Sun Hat Knitting Patterns
Knitted hats aren’t just for winter! These great knitted hats keep the sun out of your eyes, your head cool, and your summer outfits stylish.
Free Knitting Patterns
Jessamyn Sun Hat
This cotton hat is one of my own designs. The shape of the brim of the hat comes from an easy lace stitch and reminded me of a flower. I also like the dapple effect of the light through the lace.
Designed by Kristi Porter, from Knitting in the Sun 32 Projects for Warm Weather; photography by Stephen Simson, this summery lightweight sun hat has a wide brim adorned with spiraling eyelets.
The original yarn has been discontinued. Yarnsub.com recommends Juniper Moon Farm Zooey as a close match.
Cascade Sun Hat
This cotton hat is one of my own designs. The brim is knit with a lacy bubble stitch that looks to me like a waterfall.
Designed by Talitha Kuomi, this unisex retro-cool hat has enough class to be appropriate for daytime, but has enough “hip” to hold its own under the club lights between sets late into the night.
Cotton Sun Hat
Wire in the brim gives this hat structure to keep out the sun in this design by Kim Hamlin. Sizes Adult S/M, M/L
Sun Visor Hat
Chris de Longpré designed this cute cotton visor with ball cap styling, adjustable band, ponytail cut-out, and exaggerated visor.
Garter Stitch Hat
Also comes with a free pattern for crocheted top.
Sunny Summer Hat
In this sun hat designed by Vicki Finster, wire supports the outer edge of the brim, the lace design helps keep you cool and the cotton yarn makes it washable. The hat also twists and folds to take up very little room in your travel bag.
Shazzas Bucket Hat
Sharon at Shazzas Knits designed this hat with an open lace section on top to keep your head cool while the solid garter stitch brim keeps the sun off your face.
Patterns for Purchase
Designed by Amy Miller, sturdy cotton yarn and hidden wire supports give spiraling eyelets and a dramatic shapeable brim clean definition.
White on White Hat
Get two romantic linen-lace hats, the White-on-White Hat and the Spectator Hat patterns in this garden-party-perfect hat duo!
Regina Hat Knitting Pattern
Wow. Just wow. Designed by Julie Gantz LeFrancois, this dramatic stylish twist on the iconic sun hat uses millinery wire to give the brim any shape you choose.
Simple Brim Sun Hat
Its a really simple design yet very effective in protecting you from the sun and makes you look out of this world! Worked flat. 4 sizes XS (baby), S (child/teen), M (woman), & L (man)
Summer Fun Sunhat
Knit entirely in the round beginning with the eyelet lace band, stitches are picked up to create the hat body, crown and brim. S (M-L) 21 (22, 23″) band circumference
The recommended yarn is Silverspun sport. The silver content in SilverSpun makes it therapeutic and conductive. Silver inhibits the growth of odor causing bacteria, has excellent thermal properties, is nontoxic and is perfect for those suffering from diabetes, arthritis and sensitive skin.