Crochet Cotton Sun Hat

Crochet Cotton Sun Hat
Crochet Cotton Sun Hat
Crochet Cotton Sun Hat

The Crochet Cotton Sun Hat uses the latest Bernat Softee Cotton yarn. Sized for an average adult female. Double-stranded for sturdiness.

Challenged by the social team of Yarnspirations to develop a summer based hat,

I pulled inspiration from the Crochet Bucket Hat by Yarnspirations for stitch count tolerance.

Crochet Bucket Hat

I didn’t want just straight double crochets as it’s too easy for me to do that. Instead, I used the stitch counts to give me a helping hand.

Using my preference of textured stitches, someone messaged me about the bean stitch earlier in the day before starting to design this. So I had the bean stitch on the brain, sort of speak, and wondered if I could through that in my hat.

The latest new yarn called Bernat Softee Cotton is not dishrag cotton. It’s fashion cotton on the light #3 level. I double-stranded to provide more strength and durability. The hat has substance and possibly a hat style you would find in a gift shop. The way the bean stitch and the 2 dc that share a stitch work together, visually gives me the impression of weaving and intention gapping spaces to let the heat from your head escape.

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Yarnspirations Patterns
Free Pattern: Crochet Cotton Sun Hat

Alternative Sizing

Cotton Sun Hat Child Size
Cotton Sun Hat Child Size

During the tutorial, I did the entire pattern using the 4 mm / G Hook with single-stranding Caron Cotton Cakes. The hat turns to a child-size of 19″. A child’s head circumference is 18″ – 20″. It’s lightweight and works.


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  1. Kalina Moonbeam

    Thank you for taking the time to make the video. I could not comprehend round 28 until I watched it. Love the pattern.

  2. Maria D.

    I so need the videos to be able to do any new items. Your videos are easiest for me to follow. I’m in love with this (cotton crochet hat) hat and would love to make one for myself. Thanks so much for your inspirations!
    Maria D.

  3. Hi Mikey, I just wanted to thank you so much for the pattern of the Christmas Tree Skirt. I am going to do my best to follow your directions for it but I wanted to ask if there is a pattern for a circulat skirt instead of the granny style you had. I want to change the colors to a bright red, green and white.
    So thank you again. I follow you on Facebook as much as I can.

  4. Marge

    The tutorial is a good visualization that helps me read the pattern later. So please, if you can. Thanks .


    a tutorial video please! Your tutorials are excellent and such a help. I as stuck on round 4 where you say single crochet around last post. I do not know what the ‘last post’ is. My apologies if you have already covered this issue.

    • Mikey

      I have done up a diagram which I am finalizing today. I am hoping this can answer your questions.

      • Liesbeth Jacobs

        Hi Mikey,
        I am up to roynd 6 of the cotton summer hat, and found a mistake (I think) in round 5 of the diagram. If you folliw the written instructions you have 2sc stitches between each set of 2 chains. Ending up with 20 sc and 10 chain 2 spaces. If you follow the diagram you have only 1 sc between chain 2 spaces. And you end up with too many chain 2 spaces.

        Kind regards, and I love the hat

  6. Yes! Please make a video for the hat. I can’t do anything new unless I watch you do it first. Thank you for all you do, it is very much appreciated by me a 70 yr old self taught with much help from you and been at it for 4 years now. Thanks again, Happy Hooker Bev. aka Damma the name my 1st grandchild started calling me because she couldn’t say the “gr” sound.

  7. Gail

    I could definitely use a tutorial. I would love to make this hat! Planning to make one !

  8. Donna Blasetti

    Please make a video. I’m a visual learner and it really helps

    • Lynne

      Please would you do a tutorial I can’t read patterns or diagrams thank you Mikey you’re the best

      • Mikey

        I haven’t decided yet but leave it with me. I am so swamped with chaos, I don’t want to promise something that I cannot do. I know others want it too but I am short of time.

  9. Nenderle Hogue

    Is round 7 missing the chain 2 at the beginning? Or am I just reading it wrong which is totally possible. 😆 thank you for all you do.

    • Mikey

      I will have the testing team relook at my pattern.

  10. Kimberly

    I say a tutorial video because everyone learns differently. Some are more visual learners and you are the benchmark in the tutorial arena for crocheting. You give people the confidence and ability to appreciate your love of crochet! Please don’t ever stop sharing your talent both on camera and off.

    • KIMBERLY Monasmith

      It’s ok. I am getting it after ripping it out five times. I also looked at some of your other videos to help me
      Figure out some of my questions.:-)

  11. Vicki

    A tutorial would be great not only to just follow along, but it’s fun listening to you laugh and have fun doing something new. 😊

  12. Kristina Putnam

    I would love ❤️ a tutorial on this. I is a gorgeous hat. I know several people I would absolutely love to make this for.

    • Cyndi

      I can’t figure out how to post my own comment. I can only reply to others. This is for The Crochet Crowd sun hat: I would love to make this hat. I only make things from tutorials, as I am a visual learner. A tutorial would be greatly appreciated. I think t huh is hat is gorgeous. I would make them as gifts and one for myself. Thank you.

