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easy sun hat crochet pattern
Here in Florida, summer is just around the corner. In fact, some days it feels like it’s already arrived. Our little girls love to play outside! They don’t even need toys; they just run around like the crazy little people that they are and have a grand ol’ time. I’m afraid at least one of our little girls has inherited my fair skin. Since it is said that just one bad sunburn can cause skin cancer later in life, I try to be very careful about protecting the delicate skin that my girls have.
One way we can do that is by wearing hats. What better kind than a crocheted sun hat? This sun hat is by no means a brand new look… I’ve seen similar patterns in various places on the web. But since I whipped one of these adorable sun hats up last night using my own pattern, I wanted to share it with you all.
free sun hat crochet pattern
Shell Stitch Sun Hat ~ a FREE! Crochet Pattern
Fits Children Approximately 4-8 years old
Materials: 
-2 skeins of Cotton Yarn
-tapestry needle for weaving ends
-white satin ribbon for embellishing
-stitch marker
how to crochet a sun hat
Notes: 
-This pattern is worked through both loops
-In the increase portion of the pattern, the ch 2 does NOT count as the first stitch.
-In the shell portion of the pattern, the ch 2 DOES count as the first stitch.
-The brim is worked in spiral. There will be no slip stitches or chain stitches between rounds.
-Ch 2 does NOT counts as the first stitch.

Directions: 
Begin with the J hook.
ch 2.
Round 1: 9 sc into the first ch. Sl st to the top of the first sc. Ch 2. (9)
Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (18)
Round 3: *1 dc into the first stitch, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (27)
Round 4: *1 dc into the first 2 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (36)
Round 5: *1 dc into the first 3 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (45)
Round 6: *1 dc into the first 4 stitches, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (54)
Round 7: 2 dc into the same stitch. *Skip two stitches, 3 dc into the next stitch.* around. Sl st to the top of the ch 2. (18 shells made)
Round 8: sl st in the next two stitches and into the space between the dc clusters. Ch 2, 2 dc in the same space. *3 dc in the next space between the clusters* around. Sl st to the top of the ch 2.
Rounds 9-13: Repeat round 8.

You are now working on the brim. Remember to put a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round.

Switch to the I hook for the remainder of the hat. 
Round 14: Ch 1, Sc in each stitch around. (54)
Round 15: *1 sc into the first two stitches, 2 sc into the next stitch* around. (72)
Round 16: *1 sc into the first stitch, 2 sc into the next stitch* around. (108)
Round 17-20: Sc in each stitch around. (108)
Round 21: *1 sc into the first 5 stitches, 2 sc into the next stitch* around. (126)
Rounds 22-24: Sc in each stitch around. Cut yarn and weave ends. (126)

 easy crochet sun hat pattern
After you’ve finished your hat, you can embellish it with a simple white ribbon. If you’re feeling a little more ambitious, you could check out one of the adorable crochet flower patterns offered on the blog. This spiral flower would be a great option as would this double layer daisy.
If you make this hat, I’d love to see it! Use the hashtag #daisycottagedesigns on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook so I can see it!
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