This sensational sun hat features a star on top to help keep the sun off the most vulnerable part of your head, and a mesh side to keep you cool. The wide brim provides shade to protect your face, and to keep you fashionable! Add on a decoration (like the That 70’s Flower) and the Star Sun Hat is the perfect combination of form and function!

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Star Sun Hat
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

This pattern was made after many requests for an adult version of the Be A Star Child’s Sun Hat.

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SKILL LEVEL:
Intermediate

YARN:
Tahki Cotton Classic 3 skeins

TECHNIQUES & ABBREVIATIONS USED:
sl st ~ slip stitch
ch ~ chain
hdc ~ half double crochet
hdc2tog ~ half double crochet 2 together
dc ~ double crochet rnd ~ round beg ~ beginning

HOOK:
4/E/3.50mm

SIZE:
Adult (22-23” head)

GAUGE:
19 sts and 13 rows of hdc in a 4” square

NOTIONS:
Brimlock or nylon hat wire
Joiners for brimlock

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PATTERN:
Rnd 1: Ch 4 join with a sl st to form a loop, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), 9 hdc in the loop, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3. (10 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st, [2 hdc in next st] 9 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (20 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in next st [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] 9 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (30 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in each of next 2 sts [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts] 9 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (40 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in each of next 3 sts [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 3 sts] 9 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (50 hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in each of next 4 sts [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 4 sts] 9 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (60 hdc)

Rnd 7: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each of next 8 sts, skip 1, ch 2, hdc in next st, skip 1, ch 2, [hdc in each of next 9 sts, skip 1, ch 2, hdc in next st, skip 1, ch 2] 4 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (5 sets of (9 hdc, ch-2, 1 hdc, ch-2))

Rnd 8: Sl st into next hdc, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each of next 7 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] twice, {skip next hdc, hdc in each of next 8 sts, [ch 2, hdc in ch-2 sp] twice, ch-2} 4 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (5 sets of (8 hdc, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch-2] twice))

Rnd 9: Sl st into next hdc, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each of next 6 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 3 times, {skip next hdc, hdc in each of next 7 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 3 times} 4 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (5 sets of (7 hdc, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch 2] 3 times))

Rnd 10: Sl st into next hdc, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each of next 5 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 4 times, {skip next hdc, hdc in each of next 6 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 4 times} 4 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (5 sets of (6 hdc, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch 2] 4 times))

Rnd 11: Sl st into next hdc, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each of next 4 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 5 times, {skip next hdc, hdc in each of next 5 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 5 times} 4 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (5 sets of (5 hdc, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch 2] 5 times))

Rnd 12: Sl st into next hdc, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each of next 3 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 6 times, {skip next hdc, hdc in each of next 4 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 6 times} 4 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (5 sets of (4 hdc, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch 2] 6 times))

Rnd 13: Sl st into next hdc, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 7 times, {skip next hdc, hdc in each of next 3 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 7 times} 4 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (5 sets of (3 hdc, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch 2] 7 times))

Rnd 14: Sl st into next hdc, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in next st, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 8 times, {skip next hdc, hdc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 8 times} 4 times, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 2. (5 sets of (2 hdc, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch 2] 8 times))

Rnd 15: Sl st into next hdc, ch 4 (counts as first hdc, ch 2), [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 9 times, {skip next hdc, hdc in next sts, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 9 times} 4 times, join with a sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 4. (50 sets of (1 hdc, ch 2))

Rnd 16 ~ 18: Sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as first hdc, ch 2), [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 49 times, join with a sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 4. (50 sets of (hdc, ch-2))

*for a shallower (shorter) hat top, omit round 18, or rounds 17 and 18.