  13. Jen Blohowiak

    I would love to have a tutorial on this pattern as I learn easier with videos when it comes to visual vs patterns pretty please do one for this one. 🙏😊🥰❤️ I love your video I watch them all the time.

  14. Jen Blohowiak

    I wo in Los love to have a tutorial on this pattern ass I learn easy with videos when it comes to visual vs patterns pretty please do one for this one. 🙏😊🥰❤️ I love your video I watch them all the time

  15. Bev

    Oh Mikey, I say yes, please, to a tutorial for the cotton sun hat. You did say how simple it is, but I don’t read patterns. I have completed so many projects with your amazing tutorials though. I’m ready to do another. Thanking you in advance. ☺️


      Please to a video. That is how i learn. Thank you! 🙂

  16. Deborah K Forrest

    I would love the pattern for the hat please. I love it

  17. Jamie

    Gorgeous. Is love a tutorial—learn better visually

  18. Marianne

    Would love if you could find the time in your busy schedule to make a tutorial. I’m still learning to read patterns but I’m a visual learner and watch your videos all the time. This hat is great and would love to make one for my daughter.
    Thanks for all you do!,,

  19. Beth MacDonald

    Love this ! Well done 💕 no video required IMHO☺️ finishing up a few projects and then making myself one ! Or two! Sharing this as well as we all need a great cotton summer hat made with love . Thanks ❤️

  20. Cornelia Finder

    Yes Michael I’d love to see this as tutorial. I am better with those . This is a perfect sunhat for my Grandbaby when we go camping!
    Thank you as always for your awesome tutorials!
    Connie Finder

  21. Judith Hall

    Way too challenging for me without your visual guidance! Would ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ a video tutorial!! Thanks, Mikey!!

  22. Lucy Enriquez Carlin

    Please Mikey make a tutorial for us love the little hat. Once again you did a beautiful job. Thank you so much. Love your work.

  23. Cindy

    Would love tutorial on the hat . Hope you have time to create it .
    Thank you !

  24. Irene

    Another request for a tutorial, please! Sometimes I get ahead of myself when reading a pattern, and following the tutorial helps me to stay on track!

  25. Ana Moreno

    Please, if you can make the tutorial make them better for me.

  26. Kerry


    Yes please for a tutorial for the hat.

  27. Kerry

    Yes please for a video.

  28. Cathy MEza

    You asked for us (on fb page) to leave message here if we’d like to see a tutorial from you. I see lots of ppl responding there 😄.
    I will probably attempt this on my own, but I love when I can watch you, to re-affirm that I’m doing it correctly 🤗.
    To paraphrase what someone else wrote: “if you have the time in your very busy schedule,” I (we) would love a video tutorial. And appreciate it; and you so much for ALL that you do!! 🥰
    Cathy M

  29. Maggie

    Would love video of the crochet sun hat. Love all of Mikey’s video, and I learn visually rather then reading a pattern.

  30. Margot

    What a beautiful design!! Thank you for all of your creativity and hard work behind the scenes 🙂 I hope I’m not the only person who would love to see a video tutorial of this! After years of crocheting I’m finally able to start reading patterns, but I am such a visual learner…

  31. Cathy Wilson

    I love this hat, but I think I would need a video tutorial. Hope you have time to do one. Thank you so much for all you do, I have learned a lot watching you videos. I love you humor too! Take car
    Cathy from Hillsboro Va

  32. Rosita

    Hi! I want yo thank Mikey for all what he teaches us!!!!
    Aldo ask for a tutorial for making this beautiful hay!!!
    Please Mikey!

  33. Rev. Florence Anne Clarke

    Mikey, I love the new hat. I would love the directions to this little hat. I love making hats for summer. I used to make the big floppy hats but you have to starch the life out of them. Keep up the good work.

    Rev. Florence Clarke

    • Jan

      Mikey I’m with the others I’d love to see you make a video. I’ve looked over the pattern and am stuck at a few places. Lovely hat and I can’t wait to make one for my sister and my self.

  34. Sherryl Gentry

    I love this hat. I vote for a tutorial! Please!

  35. Oldina

    I would like to print it is there an option to do this

    • There are two spots where you can get the PDF for this pattern. One is the name of the pattern in the first paragraph of the article – it is a blue link that will open the PDF for you. The other option is a little ways the article (between the headings of MORE IDEAS and TUTORIAL) you will see a pretty blue button that says FREE PATTERN that will take you to the pdf also. Hope it helps

    • Cara

      Click where it says pattern in the blue box. That opens the pdf of the pattern. You can print from there.

  36. sandy

    Hi Thank you for the pattern for the cotton sun hat, will you be doing a tutorial for the hat, i really want to try it but i do so much better with a tutorial, so please consider doing one. Thank you and thank you for all that you do.

  37. Toni

    Yes video will be a big help. Thanks

  38. Nicole Noel

    Hi Mickey, Thanks for the pattern…. Just a note….. did you notice that on the pdf you have a little tidbit about the iphone holder? LOL

    • Thank you for sharing that tidbit of information, it is a big help for us when we miss things like that. Mikey did get that corrected on the PDF

  39. Dianne

    Video please and thank you

    • Pearl

      Please do a video. I got confused on row 5 🤔 realized how much i would have loved a diagram 🥰 since i came up with 20 stitches and not 30.

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