Summer Lovin’
15 Free Crochet Sun Hat Patterns


As the temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, it’s time to think about sun protection. Crochet sun hats are a fun project and easier to make than you might think.

From wide-brimmed floppy hats to classic fedoras, there’s a pattern to suit every style, and you can customize your hat to match your favourite outfits!

A woman in a tropical garden wearing a crochet raffia sun hat.
Photo: jennyandteddy.com

Everyday Sun Hat from Jenny and Teddy

The Everyday Sun Hat is a free crochet sun hat pattern with a full video tutorial. The video is easy to follow and beginner friendly.

SIZE: one size to fit adults.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Ra-Ra Raffia from Wool And The Gang.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: one 100 g skein (273yds/250 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a ruler or measuring tape, and a stitch marker.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Loop Only and Back Loop Only Crochet.

A woman in a tropical garden wearing a crochet raffia bucket hat.
Photo: jennyandteddy.com

Basic Bucket Hat from Jenny and Teddy

The Basic Bucket Hat is an easy crochet sun hat pattern with a step-by-step video tutorial. You can make it with cotton yarn or raffia as pictured.

SIZE: one size, adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Ra-Ra Raffia from Wool And The Gang.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 250-300 yds (229 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a tape measure, and a stitch marker.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Loop Only and Back Loop Only Crochet.

A closeup of a woman on a rocky beach wearing a crochet sun hat.
Photo: garnstudio.com

Garden Girl from DROPS Design

The Garden Girl sun hat is crocheted from the top down in cotton or cotton blend yarn. It’s a simple pattern worked in single crochet with basic increases and includes instructions for optional ties and loops.

SIZE: S/M to fit a head circumference of 21¼”-22″ (54-56 cm) and M/L to fit a head circumference of 22″-22¾” (56-58 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., DROPS Bomull-Lin or DROPS Paris from Garnstudio.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 150-200 g.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Photo: garnstudio.com

Always Bright from DROPS Design

Worked primarily in double crochet, this free crochet sun hat pattern uses steel wire to stiffen the brim. This pattern is worked from a chart.

SIZE: one size, to suit a head circumference of approximately 21¼”-22¾” (54-58 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., DROPS Bomull-Lin or DROPS Paris from Garnstudio.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 150-200g.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, scissors, a yarn needle, and about 59″ (150 cm) of thin steel wire for the brim edge.

Photo: lulostitchco.com

The Adele Easy Crochet Bucket Hat from Lulo Stitch Co

The Adele crochet hat is a free pattern for a classic bucket hat with a flat top, straight sides and an angled brim. Worked in the round in single crochet; the pattern is suitable for advanced beginners.

SIZE: one size fits the average adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton, e.g., Bernat Handicrafter.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: approximately 150 yds/137 m.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure or gauge ruler, scissors, a tapestry needle, and a stitch marker.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only.

Two different views of a woman wearing a crochet raffia sun hat.
Photo: myhobbyiscrochet.com

The Raffie Sun Hat from My Hobby is Crochet

The Raffie Sun Hat is a free crochet hat pattern for a sun hat with a wire-edged brim for shaping. The pattern includes instructions for making an optional braided band.

SIZE: one size to fit a head circumference of 21-22″ (54-56 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: you’ll need about 218 yds/200 m of ¼” raffia.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker, adhesive tape, and a small amount of thread or embroidery floss in the same colour as your raffia. Two wooden beads and 44″ (110 cm) of 1/16th” galvanized wire rope (optional).

Two women on a beach wearing wide-brimmed crochet sun hats
Photo: craftpassion.com

Wide Brim Crochet Sun Hat from Craft Passion

This free crochet sun hat pattern includes instructions for two brim sizes, 5″ or 6″ and has lots of helpful tips to ensure your hat turns out beautifully. Fishing wire stiffens and shapes the brim, and the leather cord makes the brim adjustable.

SIZE: to fit head circumference 21-23″ (53.5-58.5 cm).
YARN REQUIRED: two 250 m rolls of raffia
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: 120 yds of 100 lb fishing line, adhesive tape, 1¼” yds of lace trim, 1¼” yds of 3 mm leather cord, adhesive tape, a stitch marker, tapestry needle, and you’ll need a steam iron.

