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Zigzag Crochet Sun Hat Pattern

Zigzag Crochet Sun Hat Pattern
Zigzag Crochet Sun Hat Pattern
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Work up this adorable crochet sunhat for the upcoming warmer months and you'll have the perfect accessory for vacations, beach trips and endless fun in the sun. This pattern is easy to work up and is listed in every size from newborn to large adult, so no matter who needs a hat in their life, you'll be able to whip one up. Choose your favorite color combination or just stick with a light and solid neutral for this simple design. 

NotesSpecial Instructions:
•The hat can be started with a Magic Ring or with the instructions given in Round 1.
•Starting chain does not count as a stitch (unless directed otherwise).
•Each round is started in the same stitch as your starting chain.
•The end of each round is joined by slip stitching in the first stitch of the round (unless directed otherwise).

Easy

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge12 stitches and 10 rows = 4" (10 cm) in HDC

Finished SizeNewborn, 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler, Child, Teen/Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult

Materials List

  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream or Bernat Handicrafter Worsted Weight Cotton in two or more colors; I have used Bernat Handicrafter in White, Black Licorice and Country Red for the hat pictured above.
  • 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge.
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Pattern

Newborn - 3 Months

Head Circumference = 13" - 14.5"  •  Hat Circumference = 13"  •  Hat Height Before Brim = 5"

  1. Round 1: With Main Color - Ch 2, make 9 hdc in the 2nd chain from hook, join in first hdc (9)

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join (18)

  3. Round 3: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join (27)

  4. Round 4: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (36)

  5. Round 5: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 17 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (38)

  6. Round 6: With Accent Color - Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, *sk 1 stitch, make 2 dc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join in the top of the starting chain (38)

  7. Round 7: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (38)

  8. Round 8: With Accent Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (38)

  9. Round 9 - 11: Repeat Round 7 & 8 until hat measures approx. 4.75" (38)

  10. Round 12: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 1, make 2 sc in the same space, make 2 sc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in first sc (38)

  11. Brim Round 13: Ch 1, *hdc in first stitch, make 2 hdc in next stitch*, repeat from * to end, join in first hdc (57)

  12. Round 14: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (57)

  13. Round 15: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (57)

  14. Round 16: Slip stitch in each stitch around, join in first stitch (57)

  15. Fasten off and weave in ends.

3 - 6 Months

Head Circumference = 14.5" - 16"  •  Hat Circumference = 14"  •  Hat Height Before Brim = 5.5"

  1. Round 1: With Main Color - Ch 2, make 9 hdc in the 2nd chain from hook, join in first hdc (9)

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join (18)

  3. Round 3: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join (27)

  4. Round 4: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (36)

  5. Round 5: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 5 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (42)

  6. Round 6: With Accent Color - Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, *sk 1 stitch, make 2 dc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join in top of starting chain (42)

  7. Round 7: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (42)

  8. Round 8: With Accent Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (42)

  9. Round 9 - 12: Repeat Round 7 & 8 until hat measures approx. 5.25" (42)

  10. Round 13: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 1, make 2 sc in the same space, make 2 sc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in first sc (42)

  11. Brim Round 14: Ch 1, *hdc in first stitch, make 2 hdc in next stitch*, repeat from * to end, join in first hdc (63)

  12. Round 15: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (63)

  13. Round 16: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (63)

  14. Round 17: Slip stitch in each stitch around, join in first stitch (63)

  15. Fasten off and weave in ends.

6 - 12 Months

Head Circumference = 16" - 17.5"  •  Hat Circumference = 15.5"  •  Hat Height Before Brim = 5.75"

  1. Round 1: With Main Color - Ch 2, make 9 hdc in the 2nd chain from hook, join in first hdc (9)

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join (18)

  3. Round 3: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join (27)

  4. Round 4: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (36)

  5. Round 5: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (45)

  6. Round 6: Ch 1, make 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in each stitch around, join (46)

  7. Round 7: With Accent Color - Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, *sk 1 stitch, make 2 dc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join in top of starting chain (46)

  8. Round 8: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (46)

  9. Round 9: With Accent Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (46)

  10. Round 10 - 13: Repeat Round 8 & 9 until hat measures approx. 5.5" (46)

  11. Round 14: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 1, make 2 sc in the same space, make 2 sc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in first sc (46)

