This crochet wide brim summer hat uses a very simple crochet pattern. Even beginners will find it easy. Decorate it with lot of buttons and you can pin the brim up. Or keep it down for perfect and pretty sun protection.
The hat is crocheted in spiral so there is no unseemly seam from connecting the rows. Clever chain stitch edging lets you model it in different ways.
Skill level: beginner
Finished dimensions: sized for 3-10 year old girls (head circumference about 21 inches)
Yarn: 100% worsted cotton yarn (such as Lily's Sugar and Cream). 7oz
Hook: 4mm crochet hook US G, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Other materials: stitch markers, buttons in different colors and sizes (such as Favorite Findings Big bag of buttons)
Gauge: 11 sc and 11 rows = 2"