Sunday, July 31, 2011

Little Lady Sunhat

This is my very first "officially shared" pattern.  Be kind...but let me know if you see any major mistakes, I'm fairly new to crocheting!
 What you’ll need: 
Infant/toddler/child-adult sizes

Worsted weight cotton in two colors, for the infant size you can get away with one skein of the main color for the bigger sizes you’ll use just a bit of the second skein (I usually get 2 hats from 4 skeins!)

G Hook

 This hat is a summer staple in our house!  They are light breathable hats that are easy to wear, easy to stuff into a beach or diaper bag and even machine washable…and costing less than $4 in yarn you can’t go wrong!  Available in three sizes, infant, toddler (fits my daughter with an 18” head) and child-adult (fits my petite 7 year old up to many adults)

Top:

All sizes
Row 1:  Magic Loop, chain 3, DC 11, join in the round (12)
Row 2:  DC2 into each DC, join (24)
Row 3:  DC2, DC1 around, join (36)
Row 4:  DC2, DC1, DC1 around, join (48)
(infant size move onto body)


Toddler and child sizes:
Row 5:  DC2, DC1, DC1, DC1 around, join (60)
(toddler size move onto body)

Child size:
Row 6:  DC2, DC1, DC1, DC1, DC1 around, join (72)

Body: 
DC1 into each DC around
Repeat row 3 more times (4 in total)

Switch to coordinating color.
SC once around.
DC around
SC around
DC around
Switch back to main color.
SC around

Brim
Now you have to decide if you want the slightly floppier brim of the “sunhat” or if you prefer the cleaner lines of the cloche.  Both versions protect those little eyes, ears and neck from the harsh sun!

Sunhat brim
DC2, DC1, DC1 around
DC2, DC1, DC1, DC1 around
DC2, DC1, DC1, DC1, DC1, DC1 around (omit for smaller sizes)
DC around
DC around

In coordinating color SC around.

Cloche brim
DC2, DC1, DC1 around
DC2, DC1, DC1, DC1 around
DC around
DC around
DC around (omit for smaller size)

In coordinating color SC around.

Weave in ends and if desired add a flower, buttons, fruit shape…you can even clip in a pretty hairclip! 

Please feel free to use this pattern for personal use and to make as gifts or for charity.  But I ask that you do not sell them without my permission lniezgocki@hotmail.com.  THANKS!

44 comments:

  1. This hat is absolutely adorable. I'm going through my yarn to see what color combinations to make it in. Thank you so much for sharing!
    ~Sara

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  2. This is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your pattern. Can see that I'm going to be whipping up a few of these. Thanks again. xx

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  3. Thanks for posting this! I just finished my first one and it was so quick and easy and turned out perfect! This will make an awesome gift for my neice!

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  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this...how long does it take to mek this??!! Thanks!!

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  5. This is just too cute! I'll be making one for my baby girl and one for my niece. Thanks for sharing your pattern!

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  6. I just finished this little hat for my granddaughter. So So cute, thanks for sharing this pattern.

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  7. Thanks for posting this. I am a beginner and was able to make an absolutely adorable sun hat for my little girl. And thanks for making this a free pattern.

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  8. Adorable - can't wait to make it for my little grand-girlies!

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  9. Super Cute! I just made it - but can you direct me to the flower pattern?

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    1. I'm not sure if it is the exact flower but this one came out pretty close ..

      http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60147.html

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  10. when it says to chain 3, double crochet 11- where do I crochet 11 at?

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    1. You DC 11 inside the magic loop. So, you make the magic loop and then DC 11 times by sticking your hook through the center of the loop and crocheting around it.

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  11. Thanks for this pattern! Love it.

    (AJ, you need to DC 11x in the first loop of your chain and then join with a slip)

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  12. Super sweet pattern; thanks for sharing!

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  13. Thank you so much for this adorabale pattern. I am definitely making one for my four grandchildren and for myself for the beach this summer. Thanks for sharing this.

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  14. I just found your pattern on Ravelry. I'm going to use it to make a strawberry hat. Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. LOVE IT!!

    Making it right now!

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  16. Thank. You, my daughter loves this hat. Now I will make myself one....

