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Baby Boy Crochet Hat with Cuff and Pom-Pom – Free Pattern

A simple, free crochet pattern for a newborn or preemie hat, that even includes a pom-pom tutorial!

Making hats for babies, and especially newborns, is so satisfying because they go so quickly and they look precious on those little heads. In anticipation of our third baby boy, I’ve made a layette set that includes this hat, and here is the free crochet pattern so you can enjoy it, too, in preemie and newborn sizes.

Newborn Boy Crochet Hat with Cuff and Pom-Pom - Free Pattern!

I use my handy-dandy hat sizing and measurement post when crocheting hats so I can make sure it’s the correct size while I’m in the middle of making it. This hat can be made to any size by continuing to make increasing rounds to the crown.

Written and Designed by Sara of My Merry Messy Life ©2013
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Materials

Abbreviations

  • CH = chain
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • ST = stitch
  • SL ST = slip stitch

(Read my other post, “How to Work in the Round“,  for more help)

Make this hat as part of a layette set with my free crochet pattern for the raspberry stitch baby cocoon!

Baby Boy Crochet Layette - Cocoon and Hat
Our little bundle, just three days old, sporting his new ensemble.

Pattern for Preemies (13 to 14 inch head)

The Crown

CH 3, SL ST to form a ring

Round 1:

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 11 HDC in ring (12 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around (24 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space (24 total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space*
  • Repeat from * all the way around (36 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

The Side of the Hat

Rounds 5-15

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC),
  • 1 HDC in each space (36 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Cuff – Work 5 or 6 rows for a cuff, using white and red yarn, but work on the inside of the hat so when the cuff is turned up, that will be the right side of your work.

Color Changes

  • Round 6 – red (holly berry)
  • Round 7 – white (buttermilk)
  • Round 8: dark blue (sailor blue)
  • Round 9: green (green eucalyptus)
  • Round 10: red (holly berry)
  • Rounds 11-15 – back to blue (winter sky)
  • Rounds 15-19 – white (buttermilk)
  • Round 20: red (holly berry)

Newborn Baby Boy Layette Set

Pattern for Newborns (13-15 inch head)

The Crown

CH 3, SL ST to form a ring

Round 1:

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 11 HDC in ring (12 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around (24 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC),  1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in the next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces (32 total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around (32 total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC), 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in the next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces*
  • Repeat from * all the way around (40 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

The Side of the Hat

If you want this hat to be bigger, use my hat measurement guide to determine the size of the crown you need, then continue to add increasing rows by adding one or more extra single HDC in between each increasing stitch (which is 2 HDC).

Rounds 6-20

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC),
  • 1 HDC in each space (40 HDC total)
  • SL ST to top of CH 2

Cuff – Work 5 or 6 rows for a cuff, using white and red yarn, but work on the inside of the hat so when the cuff is turned up, that will be the right side of your work.

Color Changes

  • Round 6 – red (holly berry)
  • Round 7 – white (buttermilk)
  • Round 8: dark blue (sailor blue)
  • Round 9: green (green eucalyptus)
  • Round 10: red (holly berry)
  • Rounds 11-20 – back to blue (winter sky)
  • Rounds 21-24 – white (buttermilk)
  • Round 25: red (holly berry)

The Pom Pom

I learned how to make pom-poms from this video but modified by wrapping it over my fingers instead of a piece of cardboard. I held strands of all the colors and wrapped them over my four fingers (not the thumb). Then I pulled it off my fingers and then tied a strand around the middle, then cut the looped ends until it’s nice and round. One of these I’ll post a tutorial for you!

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Crochet Monster Hat {free crochet pattern}

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Monster Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

Here is a free crochet pattern for an adorable monster hat – perfect for the little boys in your life. It’s easy enough for a beginner, but looks more complicated because of all the accessories.

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Monster Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

When my three-year-old told me he wanted to be a monster for Halloween, my mind went crazy thinking of all the ways I could make him a costume, then crochet a hat to match. I looked around to get inspiration, and found lots of cute monster hat patterns online, then ventured out to make my own version. Here’s what I came up with, and Gabe loves it! He looks so darn cute in it he can literally get away with anything while wearing it.

