Cotton Thread Sun Hat

Aug 28, 2008
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Sarah Margaret Crittenden


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snigelen wrote
on Sep 17, 2008 12:22 PM
I followed this pattern and made a blue hat (I know it's the wrong season, but hey! Summer will be back next year!). I really like the idea of using an old pattern and making it into something new. However, I did have some trouble at the middle of the top. I looked at your pictures but my pattern didn't look quite the same so I started over and figured it out by looking at the pics instead. I don't know if it was just me but i thought it was a bit unclear on where to put the ch3 loop, but I figured out it should be like a fish net or somehing like that. Anyway, I had no problems with the rest of the pattern. The side looks really good and the brim too. Thank you for the pattern!


on Oct 5, 2008 2:40 PM

Hi Stina,

I'd love to see a picture of your blue hat! I will double check the pattern for the part you had trouble with and try to make it more clear.

mad for crochet!

on Oct 18, 2008 5:18 AM
mad for crochet! Hello again Stina, I know it took me a while to get back to this, but I added a note in round 12 of the pattern that I hope will help clarify things. If you get a chance, could you look at it and see if it helps? Thanks!

ps I want to see your blue hat!!

snigelen wrote
on Oct 18, 2008 5:38 AM

Well, if only I knew how to post pictures here! I just started a flickr account but don't really understand what to do. As soon as I figure it out I'll post two pictures!

I don't have the hat anymore which means I will have to crochet a new one for me. I looked at your note and think that it is sufficient, but i will tell you for sure when I've made the hat again!

snigelen wrote
on Jan 4, 2009 7:42 AM

on Jan 18, 2009 9:35 AM

Hi, Sarah! I love this pattern so much I started an account just so I could ask you this question: what size thread should I be looking for to get fingering weight? I'm not familiar with the one you listed in your materials. I would normally use Royale's size 3 for a project with an E hook. Can't wait to get started on this one!



on Jan 23, 2009 4:51 AM
Hey Stina- your hat looks beautiful! Thanks for posting the picture!

mad for crochet!

on Jan 23, 2009 4:51 AM
Hi Sally,
I am so glad you like the pattern! I suggest that you do some swatches with your thread and hooks of different sizes until you get the gauge stated in the pattern. The difficult thing about sizing and gauge is that everyone crochets differently. Have fun and don't hesitate to ask more questions. I am pretty new at writing patterns, so any comments you have will be helpful.

mad for crochet!

on Jan 30, 2009 2:42 PM

Sarah, I'm now almost through with my second hat with this pattern! The Royale size 3 works like a charm with a D hook. The first one was off-white with the last two rounds worked in teal, and the second one is bright green. I like the contrast trim so well that I might have to do the same with this one. I'll post a picture to my flickr page if you'd like. As for the pattern.... I'll confess I wasn't exactly sure what to do with the instructions for the sides of the hat, so I ended up just doing (sc, ch 1) for as many rounds as I needed for it to be as long as I wanted, then proceeded with the brim. Also, I don't know what a magic ring is. Still, though, your instructions were clear enough that I now have two new hats waiting for the spring to come!

on Feb 6, 2009 12:04 PM

mad for crochet!I can't wait to see photos! I will check out the pattern to see if I can clarify the side pattern. Thanks for the feedback.

brandymccoy wrote
on Mar 3, 2009 5:23 PM

Cute hat

Brandy McCoy

Mrgcole wrote
on May 22, 2009 10:39 AM

OMG ! I have been looking every where for a Summer Cotton Hat and here it is...I am starting it this Holiday weekend...will try to post a picture (lol) for me that will be a joke, but maybe grandson will do it for me.

LOVE IT, love it, love it....


JoniB2009 wrote
on Jun 1, 2009 11:31 PM
If you aren't sure how to do the magic ring that is mentioned in this pattern and a lot of patterns lately here is a wonderful website that explains it really well and shows a video of making most stitchs and even patterns for every kind of flower too. It is found at this link: If you paste this into your address bar it will take you right to the video showing you how to make the magic circle. This lady has a lot of different hat patterns too that she actually sits and crochets from beginning to end and she talks as she videos herself crocheting everything from hats, basic stitchs and so many flowers!! Her name is Teresa and she is an angel!! Of course I love all the people that share thei patterns just like this cute sunhat!!!! Thanks so much for this darling sunhat! I cannot wait to make it! My goal is to have more different patterns for hats than are available anywhere in stores at my Etsy shop. I am aiming on making winter hats in all styles, headbands with matching wristlets (fingerless gloves), scarves etc. Mostly have adult and girl hats right now but I am going to be listing baby hats since they sell all the time. I do this to make a little bit of income since I am disabled. Believe it or not I have fibromyalgia and arthritis in my hands. I hope that I helped you with your question about the magic ring and I hope that you will stop by my shop and take a look too! I would appreciate any feedback you could give me about my shop. I am a newer shop on Etsy and it is very hard to get it going? Good luck with all your projects and I know you will love the advice at the website that I gave you!! :-)
Thanks and happy hooking!
Joni :-)

e-mail me at with any feedback or questions you may have.

on Jun 5, 2009 5:46 AM
mad for crochet!

I am so glad you love my hat! I can't wait to see your version. I can help you with posting the picture if you want.

bitscared wrote
on Nov 3, 2009 8:04 PM


I am very new to crocheting anything but granny square blankets! I recently shrunk my sun hat in the wash and thought I might try to make one. I love your hat and have tried to follow your pattern. I have made a mistake on the top as I didn't finish the rounds with the chians so I have one double wide point but it has worked out ok. Now I am doing the sides and I have round 22 - 25 done but when I started the next round instructions my hat starts to curve under itself (like a beanie would) is this right? Can I just keep doing the same all the was down?
I have used wool instead of cotton (for my practice hat) and if it goes well all my girls will get one!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to put this pattern up!

bitscared wrote
on Nov 4, 2009 12:56 AM

Also, when you say 'sc around' after a round with chaining, do you sc into the chain stitches or just one sc into the loop?

Linda@2 wrote
on Jan 21, 2010 3:07 PM
Linda@2 wrote
on Jan 21, 2010 3:10 PM
Linda@2 wrote
on Jan 21, 2010 3:11 PM

Hi. I so love this hat pattern, but how do I print the pattern without the comments???? Thanks

Myra Brewer wrote
on Feb 9, 2010 11:47 AM

Love this hat! I am new to crocheting. I figured I better get started on this project now in order to have it for spring.  Could you please explain line 4 in your instructions (skip ch1 loop, ch2)  Thank you so very much!  mjb

jntbrmhl wrote
on Mar 2, 2010 2:05 PM

I would really like a copy of this pattern, if possible.

quinzilla wrote
on Mar 6, 2010 12:29 PM

Hi. Can you send me a link for this pattern. I went to Ravelry and I was not able to find you.


PixelBead wrote
on Sep 23, 2010 7:19 AM

This 'free' pattern has a price tag on it.

on Sep 23, 2010 10:26 PM

I love this pattern and mad it isn't still in the free patterns.  I plan on trying to create a similar one since I do a lot of doilys.

AuroraD@2 wrote
on Apr 18, 2011 7:45 PM



buffalow wrote
on May 20, 2011 3:58 AM

Dear friends,


Please help me to have this pattern free so i can make it as a birthday gift to my dear daughter.


Thanks so much


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