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  17. This hat is great!! I've made 3 so far. I did chain 2 at the beginning of each DC row, it seem to make the joining less noticeable. I also added a row of reverse SC on the edge. Thanks for the pattern, my granddaughter loves her hat!!

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  18. i just finished my first one and not sure mine came out kinda tall... are they supposed to be DC or Hdc ?? i did DC and they seem too tall compared to yours ....

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  19. This hat is adorable I am going to be working on one for my daughter. I just started a blog look me up leonardanna321.blogspot.com

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  20. I took and did a back loop dc on the first body line to make a more fishing hat look. love love love

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  21. Thank you so much for the free pattern!! Just finished a sage & white sunhat for my 15 month old daughter. So easy to follow.

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  22. Going to try to make this for my great grand daughter it is adorable. Thank you for the free pattern..Have a bless day.

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  23. Made this today for my daughter. Love how quickly it worked up! Will likely make another one in hot pink/black/white to go with one of her sundresses. I did the "toddler" size, omitting the last dc row on the "sunhat" brim due to running out of mc yarn! haha On the next one, I will likely omit the 4th (and possibly the 3rd, as well) row of dc in the mc in the body...it is just a little too tall for my daughter...that should also give me enough yarn to complete the brim. :)

    Here is a link to a photo of her (begrudgingly) modeling the finished piece: https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/305799_10151358859221332_17421906_n.jpg
    (She was tired.)

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  24. You didn't mention any ch after joining each round (that will become the first DC of the next round).

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  25. Thank U so much for this beautiful pattern. I've already finished one for my daughter. I love it!!

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  26. Thank you for the pattern. This hat is perfect for my baby in the sun! I've made two and attach different colored bows and ribbons to match her clothes. The pattern is also easily adjusted for different yarn weight. Simple and sweet. I love it.

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  27. Made this and it's absolutely adorable. Thanks!

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  28. Are there any chains after the join?

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  29. I'm also wondering about chains after joining each round.

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  30. I'm thinking of making and selling headbands and little things and I wanted to know if I could use this pattern. I made it for my daughter and I love it

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  31. Cute hat..thank you for sharing the pattern, I definitely will make one of this :-)

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  32. Thanks for this adorable pattern. I made the infant size..it looks rather large, but came out adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. This hat is a summer staple in our house! They are light breathable ... asunhat.blogspot.com

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  34. How hard would it be to convert this to a knitting pattern?

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  35. Hi! Thank you for a fabulous sunhat-- I really love it, I've made three of them already!!

    I was a bit confused as to wear exactly to repeat in the rows, and also there should be some "chains" at the beginning of each row to bring the yarn up to the height of the stitch. I hope my notes help out!!

    I here they are up to the sunhat brim:

    Top:
    All sizes
    Row 1: Magic Loop, chain 3, DC 11, join in the round (12)
    Row 2: Chain 3, DC2 into each DC, join (24)
    Row 3: Chain 3 * DC2, DC1, repeat from * join (36)
    Row 4: Chain 3 * DC2, DC1, DC1, repeat from * around, join (48)
    (infant size move onto body)

    Toddler and child sizes:
    Row 5: Ch 3 * DC2, DC1, DC1, DC1, repeat from * join (60)
    (toddler size move onto body)

    Body:
    CH 3, DC1 into each DC around
    Repeat row 3 more times (4 in total)

    Switch to coordinating color.
    Row 1: Chain 1, SC around
    Row 2: Chain 3, DC around
    Row 3: Chain 1, SC around
    Row 4: Chain 3, DC around

    Switch back to main color.
    Chain 1, SC around

    Sunhat brim
    Row 1: Chain 3, * DC2, DC1, DC1 , repeat from *
    Row 2: Chain 3, * DC2, DC1, DC1, DC1, repeat from *
    Row 3: Chain 3, * DC2, DC1, DC1, DC1, DC1, repeat from *
    Row 4: Chain 3, DC around
    Row 5: Chain 3, DC around

    In coordinating color, Chain 1, SC around.

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  37. Just finished this hat from my grand baby girl. Easy peasey
    I just have a question, how do I keep the edges from rolling?
    Thank you

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  39. Woo this is great.. :)
    I have started designing this hat for my daughter, thanks for sharing this adorable hat pattern..

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