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.
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
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)
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,
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.