Olivia’s Sun Hat- Free Pattern!

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The first of many of my original patterns that I’ll be sharing with you! Feel free to alter the pattern to your liking, but please give me credit when sharing this pattern. And if you want to sell the finished product, by all means, sell sell sell! (Just please don’t sell this pattern!)

Olivia’s Sun Hat Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2015

Materials Used:

Bernat Handicrafter Size 5 Crochet Thread: Color 31220 Fresh Fern; Lace weight; 85g/3oz; 339m/371yds- 1 ball

3.25mm crochet hook

Stitch marker

sewing needle

Abbreviations Used:

ch- chain

st- stitch

sl st- slip stitch

sc- single crochet

hdc- half double crochet

dc- double crochet

tr- treble crochet

Pattern Notes:

Sizing: This hat was made for my 7 month old to the length that I desired it to be, however, it can be made longer by increasing the number of sc rounds after round 50. Likewise, it can be made shorter by decreasing the number of sc rounds before round 50.

For the first 38 rounds, each round is ended with a sl st join, and the new round is begun with a ch-1 and a sc in the same st that you joined in. This is what creates the straight “seam” appearance at every increase, so the “seams” don’t take on a spiral effect.

Pattern Instructions:

Beginning at the crown of the hat, and working downwards toward the brim of the hat:

Round 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join (6 sc)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join (12 sc)

Round 3: ch 1, (sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around 6 x’s, join (18 sc)

Round 4: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (24 sc)

Round 5: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (30 sc)

Round 6: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (36 sc)

Round 7: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (42 sc)

Round 8: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (48 sc)

Round 9: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (54 sc)

Round 10: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (60 sc)

Round 11: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (66 sc)

Round 12: ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join (66 sc)

Round 13: ch 1, (sc in ea of first 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc) rep around, join (72)

Round 14: ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join (72 sc)

Rounds 15- 37: increase evenly every other round by 6 sc until there are 144 sc around

Round 38: ch1, sc in ea sc around, join (144 sc)

Round 39: DO NOT CH 1, sc in ea sc around, DO NOT JOIN (144 sc)

Rounds 40- 50: repeat Round 39

**To make this hat longer or shorter, repeat round 39 until desired length is reached. 

Brim:

Round 51: (sc in the first st, hdc in the second st, dc in the third st, tr in the fourth st, tr in the fifth st, dc in the sixth st, hdc in the seventh st, sc in the eighth st) rep around (144 sts)

Round 52: rep round 51 (144 sts)

Round 53: sc in ea st around, join with sl st (144 sc)

Fasten off.

Ties (make 2):

Fold hat in half and attach thread with a sl st on the inside of the hat, to the backside of a sc of round 50. By folding the hat you can determine for yourself exactly where you want to place the ties. I chose to put my ties directly on the fold, and the ties therefore go down over the ears, but are long enough that they can be tucked behind the ear. Ch 85 (or desired length).  Fasten off. Repeat for 2nd tie on the opposite side of the hat.

Finishing:

Using the sewing needle, weave in all loose ends. Get creative and add some buttons or crocheted flowers if you’d like. It’s up to you and the sky’s the limit!

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