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Both my grandmothers taught me how to crochet when I was a child. In the fall of 2010, I got involved with crocheting again and it has quickly become a passion. I love creating patterns!

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Starlight Sun Hat

from Crochet by Jennifer
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Starlight Sun Hat
Starlight Sun Hat copyright Elizabeth Marleen Arias
Starlight Sun Hat copyright Krissy Shively
Starlight Sun Hat copyright Elizabeth Marleen Arias
Starlight Sun Hat copyright Jennifer Dougherty
Starlight Sun Hat copyright Elizabeth Marleen Arias

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • magic ring
  • single crochet
  • slip stitch

Pattern Description:

This is a PDF crochet pattern for a gorgeous sun hat with a stripe of star stitches, which made me think of the sun shining through the stars, hence the name "Starlight". The pattern calls for 20 lb hemp or cotton twine, I do NOT suggest substituting other yarns for this one. My pattern testers and I tried several other yarns but none of them provided the same results as the hemp. Because of this, I wrote a similar pattern specifically for cotton that also has a stripe of star stitch, see "Ashlee Beanie or Cloche". The patterns are similar but definitely different enough to be worth buying both. If you cannot find the right hemp, or you are worried about working with hemp (it can be hard on your hands but the finished result is beautiful), then see the Ashlee Beanie or Cloche pattern instead.

For sizes 0-3 through 6-12 months, you will need at least 1 ball of hemp (100 yards) and for all the larger sizes, you will need 2 balls.

All of my patterns are written in U.S. Standard Crochet Terms.

You are welcome to sell all finished items from this pattern. When selling items online, a link to this pattern is appreciated but not required.

Due to the nature of patterns, there are no returns or refunds. All sales are final. Help is available by email, link is included in pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-3 months
  • 3-6 months
  • 6-12 months
  • toddler
  • child
  • teen/adult
  • large adult


  • 1-2 balls hemp twine (20 lb)
  • J (6 mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • measuring tape
  • stitch marker
  • fabric flower (optional)