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 130 reviews
Anneli Gouws (Cape Town, ZA)
Sunny hat, with flower add on

I am absolutely love this pattern. I made 3 already, in the two different styles, but this one is my favorite. Pattern is easy an sewing is quick. Thank you for this pattern

j.b. (Perth, AU)
Havent made yet

Will review when i make, thank u

Ruby (Perth, AU)
Adorable Hat

I purchased the flower add-on for this pattern and tried two different styles. The extra petal type flower was extremely fiddly for newborn size and unless you have a tiny foot, can be difficult keeping the curves even and smooth looking. However the basic petal flower pattern is so adorable and easy to sew. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and the pattern lines up wonderfully. I recommend this hat for intermediate sewers just for the fact that one has to be precise in all their measurements (cutting, seam allowance and stitching) to achieve a good finish. All patterns with piecework are like this so read the instructions through before commencing.

K.B. (Umeå, SE)
Sunny hat

So cute its made for my grandchild. I will make many :). Thank you for sharing free patterns I really appreciate that.

Keith Fox (Roumengoux, FR)
First sun hat

Another pic of the beautiful sun hat that I downloaded

Keith Fox (Roumengoux, FR)
First sun hat

I downloaded this pattern to attempt to make our new granddaughter a little sun hat to match a dress I had made. My first attempt was terrible as I chose the smallest size - as she was only tiny - the result was terrible as I hadn’t measured her. When I scaled it up the result was perfect - so my advice is always check the measurement before you start. The tiny one may fit a little doll that she has.
The instructions were spot on - thank you.

Judith Morgan-Davis (Raleigh, US)
So glad I stumbled on Twig and Tale a few years back

I have purchased a number of T+T patterns, but the Sunny Hat is the first one I have sewn. Inspired by some vintage Winnie the Pooh seersucker fabric and my soon-to-be three-year-old great-nephew, I jumped in. The design is so sweet and the instructions are fabulous, including brilliant tips for preparing the turning gap and aligning the six points. I could have used some more detailed guidance for the Flower Petal add-on, especially with the small petals, when it came to trimming and clipping to prepare for turning lining and all right side out. I am so pleased and grateful to find an adorable use for my favorite remnants.

A.K. (Edmonton, CA)
Wonderful must have

The pattern came together nicely, easily, and with a wide array of sizes.

Donna MacDonald (Calgary, CA)
Bucket Hat

Made this for my Grand-daughter....turned out super cute!! Thanks for sharing this pattern

Cathy F (Lincoln, GB)
Love my hat!

What a great pattern! The instructions were easy to follow, especially having a video to go with it. Love how my hat turned out!