  12. Brim Round 15: Ch 1, *hdc in first stitch, make 2 hdc in next stitch*, repeat from * to end, join in first hdc (69)

  13. Round 16: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (69)

  14. Round 17: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (69)

  15. Round 18: Slip stitch in each stitch around, join in first stitch (69) Fasten off and weave in ends.

Toddler & Small Child

(Approximately 1 to 5 years - please measure for a more accurate fit)
Head Circumference = 18" - 19"  •  Hat Circumference = 17"  •  Hat Height Before Brim = 6.25"

  1. Round 1: With Main Color - Ch 2, make 9 hdc in the 2nd chain from hook, join in first hdc (9)

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join (18)

  3. Round 3: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join (27)

  4. Round 4: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (36)

  5. Round 5: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (45)

  6. Round 6: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 8 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (50)

  7. Round 7: With Accent Color - Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, *sk 1 stitch, make 2 dc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join in top of starting chain (50)

  8. Round 8: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (50)

  9. Round 9: With Accent Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (50)

  10. Round 10 - 14: Repeat Round 8 & 9 until hat measures approx. 6" (50)

  11. Round 15: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 1, make 2 sc in the same space, make 2 sc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in first sc (50)

  12. Brim Round 16: Ch 1, *hdc in first stitch, make 2 hdc in next stitch*, repeat from * to end, join in first hdc (75)

  13. Round 17: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 stitches, *make 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 5 stitches*, repeat from * to end, join (87)

  14. Round 18: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (87)

  15. Round 19: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (87)

  16. Round 20: Slip stitch in each stitch around, join in first stitch (87)

  17. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Child

(Approximately 5 to 10 years - please measure for a more accurate fit)
Head Circumference = 19" - 20.5"  •  Hat Circumference = 18"  •  Hat Height Before Brim = 6.75"

  1. Round 1: With Main Color - Ch 2, make 9 hdc in the 2nd chain from hook, join in first hdc (9)

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join (18)

  3. Round 3: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join (27)

  4. Round 4: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (36)

  5. Round 5: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (45)

  6. Round 6: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 4 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (54)

  7. Round 7: With Accent Color - Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, *sk 1 stitch, make 2 dc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join in top of starting chain (54)

  8. Round 8: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (54)

  9. Round 9: With Accent Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (54)

  10. Round 10 - 15: Repeat Round 8 & 9 until hat measures approx. 6.5" (54)

  11. Round 16: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 1, make 2 sc in the same space, make 2 sc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in first sc (54)

  12. Brim Round 17: Ch 1, *hdc in first stitch, make 2 hdc in next stitch*, repeat from * to end, join in first hdc (81)

  13. Round 18: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 stitches, *make 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 5 stitches*, repeat from * to end, join (94)

  14. Round 19: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (94)

  15. Round 20: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (94)

  16. Round 21: Slip stitch in each stitch around, join in first stitch (94)

  17. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Teen / Small Adult

Head Circumference = 20.5" - 22"  •  Hat Circumference = 19.5"  •  Hat Height Before Brim = 7"

  1. Round 1: With Main Color - Ch 2, make 9 hdc in the 2nd chain from hook, join in first hdc (9)

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join (18)

  3. Round 3: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join (27)

  4. Round 4: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (36)

  5. Round 5: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (45)

  6. Round 6: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 4 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (54)

  7. Round 7: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 stitches, *make 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 12 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (58)

  8. Round 8: With Accent Color - Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, *sk 1 stitch, make 2 dc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join in top of starting chain (58)

  9. Round 9: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (58)

  10. Round 10: With Accent Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (58)

  11. Round 11 - 16: Repeat Round 9 & 10 until hat measures approx. 6.75" (58)

  12. Round 17: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 1, make 2 sc in the same space, make 2 sc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in first sc (58)

  13. Brim Round 18: Ch 1, *hdc in first stitch, make 2 hdc in next stitch*, repeat from * to end, join in first hdc (87)

  14. Round 19: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 stitches, *make 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 5 stitches*, repeat from * to end, join (101)

