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Easy Crochet Bucket Hat

This crochet bucket hat is an easier pattern than the bucket hat I designed last year.

In this pattern, I’ve used different stitches for the three sections (crown, side and brim) and there is a colour change in the crown but there’s no granny squares or sewing (apart from weaving in your ends!).

I’ve written the pattern in UK and US Crochet Terms.

Montage of 4 photos 1) crocheted crown of a bucket hat 2) finished bucket hat 3) women wearing a crochet bucket hat 4) side view of a women wearing a hat

A great stash busting pattern (you only need 100g cotton Aran/Worsted), this easy bucket hat is crocheted in three easy steps:

  1. The top of the hat is crocheted in a circle with increases in each of the rounds.  This covers your crown.
  2. The sides continue with the same number of stitches to your forehead.  This gives your hat the bucket shape.
  3. The brim is crocheted in rounds with increases in the first round to give a slight ruffle.

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If you’re interested in finding out more about bucket hats and would like to see other designs, check out my granny square bucket hat. You might also like this collection of crochet bucket hat patterns to browse later.

Design Inspiration

I was inspired by a member of the craft group where I volunteer for this design.

I was gifted a handmade item and in return I asked if there was anything I could crochet.

She didn’t want a solid crown or the brim to be too wide and floppy in her bucket hat.  She also wanted it to be crocheted in grey.

I couldn’t resist adding a bit of colour – luckily, she really liked the finished bucket hat!

Bucket hat crocheted in pink and grey

If you enjoy working with granny squares, you might like to check out the design of my Raspberry Ripple bucket hat.

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How the pattern is worked

This crochet bucket hat is worked from the crown down, ending at the brim.

The crown is worked in a larger hook in UK treble crochet (tr) / US double crochet (dc).  This gives a less dense fabric.

8 rounds of increases in alternating pink and grey complete the crown.

the crown of a bucket hat crocheted in increasing rounds alternatively in pink and grey

The side is worked in a smaller hook in UK double crochet  / US single crochet.  This gives a dense fabric and gives form to the shape.

11 rounds in grey complete the side.

the crown and side of a crocheted bucket hat

The brim is worked in alternating rounds of UK half treble /  US half double and UK crossed half treble / US crossed half double.  These stitches add interest as well as working well to shade eyes.

The first round of the brim is an increase round in back loop only (blo).

Five rounds in grey complete the brim.

Crown, side and brim of bucket hat

Yarn

I used 2 x 50g Paintbox Cotton Aran in Slate Grey from my stash (plus a small amount of lipstick pink).

This yarn is perfect for accessories and washes well at 40 degrees.

  • 50g = (1.8oz)
  • Blend 100% Cotton
  • Care Machine Wash 40°C; Warm Iron, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Tumble Dry
  • Yarn Length 85m (93yds)
  • Yarn Weight Aran

Pattern Notes

  • 5mm crochet hook is used for the crown
  • 4mm crochet hook is used for the side and brim
  • Chain 1 does not count as a stitch
  • Chain 2 counts as a stitch
  • Chain 3 counts as a stitch
  • Yarn A = Grey  /  Yarn B = Pink
  • Colour changes take place on the last pull through of the stitch before the colours change
  • Do not fasten off after each round when crocheting the crown – float the yarn up the inside, making sure the tension does not bunch the rows up
  • When you need to repeat more than one set of stitches, this is denoted with brackets  [  ]  ie: [1 htr blo in next st, 2 htr blo in next st] 3 times = repeat the instructions 3 times
  • All rounds are joined with a slip stitch to the top of the chain that started the round
  • Stitch counts in ( ) at end of round

Level

Easy

Women in a pink jumper wearing a bucket hat

Materials

  • 5mm crochet hook
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • 2 x 50g Painbox Aran Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Stitches and Abbreviations

UK Double Crochet (dc)  /  US Single Crochet (sc)

UK Treble Crochet (tr)  /  US Double Crochet (dc)

UK Half Treble Crochet (htr)  /  US Half Double Crochet (hdc):

Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 3 loops.