I have two sizes included here – one for a toddler (18 months to 3 years) and one for a child (3 to 10 years). See my post on Hat Measurements for Crochet and Knit for a complete list of hat measurements. To make it smaller, just remove an increasing round, and to make it bigger, add an increasing round, then measure the crown before you start working the sides and compare that measurement to my chart in the hat measurement post for the size you want!

Check out the monster costume and tutorial I made for Gabe and his brother to go along with the hat!

My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Monster Hat Free Pattern - Toddler to Child Sizes

Hat Pattern

Materials:

  • Hook: H (5.0 mm)
  • 1-2 ounces yarn for the hat, and just a tiny bit needed for all the accessories
  • Tapestry needle to sew on accessories and hide the tails
  • Scissors to cut tails
  • Tiny amount of fiber fill (about 2 handfuls) to stuff the horns
  • 5 different colors of coordinating yarns

Abbreviations

  • CH  = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • SL ST = slip stitch

Toddler (18 months to 3 years)

Note: Join each round with a SL ST to the CH 2

Ch 3, SL ST to form a circle

Round 1

  • Ch 2
  • 11 HDC in ring (12 HDC total)

Round 2

  •  Ch 2
  • 1 HDC in same st
  • 2 HDC in each st around (24 HDC total)

Round 3

  • Ch 2
  • 1 HDC in next st
  • 1 HDC in each st around (24 HDC total)

Round 4

  • Ch 2
  • 1 HDC in same st
  • 1 HDC in next st
  • *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in next st
  • Repeat from * around (36 HDC total)

Round 5

  • Ch 2
  • 1 HDC in same st
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 st’s
  • *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 st’s
  • Repeat from * around (48 HDC total) (My crown measured about 4 1/2 inches in diameter)

Rounds 6-18

  • Ch 2
  • 1 HDC in next st
  • 1 HDC in each st around (48 HDC total)  (switch to a contrasting color on rows 17 and 18)

 

Child (3 to 10 years)

Note: Join each round with a SL ST to the CH 2

Ch 3, SL ST to form a circle

Round 1

  • Ch 2
  • 11 HDC in ring (12 HDC total)

Round 2

  • Ch 2
  • 1 HDC in same st
  • 2 HDC in each st around (24 HDC total)

Round 3

  • Ch 2
  • 1 HDC in same st
  • 1 HDC in next st
  • *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in next st
  • Repeat from * around (36 HDC total)

Round 4

  • Ch 2
  • 1 HDC in same st
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 st’s
  • *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 st’s
  • Repeat from * around (48 HDC total)

Round 5

  • Ch 2
  • 1 HDC in same st
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 st’s
  • *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 st’s*
  • Repeat from * around (60 HDC total) (My crown measured about 5 inches in diameter)

Rounds 6-20

  • Ch 2
  • 1 HDC in next st
  • 1 HDC in each st around (60 HDC total) (switch to a contrasting color on rows 19 and 20)

Eye Pattern

(If you want your eyes to be smaller, just remove round 2)

(join each round with a SL ST to the CH 1)

Ch 3, SL ST to form a circle

Round 1

  • CH 2
  • 11 HDC in ring (12 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2
  • Work 1 HDC in same stitch, then 2 HDC in each stitch around (24 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 3
  • Work 1 DC in same stitch
  • 1 DC in next stitch
  • *2 DC in next stitch, 1 DC in next
  • Repeat from * around (36 DC total)

Pupil Pattern

Switch to a G size hook

(join each round with a SL ST to the CH 1)

CH 3, SL ST to form a circle

Round 1

  • CH 1
  • 5 SC in ring (6 SC total)

Round 2

  • CH 1
  • Work 1 SC in same stitch
  • 2 SC in each stitch around (12 SC total)

 

Mouth & Teeth

CH 25 and sew on! Then glue on felt teeth (cut out triangles from a piece of white felt and glue on with fabric glue) OR crochet tiny triangles for teeth.

Crochet Monster Hat - Teeth and Mouth

Horns

Switch to a G size hook

I drove myself CRAZY crocheting these horns. I have a hard time seeing SC stitches with a small hook, but it is necessary for these horns. I hope it’s easier for you than it was for me! I found it was MUCH easier to use a magic circle than to crochet a ring. I used YouTube videos to learn how to do the magic circle and it made it very easy! I used this pattern from Lion Brand for the horns as a jumping off point, but made it a little differently. Basically, you want more stitches on one side than the other to create a curve.

