If you spend a lot of time working outside, then you will need a good sun hat. Just about every gardener, farmer, and homeowner has experienced a bad burn or sunstroke at some point. Since we don’t really want to repeat that process, it is a really good idea to have at least one protective cap.
If you know how to knit and crochet basics, you can make a lot.
Are you ready to make your great sun gear? Then dive in again!
What you will need to make your sun hat
Why learn to make your own sun hat?
Sure, we can pop down to the store to pick up a dollar or two at the store, but what happens when those stores are closed? Knowing how to make your own protective gear is really important. In fact, it is as important as it is necessary to know how to make cold weather clothes such as sweaters, socks, and even blankets.
- 400 to 600 yards of some sort of twine: I used standard household jute twine, but you can use cisal, raffia, cotton “tape” style threads … which is quite sturdy and holds its shape easily. Can do.
- A metal crochet hook: Twine is not recommended on an easy knitting needle / crochet hook gauge label. For example, hold the metal twine hook with your twine and select one that is approximately the same diameter. For example, I used a 4mm hook for this project.
- Stitch Marker: Just use a safety pin to mark where you started your rounds so that you can find out how much you’ve made.
- Notebook: With stitch markers, it is a good idea to write down which row you are on / how many rows you have croaked. If you are feathering it and going through the eye, do not bother. This entire project is predictable and designed to create a quick, easy protective cap. You can customize the pattern to create stunning variations and works of art in the future.
- Sewing elastic or ribbon
- Time: I am a quick crocheter / stroller, so I was able to make my wide sun hat in about four hours. Newboks may need a bit more time instead, while specialists can fly in two hours instead of this project. This can be a fun weekend project, but don’t stress if it takes you a week! Just add a line or two when you have a free moment.
You will use a few different stitches to make this hat. If you are a complete beginner, bookmark this YouTube video. It shows various sewing instructions for absolute beginners.
- ch: chain
- sl: slip stitch
- sc: single crochet
- st (s): sewing (es)
- SP (S): Space
- Rep: Repeat
- rnd (s): round
- bl: back loop
- fl: front loop
I am going to put the Caviate here that I am not a pattern designer. Most of the knit or crocheted stuff on my own is completely impromptu. I barely even keep notes! As a result, these instructions are slightly ambiguous and mean that one must adapt to their own style.
As you improve your skills, you can add embellishments and custom stitches.
Sun Hut DIY Instructions
Rand 1: Make a slip knot around your crochet hook, and make 6 chain stitches (ch st). Combine these two to form a circle.
Rand 2: Work 8 single crochet (sc) st in the center of that circle
Rnd 3: ch1, sk1, sc In next sequel, ch 1, repeat
Keep going with it [ch1, sk 1, sc] For several rounds until you have created a disc shape that almost fits on top of your head. If you want a loose fit or larger, make it a little on the short side if you prefer a loose cap.
Don’t be afraid to experiment and adapt
Note: You may have to adapt this section a bit depending on your twine. For example, the jute twine I worked with is often quite thick / thin. Since it does not have a consistent gauge, I had to adapt my stitches. As a result, I would do for most of a ch1, sk1, sc, but then a ch1, sc here and there. Use your intuition, and play around to see what works.
Now, crochet a round (rnd) only through the rear ends (bl). This means that instead of poking the crochet hook through both ends, you strike it through a person facing away. Exclude the next round and then do two scrums in this round and subtract two.
By doing this, you have created a kind of lip all around.
Crochet the first few rounds regularly repeating sc, ch1. Then make three increments by making 2sc in the next row. Do such increments every three or four rows (or whatever seems right to your eye). This will create a slightly wider crown.
Continue in this way until the crown snooly fit but comfortably over your head.
Remember how we changed direction by just crocheting through the back ends? Well, this time, we are going to shift in the opposite direction. We are going to reverse it only by crouching through the front ends (fl) and raising it regularly.
Move your stitch marker so that it sits where you are working now. This will mark the beginning of the brim.
Sc in each of the next 12 to 15 cents, then do one sc in the next stitch. Work this way until you come back around your sewing marker.
Next, go back to work through both ends. Make ch1, sk1, sc in the next 8 cents, then 2sc in the next st. Again [ch 1, sk1, sc for the next 16 st, 2, then make 2sc in the next stitch]. Keep working with [ to ] The last 8 to 10 centimeters, and then just 1C, Sk1, F until you return to your sewing marker.
Keep going round like this, just increase the number of stitches in between the regulars. [ch , sk1, sc] Repeats and 2 sc stitches. For example, in the next line, repeat for 18 cents or so, then 2 sc. The row after that, repeat for 20 or so, then 2 sc.
Once again, you may need to customize it based on your twine, or if things don’t look or feel the way you want them to. That’s the great thing about crochet: it’s highly adaptable, and the end result is always terrible.
Keep going this way until the brim likes you.
Finish your sun hat
If you do not want a floppy-brimmed hat, you will need to harden the edge or use some other type of firm wire. I go with whatever I have on hand, so I used 1.5mm stainless steel wire to reinforce the rim. You can use such a joiner to make space in the edges, but I just solder mine as I roll this. In a pinch, just use the plastic inner tube thing from an empty pen and end each wire in it.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to add any wires to your cap, simply switch to a small metal hook to make the brim. Brushing will stiffen your stitches. It won’t be a super firm, but your sun hat won’t crack around your face.
If you want to add wire, you can do this by laying it on top of the last round that you have crocheted. Crotch on it by working 1 sc in every st around the broach until you reach about 3 जहां from where you started. If you are using a connector, this is where you clip the ends of the wire and fold them together to match. (Or match them: up to you.)
You will then sc to cover the wire and joiner, and finish with a sl cent.
Alternatively, if you finished the cap without wire, tried to wear it, and decided it was too floppy, don’t worry. You can sew a wire loop using just a bit more twine and a tapestry needle. In fact, you can also use a different color twine or ribbon yarn to do this, thus adding a splash of color to your cap.
Add elastic or ribbon
Once you have done all the work, add a little bit of elastic. If you want an elastic under-chin strap to hold it, sew it to the inside of the crown on one side. Pull it under your chin and on the other side until it fits securely. Then sew that other end before doing that trim.
Alternatively, sew an equal length of ribbon to either side. Then tie these two together under your chin so that your sun hat is safe.
See how easy that was?! And now, not only are you gardening in style, you’ll save your face and chest from scorching as you work.
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