Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern
Making this crochet bucket hat pattern is so much fun, and you get to enjoy the cute, stylish hat as a gift or to wear yourself when you are finished! I am very excited to share this bucket crochet pattern with you as a free crochet pattern with step-by-step instructions to make the most adorable crochet hats.
Creating crochet hats is so much fun, no matter if you enjoy sun hats to protect your face from sunny days in warmer months, or beanie crochet hats for colder months. The great thing about this crochet bucket hat pattern is that it is styled similar to a fisherman’s hat and can be utilized both in the warmer weather and colder months.
Plus, this bucket hat pattern is super cute, and fun to make. If you are looking for a simple crochet project to try, this is a great option.
This easy pattern is truly one of the best crochet bucket hat patterns, which is so much fun to make, and simple to make. This makes it a great choice for your next project if you are looking for cute homemade hats to create.
I am excited to walk you through the easy steps to create the hats in this pattern. I absolutely love to crochet, and I hope you will enjoy this pattern!
Pattern Notes Before You Begin
What Is the Best Yarn to Use?
The best yarn to use when making a crocheted bucket hat is to use cotton yarn. Most types of yarn are going to be acrylic yarn. But the best option for these crocheted bucket hats is to use 100% cotton the yarn weight is not super important, because most types of 100% cotton yarn are available only in worsted weight yarn.
Lion Brand has a great option for 100% cotton yarn in their 24/7 cotton yarn line. Hobby Lobby also has a great cotton yarn option as well. This is very similar to the Lion Band 24/7 line, but it is at Hobby Lobby also 100% cotton.
There are several different ways you can make this simple pattern for a crocheted bucket hat. How you choose to make it will depend on your personal style. You can use a different color each round or follow some steps like I have done in the pictures below. It’s entirely up to your personal preference, or the style of the person you’re making it for, as to what color pattern you do with yarn.
There are many different colors of 100% cotton yarn to choose from. You can use a color pattern, or vera-gated yarn, or make the entire bucket hat a solid color. It’s entirely up to your preference, after all, you are the one creating this hat!
One of the great things about making this pattern for a crocheted bucket hat is that it can be easily adjusted to fit the specific head sizes of the person you’re making it for.
You will want to be sure to measure the circumference of the person’s head, then make sure that the hat itself measures that circumference before the finished hat is complete.
Crochet Hook Size
The best way to determine which hook size you should use for this crocheted bucket hat pattern is to reference your skin of yarn packaging. On that package, it will give you a suggested hook size to use for that specific yarn.
For example, to make this crocheted bucket hat pattern, I used Hobby Lobby’s 100% cotton yarn. That skein is a size 4, or medium worsted weight yarn. It suggests that I use a size I, or 5.5 mm crochet hook.
Keep in mind that this is just a rule of thumb, you might stitch tighter, or more loosely, than the average person. Because of this, you may choose to use a smaller hook, or larger depending on your stitch size.
If you choose to use another type of yarn, such as bulky yarn, then you will want to use a large hook for sure! But if you choose to use another type of acrylic yarn, then you might need a smaller hook depending on the specific type of yarn and how thin or thick it is.
The best way to start is to use the recommended hook size on your skin of yarn packaging. Then you can adjust it from there, depending on how tight or lose your crochet stitches are.
Basic Crochet Stitches Used in this Pattern
There are only a few basic stitches used in this crochet bucket hat pattern. This is why it is ideal if you are new to crocheting. Most of these stitches are a version of single crochet stitches. Please know that you can use double crochet stitches if you prefer, but I like to use single crochet stitches because it makes a much neater and tighter hat.
The Different Stitches
Magic Ring. This is the foundation ring made for this hat. For a detailed tutorial, please check out How to Crochet a Magic Ring.
Chain. There are a few chains used in this crochet hat pattern. To make a chain, you will simply yarn over by wrapping the yarn from the back of the hook, around to the front. Then pull the new loop through the old loop to make a chain.
Single Crochet. A single crochet has the main stitch that you will use in this hat pattern. To make a single crochet, you insert the hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up a new loop. There are now two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the two loops on the hook. This makes a single crochet stitch.
Single Crochet Increase. To make a single crochet increase, you will simply make two single crochet stitches in one stitch from the previous round. This increases your overall number of stitches in the round.
Slip Stitch. To make a slip stitch, you insert the hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull through a loop. Pull that loop through the loop previously on your hook. That makes a slip stitch.
Does this pattern work in continuous rounds?
This pattern does not work in continuous rounds. If you want, you definitely can adapt to this pattern so that it is worked in continuous rounds. However, my personal preference is to keep the pattern nice and clean and work in individual rounds.
Now that you know all the notes in tips and tricks about this crochet bucket hat pattern, let’s look at the bucket hat step-by-step instructions for this free pattern. It’s such a fun yet basic bucket hat that you can easily crochet! Let’s get started!
Easy Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern
sl st – slip stitch
mr – magic ring (magic circle)
sc – single crochet
sc inc – single crochet increase
sc blo – single crochet back loop only
sc flo – single crochet in the front loop only
st / sts – stitch/ stitches
Skill Level: Intermediate
Please note that this pattern is written in US Terms.
You Will Need the Following Materials
2 skeins 100% cotton yarn
Size I or 5.5 mm hook
A stitch marker (optional)
Round 1: to begin, you want to make the adjustable ring known as a magic ring. After the magic ring has been made, make the sc first stitch into that mr. Also in the same magic ring, make 6 more sc sts, then join with a sl st to the first sc st. (7sc)
Round 2: ch 1, (inc in each sc st) around, join with a sl st to the first ch st. (14sc)
Round 3: ch 1 (inc, sc in the next st) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 4: ch 1 (inc, 2 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 5: ch 1 (inc, 3 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 6: ch 1 (inc, 4 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 7: ch 1 (inc, 5 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 8: ch 1 (inc, 6 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 9: ch 1 (inc, 7 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 10: ch 1 (inc, 8 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 11: ch 1 (inc, 9 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 12: ch 1 (inc, 10 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 13: ch 1 (inc, 11 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Repeat these steps, increasing until the hat diameter is the same as the head circumference you are making the hat for. When the crown of the hat is the right size, continue to the Body of the Hat.
Body of the Hat
Round 14: ch 1, working in the BLO, make sc BLO in each st around. Join with a sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 15 – 33: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st to the first ch sp.
Continue crocheting in each stitch around, until the hat is as tall as you desire it to be. Typically, it should come just above the ears. Then you can begin on the brim of the hat.
Keep in mind that you can make the brim of the hat as narrow or as wide as you want it to be.
Round 34: ch 1 (inc, 8 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 35: ch 1 (inc, 9 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 36: ch 1 (inc, 10 sc in the next sts) repeat around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 37-41: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp.
Round 42: working in the FLO make ch 1, sc FLO in the next sts around. Join with sl st to the first ch sp. Finish off.
Tips for Color Change
When making this crocheted bucket hat pattern, I changed color, and to add to stripes on the side of the body of the hat. You can change color whenever you prefer, this is simply my preference.
Easy Bucket Hat Pattern
I hope that you have enjoyed this free bucket hat pattern tutorial! Now you know how you can make a crocheted bucket hat pattern following this easy pattern. I hope that you will enjoy making these fun bucket hat creations!
Not only are these bucket hats fun to make for yourself, and they also make fabulous gifts! Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my free crochet bucket hat pattern! I hope that you enjoy it.