Crochet Panama Hat for Girls [Free Pattern and Video Tutorial]

Why head out and buy a panama hat for the little lady in your life when you can whip up this amazing hat at home for next to nothing? There’s nothing quite as enjoyable or satisfying as getting stuck into a good crochet craft project – especially when there’s someone so special just waiting for an amazing gift like this!

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We think this is one of the best patterns and guides on the web right now – the fact that it’s 100% free is of course a bonus! Take your pick of any colored yarn, arm yourself with the most basic crochet tools and you’ll be amazed how quickly this beautiful little bonnet begins to take shape!

Simple or Extravagant

The simple panama hat alone is a work of art in its own right, but we’re sure you’ll agree that these added flower details and decorative touches really do make it even more super-sweet! You’ll have total creative freedom just as soon as you pick up the basics – you’ll also find plenty of free crochet flower patterns across our website to help inspire you!

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For your own daughter or as an amazing gift for any pretty princess in your life, nothing says more than a handmade gift with thought and affection in every stitch. You’ll need to know your way around a crochet hook to pull off the kinds of professional-quality results seen here, but even if you’re still finding your feet, you’ll have a wonderful time with this project!

You’ll find the pattern and video tutorial you need right here, 100% free of charge!

Happy crafting!

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Quick note: please check the comments, Valerie, one of our friends wrote an English pattern for us, what a great job! Big thanks to Valerie, you did a wonderful job!

I wrote down the pattern while watching the video. I’ts probably not perfect, but this is what I got

Girls Panama Hat Pattern / Tutorial

Yarn: Baby weight / Hook: C, 2 – 2.75mm

Rnd 1). ch 5, sl st to form a ring, ch 4, 15 dc in ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 2). Ch 4 dc around first post of dc in previous rnd (called front post double crochet stitch; fpdc), ch 1, *fpdc, ch 1* repeat from * to * until end, sl st to 3rd ch of [ch 3].
Rnd 3). Ch 3, fpdc around first st in previous rnd, ch 1, *dc in next st, fpdc around same dc in previous rnd, ch 1 * repeat from * to * until end, sl st to 3rd ch of [ch 3].
Rnd 4). Ch 4, fpdc around first front dc of previous rnd, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, * repeat from * to *till end, ending with fpdc, ls st to 3rd ch of beginning [ch 4].
Rnd 5). Ch 3, dc in same sd joining, ch 1, * 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, fpdc around next fpdc, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * until end, ending with [fpdc, ch1], sl st to 3rd ch of beginning [ch 3].
Rnd 6). Ch 3, dc in same as joining, and in next st, ch 1 fpdc around next post of fpdc of previous rnd, ch 1 * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, fpdc, ch1*, repeat from * to *, ending with fpdc, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning [ch 3].
Rnd 7). Ch 3, 2 dc in same as joining, ch 1, fpdc, ch 1, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch t, fpdc, ch 1 * repeat to last st, ending with [fpdc, ch 1], sl st in 3rd ch of beginning [ch 3].
Rnd 8 – 27). Ch 3, dc in same as joining, and in next 2 dc, leaving 1 st unworked, ch 1, fpdc, ch 2, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, leaving 1 st unworked, ch 1, fpdc, ch 2*, repeat from * to * till end, ending with [fpdc,ch 2], sl st to 3rd ch in beginning [ch 3]. On last rnd, change color in last pull through of sl st, Do not cut yarn.
Rnd 28 – 29). 1 sc in each st, and 1 sc in each ch space around until end, sc into beginning st of previous rnd.
Rnd 30). 1 sc in next 3 st, drop yarn, pick up original color yarn, pull a loop through next st, ch 4, * fpdc around post of next sc, dc on left in same st*, repeat from * to * until end, sl st to 3rd ch of [ch 4].
Rnd 31). Ch 3, * fpdc around next dc of previous rnd, dc in next st *, repeat from * to * until end, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning [ch 3].
Rnd 32 – 35). Ch 3, * fpdc around fpdc of previous rnd, dc in next dc*, repeat from * to * until end, ending with [dc in last dc].
Rnd 36). Ch 1, working in opposite direction, using the crab stitch, work crab stitch around. Join with sl st to first st, finish off, weave in all ends.

VIEW IN GALLERYRussian Little Girls Cloche panama Hat Pattern- the spiral one

[Spiral pattern: source]


New Panama Hat Project to try

Similar with the one above, we also have this cute pattern for you to try. It’s from Mylittlecitygirl

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  • Maureen Hinton

    Hi there,
    My name is Maureen Hinton. I love these little girls summer hats and would love to make them. Unfortunately I don’t know how to work of graphs but can crochet written patterns if they are not to complicated. I can not find where the written pattern is. Is it possible to email me a written pattern for each of the hats. They would have to be written in English as that is my spoken language.
    I have a wee girl in Christchurch New Zealand that would look beautiful in these hats, so would love to make them for her..

    I look forward to your reply

    cheers Maureen Hinton

    • wonderfuldiy

      I’m sorry we can’t do that, please check the 2nd link in the post, that’s English pattern. thanks.