Here are the changes I made:

  • I added a CH 1 and joined each round so I could keep track of the rounds better and so I could change colors
  • Round 1: Magic ring and 3 SC in it
  • 13 rounds instead of 9, increasing on top of the previous increases like the pattern is written

For the horn strings, I just cut 1 strand of each color of yarn (minus the white and black) about  4-5 inches long. Then threaded them through the top of the horn 1 by 1 and tied a knot in each thread. Then, I cut off the ends to make it all even.

Crochet Monster Hat Horn Pattern

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Sunday Fan Tribute #2 – Crochet Toddler Boy Sun Hat

Here is another tribute to a loyal and very talented fan of mine, Marge. She has used my free crochet Toddler Boy Sun Hat pattern and made three hats. I just love how her’s is so different from mine – the creativity!

So, here is my picture of the pattern:

And Marge took the pattern and made it her own! Don’t you just love the frog?

Here are hats she made for some neighbors. I love the star button in the middle.

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Sunday Fan Tribute #2 – Crochet Toddler Boy Sun Hat

Here is another tribute to a loyal and very talented fan of mine, Marge. She has used my free crochet Toddler Boy Sun Hat pattern and made three hats. I just love how her’s is so different from mine – the creativity!

So, here is my picture of the pattern:

And Marge took the pattern and made it her own! Don’t you just love the frog?

Here are hats she made for some neighbors. I love the star button in the middle.

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Crochet Caterpillar Toddler Boy Sun Hat {free crochet pattern}

Crochet Caterpillar Sun Hat for Boys - Free Pattern

I’ve been having lots of fun designing hats for my boys. Girl hats are everywhere, with a myriad of patterns for butterflies and flowers, so I’ve enjoyed creating stuff that boys would love. And Gabriel loves this hat! When he’s outside playing in the dirt and sand, he often comes to me with a little worm in his hand and talks to me all about it.

For more boy sun hats, see my posts on the Cape Cod Crab Hat, Gone Fishin’ Goldfish Hat and the Ocean Star Hat.

If you need help working in the round, see my tutorial here.

Double Crochet Toddler Sun Hat

Materials

  • Hook: G/6 4.25 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted, Medium, 4 (I used [amazon_link id=”B0001DUD9O” target=”_blank” ]Red Heart Super Saver[/amazon_link], but cotton yarn would work really well for the summer)
  • Tapestry needle to sew in tails
  • Scissors to cut the tails

 

Abbreviations

  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • DC = double crochet
  • CH = chain
  • ST = stitch
  • SL ST = slip stitch

 

Crown of Hat

(To join each round, work a SL ST in the top of the CH 2, where the first double crochet starts. In other words, not in the double crochet space).

CH 3, join with a SL ST to form a ring

Round 1: CH 2 (counts as first DC). Work 11 DC in ring (12 DC total). Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

Round 2 (increasing round): CH 2 (counts as first DC). Work a DC in the same stitch. Then work 2 DC in each DC space around (24 DC total).  Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

Round 3: CH 2. Work a DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each stitch around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (24 DC total)

Round 4: (increasing round) CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. *Work 1 DC in the next space. Work 2 DC in the next space.*  (so you’re increasing every 1 stitch) Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (36 DC total).

Round 5 (increasing round): CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. *Work 1 DC in each of the next two spaces, then work 2 DC in the next space* (so you’re increasing every 2 stitches) Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (48 DC total).

Round 6: (change colors where desired): CH 2. Work a DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each stitch around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (48 DC total).

Crochet Sun Hat for Boys with Caterpillar Applique - Free Pattern

Side of Hat

Rounds 7-15: CH 2 Work a DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each stitch around (48 DC total). Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (48 DC total). I changed colors to blue and orange at rounds 14 & 15.

Brim

(this brim is designed to not be ruffly, but rather to stick straight out)

Round 1: CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 stitches. *Work 2 DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

Round 2: CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches. *Work 2 DCs in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

Round 3: CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches. *Work 2 DCs in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

I tried working another round, but it made the brim ruffly, like a girls’ hat, so I unraveled it. If your yarn is stiff, it might work just fine to add another round, where you work an increasing stitch (2 DC) every 1 stitch.