Back view of a woman at the beach wearing a rust coloured crochet sun hat.
Photo: originallylovely.com

Seaside Sun Hat Crochet Pattern from Originally Lovely

This free crochet sun hat pattern features a simple cable stitch detail and a relaxed brim.

SIZE: 21½” circumference (54.5 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton, e.g., 24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: two 100 g skeins (372 yds/340 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: stitch markers, scissors, a tapestry needle, a measuring tape, and fabric stiffener for the brim (optional).

Video: Pretty Darn Adorable

Learn How to Crochet a Sun Hat: Video Tutorial from Pretty Darn Adorable

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this lacy detail sun hat with a wide brim. This is a good video for beginners, there are time stamps for each row, and the designer goes through all the stitches and details step-by-step.

SIZE: 21″ circumference.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton, e.g., Bernat Handicrafter.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?:
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6.50 mm (K-10 ½) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, tapestry needle, stitch markers, 50″ (127 cm) of 12-16 gauge wire for the brim. and scissors. You’ll also need a hot glue gun, clear floral tap or wire crimp connectors for securing the wire.

A woman in a pink and grey crochet sun hat.
Photo: yarnhookneedles.com

The Sunshine Hat from Yarn Hook Needles

This free pattern for a floppy crochet sun hat is suitable for crocheters of a medium skill level.

SIZE: to suit a 22″ (55-56 cm) head circumference.
YARN WEIGHT: #5 / Bulky / Chunky / Craft weight yarn, e.g., Rewind from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: two 100 g balls.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, tapestry needle, stitch markers, and a tape measure.

A closeup of a woman wearing a crochet hat with a wide, floppy brim.
Photo: seeloveshare.it

Crochet Floppy Sun Hat from See Love Share

This is a basic pattern for a crochet sun hat; it’s not a difficult pattern, but I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners as there is not a lot of extra detail given.

SIZE: one size.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Yashi from Universal Yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: two balls.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.

A side view of a woman outdoors, wearing a fedora-style crochet sun hat.
Photo: makeanddocrew.com

The Cleo Wide-Brimmed Fedora from Make & Do Crew

This free crochet fedora pattern includes a detailed step-by-step photo tutorial and a video. The design promises to be sturdy and packable! It’s an easy project too, worked entirely in single crochet.

SIZE: 21-22″.
YARN WEIGHT: #5 / Bulky / Chunky / Craft weight yarn, e.g., Rewind from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: two skeins, approximately 165 g.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook, or size need to meet gauge.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, a tapestry needle, stitch markers, 6′ (183 cm) of 1/16″ galvanized wire rope, wire cutters, a 3/16″ grommet kit, 40″ (102 cm) of leather lace, a wooden bead, and a small piece of scrap leather for tag (optional).

A side view of a woman outdoors wearing a blue rancher-style crochet sun hat with a leather hat band.
Photo: makeanddocrew.com

Tate Rancher Hat from Make & Do Crew

The Tate Rancher Hat is a free pattern for a moldable, stiff-brimmed crochet hat with instructions for an optional sweatband. The step-by-step pictures and video tutorial are super helpful for visual learners.

SIZE: Small to fit head circumference of 21-22″ (53-56 cm) and Large to fit 22½”- 23½” (57-60 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Re-Tweed from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: two skeins or about 140 g.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE:
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, scissors, tapestry needle, stitch markers, 6′ (183 cm) of 1/16″ galvanized wire rope, wire cutters, a thrifted belt or braided leather cord, 26″/66 cm of 1″-wide grosgrain ribbon, masking tape or washi tape, a sewing needle, and sewing thread.

A blue and white wide-brimmed crochet sun hat with a ball of yarn and a crochet hook.
Photo: cococrochetlee.com

Hat-Not-Hate Sunhat from Coco Crochet Lee

This free crochet sun hat pattern was designed as part of the Hat-Not-Hate anti-bullying campaign.

SIZE: one size fits most.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton, e.g., 24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: one ball of white yarn and one blue.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: 60″ of craft wire (optional), a yarn needle, scissors, and a measuring tape.

A woman by the water wearing a black floppy crochet sun hat.
Photo: hearthookhome.com

Floppy Sun Hat from Heart Hook Home

This free crochet sun hat pattern is given a DIY heavy starch treatment using corn starch.

YARN WEIGHT: size 3 crochet thread.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 400-450 yards (366-412 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.25 mm (B-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, scissors, a yarn needle, and corn starch.

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