      • Judy Ysker

        The English translation still has Russian words mixed in. We don’t know your crochet terms like air loop.

        • wonderfuldiy

          Original author is a Russion, there is no English pattern, you can check the 2nd link ,that’s in English.

  • PAT BROWN

    Cannot read Russian. would appreciate pattern in English. Google does not translate to English to well

    • wonderfuldiy

      please check the 2nd link in the post, that’s English pattern.

  • Gabriele Skinner

    Which second link?
    I have downloaded and printed the pattern, but cannot make sense of the Google translation into English. It is utterly intelligable and ridiculous.
    Could you post the link you mentioned? Thank you.

  • Gabriele Skinner

    Sorry I meant unintelligable.

  • Ashley

    would you have a tutorial for the top Summer hats? I am new with crochet and would be able to follow a video.

    • wonderfuldiy

      Sorry, we haven’t the video, please check the pattern from the link in the post.thanks.

  • Debi

    thank you so much for the link, however, it does not have the pattern for the “blue” hat as above.

    • wonderfuldiy

      thanks you 🙂 the same pattern with different color.

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  • Colleen

    Is there an English link to the little white hat that has the swirling, but hole spaced, effect? If so would you be kind enough to send it to me? I have been trying to follow to picture diagrams, but after the 4th round, I’m getting lost. I know what I want to do, but it’s not coming out right. Your’s is beautiful, mine starts out nice, then looks sad. I’m missing a step somewhere.
    Thank you!

    • wonderfuldiy

      Collen,you are doing a great job, I think the pattern for white one is the same as the blue one, here is some pictures, hope it helpful for you: thttp://wonderfuldiy.com/wonderful-diy-crochet-hat-for-your-princess/

      • Colleen

        Yes they are the same hat and it’s beautiful! Mine isn’t creating the raised ridge, and I’m totally lost between in round 5 (I believe it is) When you add 3 double crochets to the previous row of 2 joined doubles and then a space and next a single double crochet row. I have tried 3 double crochets, a slip stitch, 1 double crochet, a slip stitch, 3 double crochet* repeating, but I am not lining up with the bottom row properly. Somewhere the project has “lost” stitches needed. I’ve tried following the photos but I can’t quite make out a few of the rows.
        A written explanation would be extremely helpful, otherwise I’m afraid I’ll just ended up taking it all apart. the “raised rows” make it stand out so nicely! I can’t figure that out either.
        Thank you for taking your time answering me previously.
        Wishing you a wonderful week.

        • wonderfuldiy

          thanks, you too ! and relex, I believe you will get it through…

        • wonderfuldiy

          Hi Colleen, Here is a video tutorial for you now .

  • Colleen

    You also have the same hat pictured in blue with hole spaced swirls.
    Thanks again!

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    • Marian Bringman Tyrrell

      I paged down and the third set of instructions are in English.

      Girls Panama Hat Pattern / Tutorial

      Yarn: Baby weight / Hook: C, 2 – 2.75mm

      Rnd 1). ch 5, sl st to form a ring, ch 4, 15 dc in ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.
      Rnd 2). Ch 4 dc around first post of dc in previous rnd (called front post double crochet stitch; fpdc), ch 1, *fpdc, ch 1* repeat from * to * until end, sl st to 3rd ch of [ch 3].
      Rnd 3). Ch 3, fpdc around first st in previous rnd, ch 1, *dc in next st, fpdc around same dc in previous rnd, ch 1 * repeat from * to * until end, sl st to 3rd ch of [ch 3].
      Rnd 4). Ch 4, fpdc around first front dc of previous rnd, ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, * repeat from * to *till end, ending with fpdc, ls st to 3rd ch of beginning [ch 4].
      Rnd 5). Ch 3, dc in same sd joining, ch 1, * 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, fpdc around next fpdc, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * until end, ending with [fpdc, ch1], sl st to 3rd ch of beginning [ch 3].
      Rnd 6). Ch 3, dc in same as joining, and in next st, ch 1 fpdc around next post of fpdc of previous rnd, ch 1 * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, fpdc, ch1*, repeat from * to *, ending with fpdc, ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning [ch 3].
      Rnd 7). Ch 3, 2 dc in same as joining, ch 1, fpdc, ch 1, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch t, fpdc, ch 1 * repeat to last st, ending with [fpdc, ch 1], sl st in 3rd ch of beginning [ch 3].
      Rnd 8 – 27). Ch 3, dc in same as joining, and in next 2 dc, leaving 1 st unworked, ch 1, fpdc, ch 2, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, leaving 1 st unworked, ch 1, fpdc, ch 2*, repeat from * to * till end, ending with [fpdc,ch 2], sl st to 3rd ch in beginning [ch 3]. On last rnd, change color in last pull through of sl st, Do not cut yarn.
      Rnd 28 – 29). 1 sc in each st, and 1 sc in each ch space around until end, sc into beginning st of previous rnd.
      Rnd 30). 1 sc in next 3 st, drop yarn, pick up original color yarn, pull a loop through next st, ch 4, * fpdc around post of next sc, dc on left in same st*, repeat from * to * until end, sl st to 3rd ch of [ch 4].
      Rnd 31). Ch 3, * fpdc around next dc of previous rnd, dc in next st *, repeat from * to * until end, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning [ch 3].
      Rnd 32 – 35). Ch 3, * fpdc around fpdc of previous rnd, dc in next dc*, repeat from * to * until end, ending with [dc in last dc].
      Rnd 36). Ch 1, working in opposite direction, using the crab stitch, work crab stitch around. Join with sl st to first st, finish off, weave in all ends.

