Plarn Sun Hat

This plarn hat is easy to wear and comfortable. On warm days you’ll appreciate the breeze coming through the decorative gaps.

Materials needed

  • Size H crochet hook
  • Quarter-inch wide plarn

Pattern

Start with magic adjustable ring

Round 1: 10 single crochet, mark last stitch with stitch marker
Continue crocheting in a spiral rather than joining with slip-stitch

Round 2: 2 single crochet in each single crochet
Move stitch marker to last single crochet to indicate end-of-round now and throughout

Round 3: 2 single crochet in each single crochet around

Rounds 4 & 5: 1 single crochet in each single crochet around

Round 6: 2 single crochet in next single crochet, 1 single crochet in next two single crochet (i.e. 2 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc; 2 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc) around

Rounds 7: single crochet in each single crochet around

Round 8: 2 single crochet in next single crochet, single crochet in next two single crochet around

Round 9: single crochet in each single crochet around

Round 10: Chain 5 (counts as first dc and chain 4 space), skip next three single crochet, double crochet in next single crochet, chain 5, skip the next 3 sc stiches, dc in the next sc stitch, chain 4, skip the next 3 sc stitches, dc in the next sc stitch around

Round 11: 3 single crochet in each chain 4 space around

Round 12: Single crochet in each single crochet around

Round 13: 2 single crochet in next single crochet, single crochet in next two single crochet around

Round 14: single crochet in each single crochet around

Round 15: Chain 5, skip next three single crochet, double crochet in next single crochet, skip next three single crochet, chain 4, 
double crochet in next single crochet around.

Round 16: 3 single crochet in each chain 4 space around

Round 17: single crochet in each single crochet around

Round 18: 2 single crochet in next single crochet, single crochet in next two single crochet.
Note – this increase begins the brim.

Round 19: single crochet in each single crochet around

Round 20: 2 single crochet in next single crochet, 1 single crochet in next single crochet around

Round 21 through 31: single crochet in each single crochet around (or continue last round until brim desired width)

Slip stitch in next single crochet and finish off.

Headband
Measure inside circumference of hat an inch below the second row of “holes” i.e. chain 5 spaces

Cut gross grain ribbon accordingly and sew ends together.

In the photograph, the extra steps of reinforcing the ends by machine sewing seams and then hand stitching ends together were taken.

Machine sew bottom edge of ribbon to hat using a very short straight stitch. Note – double-check to make sure top edge of ribbon does not show through the holes of the chain 5 spaces before sewing.

3 Comments

  1. Martiel Beatty says:

    I seriously love this! I have been wanting to make myself a upcycled plastic bag hat for some time and this is perfect for gardening! Thanks for sharing this great project.

  2. RicCreaties says:

    I have a plarn hat myself.
    So lovely to see that other like this too.

  3. kaiteM. says:

    very pleased to see this and the write up in the media too. i have an artist friend in Tasmania, Nicole Johnson who has been working with this material exclusively for a decade.

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