In this post, you will see a bucket hat crochet pattern.
This bucket hat is perfect for summer days with the brim turned up or turned down.
Made from cotton, this sun hat is a must-have!
Bucket Hat Pattern
The bucket hat crochet pattern is for advanced beginners.
This is a quick project, you only need an hour or two to make your hat.
For a softer hat, you can make it in cotton but if you prefer your hat to have a bit more structure then raffia is a great option.
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The stitches and techniques you need to know…
The stitches used in this pattern are (in US terms) single crochet and increasing by completing two single crochet stitches into one stitch.
The rounds of single crochet create the hat shape, increasing to shape the width and the brim.
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This pattern is great for beginners.
Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern
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This hat uses one hook size only.
There are no turning chains, the hat is worked in a spiral.
You can use stitch markers to denote the beg and end of the round.
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Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)
18 sts/23 rounds in 4×4 inches using the 5mm (US H/8) crochet hook and The Cotton from WAK.
- Circumference – 20 inches
- Top of the hat to the edge of the brim – 10 inches
- This hat will fit a head circumference size of around 22/24 inches
The supplies you need…
- 1 x We Are Knitters – The Cotton in the color Salmon Pink
- This cotton is 100% Pima Cotton/10g/3.05oz/232 yds/212m.
- Use my code – MGM4VHHAT – for 10 off on your WAK yarn order.
- Darning needle.
- Tape measure.
- Stitch markers.
This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
You can grab a free list of US and UK crochet terms here.
- beg – beginning
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- inc – Increase (2 sc in the next sc)
- sl-st – slip stitch
- RS – right side
- Rep – repeat
- WS – wrong side
Bucket Hat Pattern
With the 5 mm (US H/8) Crochet hook ch 2.
(Please note, rounds 1-17 are worked on the right side in a spiral.)
Round 1 > Work 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Please note > Keep track of where your rows start by placing a stitch marker on the last st of each round. There are no turning chains in the pattern.
Round 2 > 2 sc in each sc.
Round 3 > *sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (25 sc)
Round 4 > *sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (30 sc)
Round 5 > *sc in each of the next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (35 sc)
Round 6 > *sc in each of the next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (40 sc)
Round 7 > *sc in each of the next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (45 sc)
Round 8 > *sc in each of the next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (50 sc)
Round 9 > *sc in each of the next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (55 sc)
Round 10 > *sc in each of the next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (60 sc)
Rounds 11 and 12 > sc in each sc around.
Round 13 > *sc in each of next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made), rep from * around. (64 sc)
Rounds 14 – 30 > sc in each sc around.
The hat should measure 7 inches from the top to the edge at this point.
Try it on to see if it is long enough to cover your head, you could add rounds to make it a little longer if you wish.
All of the following rounds are worked on the right side in a spiral.
Use 2 strands of yarn together to continue…
Round 1 > *sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (inc made) rep from * around. (80 sc)
Rounds 2-8 > sc in each sc around.
(The brim should measure 2 inches from the beg of the brim)
To finish off, join with a sl-st into the beg sc of the round.
Cut yarn and weave in any loose ends.