Sun Hat Sewing Pattern
$9.50 (or 1 credits)
Sew the whole family some sun protection with this wide or narrow-brimmed sun hat sewing pattern. Features an oval top, optional lining, topstitching, and bias binding finishes.
Instant download digital sewing pattern. Includes sizes to fit a 13 to 24-inch head circumference.
• Optional wide or narrow brim
• Optional lining
• Optional bias binding finish at the crown
• Optional topstitching detail
• Beginner friendly
• Oval-shaped crown
• Packed with pro tips and expert advice
• Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
• Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
• Instant-download digital sewing pattern
- Main - you will need a medium-heavy weight woven fabric for your Sun Hat.
- OPTIONAL Lining - you can use a light-medium weight cotton to line your Hat.
Browse suitable fabrics here:
- 1-inch wide Petersham / Herringbone tape, or single fold bias binding - 1 yard for all sizes.
- Iron-on interfacing - 1 yard for all sizes.
- Thread to match
- Sewing machine
- Optional twin needle
- Ruler or tape measure
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The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.
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“Love, love this pattern!! It’s versatile, it’s easy, it’s quick and custom sun hats! Can’t wait to make more!”
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Sally Jacobs –
Easy pattern to make, lined mine with a fairly stiff interfacing in the brim.
Donna Jones –
This is a fun make! I has lots of frustration with bias binding (discovered i was using the wrong size) but other than that it was great. The instructions are thorough, pictures easy to follow and sewing was quick and fun!
Leigh Ann McDermott –
This was a pleasure to sew with an excellent outcome.
Adelle Pears –
I made a hat! And it really wasn’t as hard as I had always thought. This pattern gives options for lined or unlined and a narrow or wide brim, there are endless possibilities with fabric choices. The instructions as always with RP are clear with lots of pictures to help at every step. I’m really pleased I gave it a try and already have a few more planned!
Branka Čelić –
Sun Hat is a perfect beginner sewing project. Pecise description (A4 pattern). Everythig matched up perfectly. Pattern is so versatile…from smaller size to biger one, with wide or narrow brim size….Such a fun and quick sew.
Karla Henrichs –
This was a pretty easy sew. From printing the pattern to finishing for me was just over an hour. I made the narrow brim version. My husband thought it was awesome. I did have some problems attaching the crown and brim. Even though I cut the same size and sewed the same size seam, I still could not get them to fit properly. Brim is larger which caused it to wrinkle in a couple of spots.
Shona Young –
This is such an awesome pattern, yes, it is a Sun Hat but it could equally be used to make waterproof hats. The narrow brim is a good all round hat pattern but the wider brim looks fantastic too and could be made into something a little more wow factor for special occasions depending on fabric used. It was really easy and quick to sew, I just love it.
Laura Stephen –
The sun hat pattern is a versatile pattern that can be used for kids and adults. It is wonderful to have the option to make a hat that is the right fit for your head rather than being stuck trying to find something that will (or more often won’t) work in a store!
Mary Acosta –
Easy and fast. Making more!
Loraine Wilkinson –
Wonderful sew nice and easy instructions with a great result
Sally Jacobs –
Easy pattern to make, lined mine with a fairly stiff interfacing in the brim.
Bernadette Aitken –
This was a fun sew. This pattern lends itself to so many pattern and colour combinations. You can make it as firm or as floppy as you like depending on your interfacing and brim width. Careful clipping and pinning of the curved seams helps with a neat final product.
Magda Rindmo –
I love the pattern. Actually quite fast and easy sew. I really like how professional it all looks with the sewed line on the brim.
Jill Cook –
Lovely pattern. Very pieces . Simple to make but i do think you may need a bit of expirence to get the crown onto the brim.Took no time at all and I have had requests for lots more
Rebekah Homer –
YAY!!! I finally have the perfect sunhat! I don’t say that lightly- I always had this dream of a stiff wide brim hat that fit perfectly and didn’t flop or look awkward and here it is! I made the wide brim option and used a foam to interface the brim- perfection! The main construction of the hat i actually super simple. Finishing the inside rim is probably the most difficult step because you’re having to navigate a a *mostly* finished hat in your sewing machine. Overall the hat looks fabulous and feels super comfortable. I keep putting it on inside the house (because it’s too hot to go outside right now lol!
Frieda Flavianu –
A very simple, beginners friendly quick sew Sun hat Pattern. Very addictive too. I could not help but make two in one go. The whole family is covered by one pattern.
