Sun Hat for Alex

IMG_7720With all these cold, snowy, dreary days we’ve been having lately I decided to whip up a summer sun hat for my nephew so that my thoughts may be warm and cheery thinking of those dog days of summer soon to arrive!

This pattern uses a worsted weight cotton yarn to work up a lightweight, breathable, and breezy adorable sun hat, perfect for toddlers and young children on those warm sunny summer days.  This hat features a shell stitch design in the centre which adds a summer quality that isn’t very feminine so this hat can be made for both boys and girls.  Add a flower, a sun or a summer themed appliqué for that added touch.

This pattern is written for toddlers 1-3 (18″-19″), children 4-10 (19″-21″), and female adult (21″-23″).

This pattern has been tested, however if you should come across any mistakes, please do not hesitate to comment or send me a message, after all…we’re only human!

Sun Hat for Alex

© Copyright Nyela d’Endel 2015

Materials needed

Worsted Weight cotton yarn (4)
I/8 – 5.50 mm hook
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge

2 rows and 4 double crochets = 1 inch

Abbreviations

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sl st = slip stitch
rnd = round
F/O = fasten off

Special Instructions

Shell stitch: 2 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet in same stitch.  The abbreviation will be (2dc, ch1, 2dc)

Ch 2 does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

Hat
Toddler  1-3 (18″-19″)

Rnd 1: 12 dc in a magic circle, sl st to join (12 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as the ch, 1 dc in the next st.  * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (36 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as the ch, 1 dc in the next 2 sts.  * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (48 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as the ch, 1 dc in the next 7 sts.  * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 7 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (54 sts)

*Use a stitch marker to help you keep track of the beginning/ending of the round.  It’s easy to miss the spot where you need to sl st to join.  

Rnd 6: Ch 2, * skip next 2 sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) (which is the shell st) in the next st.  Skip 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st *.  Repeat from * to * around.  Sl st in the top of the first dc from shell stitch to join (54 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in the ch1 space from shell stitch in the previous round, skip 2 sts and 1 shell stitch in the single crochet from the previous round.  * Skip 2 sts, 1 sc in the ch1 space, skip 2 sts and (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in sc *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join in the first sc. (54 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in sc from previous rnd, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in ch1 space.  * skip next 2 sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in sc from previous rnd, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in ch1 space *.  Repeat from * to * around.  Sl st to join.  (54 sts)

Rnd 9: Repeat rnd 7

Rnd 10: Repeat rnd 8

Rnd 11: Repeat rnd 7

Rnd 12: Ch 2, * 1 dc (in sc space from previous round), 1 sc in the next 5 sts (the sts from the shell stitch), 1 dc in the next st (the sc space from the previous round) *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join. (54 sts)

Brim

In front loops only

Rnd 13: ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as ch, 1 dc in the next 2 sts.  * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (72 sts)

All stitches are worked through both loops now and till the end

Rnd 14-15: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to join (72 sts)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to join (72 sts)

F/O and weave in ends.

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Hat
Child 4-10 (19″-21″)

Rnd 1: 12 dc in a magic circle, sl st to join (12 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as the ch, 1 dc in the next st.  * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (36 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as the ch, 1 dc in the next 2 sts.  * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (48 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as the ch, 1 dc in the next 3 sts.  * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 3 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (60 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as the ch, 1 dc in the next 9 sts.  * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 9 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (66 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to join (66 sts)

*Use a stitch marker to help you keep track of the beginning/ending of the round.  It’s easy to miss the spot where you need to sl st to join.  

Rnd 8: Ch 2, * skip next 2 sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) (which is the shell st) in the next st.  Skip 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st *.  Repeat from * to * around.  Sl st in the top of the first dc from shell stitch to join (66 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in the ch1 space from shell stitch in the previous round, skip 2 sts and 1 shell stitch in the single crochet from the previous round.  * Skip 2 sts, 1 sc in the ch1 space, skip 2 sts and (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in sc *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join in the first sc. (66 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in sc from previous rnd, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in ch1 space.  * skip next 2 sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in sc from previous rnd, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in ch1 space *.  Repeat from * to * around.  Sl st to join.  (66 sts)

Rnd 11: Repeat rnd 9

Rnd 12: Repeat rnd 10

Rnd 13: Repeat rnd 9

Rnd 14: Ch 2, * 1 dc (in sc space from previous round), 1 sc in the next 5 sts (the sts from the shell stitch), 1 dc in the next st (the sc space from the previous round) *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join. (66 sts)

Brim

In front loops only

Rnd 15: ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as ch, 1 dc in the next 2 st.  * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (88 sts)

All stitches are worked through both loops now and till the end

Rnd 16-17: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to join (88 sts)

Rnd 18: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to join (88 sts)

F/O and weave in ends.

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Hat
Adult female (21″-23″)

Rnd 1: 12 dc in a magic circle, sl st to join (12 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as the ch, 1 dc in the next st. * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st. * Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (36 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as the ch, 1 dc in the next 2 sts. * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts *. Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (48 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as the ch, 1 dc in the next 3 sts. * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 3 sts. *. Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (60 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as the ch, 1 dc in the next 4 sts. * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 4 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (72 sts) (7.5″)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to join (72 sts)

*Use a stitch marker to help you keep track of the beginning/ending of the round. It’s easy to miss the spot where you need to sl st to join.

Rnd 8: Ch 2, * skip next 2 sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) (which is the shell st) in the next st. Skip 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st *.  Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the top of the first dc from shell stitch to join (72 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in the ch1 space from shell stitch in the previous round, skip 2 sts and 1 shell stitch in the single crochet from the previous round. *Skip 2 sts, 1 sc in the ch1 space, skip 2 sts and (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in sc *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join in the first sc. (72 sts)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in sc from previous rnd, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in ch1 space.  * skip next 2 sts, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in sc from previous rnd, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in ch1 space *.  Repeat from * to * around.  Sl st to join.  (72 sts)

Rnd 11: Repeat rnd 9

Rnd 12: Repeat rnd 10

Rnd 13: Repeat rnd 9

Rnd 14: Ch 2, 1 dc (in sc space from previous round), * 1 sc in the next 5 sts (the sts from the shell stitch), 1 dc in the next st (the sc space from the previous round) *.  Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join. (72 sts)

Brim

In front loops only

Rnd 15: ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as ch, 1 dc in the next 2 sts. * 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts *. Repeat from * to * around, sl st to join (96 sts)

All stitches are worked through both loops now and till the end

Rnd 16-17: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to join (96 sts)

Rnd 18: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to join (96 sts)

F/O and weave in ends.

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Thank you for choosing my pattern!


Nyela d’Endel xoxo

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