Merry Crocheting!
For the caterpillar applique, click here.

This bugger of a hat is linking up at these parties.

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Crochet Cape Cod Baby Boy Sun Hat {free crochet pattern}

A free crochet pattern for a baby boy that’s fit for the Cape! He’ll look so cute and sophisticated and ready to set sail with the lobster appliqué, plus he’ll be protected from the sun.
Crochet Cape Cod Baby Boy Sun Hat - Free Pattern!

Hats are so easy and fun to make, especially when you can add cute appliqués and embellishments. Even little boys can have cute hats, too, and I was inspired by an adorable hat on littlelids.com and made my own version, which I’ve named, Cape Cod. I can see a baby boy playing in the sand on the beach wearing this hat, or romping down the coast, picking up seashells. The little crab is my own pattern, too, and can be found for free, at this link.

This pattern will fit a baby about 6 to 12 months, or with a 16 to 18 inch head (it does not fit my baby’s head, and he has an 18 inch head) (see my list of crochet head and hat measurements and how to calculate them). To make the hat larger, add more increasing rounds to the crown. To make it smaller, take away an increasing round. I have marked the increasing rounds below.

See my tutorial to learn how to work in the round.

Double Crochet Baby Boy Sun Hat (6 to 12 months)

Materials

  • Hook: G/6 4.25 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted, Medium, 4
  • I used [amazon_link id=”B000XZY8Q4″ target=”_blank” ]Red Heart Super Saver in White[/amazon_link] and [amazon_link id=”B000XZY8AU” target=”_blank” ]Royal Blue[/amazon_link]
  • Tapestry needle to sew in tails
  • Scissors to cut the tails

Abbreviations

  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • DC = double crochet
  • CH = chain
  • ST = stitch

Crown of Hat

  • CH 3, join with a SL ST to form a ring
  • Round 1: CH 2 (counts as first DC). Work 11 DC in ring (12 DC total). Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST (I like to join at the top of the CH 2, where it attaches to the next DC).
  • Round 2: CH 2 (counts as first DC). Work a DC in the same stitch. Then work 2 DC in each DC space around (24 DC total).  Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.
  • Round 3: (increasing round) (change colors here) CH 2. Work a DC in the same stitch. Then, work 1 DC in the next space. Work 2 DC in the next space. Join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST. (36 DC total).
Free Crochet Pattern for a Baby Boy Sun Hat

 

Side of Hat

Rounds 4-9: Work 1 DC in each space around, joining each round with a SL ST and CH 2, and changing colors each round. To change colors, join with a SL ST, CH 2, and DC in the next stitch.

Brim for Baby Boy Sun Hat

Brim

This brim is worked differently than the other boy’s sun hats I’ve done. It has less wave to it, and looks more like a boat hat.

  • Round 1: DC in same ST. 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces. *2 DCs in next space. 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces.* Repeat from * around. Join with beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.
  • Round 2-3: (now add an increasing stitch every 2 spaces.) CH 2, DC in same space. 1 DC in each of the next 2 spaces. *DC in next space. 1 DC in each of the next 2 spaces. Repeat from * around. Join with beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.
  • Continue adding increasing rounds if you want your hat brim to be longer. It will start to curl under if you add rounds that do not increase. 
You can find my free pattern for the cute little crab here.
Free Crochet Pattern for a Lobster Applique
Merry Crocheting!
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Crochet Gone Fishin’ Baby Sun Hat with Goldfish {free crochet pattern}

Crochet sun hats make it fun to continue crocheting when its warm! Here is a free pattern to take on a Saturday morning fishing with daddy, complete with a goldfish applique.
Crochet Gone Fishin Baby Sun Hat with Goldfish - Free Pattern

Here’s another sun hat for the little prince in your life. See the patterns for a toddler boy sun hat hereClick here for the pattern for the goldfish, which is pretty easy to make.

This pattern will fit a baby about 6 to 12 months, or with a 16 to 18 inch head (see my list of crochet head and hat measurements and how to calculate them). To make the hat larger, add more increasing rounds to the crown. To make it smaller, take away an increasing round. I have marked the increasing rounds below.

See my tutorial to learn how to work in the round.