Agnes Bobak –
It is an amazing pattern. I just loved it. Following the instructions it was an easy succes! Thanks a lot!
Roeshell Mcnelis –
I love the finished product. I was definitely challenged by this pattern, but the end result was a very nice hat! I would definitely recommend you take your time on this one.
Sharon Courtney –
Super easy sew for the perfect accessory. Narrow or wide brim option in a range of sizes. Easy to follow pattern with both detailed instructions and cheat sheet for all sewing abilities Make one in all the colours to match your outfit!
Jamie Adler –
I love this pattern! Why buy a sun hat when you can buy fabric and make the one you really want to own!
Courtney Palmer –
Love, love this pattern~!! It’s versatile, its easy, its quick and custom sun hats! Can’t wait to make more!
Debbie Groves –
Such a cute hat! The perfect warm weather accessory!
Jennifer Lichak –
The sun hat is a fun challenge! There are super instructions and a lot of photos in the tutorial. With a whole heap of sizes in the pattern you can make hats for the entire family! Win!
Katie Weatherly –
I love these hats. I want hats in all the colors.
Krystyna Czerwiec –
Perfect for summer, must have for every girl. Easy to sew with wow effect
Jasmine Chandler –
I think this is a fun and quick easy project. Some of the visuals of the instructions could be a little clearer.
Adawiyah Hairuni –
Supercute pattern! It fits great on my girl. Instructions is easy to follow. The most important tips for sewing this hat is befriend with pins pins pins and more pins! I love the finishing binding. I’m proud with my sew, it looks like a store bought sun hat! This is my first time sewing a hat, hence achievement unlocked!
Lisa Corriveau –
I really enjoyed making this hat. It’s a straightforward design & easy to make in an afternoon. I made an unlined version with a narrower brim out of linen so it’ll be cool for summer, but denim or canvas would be great too & I may make more out of those in future. The hat is a somewhat loose fit & with interfacing the brim is stiff enough not to flop in the eyes.
Bridget Taylor –
“I ranked this as an intermediate pattern due to the challenge of attaching the lined top with the lined crown, for a beginner with a new sewing machine they may find it difficult. However, for an adventurous beginner *using lots of pins* you should be fine! The rest of the hat goes together smoothly and it’s a LOT of fun to topstitch round and round the brim. My three year old wanted the LARGE brim and we used a rainbow gradient thread to do the top-stitching. It is a funky, wonky hat but she loved choosing all of the pieces and it is already well-loved.
I think that’s the main reason to use this pattern, especially for a child. You can match it to a dress or just let them go wild choosing patterns. I used a fun animal print (that she loves) for the crown and a solid for the brim. I do recommend using interfacing to give the hat more shape, plus I think it does make it easier to sew overall. It can just make the layers think if you do an interfaced, lined hat for that sew of the crown to the top. Use pins and patience and you’ll get it! “
Agnes Robinson –
I love this hat. I’ll make smaller hats for my children too. Perfect for summer. I won’t have to buy them anymore.
Deepthi Gunasheker –
Perfect for that classy look. Efficient scrap buster.
Kelle Lujan –
I made a hat! And would you believe, it wasn’t that hard at all. This pattern prints quickly on just a few pages, doesn’t take much fabric, and is easy to sew (though you might get a bit dizzy while sewing the brim). Two different brim options are included (we made the wide version) and so many sizes you could make one for everyone in the family. Luckily, all 3 girls have very similar head measurements so we can share this beauty between us. But to avoid squabbles, I’m thinking we’ll be making a couple more.
Tara Mathews –
Loved making the sun hat. As a beginner, this pattern helped me practice sewing curves and introduced me to staystitching. Even as a beginner the sun hat turned out great!
Hayati Jamil –
I am suprised that the pattern goes pretty well and fit is excellent. Just follow the tutorial steps and you will get a nice and perfect sun hat to shade you
A well drafted pattern with good instructions. I made a wide brim and I’d definitely suggest using stiff interfaxing on at least one layer. I put thin one first and then went with much stiffer on the other layer and it turned out peefect. Love this pattern!
Tiina Norrkniivilä –
An easy pattern and a quite quick sew. Remember to be accurate with the decorstitch on the brim, the more careful you are, the better the stitches will match up. Especially the wide brim-version requires more fabric that you may anticipate, but it’s definitely worth it, it looks so good!
