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!

One Comment

  1. Hi Sara

    I am interested in your Gone fishing sun hat. It is very cute.

    Can you guide me how to adjust the current pattern to fit a 3 year toddler? Where do i increase the rows?

    Thank you for your kind attention.

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