Sunny Hat


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A simple sunhat for sunny days, featuring a generous brim that provides great coverage and protection. 

The unique, panelled design is perfect for using up small scraps of pretty fabric, combining colours and prints.  It is beautifully finished and lined, making it fully reversible.   

A simple, quick sew, you'll always have a sun hat at the ready when you head out the door!  

Skill level:  Beginner 

  • Generous brim
  • Fully lined and reversible
  • Great scrap buster
  • 11 sizes from preemie to L adult


Get the Flower Add-On for the Sunny hat here to create a charming flower-inspired sunhat.  

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics.  Look to cotton business shirts, or linen shirts, trousers or skirts for warm weather hats.  

Sizing + Supplies

The Sunny Hat pattern includes 11 sizes from preemie through to L adult
View size chart + materials list

Printing Info

This digital pattern is tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.  

Also included are a wide-format file that can be taken to a copy shop and printed on single sheets of A0 paper, as well as a projector file.  

The pattern includes a nifty “layers” feature, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. Full step-by-step printing instructions are supplied.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 93 reviews
Anne Wyman (Nuneaton, GB)
Flower girl sun hats

I've made 3 of the hats for the flower girls at my daughters wedding. Great pattern , easy to make and clear instructions.
2 of the girls are under 1 year old and the other is 2 years old so could make different sizes to fit perfectly.

a.c. (Uxbridge, GB)
Fantastic and easy to make

I made one for me and one for my partner for gardening in. I found this pattern a lot easier and quicker compared to the traditional bucket hat style. the instructions and video was fantastic to follow. The toddler's hat was too small so going to make another one.

Sunny hat

I absolutely love this pattern, it's extremely simple and easy to sew, I have already made 3 versions for my little girls who adore them, highly recommend ❤️

S. J. (Chicago, US)
Love it!

I really love the pattern. It was easy to read. It worked up pretty quickly.

Tammy Vokes (Evesham, GB)
Sunny Hat

I love this pattern and with 5 granddaughters, I have now made 7 of these. Easy to make and great that they are reversible.

Jan Hatton-brown (Bristol, GB)
Love this Sunny hat.!

The hat was simply to make and the instructions were very clear. It was good to see all the brim variations too. I used a plastic pop fastener to create an optional turned up front brim.

Helen Rowlands (Cardigan, GB)
Just what I've been looking for

I come from a family with 'big heads' so struggle to find a comfy sun hat. This pattern is great for me as there's no tight band and I even found that the M adult was fine for me. The instructions are easy to follow, and the resulting hat is a huge success. I've made 2 so far and will be making more I'm sure. One is my 'sailing hat' that I have adapted it with eyelets and a cord to prevent me losing it over the side.

Julie (Bexley, GB)
Sun hat

I was asked to make a sun hat for my great nephew. I choose this one as it was and was glad I did as was an easy pattern to use.

deborah dymke (Berlin, DE)
Cute hats for summer adventures

I downloaded the free pattern some years ago and did not sew the hat until this spring. I bought the add on as I now had two kids who needed a summer hat and the flower add on is so cute. I really love the outcome, the big hat is in use every day and my child loves it, the smaller one looks so cute and is also excepted (the baby does not like hats that much^^)
I downsized the small hat and didn't do it with the bigger one, both was the right decision. I recommend to decide for every size by yourself, depending on the size of the head the hat is for. I did all the extra steps, as it really looks better this way and keeps the seam allowance in its place. And it was the first time I followed the seam allowance exactly, thank you a lot for mentioning it in the pattern :)
I always love your suggestions for upcycling your material. Helps me keeping in mind to use what is already there instead of buying new fabrics! Thanks for the great patterns <3

Fran (Swindon, GB)
Sunny Hat ( with add on petal)

I have twin baby great granddaughters, I have made the petal hat, reversible, which had been a great success last year. This year we thought we would put the addon petals & the chin straps!! Much appreciated by their Mum, they make up so easily. I went back into sewing during lockdown, after not having so much as touched a sewing machine for nearly 40 years. These hats were one of the 1st things I made. Oh the joy :) Now I am making all sorts of everything!! Just cut out the scout shorts & Petal top, that's the next project on the go. So pleased. But it has lead me down a rabbit hole..... more materials, newer machines & an over locker, who'd have thought at my age I would be even looking at these things... but getting so much pleasure & giving so much joy. Thank you for your very easy patterns to follow.