Don’t Be Shady – a free crochet floppy brim hat pattern and video tutorial

Have you ever looked for a statement piece that would be your go-to? Something you love to wear, day in and day out, because when you DO wear it, you get sooo many compliments? Add this to your collection. You’re welcome!


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Yarn – Bernat Softee Baby yarn in white

Hook – G6/4.00 mm



Ch 2 and work in same st as chain at the beginning of each round unless otherwise specified.

Sl st to join at the end of each round.

Do not turn for the body of the hat.

Repeat from * to *.

Numbers in parentheses are stitch counts – how many stitches there are supposed to be at the end of the round.


Stitches Used

Dc – double crochet

Inc – increase – two double crochet in one stitch


FO – fasten off – sl st, pull yarn through, cut. Weave in ends.



With white,

1. Ch 3, dc 12 in third chain from hook (12)

2. *Inc* around   (24) *Dc, inc* around (36)

4. *Dc 2, inc* around (48)

5. *Dc 3, inc* around (60)

6. *Dc 4, inc* around (72)

7. *Dc 5, inc* around (84)

8 – 17 (18) Dc in each stitch around (84)


Continue for both sizes:


18 (19). *Dc, inc* around (125)

19 (20). *Dc 2, inc* around (166)

20 (21) – (24) 25. Dc in each stitch around (166) FO. Weave in tail.



You’re all done!


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