A free crochet pattern for an adorable granny stitch sun hat for a baby girl! Also available in toddler sizes. It works up quickly and will keep the sun off of precious little faces.
After making several sun hats that accidentally fit toddlers (I was actually trying to make them for babies and failed three times in a row!), I finally figured out a pattern using the Granny Stitch to make for babies about 3-6 months, or for about a 14 to 17 inch lil’ knocker. The brim pattern can be found here.
Granny Stitch Baby Sun Hat
Written and Designed by Sara of My Merry Messy Life
(This pattern is copyrighted and is not to be sold or reprinted without my permission)
- Worsted Weight (Medium, 4) yarn in either cotton or acrylic. Here I used Red Heart Super Saver Perfect Pink and in White.
- Hook: G, 4.25 mm
- Tapestry needle to sew in tails
- CH = chain
- HDC = half double crochet
- ST = stitch
- SL ST = slip stitch
- beg = beginning
(Read my other post, “How to Work in the Round“, for more help)
CH 3, SL ST to form ring
Round 1: CH 1, 10 HDC in ring (11 HDC total), join with SL ST to beg CH 1
Round 2: CH 1, 2 HDC in each st around (22 HDC total), join with SL ST to beg CH 1
Round 3: CH 1, 2 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC all the way around (30 HDC total), join with SL ST to beg CH 1
Round 4: CH 1, 1 HDC in each stitch around (30 HDC total)
Now work about 9 rows of the Granny Stitch, with 10 of them in each row. See my other post for the Granny Stitch, complete with a photo tutorial.
The hat should measure about 5.5 inches tall,
and be about 15 inches in circumference (or 7.5 when folded in half).
You can do all kinds of crazy things with color in this hat. Here’s another post I have to make this hat for toddlers!
Find the brim pattern here.
Merry Crocheting and fun in the sun!
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