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Be A Star Child’s Sun Hat

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Be A Star Child’s Sun Hat
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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

If you are looking for an adult sized sun hat to crochet, check out my Shine On Sun Hat!

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SKILL LEVEL:
Intermediate

YARN:
Berroco Comfort DK (pink & white hat), or Tahki Cotton Classic (green & yellow hat)

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 Use whatever size hook is necessary to obtain gauge in order to get the correct fit.

SIZE:
Child (20” head)

GAUGE:
21 sts and 12 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 each of next 6 sts, skip 1, ch 2, hdc in next st, skip 1, ch 2, [hdc in each of next 7 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 (7 hdc, ch-2, 1 hdc, ch-2))

Rnd 7: 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] twice, {skip next hdc, hdc in each of next 6 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 (6 hdc, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch-2] twice))

Rnd 8: 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] 3 times, {skip next hdc, hdc in each of next 5 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 (5 hdc, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch 2] 3 times))

Rnd 9: 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] 4 times, {skip next hdc, hdc in each of next 4 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 (4 hdc, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch 2] 4 times))

Rnd 10: 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] 5 times, {skip next hdc, hdc in each of next 3 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 (3 hdc, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch 2] 5 times))

Rnd 11: Sl st into next hdc, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in next st, ch 2, [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 6 times, {skip next hdc, hdc2tog, 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 (hdc2tog, ch-2, [1 hdc, ch 2] 6 times))

Rnd 12 ~ 17: Sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as first hdc, ch 2), [hdc in ch-2 sp, ch 2] 39 times, join with a sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 4. (35 sets of (hdc, ch-2))

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Change Color

Rnd 18: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), [2 sc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next 6 ch-2 sps] 5 times, join with a sl st to top of beg sc. (100 sc)

Rnd 19: 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 20 & 21: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc in each remaining st around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg ch 3. (100 dc)

Change Color

Rnd 22 & 23: 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 24: Ch 4 (counts as first tc), tc in same st, 2 tc in next st, skip 1, 2 tc in next st * skip 1, [2 tc in next st] 2 times, skip one, 2 tc in next st, rep from * around until 1 st remains, join with a sl st to the top of beg ch 4. (60 sets of 2 tc)

Rnd 25: Sl st in the middle of 2 tc set, ch 4 (counts as first tc), tc in same sp, [2 tc in the middle of next set of 2 tc] around, join with a sl st to the top of beg ch 4. (60 sets of 2tc)

Rnd 26: Sl st in the middle of 2 tc set, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st,* 2 dc before next 2 tc set, [2 dc in the middle of next 2 tc set] 3 times, rep from * around to end, last repeat will not have the last set of 2 dc, join with a sl st to the top of beg ch 3. (80 sets of 2 dc)

Rnd 27: Sl st in the middle of 2 dc set, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same sp, [2 dc in the middle of next set of 2 dc] around, join with a sl st to the top of beg ch 3. (80 sets of 2dc)

Change Color

Rnd 28: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in the middle of 2 dc set, [2 sc in the middle of 2 dc set] around, join with a sl st to beg sc. (160 sc)

Rnd 29~30: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to beg sc. (160 sc)

Change Color

Rnd 31: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in each of next 7 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 7 sts] 19 times, join with a sl st to beg hdc. (180 hdc)

Rnd 32: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in next st and in each st around, join with a sl st to beg hdc. (180 hdc)

Rnd 33: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st, hdc in each of next 8 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 8 sts] 19 times, join with a sl st to beg hdc. (200 hdc)

Rnd 34: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in next st and in each st around, join with a sl st to beg hdc. (200 hdc)

Cut a piece of brimlock that is 41” long. Join it into a circle.
*for a flatter brim, cut a piece that is only 40” long.

Rnd 35: Working over the brimlock circle, sc in each hdc all the way around, join with a sl st to first sc, fasten off. (200 sc)

Weave in all ends.

Give to a little one and enjoy!

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27 Comments

27 Comments on Be A Star Child’s Sun Hat

  1. Pamela
    July 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Could you please tell me what tc means in row 24? Is it triple crochet? I am making this in solid white for my granddaughter. I will make hatbands with your flower so she can wear with many different outfits. This is a fabulous hat. Thank you for the pattern!