 

Double Crochet Baby Boy Sun Hat (6 to 9 months)

Materials

Hook: G/6 4.25 mm
Yarn: Worsted, Medium, 4 (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Delft Blue and Pumpkin)
Tapestry needle to sew in tails
Scissors to cut the tails

Abbreviations

SL ST = slip stitch
DC = double crochet
CH = chain
ST = stitch

Crown of Hat

CH 1 counts as first DC unless otherwise indicated. Most use a CH 2 with a double crochet, but I like CH 1 because it creates a neater join for each round.

CH 3, join with a SL ST to form a ring

Round 1: CH 1. Work 10 DC in ring (11 DC total). Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.

Round 2: CH 1. Work a DC in the same stitch. Then work 2 DC in each DC space around (24 DC total).  Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.

Round 3: CH 1. Work a DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each stitch around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.

Round 4: CH 1. Work a DC in the same stitch. Then, work 1 DC in the next space. *Work 2 DC in the next space. Work 1 DC in the next space.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. (36 DC total).

Side of Hat

Rounds 5-13: Work 1 DC in each space around, joining each round with a SL ST and CH 1.

I changed colors at row 12 and 13 to Pumpkin.

Brim

If you want there to be less wave than my hat, then, start with Round 2 or 3, where you add an increasing stitch less often.

 

Round 1 (increasing round): CH 1. 1 DC in same stitch. *Work 1 DC in the next stitch. Work 2 DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. 

 
Round 2 (increasing round): CH 1. 1 DC in same stitch. *Work 1 DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in the next stitch. Work 2 DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.
Round 3 (increasing round): CH 1. 1 DC in same stitch. *Work 1 in the next 3 stitches. Work 2 DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST and fasten off!
Click here for cute goldfish pattern!
Merry Crocheting!
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Crochet Toddler Boy Sun Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Ocean Sun Hat for Boys with Starfish

Finally! After having lots of fun experimenting with super girly colors in my hats, scarves, headbands and flowers, I think I have finally got some estrogen out and want to get back to work on making things for my cute and dirty boys. Besides, they’ll look back at this blog one day and think I didn’t love them! Both of the boys need sun hats, so here’s my pattern for Gabriel, who’s 2 1/2.

This is a simple hat, worked only in double crochet. I don’t normally like the look of double crochet in baby hats, but in this case, I did because it creates large spaces which will keep the baby’s head cool. The color possibilities are endless! You can switch every row like I did, or switch 3/4 of the way down and crochet a different colored band around the middle. Whatever suits your fancy, really. This particular hat would look adorable on the beach with the colors of the ocean and the star appliqué.

Crochet Ocean Sun Hat with Star Fish - Free Pattern!

This pattern will fit a toddler with 20 to 21 inch head (see my list of crochet head and hat measurements and how to calculate them). To make the hat larger, add more increasing rounds to the crown. To make it smaller, take away an increasing round. I have marked the increasing rounds below.

Double Crochet Ocean Sun Hat for Boys with Starfish

Double Crochet Baby Boy and Toddler Sun Hat

Materials

  • Hook: G/6 4.25 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted, Medium, 4
  • I used Red Heart Super Saver in Royal Blue, Aruba Sea, and Delft Blue
  • Tapestry needle to sew in tails
  • Scissors to cut the tails

Abbreviations

  • SL ST = slip stitch
  • DC = double crochet
  • CH = chain
  • ST = stitch

Pattern

Crown of Hat

(Most crochet patterns tell you to CH 2 or even 3 to start a round of DC, but I find that makes a large, ugly gap, so I chain 1. If you would like to CH 2 or 3, it will not affect the hat size or pattern.)

CH 3, join with a SL ST to form a ring

Round 1: CH 1 (counts as first DC). Work 11 DC in ring (12 DC total). Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.

Round 2 (increasing round): CH 1 (counts as first DC). Work a DC in the same stitch. Then work 2 DC in each DC space around (24 DC total).  Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.

Round 3: CH 1. Work a DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each stitch around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. (24 DC total)

Round 4: (increasing round) CH 1. Work a DC in the same stitch. *Work 1 DC in the next space. Work 2 DC in the next space.*  (so you’re increasing every 1 stitch) Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. (36 DC total).

Round 5 (increasing round): CH 1. Work a DC in the same stitch. *Work 1 DC in each of the next two spaces, then work 2 DC in the next space* (so you’re increasing every 2 stitches) Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. (48 DC total).

