My first sun hat \(^ ^)/ I have been wearing this hat pretty much every day. Its great for gardening and wearing outdoors. I kept this pattern very basic and decided to make the brim straight rather than floppy as I originally intended.
[Lily Sugars N Cream in Marble Print]
Hook: Size I / US 9 (5.5 mm)
Size G/ US 6 (4.0 mm)
Materials: stitch marker
scissors & tapestry needle
Gauge: 10 sts & 16 rows = 4 inches
Length (hat) – 6 inches
Circumference (hat) – 20 inches
Length (brim) – 3 inches
Circumference (brim) – 37 inches
Begin w/ adjustable loop & ch 1 OR ch 4 & sl st to join
Round 1: 12 sc in loop & sl st to join.
Round 2: *2 sc in first st; 1 sc in next st* (18 st)
Place stitch marker & work in a continual round.
Round 3: *2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts* (24 st)
Round 4: *2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts* (30 st)
Round 5: *2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts* (36 st)
Round 6: *2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 st* (42 st)
Round 7: *2 sc in first st, sc in next 6 st* (48 st)
*If making a larger size or using different materials & need to work additional increase rounds they would look a follows [2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 st] (54 st)… [2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 st] (60 st)… and so on…
Rounds 8-23: sc in ea st
Continue until you have the correct length to cover your head & before you reach the eye level. (This may be a bit shorter than a normal hat since you do not want the brim to come down past your eyes.)
Round 24: sc in the front loop only
*Optional: Switch to smaller size hook [G/US 6 (4.0 mm)]
Round 25: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* (72 sts)
Round 26: sc in ea st
Round 27: *2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts* (96 sts)
Rounds 28-29: sc in ea st
Round 30: *2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts* (120 sts)
Rounds 31-33: sc in ea st
Round 34: *2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts* (144 sts)
Rounds 35-36: sc in ea st
Continue until the brim is your desired size.
*If you are making a larger brim than mine and need to work additional increase rounds they would look as follows [2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts] (168 sts)… [2 sc in first st, sc in next 6 st]… and so on…
sl st to join & fasten in your ends.
Pattern Notes: You can make the brim of your hat any length you prefer. Add additional increase rounds if necessary. You can crochet a wire into the brim of your hat to give it structure and make it stand out on its own. Switching to a smaller size hook is optional. I prefer the brim of the hat to have tighter stitches to give it better structure.
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