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Friday, February 13, 2015

Sunflower Sun Hat {Free Crochet Pattern}

This sunflower sun hat is one of my most favorite little hats ever! It was a challenge for me to come up with and write the pattern, but I think it was well worth it. Despite my difficult beginnings, this hat is fairly easy to work up. The petal brim is fun to make.

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This hat is a child's size. You will notice that in my photos below, my (then) toddler is wearing the hat. I tend to crochet a bit tightly, so it was perfect for her. If you would like to make this in a smaller size, I would suggest going down a hook size, or two. Keep in mind that this pattern calls for cotton yarn. Cotton yarn has less stretch than acrylic. If you choose to make this hat with acrylic, again, adjust your hook size.

Sunflower Sun Hat

Size H Crochet Hook
1 skein each 100% Cotton Yarn ~ Sunshine and Warm Brown

Special Instructions:
The first ch 3 in each round counts as a dc. When joining at the end of the round, you will slip stitch into the top of the beginning ch 3.

Using the brown, Ch 3, join with sl st to the first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, work 9 dc inside ring. Join. (10)
Round 2:  [2 dc in each st] around. Join. (20)
Round 3: [1 dc, 2dc in next st] around. Join. (30)
Round 4: [2dc, 2dc in next st] around. Join. (40)
Round 5: [3 dc, 2dc in next st] around. Join. (50)
Round 6: [4 dc, 2dc in next st] around. Join. (60)
Rounds 7-12: dc in each st around. (60)
Switch to the yellow yarn.
Round 13 & 14: dc in each st around. (60)
Round 15: hdc in each st around. (60)
Finish off.

Petal Base:
Reattach the yellow to the vertical strand of the first dc (this is the ch3) in round 14.
Ch 1, sc in the front vertical strand of each stitch in that row, around. Join. (60)
Petals: (Ch 2 at the beginning of the row does NOT count as a hdc.)
Now working with two strands of yarn together, 
ch 2:
Row 1: Hdc (in the same stitch as join and ch 2 for the first petal), hdc in the next 5 sts. Turn. (6)
Row 2&3: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc across. Turn. (6)
Row 4: Ch 2, hdc2tog, 2 hdc, hdc2tog. Turn. (4)
Row 5: Ch 2, [hdc2tog] twice. Turn. (2)
Row 6: Ch 2, hdc2tog. Turn. (1)
Row 7: Ch 1, pivot work and sl st 8 down the left side of the petal. Hdc in the next sc of the base row (this will count as the first hdc in row 1 for the next petal. For the last petal, simply sl st into the base to join.)
Repeat 1-7 around.  You should get 10 petals.
Now sl st around entire petal brim.
Finish off and weave in all ends.

Happy Crocheting!


  1. This hat is ADORABLE! Pinned.
    I would love if you shared this at our Yarn Fanatic Link Party - http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/02/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-24-expression.html.
    And don't forget to enter the Yarn Giveaway while you're there!

    1. Thank you so much!
      And thanks for the party invite! I am heading over there now. :)

    2. Thank you so much!
      And thanks for the party invite! I am heading over there now. :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing, and partying with us! I've chosen this Sunflower Hat as one of my Yarn Favorites Features in the newest Yarn Fanatic Link Party!

    Hope you'll stop by to party with us again :)
    Yarn Fanatic Linky Party #26 - http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/03/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-26.html


  3. I plan on making this hat for my great niece. she's 7 1/2 months old and I'd like her to be able to wear the hat as long as possible but I'd like it to fit her now. I'm trying to figure out what hook to use

    1. Depending on her head size, I would try an F or G hook. If you tend to crochet loosely, I would go with the F.


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