Round 6: (change colors where desired) CH 1. Work a DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each stitch around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. (48 DC total).

 

Side of Hat

Rounds 7-17: CH 1. Work a DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in each stitch around (48 DC total). Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. (48 DC total).

All Smiles for A Crochet Ocean Sun Hat
This is Gabe’s smile when I say, “Smile!” So silly!

Brim

If you want there to be less wave than my hat, then, start with Round 2 or 3, where you add an increasing stitch less often.

Round 1 (increasing round): CH 1. 1 DC in same stitch. *Work 1 DC in the next stitch. Work 2 DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. 

Round 2 (increasing round): CH 1. 1 DC in same stitch. *Work 1 DC in the next stitch. Work 1 DC in the next stitch. Work 2 DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.
Round 3 (increasing round): CH 1. 1 DC in same stitch. *Work 1 in the next 3 stitches. Work 2 DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * all the way around. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST and fasten off!

Star

I got the pattern for the star from Experience Imagination, but it’s a thick Christmas ornament, so I made my own variation to make it an appliqué. It’s very easy to make and an easy pattern to follow. I did not make it with two strands of yarn or whip stitch the two stars together. I just made one star with one strand of thread, and still liked the way it looked.
Continue adding increasing rounds if you want your hat brim to be longer. It will start to curl under if you add rounds that do not increase.

Merry Crocheting!

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Granny Stitch Sun Hat – Baby Girl – Free Crochet Pattern!

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.
Free Crochet Pattern for a Baby Girl Pink Sun Hat - Granny Stitch
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)

Materials

  • Worsted Weight (Medium, 4) yarn in either cotton or acrylic. Here I used Red Heart Super Saver Perfect Pink (where to buy) and in White (where to buy).
  • Hook: G, 4.25 mm
  • Tapestry needle to sew in tails


 

Abbreviations

  • 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)

Granny Stitch Sun Hat Pattern

CH 3, SL ST to form ring

Round 1: CH 2, 10 HDC in ring (11 HDC total), join with SL ST to beg CH 2

Round 2: CH 2, 2 HDC in each st around (22 HDC total), join with SL ST to beg CH 2

Round 3: CH 2, 2 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC all the way around UNTIL the last stitch. After completing the 2, 1, 1 HDC, do 2 HDC in the last stitch (30 HDC total), join with SL ST to beg CH 2

Round 4: CH 2, 1 HDC in each stitch around (30 HDC total), join with a SL ST (if continuing to use the same color for the granny stitch, then CH 2 now. If changing colors, then you will CH 2 in Round 5).

Now work about 9 rows of the Granny Stitch, with 10 of them in each row. See my other post for a complete photo tutorial of the Granny Stitch. Here are the written instructions:

Rounds 5 to 13 (Granny Stitch):

  • (If changing colors, read this. If not, skip to the next step). Join your new color to the opposite side of where you ended the last round. Join with a SL ST and CH 2.
  • 3 HDC in the same ST, CH 1
  • SK 2 HDC spaces
  • *Work 4 HDC in the next stitch and CH 1
  • SK 2 HDC spaces*
  • Repeat from * all the way around and join to beginning CH 2 with a SL ST.

The hat should measure about 5.5 inches tall,

Crochet Baby Girl Sun Hat - Measures 5.5 inches tall

and be about 15 inches in circumference (or 7.5 when folded in half).

Crochet Baby Girl Sun Hat Measures 7.5 wide

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!

Granny Stitch Sun Hat - Free Crochet Patterns in all Sizes!

Brim Pattern

For the full brim pattern and photo tutorial, click here. Otherwise, here is just the pattern:

Round 1: If attaching a new color for the brim, then attach with a SL ST and CH 1. In the next stitch, crochet 1 HDC. Work 1 HDC in each stitch around. (The picture does not reflect this round. It is optional.)

If using the same color, CH 1 and do the same as above – in the next stitch, work 1 HDC. Work 1 HDC in each stitch around.
For both – join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST, and CH 1.

Round 2: In the next stitch, work 2 HDC (in the same stitch). Then, *work 1 HDC in the next stitch. Work 2 HDC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * around & join with beginning CH 1 with a SL ST. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST, and CH 1.

