sizing function, please omit the chain stitches in the pattern and replace them with single crochet stitches.yellowsunhat4

    Block the crown with a crown block. {Scroll down for the DIY crown block to make your own with newspaper and tapes}
    Fit the crown block into the crown of the hat. Just push it in if you find it a bit tight, it is normal that the “unblock” hat is slightly smaller than the crown block. Set your iron to medium heat, with one hand holding your DIY crown lock, and one hand with your iron, press the iron to block the crown. You may introduce some steam if you find it works better in this way.
    Leave the hat to cool down on the crown block.
    Continue with the brim pattern until the instruction calls for adding the fishing line to the hat.
  3. Add Fishing Line To Reinforce The Brim
    Prepare the fishing line by making a loop-end, bend about 2″ of the line, and tape it securely with adhesive tape.yellowsunhat5

    Draw yarn through the loop when you yarn-over during crocheting a single crochet stitch.yellowsunhat6

    This is how it looks like at the back of the hat. You may continue to draw yarn through the loop if your loop is big enough, otherwise, just carry the fishing line along with the crochet stitches.yellowsunhat7

    By carrying the fishing line along with the stitches, it simply means that you place the line on the top of the previous round and crochet as usual. This will hide the line in the stitches naturally.
    Do not bother too much on the tension of the fishing line at the beginning, as long as you can crochet comfortably, just continue the round, otherwise, smooth up a little to ease your way while you crochet.yellowsunhat8

    After you have finished a round or two of crochet with the fishing line, you may notice that the brim will pucker up because the instruction said not to bother the tension of the fishing line. You may smooth out after a few rounds by simply swiping the brim in the same working direction of the round. It is alright if it not 100% smooth, just continue to work till the last 10 stitches before ending the fishing line.yellowsunhat9

    Block the brim by pressing with a warm iron. Since the brim is a little slanted downward, do not try to seat the hat on the iron board to block. Lift the hat up a little and at an angle while you block the brim. If you do it correctly, you will have the brim edge sticks up a little and the hat is placed on a flat surface.yellowsunhat10

    End the fishing line the same way as the beginning by making an end-loop again. Bend the fishing line to make the loop at the last stitch of the round, aka Round 33 for the wide brim and round 25 for the narrow brim.yellowsunhat11

    Continue to carry the line while crocheting until you reach to the end loop of the fishing line.
    Draw yarn through the loop when you yarn-over during crocheting a single crochet stitch.yellowsunhat12

    This is how it looks like at the last stitch of the round with the end loop being securely locked in place.yellowsunhat13

    Finish the brim with a slip stitch around. Fasten the yarn end by stitching it to the first slip stitch of the round to mimic a slip stitch loop.
    Insert the tapestry needle into the second stitch of the round as shown in the picture.yellowsunhat14

    Insert back to the loop of the last stitch.yellowsunhat15

    Pull the yarn tight to mimic a normal slip stitch. Hide yarn.yellowsunhat16
  4. Block the hat again with the warm iron to complete the beach hat. block hat crown

    Leave the hat to cool and set, at an elevated position.
    You may leave the beach hat plain or add a decorative hat band that is also functioned as a size adjuster (see below picture).yellowsunhat20

DIY Crown Block

Before continue to finish up the brim, DIY a crown block by making a ball of 23 to 24″ circumference with newspapers and masking tape. This ball is for blocking the crown of the hat. If you have a commercial wooden crown block, it works the same.yellowsunhat17

Wrap the ball or your crown block with an old t-shirt, tie it securely.yellowsunhat18

Warning! Always test the temperature of your iron on a test gauge piece before do it on your hat to ensure you don’t burn your hardwork with high temperatures. 

Add Cord To The Band

Line a lace at the band of the beach hat, you may pin the lace in place so that it is easier for you to work. Draw the leather cord through the holes of the lace and through the hat. Wear the hat on the head and pull the cord until it fits your head, tie the knot to lock the cord. Adjust the lace nicely and tie the knot to the lace as well. Trim the ends.yellowsunhat22

Wide Brim Beach Hat with a decorative hat band

Yellow SunhatYarn: Raffia With Passion,  Color: Daffodil, 7965

yellowsunhat21This is the narrow brim beach hat before adding the band.

blue sunhatYarn: Raffia With Passion, Color: Arctic, 7903

Put the hat on and enjoy your vacation with a style

beach hat crochet patternDaffodil, or, Arctic, or, other colors?  There are 31 colors to choose from.

raffia hat crochet pattern

Crochet a matched color beach tote to uplift the style!

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Click here for more free patterns and tutorials on summer-themed crafts.

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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