Crochet Watermelon Sun Hat

When your daughter has a watermelon bathing suit, the only sensible thing to do is to crochet a matching watermelon sun hat! This hat is really easy to make and works up quickly using double crochet stitches. And I will show you how to make simple “seeds” using large pony beads!

Materials:
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Worsted weight yarn in red, white and green. Of course you could also make this hat with any color combinations!
– Large black pony beads from craftprojectideas.com.
– Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Magic ring tutorial
SC =  Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Size: 0-3 Months
with red yarn
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5-10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
switch to white yarn
Round 11: SC in each stitch around, join (44 SC)
switch to green yarn
Round 12: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (88 DC)
Round 13: DC in each stitch around, join and fasten off, weave in ends. (88 DC)
Size: 3-6 Months
with red yarn
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6-11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

switch to white yarn
Round 12: SC in each stitch around, join (48 SC)
switch to green yarn
Round 13: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (96 DC)
Round 14: DC in each stitch around, join and fasten off, weave in ends. (96 DC)

Size: 6-9 Months
with red yarn
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
switch to white yarn
Round 13: SC in each stitch around, join (52 SC)
switch to green yarn
Round 14: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (104 DC)
Round 15: DC in each stitch around, join and fasten off, weave in ends. (104 DC)
Add an extra row of DC after round 15 if you want to make a larger brim.

Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months)
with red yarn
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2

Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)

Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8-13: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)

switch to white yarn
Round 14: SC in each stitch around, join (56 SC)
switch to green yarn
Round 15: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (112 DC)
Round 16-17: DC in each stitch around, join and fasten off, weave in ends. (112 DC)

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
with red yarn
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
switch to white yarn
Round 15: SC in each stitch around, join (60 SC)
switch to green yarn
Round 16: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (120 DC)
Round 17-18: DC in each stitch around, join and fasten off, weave in ends. (120 DC)
Add an extra row of DC after round 18 if you want to make a larger brim.

Size: Child 
with red yarn
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10-15: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)

switch to white yarn
Round 16: SC in each stitch around, join (64 SC)
switch to green yarn
Round 17: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (128 DC)
Round 18-19: DC in each stitch around, join and fasten off, weave in ends. (128 DC)
Add an extra row of DC after round 19 if you want to make a larger brim.

Size: Teen/Adult 
with red yarn
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10: 2 DC in first, DC in next 15, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 11-16: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)

switch to white yarn
Round 17: SC in each stitch around, join (68 SC)
switch to green yarn
Round 18: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (136 DC)
Round 19-21: DC in each stitch around, join and fasten off, weave in ends. (136 DC)

I stitched on my pony beads before starting my brim but you can do this at any point.
With an long strand of red yarn and your tapestry needle, you are going to space the black pony beads  3 double crochets apart and weave your strand of yarn through the middle of the bead AND the double crochets that are flanking the bead. Do one at a time. You can randomly scatter them around the red part of the hat or just do one row as I did.

 This is what the inside of the hat should look like.

The watermelon bikini pictured is a hand-me-down (Old Navy brand) but you can get your own watermelon swimsuit on Amazon (If she didn’t have the bikini already I would totally buy the first one!)

 


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Comments

  1. says

    Lovely little girl in her swimming suit and with this gorgeous hat. The hat is also nice to wear with a red dress.
    Thanks for sharing this pattern.

    Love, Margaret

  2. says

    Im confused a little in the smaller patterns it says to switch to white and sc then switch to green and dc again but in the bigger patterns it says sc but in parenthesis it says dc at the end of each sentence????

  3. says

    Omg so cute so making this for my little girl tomorrow.
    Love your patterns I find they are perfect size every time. know your basic pattern off the top of my head now made so many. the brim on this hat is fantastic.

    Have noticed it says switch to green and 2 SC in each stich but your stich count at the end of the round is the same as the round before am I being really dippy by thinking it should be doubled

  4. says

    Would it be ok to use cotton yarn? It is so hot in thhe summer that it may be better if I used cotton. If so what brand would be good and would pattern remain the same. Tyvm for sharing so much with us. I love your patterns and have made many for my grandchildren. I hope it is ok that I sk youabout the yarn.

    • says

      I'm planning on using cotton yarn too. I really like Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton yarn. It's really soft and easy to work with. I'm going out to buy the red today. It's worsted weight so I'd think it should be fine. I'll let you know how it comes out!

  5. says

    this is so cute and your little model is absolutely adorable!! I'm going to have to make this for our new addition in our family this summer!! Thank you so much for all the cute patterns.

  6. says

    All your patterns are so cute! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!!
    The only issue I have is I'm not sure of your gauge.
    One hat I pulled too tight making it too small and another too loose making it too big!!

  7. Marilyn Hampton says

    Such a cute little hat, I know my 4 little great grand daughters that live in Oklahoma will love it.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us. Sincerely, Marilyn

  8. Darcie says

    I LOOOVE your patterns and make th often. Did you use cotton for this hat?

    Thank you for sharing your creative beautiful patterns

    Darcie

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