I am so thrilled and honored to bring you a guest post from Corina of Stitch11! Corina has been a huge encouragement to me as a blogger, and her site, Stitch11, is always full of fun, exciting, and colorful patterns! If you aren't already, be sure to follow her on Facebook and check out her site. And here on Moogly you can get a taste of her skills, with this free Child Size Sun Hat pattern!
Last summer I created my first sun hat pattern. After posting the first one on my personal Facebook page I was flooded with crochet orders in all colors and sizes. By the end of July I had created multiple sizes of this simple, fun and adorable brimmed hat. Create this sun hat for all the ladies and princess's in your life and with some boy colors these would be great for the little men too! I am sharing the child size version here at the amazing Moogly Blog but if you need other sizes check out Stitch11's Free Sun Hat patterns!
Child Size Sun Hat
(CH-3 does not count as DC)
Round 1: Magic Ring, CH 3, DC 10, pull ring tight, join to top CH of CH 3
Round 2: CH 3, 2 DC each DC around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (20 DC)
Round 3: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (30 DC)
Round 4: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 2 DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (40 DC)
Round 5: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 3 DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (50 DC)
Round 6: CH 3. *2 dc in next DC, DC in next 4 DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (60 DC)
Round 7-12: CH 3, DC in each DC around. Join to top CH of CH 3. Do not finish off.
Add one more row to the last step (totaling 13) for bigger kids.
Round 1: ~Working in front loop only for this round only~CH 2 *2 HDC in next loop, HDC in next 2 loops, repeat from * around, connect to top of CH 2
Round 2: CH 2 *2 HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 2 HDC, repeat from * around, connect to top of CH 2
Round 3-4: CH 2 *2 HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 4 HDC, repeat from * around, connect to top of CH 2
Round 5: CH 2 *2 HDC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. connect to top of CH 2
Round 6: CH 1, SC around, connect to CH 1
I used 7 strands of yarn and weaved them in and out every 2 stitches
in row 12 (13 for the bigger kid size). Make sure you leave a little slack so the hat can
stretch over the child's head. I have also thought that using a ribbon would be super adorable!
Once again, a big BIG thank you to Corina and all the other bloggers who've provided guest posts for Moogly so that I can take the week off! Be sure to visit Corina's page and check out Stitch11's Free Sun Hat patterns and all the other goodies on her site - including her latest, a Lalaloopsy Inspired Doll crochet pattern! Adorable!
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