My name is María Isabel and I am the crochet pattern designer on Chabepatterns. I have a certain fixation with bags and the tapestry crochet technique. I also love designing fun projects for kids and home decoration. Crochet is a noble art. Furthermore, the variety of yarns and techniques available is so large that you never run out of ideas. It is an incredible opportunity to share this activity with others. Therefore, I am sharing how to crochet a summer hat with a few balls of Duomo from Concept by Katia. The Vista Hat is a very easy pattern to follow with images of the process. Moreover, you can crochet two types of summer hats. On the one hand, a hat with a short brim in the style of a fisherman’s or bucket hat, so fashionable now. And on the other hand, a wide brimmed sun hat or floppy hat.
I’ve been involved with the handicraft world since I was a child, thanks to my mum and grandma. They are the ones who taught me crochet and knitting. Whilst studying or working, I’ve always sought out the time to make something for myself or gifts for others. When I had a good grounding of skills under my belt, my mum and I started to visit local yarn shops. Here we learnt more about crochet techniques with different teachers. We continued to fall in love with crochet, in fact, so much so that we opened our own shop. Then we began to teach classes ourselves. From here, I started to create my own patterns if a student asked me. So this is how Chabepatterns, my project dedicated to crochet, came into being. My main sources of inspiration are Nature, textures and the colours around me.
How to crochet a summer hat
Size and measurements
One size: Adult
a) Narrow brim summer hat
b) Wide brim summer hat
a) 2 balls col. 83 & 1 ball col. 94
b) 3 balls col. 89 & 1 ball col. 94
Crochet hook: size E4 (U.S.)/(3.5 mm)
- ch st – chain st
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sc – single crochet
- ss – slip stitch
- ksc – knit stitch crochet: work in sc inserting the hook in the middle of the sc on the previous row
- rep – repeat
- fol -following
- r(s) – row(s)
Gaguge. Using the size E4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook in single crochet: 15 sts x 17 rows = 4×4” (10×10 cm)
Vista Sun Hat by @chabepatterns
The hat is made in 3 parts:
- The hat is worked in the round and in a spiral form. Place a stitch marker at the first stitch of each round. The repeats are indicated between asterisks, from * to *, and are worked until the end of a complete round.
- Important: Make the tension gauge square before starting the hat to ensure that it is the same as the pattern gauge indicates. If necessary, change the size of the crochet hook to achieve the correct tension. In order to be able to insert the hook in the centre of the stitches with ease while working knit stitch and to achieve the correct measurements, the stitches must be worked fairly loosely.
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R1: using Duomo from Concept by Katia in a) col. 83 b) col. 89, make a magic ring and work 1 ch st, 6 sc (6 sts).
R2: 2 ksc in each st (12 sts).
R3: *1 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep from * to * (18 sts)
R4: *2 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (24sts)
R5: *3 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (30 sts)
R6: *4 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (36 sts)
R7: *5 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (42 sts)
R8: *6 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (48 sts)
R9: *7 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (54 sts)
R10: *8 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (60 sts)
R11: *9 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (66 sts)
R12: *10 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (72 sts)
R13: *11 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (78 sts)
R14: *12 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (84 sts)
R15-20: 84 ksc.
R21: *13 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep from * to * (90 sts)
R22-23: 90 ksc
R24: *14 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (96 sts)
R25-28: 96 ksc, cut the yarn and change to col. 94 in the last st of the row.
R29-31: 96 ksc
R32: *15 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep from * to * (102 sts)
R33-34: 102 ksc
R35: *16 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep from * to * (108 sts)
R36-38: 108 ksc, cut the yarn and change to a) col. 83 b) col. 89 in the last st of the row.
R39: *8 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep from * to * (120 sts)
R40-46: 120 ksc
R47: *19 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep from * to * (126 sts)
a) Work 1 ss in the next st.
Cut the yarn and weave in the loose ends of yarn.
b) R48: 13 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep from * to * (135 sts)
R49: 135 ksc
R50: *14 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (144 sts)
R51: 144 ksc
R52: *15 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (153 sts)
R53-55: 153 ksc
R56: *16 ksc, 2 ksc in next st *, rep (162 sts)
R57: 162 ksc
Work 1 ss in the next st.
Fasten off and weave in the loose ends of yarn.
Congratulations! You already know how to crochet a summer hat.