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 98 reviews
F.M. (Sydney, AU)
Sunny Hat

This is the best hat pattern and brilliant instructions. Thank you so much.

H.G. (Yeovil, GB)
Great free pattern!

I made a slightly altered version of this lovely pattern by shortening the peak and adding a fabric flower to the brim. I can see me making more of these cute hats. Thanks for a great free pattern!

R.P. (Napier City, NZ)
Good pattern, bit large

great pattern, good scrap buster, i used the flower pattern and found the patterns all run large with the 6 panels
(my seam allowances are smaller so that didnt help)

but i found if i remove a panel and have a smaller seam allowance that its a perfect fit for the measurement of head

so now im away laughing

Sylvia (Helston, GB)
Will make this again .

Very good project, but I found I couldn’t rely on the summary instructions, I was baffled about the final stages till I had some help from a friend (thanks Claire) and looked in more detail at the pictures etc. I measured and made the adult medium size but it came out too big, I need to find a big headed pal to give that one to, then make the next size down for me. I was tempted not to bother with the tailor’s ham, as I didn’t have one so had to make that as well. Once I got started on the hat I realised why that ham was essential. I learnt a lot making this pattern. Thanks!

H.O. (Ya'ad, IL)
Great Pattern!

I made one for my 18-month-old grandson. He loves it! I used scraps from different projects and it turned out great!
Now I'm going to make a few more. I already purchased the flower add-on and am going to have so much fun.

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.