Easy Crochet Baby Sun Hat (6-12month- Toddler) FREE Crochet Pattern

How cute is this crochet baby bucket hat. This is a really easy pattern to make this adorable sun hat, which is perfect for a toddler, due to the light weight of the pattern when worked up and the lovely fluted brim, ensures baby is well protected from the sun all around making this a a firm go-to favorite baby sun hat pattern with me. 


The crochet baby hat pattern can be made in any colors making it perfect for boys as well. 
This is adorable sun hat was actually made for my niece when she was 18 months old, (but she was a very small baby)  The hat is 16 inches in circumference around the widest part of head and fits a 6-12 month old toddler. If I wanted a slightly smaller size for ages 3-6 months I would drop a half hook size to a 3.50 mm
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Nothing is more cuter than the little one in their sun hat. and your possibilities in colour and finishing off are endless.

Childs Crochet Sun Hat Pattern:  

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Finish off these hats with some matching ribbon or a crochet flower as seen.
Please Note:
Ch2, does not count as first stitch, you will be working the first dc into the base of the ch2, in each round)
The main part of the hat is crocheted loosely (5dc=1 inch)
When you start the brim (RND 17) crochet this tighter in the first couple  of rounds or change to a 3.50mm hook for the next 3 rounds if you want the brim stiffer


Round 1: Ch 4 and join with a slip stitch in first ch to form ring. Ch2 (do not count as first dc from now on) 12 dc in ring. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2, (2dc, dc) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (36 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2, (2dc, 1 dc in next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2, ( 2 dc in next dc in next 3 st,) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (60 dc)
Rounds 6-7: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (60 sc)
Round 8: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (60 dc)
Rounds 9-10: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (60 sc)
Round 11: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (60 dc)
Rounds 12-13: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc (60 sc)
Round 14: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (60 dc)
Rounds 15-16: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc (60 sc)
Round 17: Ch 1, (sc in 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) repeat around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (70 sc)

Round 18: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. (70 sc)
Round 19: Ch 1, sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in 6 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sc in last 3 sts. Join in first sc. (80 sc)
Round 20: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join in first sc. (80 sc)
Round 21: Ch 1, *sc in 7 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first sc. (90 sc)
Round 22: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join in first sc. (90 sc)
Round 23: Ch 1, sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in 8 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sc in last 4 sts. Join in first sc. (100 sc)

Round 24: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join in first sc. (100 sc)
Round 25: Slip Stitch in every chain around brim (this helps stop the bottom curling up)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

I made a Crochet Flowers and a small butterfly appliqué for this one