As the sun’s rays beam down hotter every day, your child is in need of some protection from the heat. And while sunscreen is a necessity, why not stitch them the Primrose Stitch Sun Crochet Hat as an added measure!
The top of this crochet hat pattern is worked in a detailed primrose stitch which is easy to pick up if you haven’t tried it before. And the floppy brim will protect their little faces from the sun. While it may look a little intimidating, this is an easy crochet hat pattern so don’t be scared of this crochet stitch.
It’s perfect for an extra shield against the bright rays. And this crochet sun hat is so easy to grab on a day to the beach and even easier to make!
Primrose Stitch Sun Hat Crochet Pattern
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Yarn: 1 skein of Cascade Avalon in Fawn (approx. 150 yards)
Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle, jewelry wire, wire cutters
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
mc= magic circle
dc= double crochet
**= repeat section in asterisks until end of the round
SPECIAL INFORMATION: 16 dc x 7 r = 4”
SPECIAL STITCHES: To make a magic circle, wrap the beginning of your yarn around three fingers. Insert the hook between two fingers and pull up a loop. Ch as many st as the pattern calls for, and make the first st (sc, dc, etc as the pattern calls for) then slide off fingers. Finish working number of st pattern calls for then pull the tail to tighten.
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FINISHED SIZE:19” head circumference, 4” brim
Mc, ch 3, make 14 dc into mc. Sl to join
Rnd 1: ch 1, sc into the 1st st. Ch 2, sc into same st. *sc, ch 2, sc in each dc around.* sl into ch 2 sp from the beginning of the rnd
Rnd 2: Ch 3 in ch 2 sp, make 2 dc in same sp. *3 dc in the next ch 2 sp* sl to join
Rnd 3: Sc in the middle dc of the previous round’s cluster, ch 2, sc in same sp. *sc, ch 2, sc in the last dc of the previous round’s cluster. Sc in the center dc of the next cluster, ch 2, sc in same sp* sl to join in ch 2 sp from the beginning of the round.
Rnd 4: Repeat rnd 2
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in middle dc of previous round’s row. Ch 2, sc in same sp. * sc in the center dc of the next cluster, ch 2, sc in same sp* Sl to join
Rnd 6: Ch 3 in ch 2 sp, make 2 dc in same sp. *3 dc in the next ch 2 sp* sl to join
Rnd 7-13: Repeat rnds 5 & 6
Rnd 14: ch 1, sc into the 1st dc of the previous rnd. Sc into each dc around. Sl to join
Rnd 15: ch 3, dc in same st. *make a dc in the next st, then 2 dc in the next st* sl to join
Rnd 16: ch 3, dc in same st. *make 1 dc in each of the next 2 st, then 2 dc in the 3rd st*
Rnd 17 & 18: ch 3, dc in the 2nd st. Dc in each st around
Rnd 19: Place the jewelry wire along the edge of the work, ch 1, sc into the first st making sure that the wire is hidden under the st. Make 1 sc into each st around, sl to join. Break yarn.
Twist the ends of the jewelry wire together, taking care to ensure that it hasn’t pulled too tight while being worked by setting it on a flat surface and ensuring that it will sit flat. Trim off the excess and hide the edge of the wire under a st.
The Primrose Stitch Crochet Sun Hat is sweet and perfect for protection against the sun. It makes the perfect gift for the little ones you love. With the days getting hotter, you have no time to waste!
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