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. Most patterns are free. Updated 2/7/23
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Sopka Bucket Hat
Easy sun hat with ruffled brim knit flat in garter stitch stripes and seamed. Designed for 3 colors of DK weight yarn, it's a great stashbuster. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii.
Wind and Sun Hat
Wide brimmed hat with a 3 inch brim with a contrast color underside to provide really good sun protection. The sideband is a lily of the valley lace pattern. 3 sizes child size, adult small, large. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Barbara Tomlinson.
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.
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The original yarn has been discontinued. Yarnsub.com recommends Juniper Moon Farm Zooey as a close match.
A quick simple bucket style hat with a flat top and a stiff but pliable brim achieved without the use of wires, or inserts, with a pretty picot edge. Designed by racy Purtscher. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by amysamin and jrabbit
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. Pictured project by darnknitanyway
More Free Patterns
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.
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.
Sun Visor Hat
Chris de Longpré designed this cute cotton visor with ball cap styling, adjustable band, ponytail cut-out, and exaggerated visor.
Unisex Topi Sun Hat
Designed by Jennifer Tallapanen, this unisex hat with visor is worked from the top down all in one piece, including the brim. Almost any variety of yarn may be used.
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
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.
Just Peachy Hat
Garter stitch striped hat with crocheted butterfly embellishment.
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
Sun hat wide brim knit flat. Designed by Woolly Wormhead. DK weight yarn.
Elli Summer Hat
Sun hat with lace crown and wide brim.
Merilin Summer Hat
Sun hat with mesh and lace crown and wide brim.
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)