Monday, August 16, 2010

Floppy Sun Hat Pattern


 I was so surprised to see in my comments for my Floppy Sun Hat post that someone actually requested to have my pattern! I was happy to remake this hat in order to provide a pattern for you! Please let me know if there are any problems or questions.

You will need two crochet hook sizes, worsted weight yarn, and a stitch marker. I used size K for the main part and size G for the brim.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
pf st = puff stitch

Puff stitch: Yarn over, put the hook through the stitch, yarn over pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, put the hook through the stitch again, yarn over pull up another loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all five loops, ch 1 to secure the stitch.

Main part of hat: 
With size K hook, start with a magic circle. 
Rnd 1: Make 6 pf st in ring. join.
Rnd 2: ch 1, 1 pf st in the same stitch and each stitch around. join to top of first pf st. (11 pf st)
Rnd 3: ch 1, 1 pf st in same stitch and in each stitch around. join to top of first pf st. (21 pf st)
Rnd 4: ch 2, 1 pf st in next stitch (it will be the stitch in between the pf stitches) *skip next st, pf st in next st*  repeat between *s around. join to top of ch 2. (21 pf st)
Rnd 5: ch 2, pf st in same stitch, *ch1, pf st in next stitch in between pf st* repeat around. join in top of 1st pf st. (21 pf st)
Rnd 6: ch 2, pf st in space between pf st, *ch1, pf st in next space between pf st* repeat around. join in top of 1st pf st. (21 pf st)
Rnd 7-12: repeat row 6.

Brim:
 The brim is crocheted tightly with a G hook. If you have trouble crocheting tightly, use a size F hook. This is the tedious part and a little hard on the hands. After the first row, you won't be joining anymore, so the brim will be seamless. This is where your stitch marker will come in handy.

Rnd 1: ch 1, *2 sc in space between pf st, 1 sc in top of next pf st* repeat around. join in 1st sc.
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch around. mark your last stitch.
Rnd 3: 1 sc in each stitch around. move your marker to this row.
Rnd 4: *1 sc in next 15 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around. 2 sc in last stitch, move marker.
Rnd 5: *1 sc in next 16 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around. 2 sc in last stitch, move marker.
Rnd 6: 1 sc in each stitch around, move marker.
Rnd 7: *1 sc in next 17 stitches, 2 sc in next st* repeat around. 2 sc in last stitch, move marker.
Rnd 8: *1 sc in next 18 stitches, 2 sc in next st* repeat around. 2 sc in last stitch, move marker.
Rnd 9: *1 sc in next 19 stitches, 2 sc in next st* repeat around. 2 sc in last stitch, move marker.
Rnd 10: 1 sc in each stitch around, move marker.
Rnd 11: repeat row 10.

 You can end here or if  you would like your brim wider, continue to make increase rows similar to rnds 7-9. Your next increase rnd will be *1 sc in next 20 st, 2 sc in next st.* Add rnds like 10 and 11 to keep the round shape.

 I'd love to see your finished projects! I can even feature them on my blog if you'll allow it. Just email the pics to daperfectmix@gmail.com. If you don't want the pics to be on the blog, just let me know, but I would still like to see your projects.
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84 comments:

Lilacanglia said...

This is fantastic,
Thanks for sharing, I will have a go when I get organised
Its a great hat,
Hugs
Angie

Moe said...

This is so great! I've been looking for a pattern like this! I'll have to try this out in time for the beach next summer :)

Found you on Making Mondays Marvelous :)

daperfectmix said...

I'm glad you like it! Send me pics if any of you make it.

lovestitch said...

Hi, your blog is cool! I really love this hat and thanks for taking the time to write instructions...
Thanks for sharing and keep in touch!

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Thanks for sharing. A bookmark for sure.

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

P.S. Your newest follower!

daperfectmix said...

Thanks for all the great comments!

Suesan said...

Have you tried crocheting with the raffia? There are some great colors and this hat would be awesome done in the raffia. I made a purse from the raffia and was really happy with how it turned out. I think crochetasylum sells it if you're interested.

Thanks for the instructions. You did a great job.

Dee said...

I love this hat! It looks great. It is on my to try list.

Craft Envy said...

What a sweet hat! We'd love for you to link up to our Saturday Spotlight party! nv-craftenvy.blogspot.com

daperfectmix said...