  15. Round 20: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (101)

  16. Round 21: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (101)

  17. Round 22: Slip stitch in each stitch around, join in first stitch (101)

  18. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Medium Adult

Head Circumference = 22" - 23"  •  Hat Circumference = 20.5"  •  Hat Height Before Brim = 7.25"

  1. Round 1: With Main Color - Ch 2, make 9 hdc in the 2nd chain from hook, join in first hdc (9)

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join (18)

  3. Round 3: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join (27)

  4. Round 4: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (36)

  5. Round 5: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (45)

  6. Round 6: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 4 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (54)

  7. Round 7: Ch 1, hdc in first 6 stitches, *make 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 5 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (62)

  8. Round 8: With Accent Color - Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, *sk 1 stitch, make 2 dc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join in top of starting chain (62)

  9. Round 9: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (62)

  10. Round 10: With Accent Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (62)

  11. Round 11 - 17: Repeat Round 9 & 10 until hat measures approx. 7" (62)

  12. Round 18: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 1, make 2 sc in the same space, make 2 sc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in first sc (62)

  13. Brim Round 19: Ch 1, *hdc in first stitch, make 2 hdc in next stitch*, repeat from * to end, join in first hdc (93)

  14. Round 20: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 stitches, *make 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 5 stitches*, repeat from * to end, join (108)

  15. Round 21: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (108)

  16. Round 22: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (108)

  17. Round 23: Slip stitch in each stitch around, join in first stitch (108)

  18. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Large Adult

Head Circumference = 23" - 24"  •  Hat Circumference = 21.75"  •  Hat Height Before Brim = 7.5"

  1. Round 1: With Main Color - Ch 2, make 9 hdc in the 2nd chain from hook, join in first hdc (9)

  2. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join (18)

  3. Round 3: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join (27)

  4. Round 4: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (36)

  5. Round 5: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (45)

  6. Round 6: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 4 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (54)

  7. Round 7: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 5 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (63)

  8. Round 8: Ch 1, in first stitch *make 2 hdc, hdc in next 20 stitches* repeat from * to end, join (66)

  9. Round 9: With Accent Color - Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, *sk 1 stitch, make 2 dc in next stitch* repeat from * to end, join in top of starting chain (66)

  10. Round 10: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (66)

  11. Round 11: With Accent Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 2, dc in the same space, make 2 dc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in top of starting chain (66)

  12. Round 12 - 18: Repeat Round 10 & 11 until hat measures approx. 7.25" (66)

  13. Round 19: With Main Color - slip stitch between the starting chain and the post of the first dc, ch 1, make 2 sc in the same space, make 2 sc between the posts of each dc pair from the previous round, join in first sc (66)

  14. Brim Round 20: Ch 1, *hdc in first stitch, make 2 hdc in next stitch*, repeat from * to end, join in first hdc (99)

  15. Round 21: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 stitches, *make 2 hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 5 stitches*, repeat from * to end, join (115)

  16. Round 22: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (115)

  17. Round 23: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join (115)

  18. Round 24: Slip stitch in each stitch around, join in first stitch (115)

  19. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Changing Yarn Colors

If you are not comfortable carrying your working yarn between Rounds, you can fasten off after each Zigzag Round and join your new color between the starting chain and the post of the first DC.

  1. To carry your working yarn, change colors when you slip stitch to join at the end of the Round: insert your hook in the top of the starting chain, yarn over with the accent color and pull through all loops on the hook.  Leave the main color hanging inside the hat and continue working around. When you get to the end of the round, repeat these steps to change back to the main color.

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Cute hat, love the chevron zigzag design, and LOVE that the entire thing can be found right here on this page. NO clicking an external link that is flooded with pop-up ads and stuff like that. I am thinking that babies and toddlers, along with older folks would probably get the most use out of this hat. Thanks for sharing.

I agree with Hippie Chick that this is probably too warm for the middle of summer, although wouldnt it be adorable worked in red, white and blue cotton? I appreciate that the designer gives complete instructions for all the sizes separately. Its so much easier for me to copy and paste specific sizes for my students. Sometimes its hard to follow when all the sizes are mixed up.

This is a cute hat, but looks a little too warm to wear in the heat of the summer. This hat would work a lot better in the cooler months. I love Bernat cotton yarns. They are so soft and come in an almost endless variety of colors. Baby will be styling when wearing this hat.

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