Round 3: In the next stitch, work 1 HDC. In the next stitch, work 2 HDC (in the same stitch). Repeat this pattern all the way around – 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 2 HDC. Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST, and CH 1.

Rounds 4 & 5: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around. in to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST, and fasten off.

Merry Crocheting and fun in the sun!

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Crochet Sun Hat (Granny Stitch) – Free Crochet Pattern

In anticipation of flip flop and tank top weather approaching, I’ve been madly crocheting colorful sun hats for little girls. If I were a famous designer, I’d call this my Sherbet line since they remind me of popsicles and Sherbet ice cream! These hats just make me smile, and if I had a little girl, you bet she’d be wearing them! The Granny Stitch allows for lots of air to pass through, but will still keep most of the sun out. The brim is large enough to protect those precious little faces and necks!
Crochet Granny Stitch Sun Hat for Girls

This pattern will make a hat to fit a toddler – 12 months to 3 years. To make the hat smaller or larger, add or decrease the increasing rows. (I’ve marked the increasing rows below, or see my pattern for babies here). To make a hat to fit another size, see my post on Crochet and Knit Hat Measurements and how to calculate them. If you’re going to make the hat larger, I suggest adding another row to the brim to make it wider.

Crochet Sun Hat with the Granny Stitch for Little Girls

Toddler Size Hat – 12 months to 3 years
(a printer friendly PDF version is coming soon!)

Granny Stitch Sun Hat

Written and Designed by Sara McFall of My Merry Messy Life

Materials:

  • Hook: G, 4.25 mm (any hook size larger will make a huge hat!)
  • Yarn: Worsted Weight, Medium 4. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Perfect Pink (where to buy), Aruba Sea (where to buy), Light Coral (where to buy), Medium Purple (where to buy), White (where to buy), and Yellow (where to buy).

Abbreviations:

  • SL ST = slip stitch
    HDC = half double crochet
    CH = chain
  • Pattern:

    Crown of Hat:

    (I used one color to stitch the crown of the hat)
    CH 3, join with a SL ST to form a ring
    (read my other post on “How to Work in the Round” if you need more help)

    • Round 1: CH 1 (counts as first HDC). Work 11 HDC in ring (12 HDC total). Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.
    • Round 2 (increasing round): CH 1. In same stitch, work 1 HDC.  In next stitch, work 2 HDC. Work 2 HDC in each stitch all the way around (24 HDC total). Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.
    • Round 3: CH 1. In the next stitch, work 1 HDC (counts as first HDC). Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (24 HDC total). Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.
    • Round 4 (increasing round): CH 1 (counts as first HDC). In next stitch, work 2 HDC. *In next stitch, work 1 HDC. In next stitch, work 2 HDC.* Repeat from * all the way around (36 HDC total). Join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.
    • Round 5: (make this another increasing round if you want the hat to be bigger for child older than 3 years, otherwise continue the instructions outside of the parenthesis – 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 2 HDC all the way around). CH 1, in the next stitch, work 1 HDC. Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (36 total HDC).

    Granny Stitch

    (switch colors now)

    Join your new color to the opposite side of where you ended the last round. Join with a SL ST and CH 1.

    My Merry Messy Life: Crochet Granny Stitch Sun Hat - Instructions

    Work 3 HDC in the same ST, and CH 1.

    Crochet Granny Stitch Sun Hat - Tutorial

    SK 2 HDC spaces.
    *Work 4 HDC in the next stitch and CH 1.
    SK 2 HDC spaces.*
    Repeat from * all the way around and join to beginning CH 1 with a SL ST.

    Crochet Granny Stitch Sun Hat - Instructions for the Granny Stitch

    Repeat rows of this Granny Stitch until your hat reaches its desired height!

    How to Change Colors

    To change colors for each round, continue to join in a different place than the previous color and follow the directions above.

    To Keep the Same Color

    To keep the same color, eliminate the last CH 1 and join to beginning Granny Stitch with a SL ST. Then, CH 1 and work 3 HDC in same space (it’s a little awkward feeling, but it evens out as you work your way around and makes a seamless join!).

    Crochet Granny Stitch Sun Hat - Instructions on How to Keep the Same Color

    To work the brim, please see my next post on working Sun Hat brims.

    To see the pattern for babies, click here.

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