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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cotton Sun Hat "Ocean and sun"- Free Crochet Pattern

This crocheted cotton sun hat for children can be made for both boys and girls, using the colors of your choice.
Crochet Cotton Sun Hat for Children "Ocean and sun"- Free pattern

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Size: 

Hat circumference 52-54 cm;

Hat height with brim 21,5 cm: 13 cm until the striped band+ the band 3, 5 cm, +brim height 5 cm

child crochet sun hat free pattern

Materials used:
- Cotton yarn Carina (a German brand) in 3 colors, but you can replace it with other cotton yarn.
- 3 mm crochet hook
- tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Yellow version with shorter brim:

crochet sommer hat child 5-8 years-free pattern

Crochet Cotton Sun Hat for Children "Ocean and sun"- Free pattern


Stitches and abbreviations used:

magic ring

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

sl st: slip stitch

Notes: 
The ch 1 at beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch!
The joining at the end of the round will be made in the top of the first hdc, not in the beginning ch1.


PATTERN: 

The Crown of the hat: (Rounds 1-10) 

Round 1: With blue color yarn make a magic ring. 
Ch1,  work 12 hdc in the ring. Join with sl st in the top of the first hdc. (12 stitches total) 

In each of the next 9 rounds of the crown we will make an increase to 12 stitches. 

Round 2: Ch1,  work 2 hdc in each st,  sl st to top of the first hdc. (24 stitches total) 

Round 3: Ch1,   work  *2 hdc in first  hdc, 1 hdc in next hdc) x 12 times, ending with a sl st in the top of the first hdc. (36 stitches total) 

Round 4: Ch1, work *1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, sl st in the top of the first hdc. (48 stitches total) 

Round 5: Ch1, * 1 hdc in each of the next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, sl st in the top of the first hdc. (60 stitches total) 

Round 6: Ch1, * 1 hdc in each of the next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, sl st in the top of the first hdc, sl st in the top of the first hdc. (72 stitches total) 

Round 7: Ch1, * 1 hdc in each of the next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, sl st in the top of the first hdcsl, st in the top of the first hdc. (84 stitches total) 

Round 8: Ch1, * 1 hdc in each of the next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, sl st in the top of the first hdc, sl st in the top of the first hdc. (96 stitches total) 

Round 9: Ch 1,  * 1 hdc in each of the next 7 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, sl st in the top of the first hdc, sl st in the top of the first hdc. (108 stitches total) 

Round 10: Ch1, * 1 hdc in each of the next 8 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, sl st in the top of the first hdc,  sl st in the top of the first hdc. (120 stitches total) 

You have finished the crown of the hat. From now on there will be no increase made for the sides and we will made following changes: each round will begin with ch1 tight and it will end with a sl st tight in the top of the first hdc of the round! The ch1 tight will not count as a hdc anymore! 

Round 11: Ch 1 tight, 1 hdc in same stitch, 1 hdc in each stitch across the round, (the last stitch in the joining of previous round), sl st tight in the first hdc. (120 stitches total). 

Round 12: same as round 11, with the difference that you will not work anymore in the joining stitch at the end of the round. (120 stitches) 

Rounds 13 - 22 repeat as round 12.

The Striped Band (Alternative, you can continue with the hdc rows till the desired length!)
(Rounds 23-32) 
Working with sc stitches, alternate the 3 colors each round (first white, than yellow, than blue) for 10 rounds, the last round of the band will be white.

See photo collages below to learn how to change colors in single crochet.

changing colors in single crochet


Each round will begin with ch1 tight and it will end with a sl st tight in the top of the first sc of the round! The ch1 tight will not count as a sc! 

Rounds 23 - 32: (making the color changes as said for the 10 rounds), ch1 tight, sc in same stitch and sc in each sc across, the last stitch of the round made half way, changing color like in the collage bellow. Sl st in the top of the first sc of the round. 
At the end of round 32 change back to blue yarn and make

Rounds 33 and 34 with blue: ch1 tight, sc in same stitch and sc in each stitch across, sl st tight in the first sc. 

The Brim: (continue with blue yarn) 
Round 33 (with increases): ch1 tight, 1 sc in the same stitch and 1sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2sc in next sc, *1sc in each of the next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* , repeat from *to* around, sl st tight in the top of the first sc. 

Rounds 34 and 35 (without increases): ch1 tight, 1sc in the same stitch and 1sc in each sc across, sl st tight in the top of the first sc. 

Round 36 (with increases): ch1 tight, 1sc in the same stitch, 1sc in each of the next 2sc, 2sc in next stitch, *1sc in each of the next 6 sc, 2sc in next sc*, repeat around from *to*, ending with 1sc in each of the last 3sc; join with sl st tight in the top of the first sc. 

Rounds 37 - 41 (without increases) : ch1 tight, 1sc in the same stitch and 1 sc in each sc across, sl st tight in the top of the first sc. 
At the end of the round 41 change to white yarn to make the edging. 

The Edging (Round 42): with white yarn ch1 tight, 1sc in the same stitch and 1sc in each sc across. 
Fasten off invisibly like in the collage below. 

Note: For better results, you can stiffen the hat using fabric stiffener.

Cotton Sun Hat "Ocean and sun"- Free  Crochet Pattern


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Cotton Sun Hat "Ocean and sun" - Written Instructions and Pictures 
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