UK Crossed Half Treble Crochet (Xhtr)  /  US Crossed Half Double Crochet (Xhdc):

Skip 1 stitch, htr/hdc in next st, htr/hdc in skipped stitch.  Crossed stitch made

  • Blo = stitch is worked in the back loop only
  • Ch = chain
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • Sp = space
  • Ea = each
  • St/s = stitch/es
  • Rep = repeat
  • Incr = increase
  • Sk = skip
Side view of a women wearing a pink jumper and pink and grey bucket hat

Measurements

One size to fit head circumference 21” / 53.5cm

Gauge

UK 13 tr and 8 rows with a 5mm hook = 4”/ 10cm

US 13 dc and 8 rows with a 5mm hook = 4” / 10cm

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Crochet Bucket Hat Instructions UK Crochet Terms

Crown

With Yarn B and 5mm hook, ch4, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring

Round 1:  ch3, 9 tr in ring.  Join (10 tr)

Change to Yarn A

Round 2: ch3, 1 tr in same sp as sl st, *2 tr in next st, * rep around.  Join (10 tr)

Change to Yarn B

Round 3: ch3, 1 tr in same sp as sl st, 1 tr in next st * 2tr in next st, 1 tr in next st, * rep around.  Join.  (30 tr)

Change to Yarn A

Round 4: ch3, 1tr in same sp as sl st, 1 tr in next 2 sts, *2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next 2 sts, * rep around. Join (40 tr)

Change to Yarn B

Round 5: ch3, 1 tr in same sp as sl st, 1 tr in next 3 sts, * 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next 3 sts, * rep around. Join (50 tr)

Change to Yarn A

Round 6: ch3, 1 tr in same sp as sl st, 1 tr in next 4 sts, * 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next 4 sts, * rep around. Join (60 tr)

Change to Yarn B

Round 7: ch3, 1 tr in same sp as sl st, 1 tr in next 5 sts, * 2 tr in next st, 1 tr in next 5 sts, * rep around. Join (70 tr).

Change to Yarn A

Change to 4mm hook

Side

Round 8: ch1, 1 dc blo in ea st around. Join (70 dc)

Round 9: ch1, dc in ea st around, Join

Round 10 – 18:  rep round 9

Brim

Round 19 (incr round): ch2, htr blo in same sp as sl st, [1 htr blo in next st, 2 htr blo in next st] twice, 1 htr blo in next 3 sts, * [1 htr blo in next st, 2 htr blo in next st] 3 times, 1 htr blo in next st, [2 htr blo in next st, 1 htr blo in next st] 3 times, htr blo in next 2 sts, * rep to last 7 sts, [1htr blo in next st, 2 htr blo in next st] 3 times, 1 htr blo in last st. Join (96 htr)

Round 20: ch2, *sk st, htr in next st, htr in skipped st, (Xhtr) * rep around, Join

Round 21: ch2, htr in same sp as sl st, htr around. Join

Round 22: rep round 20

Round 23: rep round 21

Fasten off

Weave in ends

Crochet Bucket Hat Instructions US Crochet Terms

Crown

With Yarn B and 5mm hook, ch4, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring

Round 1:  ch3, 9 dc in ring.  Join (10 dc)

Change to Yarn A

Round 2: ch3, 1 dc in same sp as sl st, *2 dc in next st, * rep around.  Join (10 dc)

Change to Yarn B

Round 3: ch3, 1 dc in same sp as sl st, 1 dc in next st * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, * rep around.  Join.  (30 dc)

Change to Yarn A

Round 4: ch3, 1 dc in same sp as sl st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, * rep around. Join (40 dc)

Change to Yarn B

Round 5: ch3, 1 dc in same sp as sl st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, * rep around. Join (50 dc)

Change to Yarn A

Round 6: ch3, 1 dc in same sp as sl st, 1 dc in next 4 sts, * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 sts, * rep around. Join (60 dc)

Change to Yarn B

Round 7: ch3, 1 dc in same sp as sl st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, * rep around. Join (70 dc).

Change to Yarn A

Change to 4mm hook

Side

Round 8: ch1, 1 sc blo in ea st around. Join (70 sc)

Round 9: ch1, sc in ea st around, Join

Round 10 – 18:  rep round 9

Brim

Round 19 (incr round): ch2, hdc blo in same sp as sl st, [1 hdc blo in next st, 2 hdc blo in next st] twice, 1 hdc blo in next 3 sts, * [1 hdc blo in next st, 2 hdc blo in next st] 3 times, 1 hdc blo in next st, [2 hdc blo in next st, 1 hdc blo in next st] 3 times, hdc blo in next 2 sts, * rep to last 7 sts, [1hdc blo in next st, 2 hdc blo in next st] 3 times, 1 hdc blo in last st. Join (96 htr)

Round 20: ch2, *sk st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st, (Xhdc) * rep around, Join

Round 21: ch2, hdc in same sp as sl st, hdc around. Join

Round 22: rep round 20

Round 23: rep round 21

Fasten off

Weave in ends.

Happy crocheting!

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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