Change Color

Rnd 19: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 2 sc in each ch-2 space around, join with a sl st to top of beg sc. (100 sc)

Rnd 20: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to top of beg sc. (100 sc)

Change Color

Rnd 21 & 22: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc) hdc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip 1, [hdc in each of next 4 sts, ch 1, skip 1] 19 times, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch 2. (20 sets of (4 hdc, ch-1))

Change Color

Rnd 23 & 24: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in each st around, join with a sl st to top of beg sc. (100 sc)

Change Color

Rnd 25: Ch 5 (counts as first tc, ch 1), tc in same st, [skip 1, (tc, ch 1, tc) in next st] around until 1 st remains, join with a sl st to the 4th ch of the beginning ch 5. (50 sets of (tc, ch-1, tc))

Rnd 26: Sl st in the first ch-1 space, ch 5 (counts as first tc, ch 1), tc in same sp, [(tc, ch 1, tc) in the next ch-1 sp] around, join with a sl st to the 4th ch of the beginning ch 5. (50 sets of (tc, ch-1, tc))

Rnd 27: Sl st in the first ch-1 space, ch 5 (counts as first tc, ch 1), (tc, ch 1, tc) in same sp,* [(tc, ch 1, tc) in the next ch-1 sp] 4 times, (tc, ch 1, tc, ch 1, tc) in the next ch-1 sp, repeat from * 8 more times, [(tc, ch 1, tc) in the next ch-1 sp] 4 times, join with a sl st to the 4th ch of the beginning ch 5. (60 ch-1 spaces))

Rnd 28: Sl st in the first ch-1 space, ch 5 (counts as first tc, ch 1), tc in same sp, [(tc, ch 1, tc) in the next ch-1 sp] around, join with a sl st to the 4th ch of the beginning ch 5. (60 sets of (tc, ch-1, tc))

Change Color

Rnd 29: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 3 sc in each ch-1 space around, join with a sl st to beg sc. (180 sc)

Rnd 30: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st and each st around, join with a sl st to top of beginning dc. (180 dc)

Rnd 31: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, [dc in each of the next 17 sts, 2 dc in the next st] 9 times, dc in each of the next 17 sts, join with a sl st to top of beginning dc. (190 dc)

Rnd 32: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the next st [dc in each of the next 18 sts, 2 dc in the next st] 9 times, dc in each of the next 9 sts, join with a sl st to top of beginning dc. (200 dc)

Change Color

Rnd 33: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to beg sc. (200 sc) Cut a piece of brimlock that is 44” long. Join it into a circle.

Rnd 34: Working over the brimlock circle, sc in each sc all the way around, join with a sl st to first sc, fasten off. (200 sc) Weave in all ends.

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Make 2 chains or braids that are 60” long each.

Fold them in half and weave one through each set of eyelets in the hat band.

Tie all the ends together in a bow, so the hat is just tight to your head. This will keep the hat on in the wind, and also adds a nice detail.

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*optional: tie the chains in a knot and cut off the excess, then sew on a flower or some other embellishment over the knot for a little more flair.

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Thank you to my amazing tester: Dawni Criswell!! She made this lovely hat with Paton’s Grace 100% mercerized cotton. Her ties are made of about 30″ of Romanian Lace Cord, and are topped with a sweet little butterfly from a free pattern that can be found here.

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29 Comments

29 Comments on Star Sun Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

  1. This is absolutely lovely! I am fascinated with these sun hats since I can never find one when I need one. I am definitely making a couple of these! Thank you so much for the pattern.

  2. I love hats like this. What I have been wondering is can hats like this be washed? If not how are they cleaned? Also do you heat set the brimlock? Thank you for your beautiful designs and thank you for any info.

    • I would spot clean hats with brimlock. The brimlock does not need to be heat set, just make sure you don’t have any twists in it.

  3. I really love this hat! I’ve been searching for several years for a good sun hat pattern. Just beautiful. I have a question, did you block this hat after you finished it? If so, how did you block it? I’ve never blocked a hat before. Thanks for your help and this wonderful pattern!

  4. This is a beautiful sun hat! Do you know if the pattern for the butterfly still available? I haven’t been able to get it. I haven’t made this hat yet, but am hoping to make it for a gift. Do you think it will work with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn? Thanks so much. ~Chris

    • Hmm…Not sure where it went. There are several similar patterns here.

      If you get gauge, it will be OK, but the finish of that yarn is duller, and also it is thicker than the recommended yarn.

    • I do have some videos. There is a YouTube link at the top of the page that will take you to my videos. I have linked any that will be of use in each pattern as well.

  5. Jessie, this pattern is wonderful! I’ve been working on making one with a slightly different accent pattern, and just got the millinery wire needed to complete the brim. I was wondering though, did you block yours when you made it?

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