Francisca Beitler –
Easy and quick pattern. Great for left over fabric. The different parts are great for colorblocking and (not in the pattern) it can be decorated with ribbons, buttons etc.
Samantha Carling –
“Loved this pattern. Honestly it’s one of the best hat Patterns I have tried. It fits perfectly, with a little room to grow. My girl measured 19.5. The instructions were quite clear. The only confusion I had was when placing the tape inside the hat.
I struggled a little with that, and will end of having to redo it, but that’s not too big of a deal.
The pictures were very clear and followed along with the instructions well. I look forward to creating more!”
Cassie Ledbetter –
I love it! I was a little intimidated at the thought of making a big floppy sun hat at first but once I dove in, I realized it was a piece of cake. If I can do it, you can do it. 😆Thank you for another brilliant pattern!
Emily Anderson –
This hat was fun to make! It did not take much time, and I was able to used fabric that I had leftover from another project.
Randie Dodman –
So easy! And quick! The top stitching was a little bit of an exercise in patience, and eye control, but I found if I kept the edge of the presser foot at the previous line, it was easy to follow.
Maja Rus –
Simple sew and great wear 🙂
Brigitte Sauvé –
This hat is absolutely gorgeous! And such and fun sew! So easy that you can sew a bunch to match several outfits! A must have for a day in the sun!
Amanda Cunningham –
This was a great sew. Some of the instructions were difficult to understand, like the binding, but an explanation of millinery techniques would help with that. Overall it wasn’t super difficult and the finished product was one we will all love.
Anusha Krishnamurthy –
I love this fun pattern, i made a silk one it looks so classy and a fun cotton print for a casual day.
Amanda (verified owner) –
When it comes to sewing, my ambition frequently outstrips my ability, so I was thrilled to make not one, but two hats that looked fantastic using this pattern! They have enthusiastic thumbs up from my five and seven year olds for the way the wide brim keeps the sun off and for mummy making hats with their favourite things on them (unicorns and sloths, respectively). I’m looking forward to making one for me next!
Lisa Wood (verified owner) –
I was nervous about making this because I wasn’t sure if I could figure it out. The instructions were very clear, so it went smoothly and I love the results!
Hoping to make several more.
Ann Ruysschaert –
I had a lot of trouble assembling the pattern pieces, even with the video explanation, had to print it twice and fiddle to get the pieces together, it was a fun sew, not recommended for linnen however, my first hat was a linen but when I sewed the lines on the brim it kind of curled up and made waves, so I began anew and this time it was a winner all round, just the thing I needed for this sunny weather
Sarah Miller –
This hat is so easy and fun! This is a quick sew and any level can sew it! Detailed instructions make this sew easy for all! With a large range of sizes and both a narrow brim and wide brim option you are sure to get many sizes and options made for yourself or those you love! I love this pattern and will be making many more for me and my sisters and nieces!
Marilyn Garcia –
Looks great but runs large. Made a 22 but it is big, a 21 would have been better. One Thing I would do different on the next one is cut the inner brim with a larger seam allowance, and then trim to size after doing all the stitching on the brim.
Charlene Lee –
Very quick sew and full of details to make it easy to sew. This pattern should be a best seller!! Lots of fun to make and wear!!
Abby Villarreal –
Easy, good sizing for lots of different head sizes!
Grace Elliott –
I love the sun hat pattern! I made 2 in 2 hours for my twins, and they’re so excited to have a kid hat that actually fits their giant heads. Hats for everyone now!
Susan Pearson –
Who doesn’t love a fun sun hat? This pattern is simple to follow, and the results are wonderful. I sewed one up for my grandson, and he loves it! I will definitely be making more of these. Love to find patterns that use woven – there are just so many beautiful fabrics out there.
Nali Nali –
This is my first time sewing a hat though I’ve always thought of making one. As it turn out, I love this RP Sun Hat so much I’ll be making few more. Such a fun sew and look absolutely gorgeous!
Harriëtte Aertse –
Easy patron simple to follow instructions
Stephanie Koehler –
What a great gift idea and perfect for the summer. I really enjoyed this easy sew with the choices of brim how can you only make one?
Charldene Sauer –
Such a fun sew, and definitely a good scrap buster.
Catherine Murdock –
Perfect wide brim ! Easy sew , love every thing about it
Donna Lowe –
This was supper easy to make. Totally love it .