    Reply
    • Jessie
      July 6, 2014 at 8:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes, Triple or Treble Crochet (same st, two names)

      Reply
      • Pamela
        July 6, 2014 at 8:49 pm (2 years ago)

        Thank you!

        Reply
  2. Sheri Weber
    July 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Great post and super hat!!

    Reply
  3. Jan
    August 18, 2014 at 10:19 am (2 years ago)

    I love this pattern! Thank you for sharing it!

    Reply
  4. Nicole
    August 21, 2014 at 6:44 pm (2 years ago)

    This is adorable! I may have to squeeze it in before summer’s completely over. 😉

    Reply
  5. Vicki Miles
    August 22, 2014 at 12:58 am (2 years ago)

    I first saw this pattern while using the internet on my phone, I kept it saved for days until I could use my normal computer and add this to my favorites. I look forward to making it for my daughter next summer since she informed me that she is getting to old for her Disney princess sun hat (just turned 8).

    Reply
  6. Rachel Beittenmiller
    August 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this hat! I may need to use a slightly larger gauge and make it for myself 🙂

    Reply
    • Jessie
      August 27, 2014 at 9:24 pm (2 years ago)

      No need! I made an adult version. 🙂

      Reply
  7. Carrie V
    February 1, 2015 at 9:04 pm (1 year ago)

    Would anyone have a suggestion on where to look for the brimlock or nylon hat wire? Or a good substitution that I could find at a craft store? I’d rather try to find something local, rather than order online. What have you other crocheters used for the brim edge?

    Reply
    • Jessie
      February 1, 2015 at 11:20 pm (1 year ago)

      You can find out if you have any local millinery supply companies. I know some people have said that they have used the heaviest gauge of weed wacker cord. Some people get it to work, and some people end up with a crazy, wavy, brim. I’m not sure how to make it work, as I have never tried with anything other than brimlock. I used to be a stitcher for a milliner, so I feel like I am cheating if I don’t use brimlock. 😉

      Reply
  8. Sandy
    February 2, 2015 at 12:15 am (1 year ago)

    Can you tell me what kind of wire you use? I want to make a few of these for my girls this summer, living in Arizona the sun is a scorcher! Thanks

    Reply
    • Jessie
      February 2, 2015 at 10:36 am (1 year ago)

      The Brimlock is linked in the pattern. I order it.

      Reply
  9. Tery
    March 25, 2015 at 4:54 pm (1 year ago)

    What does the hat look like without the Brimlock? I am thinking of making it for my 4 yr old niece and I am not sure she would like the stiff brim. I just would like some feedback before I decide if this is the right pattern. Thank you SO much.

    Reply
    • Jessie
      March 25, 2015 at 5:12 pm (1 year ago)

      It will just flop down, it is not made to stand on its own.

      Reply
  10. Darlene Peterson
    April 17, 2015 at 3:20 pm (1 year ago)

    I love these hat patterns . They are so cute. There is about 4 hats that I am going to make if I live long enough. I crochet alot because I am bedridden and can’t do any thing else. I also want to thank you for your website for free patterns it helps me out alot.

    Reply
  11. Tammie
    June 17, 2015 at 10:24 am (11 months ago)

    I really like this hat pattern as well as the adult one but I would like to know if you have this one in the adult siz too! I plan on making the other adult sun hat and I also would like to make this hat for myself also!

    Fellow Crocheter,

    Tammie

    Reply
    • Tammie nipp
      June 17, 2015 at 3:48 pm (11 months ago)

      Thank you so very much for your help! I really like that sun hat also! I also would like to know what size is the yarn is it a 3 or 4 strands put together! I am asking so I can get the right size yarn for the hats! Thank you again!

      Fellow crocheter

      Tammie

      Reply
      • Jessie
        June 17, 2015 at 6:31 pm (11 months ago)

        The yarn I used is listed in each pattern, I think I used a different yarn for each pattern. You can look each yarn up on Ravelry to get the info if you want to use a different yarn.

        Reply
        • Tammie nipp
          June 17, 2015 at 9:59 pm (11 months ago)

          Thank you again for your help! I will go and find out what I need to know! You have been a big help to me!

          Fellow crocheter
          Tammie

          Reply

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