Free Ruffled Brim Sunhat Pattern…

I get frustrated when I see patterns that are offered for free with the stipulation that you may not sell items made from it. *Sigh….* – that’s just me. No offense intended. Well, you  may rest-assured that the patterns I post on my blog are free, no strings attached.  As long as you don’t copy and sell the pattern as you’re own, then you are free to do what you will with them. If you feel inclined to give me credit for the pattern, go right ahead – if not…. no skin off my nose 🙂 Anyhoooo…..

Here’s one of my designs, that may or may not need a little fine-tuning once I’ve had an opportunity to test it using cotton. Enjoy!

Hook: 4 mm (G)

Yarn: Worsted weight. I used Redheart to test the pattern – but in future I will be using cotton as it is breathable and cool to wear.

Gauge: 64dc stitches = 50cm (20″) approx. So I guess the gauge is around 12st per 10cm (4″)?

Hat circumference: 50cm (20″) approx – to fit a toddler/small child – my daughter is 3 and a half.

Hat height (body of hat – brim not included) 17cm (6.5″)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Magic circle (or ch2 and work the following row into the 2nd ch from hook)

R1. 12dc into ring (or 2nd ch from hook – depending on what method you used) (12 dc)

R2. ch3 (counts as dc from here forward), dc in same stitch…. then 2dc in each stitch around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (24 dc)

R3. ch3, dc in same stitch, dc in next dc, (2dc in next dc, dc in next dc) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (36dc)

R4. ch3, dc in same stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, (2dc in next dc, dc in next two dc) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (48 dc)

R5. ch3, dc in same stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, (2dc in next dc, dc in next three dc) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (60dc)

R6. ch3, dc in same stitch, dc in next 14 stitches, (2dc in next dc, dc in next fourteen dc) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain (64dc)

R7. to 10. DC in each st around – joining with sl st at end of each row (64st)

BAND:

R11. to 13. ch3, (dc in prev st, skip st, dc) repeat around… there will be one dc in every st – join with sl st at beginning of row (64sts)

BRIM:

(You can join with sl st at end of each row – or alternatively crochet in the round, marking your beginning st to keep track of your stitch count)

R14. (2dc, dc in next 2 sts) around

R15. (2dc, dc in next 3 sts) around

R16. (2dc, dc in next 4sts) around

R17. (2dc, dc in next 5sts) around

R18. Reverse slip stitch in each st around. (I find the reverse slip stitch gives the brim a nice firm edge. If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, just slip stitch around).

Fasten in ends etc etc…

Hope you have fun with this pattern 🙂

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Free Sunflower Pattern…

Spring has sprung here in New Zealand, and so I have been inspired to make crocheted flower headbands in bright, cheerful colours. Here’s the pattern for my sunflower which I attach to a brooch pin. That way, it can be attached to a headband or worn as a brooch.

Hook: 4 mm (G)

Yarn: DK/8ply. I used Panda Magnum (gold) and Crucci Olympus (dark brown).

FIRST LAYER:

Using yellow yarn…

Magic Circle

R1: Work 8sc in magic circle, join with sl st.

R2: 2sc in each st around, join with sl st (16 sts).

R3: (petals) ch 6, working stitches in the chain just made, sc in next ch from hook, then 1hdc in next ch, 2dc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1sc in next ch, sl st in the next st of centre. Repeat R3 x 16 times (16 petals).

SECOND LAYER (FLOWER CENTRE)

Using brown yarn…

Magic Circle

R1: Work 8sc in magic circle, join with sl st.R2: 2sc in each st around, join with sl st (16 sts).

R2: 2sc in each st around, join with sl st (16 sts).

R3: 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st (32 sts).

Sew flower centre onto the first layer of flower. Weave in ends etc and you’re done. Enjoy!