How cute is this little sunflower hat! I can you little ones wearing this during a 1 year photo shoot! Scroll down for the complete free pattern or get the ad-free, printable PDF here.
Sadie the Sunflower Hat crochet pattern is a cute little hat for babies and children. When I was thinking of a country style, one of the first things that came to mind was a sunflower so, of course, I had to make one. Get your yarn and hook ready for some yarn fun!
This easy crochet pattern is sized for newborns up through children size with a 20-inch circumference head, so you can make a hat for every little one you know. Imagine the adorable photo possibilities!
The cure hat calls for worsted weight yarn and uses simple crochet stitches so they’re great for those new to crochet. Make it a stash-buster and make a bunch of hats with different colored crochet flower patterns if you want.
Skill Level: Intermediate
- US Size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn: 320 yds worsted weight yarn – 50 [65, 70, 90, 90] yds brown (A)
- 40 [55, 60, 80, 80] yds yellow (B)
- 5 yds black for embroidery
- Yarn needle
- Black tapestry or embroidery thread – 3/4 inch black buttons for eyes (2) (optional)
Sizes: Newborn [3-6 mo, 6-12 mo, Toddler, Child]
- Circumference: 14 [17, 18, 18, 19] inches
- Height: 5.5 [6, 7, 7.5, 8] inches
Size/Gauge: 10 dc x 7 rnds = 4 inches
|bpdc||Back post double crochet|
|fpdc||Front post double crochet|
|hdc||Half double crochet|
|sl st||Slip stitch|
Join rounds where indicated with a sl st in the first st of the rnd.
With A, ch 3.
Rnd 1 (RS): 9 dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chs do not count as a st), join. (9 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout), 2 dc in each st around, join. (18 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] around, join. (27 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts] around, join. (36 dc)
Sizes 3-6 mo [6-12 mo] only – Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in each of next 5 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts] around, join. (42 dc)
Size 6-12 mo only – Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in each of next 20 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 20 sts, join. (44 dc)
Sizes Toddler [Child] only – Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in each of next 3 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts] around, join. (45 dc)
Size Child only – Rnd 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in each of next 21 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 22 sts, join. (47 dc)
Rnds 1 – 5 [5, 5, 7, 7]: Ch 2, dc in each st around, join. (36 [42, 44, 45, 47] dc)
Sizes Newborn [3-6mo, 6-12 mo] only – Rnd 1: Ch 2, fpdc around first st, bpdc around next st, [fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st] around, join. (18 [21, 22] fpdc, 18 [21, 22] bpdc)
Sizes Toddler [Child] only – Rnd 1: Ch 2, fpdc around first st, [bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st] around, join. (23  fpdc, 22  bpdc)
All Sizes: Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Sew on 2 buttons for eyes or embroider eyes with tapestry/embroidery thread. Embroider mouth with tapestry/embroidery thread.
PETAL (MAKE 10 [11, 12, 13, 14]):
With B, ch 11.
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each of next 2 chs, dc in each of next 4 chs, hdc in each of next 2 chs, 4 sc in next ch, working in opposite side of ch, hdc in each of next 2 chs, dc in each of next 4 chs, hdc in each of next 2 chs, 3 sc in last ch, join. (8 sc, 8 hdc, 8 dc)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Position petals evenly spaced across hat in an arc from one side of the brim, up and over the top, and down to the opposite side of the brim.
Use long tails to sew the petals into place.
Weave in all ends.
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