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Tiny Hat Crochet Pattern

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Are you looking to make a tiny hat for your doll? You have come to the right place. This mini sun hat crochet pattern is what you can make to add as another piece of accessory to your dolls’ and small rodent pets’ wearable collections.

If you’re looking for a human-sized crochet hat pattern, check out our wide-brimmed crochet sun hat and crochet bucket hat. Both are among our most popular free crochet patterns.

tiny hat crochet pattern

This tiny hat with a bow (and the tote behind) is the accessory I made for the next crochet animal, the crochet Hippo. If you are interested in making a set of this summer-themed doll accessories with the mini crochet tote behind, click the link to get the free crochet pattern.

mini sun hat crochet pattern

Tiny Hat Crochet Pattern

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This mini Sun Hat is about the size 3.5″ diameter brim to brim, and I crochet it with my stashed raffia yarn, a leftover from my various raffia crochet patterns.

It is a quick-to-complete crochet pattern that you can whip up a few hats in a day.

Make it for your doll, crochet animals, or the little rodent pets, and it is also a perfect accessory for Barbie Doll.

Apart from making for dolls, it can be attached to a hook and made into bag charms and keychains, too, great as a little gift to friends and colleagues.

mini sun hat totecrochet pattern

As you already noticed that this mini sun hat has a horizontal “V” knit-like stitch, don’t get freak-out, it is, in fact, a variation of a single crochet stitch. This beautiful stitch is called “single crochet at the horizontal bar or the 3rd loop” or single crochet camel stitch in the round. Read further to get the instructions on how it is crocheted. 

I am in love with this stunning new stitch, and I am thinking of crocheting a real-size tote with it and, perhaps, a sun hat too.

Look, who is the little pinkie at the back lurking for the sun hat and tote? She is the crochet Hippo waiting for her dressing-up session.

Happy Crochet.

mini sunhat tote crochet pattern

Update: A few years after creating this tiny hat crochet pattern, I made three sun hats for my old garden ducklings. I gave them a fresh coat of paint before starting. This time, I used two strands of raffia yarn and crochet with a 4.5 mm hook to make the hats slightly larger than the original pattern. Additionally, I skipped the bow band on the hat’s ninth round, making the hat one round shorter on the crown to fit the ducklings’ heads properly. Hope this will inspire you to crochet something similar for your garden figurines soon.

crochet mini sunhat to update my garden ducklings after giving them a fresh coat of paint.


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mini sun hat crochet pattern

Mini Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

Yield: 3.5" ∅ Mini Sun Hat
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Avid Beginner with knowledge on the basic crochet stitches calls in the pattern
Estimated Cost: N/A

Free crochet pattern of cute mini Sun Hat, perfect for dolls, stuffed animals, amigurumi toy, ornaments, charms, decorations, etc.


  • 3.0mm hook
  • Stashed Raffia Yarn or Acrylic Yarn, 2 colors


  • Darning needle
  • Scissors


  1. Crochet all parts by following the crochet patterns stated below. 
  2. Tie the bow to the hat
  3. Weave in all yarn ends.


ch: chain
mr: magic ring or magic circle
sc: single crochet
hb: horizontal bar (refer to the tutorial picture below)
sl st: slip stitch
inc: 2sc increase


mini sun hat crochet pattern

Mini Sun Hat

With Khaki Yarn:

Round 1: sc 6 in mr. {6}

Round 2: [inc hb] 6 times. {12}

Round 3: [sc hb, inc hb] 6 times. {18}

Round 4: [sc hb 2, inc hb] 6 times. {24}

Round 5 - 8: sc hb around. {24}

Change to Brown Yarn:

Round 9: sc hb around. {24}

Change to Khaki Yarn

Round 10: [inc hb, sc hb] 12 times. {36}

Round 11: (sc, sk 1 st, 5dc, sk 1 st) 9 times. slst to the first sc stitch of the round.

Fasten and hide yarn ends.


tiny hat

tiny hat

tiny hat

With Brown yarn:

a) ch 18,

b) sl st in the 4th st from the hook, sl st in next 4 sts,

c) ch 8,

d) sl st in the 4th st from the hook, sl st in the next 4 sts,

e) ch 12,

f) sl st in the 4th st from the hook, sl st in the remaining 21 sts.

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Band the 2 long ends of the bow as per the picture above, sew to connect them.

More Details on how to crochet the Mini Sun Hat

variation single crochetAs the crochet pattern is calling for a variation of single crochet stitch: single crochet at a horizontal bar or 3rd loop (sc hb), here is the detail on how to crochet it.

This is the front side of the “sc hb” single crochet stitch variation. 

tiny hatThis is the back.

If you compare it to normal single crochet, you may notice the difference as this variation has no horizontal bar (round 1 and 2) at the back of the crochet piece.

tiny hatIn a normal single crochet stitch, we insert our hook under the 2 loops (the V) on the top of the last round. However, for this horizontal bar variation, we insert the hook into the horizontal bar or the 3rd loop at the back of the crochet piece (as shown in the picture). By doing this, we push the 2 top loops to the front and that’s where the “knit-like-V” forms.

tiny hatAnother view of where to insert the hook.

It is just like how you do the single crochet stitch just that you are drawing yarn over from the horizontal bar or the 3rd loop at the back of the crochet piece.

When the pattern calls for an increase, just make 2 single crochet stitches into the same horizontal bar.

If you have difficulty understanding this explanation, search “single crochet in 3rd loop” on Youtube for a video.

mini doll sunhat crochet patternAttach the bow to the sun hat after you have completed them according to the crochet pattern above.

Perfect Match!

Crochet a mini tote bag to pair with the mini sun hat. Get the pattern for the Mini Tote Bag.

mini sun hat tote crochet pattern


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

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Olive Starc

Friday 26th of February 2021

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Joseff Welsh

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Your hat is osam. The best design I ever saw. Lovely.

Aeryn Watts

Saturday 20th of February 2021

I really liked your post. Thanks for sharing!!!

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Sunday 20th of September 2020

Muchas gracias por todo!!! Me encantó lo que teje y sus tutoriales

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