Tiny Miss Banded Sun Hat

Let your little one enjoy some fun in the sun with this adorable baby-sized sun hat. It features an adorable flower design and an all-around brim to shield your baby’s eyes from the sun. This hat is easy to work up and sized for babies aged 3-6 months old.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 3-6 Months Old; head circumference: 15” (38 cm); Hat Height: 6” (15 cm)

Gauge: 3 sts and 2 rows in Hdc = 1 inch

Materials

Yarn: Moda Vera Elenna (50% acrylic, 50% cotton; 100 grams): Blue (1 ball), Cream (1 ball)
Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern

Rnd 1: Using blue bulky yarn, ch 2. Crochet 8 hdcs into the first ch you made. Sl st into the first hdc. (8 hdcs)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, then crochet 2 hdcs into the same stitch. Crochet 2 hdcs into every stitch all around. Sl st into the first hdc. (16 hdcs)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, then crochet 2 hdcs into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 hdc. Then crochet 2 hdcs in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Sl st into the first hdc. (24 hdcs)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, then crochet 2 hdcs into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 hdc into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 hdcs in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Sl st into the first hdc. (32 hdcs)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, then crochet 2 hdcs into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 hdc into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 hdcs in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Sl st into the first hdc. (40 hdcs)
Rnds 6-8: Ch 1, then crochet 1 hdc into the same stitch. Crochet 1 hdc into every stitch all around. Sl st into the first hdc.
Rnds 9-12: Change yarn color to cream. Ch 1, then crochet 1 hdc into the same stitch. Crochet 1 hdc into every stitch all around. Sl st into the first hdc.
Rnd 13: Change yarn color to blue. Ch 1, then crochet 2 hdcs into the same stitch, but only through the back loop. Note: Continue crocheting the stitches in this round only in the back loop. *Crochet 1 hdc. Then crochet 2 hdcs in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Sl st into the first hdc. (60 hdcs)
Rnd 14: Ch 1, then crochet 2 hdcs into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 hdc into the next 5 stitches. Then crochet 2 hdcs in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Sl st into the first hdc. (70 hdcs)
Rnd 15: Ch 1, then crochet 1 sc into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Sc into every stitch all around. Sl st into the first sc.

Rosette

Using cream bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 61 ch.
Row 1: Ch 1. Crochet 1 sc into the same stitch. Crochet 1 sc into every ch across. (61 scs)
Row 2: Ch 1. *dc into the next stitch. Triple Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Dc into the next stitch. Sl st into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all across. Note: These will be your flower petals.
Fasten off, making sure to cut the strand of yarn at about 35 inches Note: You’ll need it later on.
To form your flower, lay your long strip of petals down in a circle, working your way in.
Then, taking your tapestry needle, start sewing the flower together using the 35 inch strand of yarn you leftover before.
Now taking your tapestry needle, sew the finished flower onto the front of your hat, over the cream stripe.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends. yarn ball

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