Protective gear is rarely this stylish – enjoy the sun but swerve the UV nasties in our cute crochet sun hat by Samanta Fornino of Follow the Crochet. This free summer crochet hat pattern is hooked up in the fabulous Ra-Ra Raffia by Wool and the Gang, a biodegradable tape-style yarn made from wood fibres that is really fun to crochet with and great for projects like this free sun hat crochet pattern. It does create quite thick stitches and is worked double-stranded, so check your stitch markers before you begin as they may not be large enough – large safety pins would work in a snap.

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You will need

Wool and the Gang Ra-Ra Raffia (100% wood, 100g/250m), 2 balls of Desert Palm

A 5.5mm (I/9) hook

Stitch markers

2m wire (you will need some wire cutters or a pair of pliers to cut your wire)

Tension

First 6 rounds to measure 10cm (4in) in diameter

Measurements

To fit head measuring 52-56cm (20½in) in circumference

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes

Use 2 strands of raffia held together as 1 throughout.

The Hat is worked in a continuous spiral, without closing each round with a ss. You may find it helpful to mark the first st of the round, moving the stitch marker up as you work.

Work all sts in the BL unless otherwise stated.

The Hat can be embellished with ribbon as desired.

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Free crochet sun hat pattern

Using a 5.5mm hook, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st), 10dc into loop. [10 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [20 sts]

Round 3 (2dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 10 times. [30 sts]

Round 4 (2dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc) 10 times. [40 sts]

Round 5 (2dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc) 10 times. [50 sts]

Round 6 (2dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc) 10 times. [60 sts]

Rounds 7-18 Dc in each st around.

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Round 19 (Working in FL only) (2dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 30 times. [90 sts]

Round 20 Dc in each st around.

Round 21 (2dc in next dc, dc in next 2 sts) 30 times. [120 sts]

Rounds 22-23 Dc in each st around.

Round 24 (2dc in next dc, dc in next 3 sts) 30 times. [150 sts]

Rounds 25-32 Dc in each st around.

Round 33 (2dc in next dc, dc in next 4 sts) 30 times. [180 sts]

Rounds 34-35 Dc in each st around.

Do not fasten off.

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Edging

Cut a piece of wire the same length as the circumference of the last round of the Hat. Work the next round over the wire so it is enclosed in each st.

Round 36 Dc in each st around, ss in next st to close.

Fasten off.

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To finish

Weave in all ends. Add ribbon or a small scarf around Round 19 of your Hat if desired.

If you've enjoyed this free summer crochet hat pattern and fancy hooking up some more makes for your summer wardrobe, then why not check out our pick of the top 10 summer crochet top patterns, or take a look at our free beach dress crochet pattern!

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Authors

Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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