Mireille Ribiere –
You now that problem you made a special dress for you’re little one and want to do something special for the hear. Well don’t surch longer and take this pattern and make that special matching pair with the left overs of the fabric.
this sun hat pattern was taught in a class at our local shop THE SEWING CAFE in Pismo Beach. loved loved loved this pattern! ‘Sew’ easy :0)
I am purchasing my own so that i can make 1, 2, 3??? for the family and friends. Thank you Rebecca
Joelene Montgomery –
This was such an easy pattern! It took under 2 hours and was so much easier then I thought it was going to be!
Emma Gerrard –
A super quick, easy and versatile pattern. Simple assembly with great results. Definitely don’t skimp on a good interfacing or thick fabric though otherwise the wide brim is very floppy. But I will be making more of these!
Charlotte Booth –
Such a fun and easy pattern to make. I enjoyed making it
Deb Holland –
This pattern is going to come in very handy. I mad the narrow brim but am going toake the wide brimmed one also. A good pattern to follow
Branka Celic –
Sun hat is perfect summer accessorize for entire family. Wide or narrow brim, with color at your choice…it makes a great gift too. Beginner friendly pattern.
Samantha Burton –
This was such a fun pattern. I definitely learned a lot with it and can’t wait to make the next one! It is super cute on my child and he loves running around in it.
Julie Educate-Espinosa –
This hat was so quick and easy. It does run super small (my child’s head is 16 inches. I made it 18 inches and it was still a tad too small). You can do this with cheap WalMart fabric and only need a yard.
Mandy Tustin –
Such a fun and simple sun hat pattern, made easier due to the fantastic step by step instructions. The sun hat has come in really useful as we’re having a heatwave right now! Thankyou RP!
Gabz Jefferson –
This sun hat pattern made me smile because I love sun hat so much. It is easy to assemble And super cute to match with other RP patterns like cami romper& dress or Monte Carlo or sun dress. I’m glad this company made this sun hat pattern.
Kathryn Johnson –
The best part about making my Sun Hat, was I was able to use fabric scraps. We are all trying to save money and this one uses up those end pieces. What a perfect gift or make one for yourself.
Daisy Buitrago –
I love how smooth this pattern came together and the 2 options for brim length. The rp sewalong was very helpful too!
Urška Filipič –
What a beautiful sun hat! The instructions are very clear. Despite the simplicity of sewing, you need to be very precise and patient. Especially when topstiching the entire brim. But it’s definitely worth it. I love it!
Angie Pilsworth –
A very quick and easy hat to construct. Ideal for a beginner who wants to learn new skills. Ideal for someone who wants a hat as unique as them. An ideal companion make is the essential handbag. For some stylish accessories.
Jennifer Kaiser –
Fast and easy pattern. I would suggest adding a fully reversible option. Also, I did one lined version of the hat, and the strip I cut for binding the edge for a size 22 hat was not long enough.
Eileen Pepel –
I love this hat pattern.I have made a sun hat and a bucket hat for myself, a few more in the works for gifts.
Nadine Humblet –
My son love it! The pattern is very clear. Nonetheless, you must sew it very carefully and all goes well!
Irene Grimes –
It takes less than a couple of hours to put this hat together! As always the instructions are clear and easy to follow – I think I will be making more of these.
Celina ML Ng –
Nice sun hat, easy weekend project.
Rebecca Oburotha –
The RP Sunhat is so stunning.
The best part is the variation options the hat has.
Wide and not so wide (narrow) brim. I made the wide brim version and looking forward to making the narrow one soon.
Pamela Henderson –
Fun to sew pattern with 2 styles—floppy and bucket style, lined or unlined. This is an easy sew and can be personalized in so many ways. The free sew-along is very helpful for newbie sewers! My granddaughters love ❤️ their new hats!
Hannah Burke –
Great pattern for a very elegant hat, I’m going to be making lots of these!
Michelle VanGurp –
Super quick sew, great way to use scraps! Love how easy it was to create a unique, customized hat!
Carolyn Jurick Taylor –
The sun hat pattern should have a warning that it’s addictive! I’ve made 3 already!! I found the sizing to run a bit large and had to adjust my first one. Such a quick and easy sew, especially since they can easily be made to be reversible.
Carly Bunnell –
This pattern was a great, easy sew. Happy to make many many more for the whole family.
Pamela Henderson –
Fun, easy hat pattern. Can adapt for any size and age. I’ve made 4 so far, working on #5 😂