Suesan -I've tried plastic bags but not the raffia. I've seen it before and they do have some nice colors. Maybe i'll pick some up!

Thanks Dee!

Craft Envy -I would love to link up to your Saturday Spotlight party! Thanks!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

Very cute!

I featured you here:
http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2008/08/sunday-spotlight-soys-41-favorites.html

Terrell said...

Cannot get enough of this cuteness!!! Thank you for linking it up at Frou Frou Decor and I hope you come back each week and join in the fun!! Have a great day!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Cecily said...

This is awesome! I LOVE it. I totally have to make myself one! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Its awsome this hat, Do u have tutorials on Youtube?
I hope!!! Cause I wanted to do this but its hard to me to follow the pattern reading, also cause my english is not good.

Thanks to sharing you knowledge !!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. This is just what I wanted to make with some new linen yarn I just purchased.

Jessica said...

Is it necessary to start with a magic loop? I can't seem to get the hang of that technique....

daperfectmix said...

Hi Jessica, you don't have to use the magic loop. You can start with a chain 4 and join.

Thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments!

Dean and Erin said...

Hi there. I'm curious about row 3... how did you go from 11 st to 21 without increasing?
Thanks!! :)

Cute pattern!!

daperfectmix said...

Hi Dean and Erin! You are increasing just like in the previous round. There is a stitch in between the puff stitches. Have you tried it yet? It will probably make more sense if you have it in front of you. Thanks for the comment and let me know if you need any more help.

Anonymous said...

I love your floppy hat and will be making it by spring! Thanks for beig so kind to share your pattern.

S Korsm said...

Just finished it... Love it!!! Added some ribbon and a huge flower with buttons... Can't wait to wear it and show it off.

daperfectmix said...

Awesome, I'd love to see your finished projects too! I can even feature them on my blog if you'll allow it. Just email the pics to daperfectmix@gmail.com. If you don't want the pics to be on the blog, just let me know.

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Heather said...

Hi its a great hat! Is it ok if I make and sell them at the local farmers martket? I can add a little tag with your name, as the author of the pattern.
Thanks for such a cute pattern!

ZANy213 said...

I love this hat! I love the flower addition idea! I'm gonna start right now ;) I'll send you a pick when I'm done!

daperfectmix said...

@Heather, I don't mind if you sell products from my patterns. I would greatly appreciate be acknowledged for the pattern.

@Zany, Great! I can't wait to see it!

Vita Luminati said...

I love it! Definitely going to give this one a go! Thank you for posting!

Drea said...

Just moved to Florida and boy do I need this pattern. Making it this weeeknd - I'll send you the pic. You are the best!!!!

daperfectmix said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see it!

T said...

I love this pattern. I can't wait to try it. How much yard did you need to make the hat?

Sandra Reinecke said...

ADORABLE!!!!! BEST floppy brim hat I've ever seen a pattern for!!! :) I just need to know how much yarn you used. Thanks! :)

Aleia Kay said...

i've been looking for a wide brim hat for awhile now, i found a cloth one in a store the other day but the way it was made it has a draw string to tighten it up if needed but the way its made leaves a knot there to poke you in the head all the time and after thinking about it a minute i knew i couldn't put up with that knot for long so i didn't get it, but my mom hates the hat i've been wearing for years now but its so comfortable i just love it lol, anyway when i seen your wide brim hat i thought maybe i finally found something that might make mom happy and be comfortable for me :) lol i figure if i can find something mom likes maybe she will wear one too lol, anyway i just had to tell you i like your hat and i think mom will too :) thanks!!!

Lauren said...

The hat is really cute, but I'm confused! In row 1 you have 6 stitches. In row two you say to do 1 stitch in each stitch around and you'll end up with 11 stitches. If you put one stitch in each 1 of 6 stitches, you still only have 6 stitches. Is this a typo, or am I just missing something?

daperfectmix said...

Hi Lauren, I only counted the puff stitches at the end of each round. There is actually a stitch in between the puff stitches which is where you will see your increases.

Reeceloui said...

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Sun Hat

Little Mrs. Hoss said...

SO CUTE! I can't wait to start making this!! Thank you so much for sharing! This is just adorable!

Ana said...

