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Free floppy sun hat crochet pattern

This wide-brim floppy sun hat crochet pattern by Anne Egan is a summer must-make.

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Whether you’re hitting the beach or lounging by the pool (or even just hanging out on in the garden), this floppy sun hat crochet pattern by Anne Egan will keep you covered from the sun! This wide brim sun hat is hooked up in cool cotton which is great for summer makes, and the candy-coloured stripes give this floppy sun hat sweet summer vibes! And if you like the look of this floppy sun hat crochet pattern, then you’ll love our other free crochet sun hat pattern which is hooked up in eco-friendly raffia yarn! Why not make both and be totally kitted out for summer!

You will need

Stylecraft Naturals Organic Cotton (100% cotton, 50g/105m) or alternative DK cotton yarn,

4 balls of Yarn A Gypsum (7168) – White

2 balls of each:

  • Yarn B Blue Lagoon (7197) – Blue
  • Yarn C Citronelle (7175) – Yellow
  • Yarn D Seagreen (7192) – Green
  • Yarn E Amethyst (7185) – Purple
  • Yarn F Flamingo (7179) – Hot Pink

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

A 4.5mm (US 7) hook

Stiff wire for outside brim (optional)

Please note – This pattern was originally made in Stylecraft Classique Cotton yarn, but unfortunately certain shades used in this pattern have since been discontinued. We have amended this pattern to use Stylecraft Naturals Organic cotton yarn instead and have adjusted the required yarn quantities accordingly.

Measurements

40cm (15¾in) total diameter – 15cm (6in) depth
Circumference of hat around head measures 55cm (21½in)

Sizing variation

For smaller heads, use 4mm hook up to Row 34, or stop short of Round 21 and then go on to Rounds 22 to 34.

Tension

17 sts and 22 rows measure 10cm (4in) with a 4.5mm hook.

Abbreviations

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

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Free floppy sun hat crochet pattern

Crown

Using 4.5mm hook and Yarn A make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as first st throughout), 6dc into loop, ss in first dc to join. [6 sts]

Round 2 Ch1, 2dc in each dc around, ss into first dc. [12 sts]

Round 3 Ch1, (dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc) around, ss in top of first dc. [18 sts]

Round 4 Ch1, (dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc) around, ss in first dc. [24 sts]

Round 5 Ch1, (dc in next 3 dc, 2dc in next dc) around, ss in first dc. [30 sts]

Rounds 6-11 Continue working in the same fashion, increasing 6 sts every round. [66 sts]

Round 12 Ch1, dc in each dc around, ss in first dc.

Round 13 Ch1, (dc in next 10 dc, 2dc in next dc) around, ss in first dc. [72 sts]

Round 14 Ch1, dc in each dc around, ss in first dc.

Round 15 Ch1, (dc in next 11 dc, 2dc in next dc) around, ss in first dc. [78 sts]

Round 16 Ch1, dc in each dc around, ss in first dc.

Rounds 17-21 Increase 6 sts in the same fashion on Round 17, and the following 2 alternate rounds. [96 sts]

Rounds 22-34 Ch1, dc in each dc around, ss in first dc.

Brim

Change to Yarn B and 4mm hook.

Round 35 Ch1, dc in each dc around, ss in first dc.

Round 36 Ch1, dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 15 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn C. [102 sts]

Round 37 Ch1, dc in next 7 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 16 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn E. [108 sts]

Round 38 Ch1, dc in next 12 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 17 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. [114 sts]

Round 39 Ch1, dc in next 5 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 18 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. [120 sts].

Round 40 Ch1, dc in next 16 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 19 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn A. [126 sts]

Round 41 Ch1, dc in next 9 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 20 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn D. [132 sts]

Round 42 Ch1, dc in next 3 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 21 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. [138 sts]

Round 43 Ch1, dc in next 16 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 22 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn A. [144 sts]

Round 44 Ch1, dc in next 10 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 23 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn F. [150 sts]

Round 45 Ch1, dc in next 5 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 24 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. [156 sts]

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Round 46 Ch1, dc in next 19 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 25 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. [162 sts]

Round 47 Ch1, dc in next 3 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 26 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn B. [168 sts]

Round 48 Ch1, dc in next 13 dc , 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 27 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn E. [174 sts]

Round 49 Ch1, dc in next 20 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 28 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn A [180 sts]

Round 50 Ch1, dc in each dc around, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn E.

Round 51 Ch1, dc in next 6 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 29 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn C. [186 sts]

Round 52 Ch1, dc in next 15 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 30 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. [192 sts]

Round 53 Ch1, dc in each dc around, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn D.

Round 54 Ch1, dc in next 9 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 31 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn B and turn. [198 sts]

Round 55 Ch1, dc in each dc around, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn A.

Round 56 Ch1, dc in next 14 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 32 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn E and turn. [204 sts]

Round 57 Ch1, (dc in next 33 dc, 2dc in next dc) around, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn F. [210 sts]

Round 58 Ch1, dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in next dc, (dc in next 34 dc, 2dc in next dc) 5 times, dc to end, ss in first dc. [216 sts]

If you would like to stiffen the brim, thread wire through the stitches on the WS on the next row of the brim.

Round 59 Ch1, dc in each dc around, ss in first dc. Change to Yarn A. [222 sts]

Round 60 Ch1, dc in next 2 dc, (ch4, dc in next 2 dc) around, ch4, ss into first dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

We hope you enjoy this floppy sun hat crochet pattern. If you’re looking for more fabulous summer projects, check out our free beach bunting crochet pattern or our free flower headband crochet pattern. Or why not give your whole summer wardrobe a makeover with our pick of the top 10 summer crochet top patterns!

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