      • Debbie Keelan

        What about the flowers on the hats? is there a pattern for them too?

  • Red Haired Amazona Crochets

    Hi There, The photo just above of the 4 blue hats is not by the lady Valerie who’s pattern is written. It’s from my blog http://redhairedamazona.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/russian-little-girls-cloche-hat-pattern.html
    I translated the pattern and posted it for free. This website is using my photo without a substantial reference to where it came from. For the free pattern to the blue hats above, please visit my blog.

    I have nicely sent an email to this website asking them to remove my photo or include a more visible link, but the have not responded.

    Kind regards,
    Louise,
    redhairedamazona.blogspot.com.au

    • Jessica Lewis

      I’m wondering if you could help me find the right type of yarn for these hats. I was using bernat baby yarn which is pretty fine and works great but limited to mostly pastel colors. Are any of these hats made with crochet thread by chance?
      Please help. My email would be the best way to get ahold of me at rexbowman@hotmail.com

      Jessica

    • Samantha Mayhew

      Hi there! Quick question, is the yarn size a 1 or 2? Thanks! Take acre

    • jr

      I tried your pattern, it is no way near this one. Unfortunately it has many mistakes. I too wrote the pattern down while watching the true designers video. I mean no disrespect but to lay blame on someone for doing exactly what you have already done is wrong. There are no copyright laws in Russia so posting patterns for them is not against the laws there. For us to again copy and use without the explicit permission to do so is in violation. The photo does not belong to either of you. It belongs to a Russian lady who designed these hats. YOU need to remove the photo as well. You are only ALLOWED to post your finished product with all rights assigned to rightful owner. You are misleading when you use the designers photo to display as your finished product.
      I have actually contacted and spoken with the designer and follow her on youtube. She is very nice and informative. While we all appreciate your attempt to reproduce this, you must first consider what you may have done. Warm regards

      • Red Haired Amazona Crochets

        Hi there,
        When I read your comment above do you know what the first thing I thought was? “Jr’s right!” I don’t disagree with your comment about the photo. So I immediately took it down from my blog. I’m not sure why I didn’t see it like that before? I hope you do get this comment as for some reason since you posted your comment on the wonderfuldiy site, I have been unable to access it directly on 3 different devices so I’m not sure if they have removed it or are editing the webpage.
        So I am replying directly via Disqus. In relation to one of the points made above, On my post I never alluded to or hinted that the Russian lady’s hats and photos were mine as they clearly were not. I also referenced her and provided links to her website several times. I think she is a wonderfully inspired designer. When I first posted my efforts, I was relatively new to the blogging world and whilst I made every effort to reference her as much as I could, obviously people make mistakes. So thank you for pointing out the obvious. I’m a bit annoyed at myself for not seeing it.
        There are many other bloggers online who have also attempted to recreate or translate this beautiful creation, some of which I also mention on the blog, and as to whether they are deemed to have a finished English pattern or which has multiple mistakes may come down to interpretation. However I have always asked for and accepted feedback and criticism and this goes for my own designs as well. If mistakes have been pointed out to me, then I am thankful and correct the errors when I can.
        Thank you again for your comment.
        Kind regards to you.

      • jr

        http://www.ravelry.com for designers Free pattern.

    • Sue Edwards

      Hi
      Love this pattern do you know what sizes they are as I want to make one for my 16 month old granddaughter is there also a knitted version?
      Thank you
      Sue

  • Lou Beyl

    I made the hat and it came out adorable, but where do I get the free patterns for the flowers on the above hats. I need those asap, please.

  • Judy Young

    I want to make the hat like the green one but the pattern doesn’t seem to fit with the way it looks. Has anyone made it?

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  • Shauna Goebel Wing

    I have scrolled through the comments & didn’t see the patterns for all the little flowers. Can anyone share them with me or send me somewhere I can purchase them? TIA

  • Zoe Sutton

    can anyone help? i have made this hat but the rim looks funny.. i havent increased the rounds (as per instructions) and have used dc – is this right?

  • Rhonda Richter

    Thank you for putting this pattern out there. I was watching the video over and over trying to get the pattern right.

  • Jessica

    Can this be altered to fit a woman? Would anyone know how to increase stitches?

    • Sharon

      You could use a thicker yarn, that would make it larger. To add stitches you would need to add to the 15 EC that go into the original ring.

    • Sue Fergey

      if you can find it there is a conversation chart on Red Haired Amazona on pinterest. good luck. im trying to find the pattern for the purple one. it is in straight rows.

  • Allison Brooks

    I have question for you. Is there a pattern for the top left hat? Its adorable and I’d love to make it.

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