I love you! This is the best floppy hat ever, I want to make it with a wider brim, I will send you my finished hat pics soon, love u love the hat, thank u! :-)

daperfectmix said...

I'm so happy you love my pattern!! Lol! I can't wait to see pics.

Tina said...

I love the hat I am trying it today I hope it comes out well and thanks for sharing......

Yahaira said...

Hi, Love The Hat But Im Having A Hard Time After The 1st Row Because I See It As 12 pf st Instead Of 11. I Have Done It Over And Over And Get The Same Count :/ What Am I Doing Wrong?

Thanks

laurak said...

I love this hat! It has just the right amount of 'floppy' :) When you are doing your SC's, are you inserting your needle in the top of the stitch, middle or bottom? I'm new to crocheting, so if I make no sense please ignore me :) But from the few projects I've tried, that changes the look and I want mine to look just like your awesome hat! thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

for the main part of the hat, what do you mean when you say 'join' at the end of each row?

daperfectmix said...

Thank you for all the comments/questions. I am currently working on a video for this pattern. The first part should be done by the end of this week. Thanks again, and come back soon!

micha said...

sorry to bother, but whats the name of the video

daperfectmix said...

The video is not yet complete. I will post it here when it is finished. It will probably be called Floppy Sun Hat Pattern.

micha said...

thanks, can't wait to watch it!

Jeleania said...

I have been looking for a hat pattern like this that will allow my head to breathe but still shade my eyes! Thank you! I've already got my cotton yarn ready and will start this today.

Molly & LuLu said...

Love love love this!! I have made like 10 of them for all my family!! It's just perfect! I modified it a little and made a smaller version for my daughter!! Fantastic!
Thanks!!

Dee said...

I tried to leave a comment on your you tube page but it doesn't look like it's activated yet, anyhow this sun hat is just gorgeous. I'm going to start it tonite!!! Thanks so much for sharing this.

Dee

Sarah Hallman said...

Cute hat. I am making it for a 1 and 4 yr old but reducing yarn weight and hook size for infant. Do you have a pattern for the flower on the yellow floppy hat in one of the pictures posted on Ravelry for this pattern?

daperfectmix said...

Hi Sarah,
Sorry, I can't publish the pattern for the flower. It's from the book “Crocheting School: A Complete Course” by Inc. Sterling Publishing Co. I first borrowed the book from the library then ended up ordering a copy from Amazon. Maybe you can find it in your local library.

Anonymous said...

I have tried attempting your hat twice already and for some reason this puff stitch is kicking my butt. this is only my first really project. i just noticed you had videos so i am going to watch those and try to do it from that.

Anonymous said...

hi
i was watching the videos and i noticed on the first magic ring with the six puff stitches it looked like you were ch1 between the puff stitches.... is that right?

and on round 2 are you going through the rear stitch or both stitches?
thanks

daperfectmix said...

Yes, it feels like a ch1 between the puff stitches, but it's actually part of the puff stitch. so when you get to row 5 and 6 it will feel like you are chaining 2 in between your puff stitches. You will eith go through both loops per stitch or in the space between puff stitches in the later rounds. Thanks for your questions!

LeAnne said...

I participated in a secret swap on a crochet site that I'm on and we received this hat for my daughter. I'm in love with it!! She did an amazing job! I asked right away where she found this pattern. Thank you so much for posting this! My daughter has asked me to make her some in other colors and I plan to make some for Easter gifts and for a craft show coming up next month. I can't wait to get home and try it.

KathieBee said...

Someone asked how much yarn did you use to make the hat? Couldn't find an answer to that.

daperfectmix said...

Oh, I thought I answered that here, but it was on Ravelry. Here was my comment on Ravelry: It takes more than one 2.5 oz (approx 120 yds) skein of Peaches & Creme cotton but less than two. I was actually able to make a small beanie with the leftover skein. I hope that helps. Sorry I don't have a more specific answer.

Tamara/moogly said...

Great pattern! Thanks so much for sharing it. I linked to it on my blog this morning. :)

Anonymous said...

I would to make this hat but it is too much to copy by hand and it is too much paper to waste on all the comments. If you could make the pattern available by itself I would try to make the hat. I have 5GGD's who would love it. Patsy

Beth said...

Thanks for this pattern! I am going to Florida next month and have been looking at different hats to wear on the beach. Unfortunately, all the hats in the stores are too small for my large head. :( I think something like this will be perfect as I can make it just my size!

