Miniature Flowery Sun Hat
Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Pattern also available as a downloadable pdf for free on Ravelry.
I really enjoy crocheting teddy bears, but sometimes they need some accessories, too! I was working on a new bear with an oversized head and she definitely needed a hat, but I wanted one that looked kind of like a gardening hat because the bear was stitched with a variegated pink and green yarn called Rose Garden. I wanted a floppy looking brim, but didn’t want it to look like a sombrero… I looked around for straw hat patterns and even for some pre-made hats, but just couldn’t find anything that suited me.
So I improvised.
This hat is worked using #20 (about 2mm) hemp cord because I wanted it to have structure without needing to starch it. Raffia ribbon would also probably work well and be a little less rough to crochet with. All stitches are worked in the back loops only to give the hat more texture, but it’s also a little easier to work into just one loop instead of two.
You should be able to simply choose a heaver weight cord and appropriate hook to make a larger version of this hat, but you can also add a few more rounds, increasing by six stitches in each, before working the equivalent of rounds 6-9. This version measures approximately 4.75” across.
#20 Hemp Cord
3.75mm/F Crochet Hook
1/8” (3mm) Light Green Ribbon
Small Silk or Polyester Rosettes
Small Darning Needle
Craft Glue (optional)
Rnd 1: 6 sc into adjustable base ring (magic loop). Mark first stitch of each round as you work with a stitch marker and do not join rounds.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each stitch around, working in blo. (12 sc).
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next) around, working in blo. (18 sc).
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next) around, working in blo. (24 sc).
Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next) around, working in blo. (30 sc).
Rnds 6-9: sc in ea st around, working in blo. (30 sc).
Rnd 10: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next) around, working in blo. (45 sc).