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Sun Hat to Crochet C1.7

from Dovetail Designs
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Sun Hat to Crochet C1.7
Sun Hat to Crochet C1.7
Sun Hat to Crochet C1.7

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • crochet

Pattern Description:

Whether you're shading yourself from the sun's rays or keeping your hair under wraps, you can't help but shine in this classic hand crocheted hat. Worked in easy single crochet, it is edged in a slipstitch that finishes it off in simple style. The hat can be made in 3 basic sizes and has a drawstring for easy adjustment. The suggested yarn is supple so it folds for easy 'packability'. A portable project-- you will want to make more than once in colors that complement your eyes! Why not accessorize it with the Sling Bag to Crochet?


with hook size G/6 (4.25mm), 5 sc = 1" (2.5cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small, head circumference 20" (51cm)
  • Medium, head circumference 21.5" (55cm)
  • Large, head circumference 23" (58cm)


  • Sport cotton or linen, 480 yards (440m) - 540 yards (495m)
  • Crochet hook size G/6 (4.25mm)
  • Crochet hook size F/5 (3.75mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • Sewing needle with large eye to thread beads
  • Six stitch markers
  • Beads for end of hat tie - make sure holes are large enough to thread 4 strands of yarn
  • Stiffener for hat brim: 1.5 yards (140cm) nylon corset boning approximately 1/4" (0.5cm) wide