Anonymous said...

My hats keep are baby hats. I was making it for myself. My count comes out correct. I watched the video and tried again and I have two baby hats. I am not sure where I am going wrong. sybilcole@ymail.com thanks

Anonymous said...

I figured it out yeah now Ivan make a baby hat and an adult hat.

Anonymous said...

Amazing pattern. I was able to follow it and I am a "knitter". The videos are amazing. I made this hat in the Bernat Susan G. Komen cotton yarn as a test pattern. Am not a fan of Bernat cotton, so am going to make it again in a Cleo yellow yarn. Thank you so much for this pattern and the videos. <3

Kiyomi said...

Oh this is an awesome pattern! I have been searching all over for fairly simple pattern for an adult size sun hat! My only question: What is the finished dimensions of the hat? I will also post pictures after I get one made up!

Anonymous said...

GASP!!! I LOVE this hat!! You are amazing and very kind to share.

Thank you EmmaRose

lb91011 said...

I am also ending up with a very small hat, and somehow I got 23 puff stitches per round instead of 21. I read through the comments and I think I'm missing the chain one before each puff stitch (feels like chain two after each one)starting at round 5, so I think that's my problem. I love this hat, and will keep trying. Hopefully I can get it right one of these times!

daperfectmix said...

Thanks for all the kind words!

lb91011, have you tried following the video? Maybe that will help.

JJ said...

Love the pattern. Any suggestions on how to make a slightly larger one? Thinking of throwing in an extra puff stitch in one or two rounds but not sure how that would affect the brim. Also, if I put a finished hat up for sale, how would you like to be credited? I was thinking "Thanks to daperfectmix for the great pattern"

Melissa Garcia said...

Ok I've tried this pattern 3 times and the hat part always seems like it fits a child I have watched the video but still comes out small

Marissa Gonzalez Perez said...

I love the hat but it seems a little small, so I'm thinking on adding 8 puff stitches instead of 6. Let me know if I'm correct or not. Thanks.

daperfectmix said...

Hi Marissa,
Starting with 8 puff stitches would be good to make it bigger, also going up in hook size would help. I hope it comes out perfect for you!

Anonymous said...

For those having problems, make sure you're doing the puff stitch according to her directions! At the end of her puff stitch, she has you doing ch 1! I had problems until I realized that.

daperfectmix said...

Yes, that's absolutely right. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Can you make a knitting pattern of this? I can't do crochet and dont know how to convert it

daperfectmix said...

I really wish I could make a knitting pattern for this hat. Unfortunately I haven't spent too much time in the world of knitting to be able to do that. One day I will be proficient at both, but for now I can only crochet. Maybe the video can help? Also feel free to email me with any questions you have if you decide to try. daperfectmix@gmail.com

Angela Meldahl said...

Hi There, I am trying out this beautiful pattern today and have also had the problem of ending up with 12 puff stitches on the second round and I watched the video but it looks like you didn't make a puff into the last ch1, is it correct to just skip that last stitch? Thanks for the help!

-Angela

Shirley Berger said...

This is a gorgeous hat! And bonus...my walmart is selling a cone of yellow peaches and cream for $5...exactly what I wanted for my sun hat!

Amy Storer said...

I love this Pattern! Ty so much for posting it. I have been looking for a sun hat to make for myself for this summer.I am almost finished, working on the brim now. Will definitely have to send u a picture o the finished product! Again thank you or sharing!

Becki Ingle said...

I am loving this pattern. It took me 3 restarts to get it right, but I finally did. It kept coming out tiny until I realized that I needed 2 chains between each puff. Now it is perfect! I am working on the brim now and I will send you a picture as soon as it is finished.

Thanks for sharing your great pattern!

daperfectmix said...

I'm glad you like it! I can't wait to see the finished products!

Evi said...

Very lovely pattern. But can you tell me what size (in mm) hook K and hook G are ? Cause here I have hook in sizes : 1 mm, 1.5 mm, etc
Thank you for your kind respons

daperfectmix said...

Hello Evi,

Size K = 6.5mm
Size G = 4.25mm

Thanks for visiting!

Ivie Walker said...

I am so happy that you have included how to videos. I am just learning how to crochet and they are going to be a great help!! Thank you!

Ivie