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Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern

May 26, 2022 /

It’s not every day you come across a crochet bucket hat in the stores; even so, they’re much pricier than those made of fabric. That’s why we’re pleased to share a free pattern on how to crochet a bucket hat. It may just be the one item you need to complete your summer outfit! They also make great gifts for friends and family.

crochet bucket hat pattern

This wardrobe staple has been in style for decades for practical reasons. Yet, people have been incorporating fun crochet bucket hat designs into their outfits as a fashion statement, and it has turned into an essential accessory since last summer.

Bucket Hat vs. Sun Hat

This is an easy bucket hat crochet pattern that you can work up in just a day. Due to the material we used, this complete pattern may look like the yellow and blue crochet sun hat we made a few years ago, except for the little extra stitches design we made on this shorter brim crochet bucket hat. However, in general, bucket hats and sun hats are typically used under different conditions.

Sun hats are made with light and breathable materials like wheat straw or raffia yarn for leisure, such as gardening or chilling on the beach. On the other hand, bucket hats are often made out of durable fabric like cotton, canvas, or polyester for outdoor activities like fishing or camping. One similarity is that both the bucket hat and the sun hat provide coverage for the face and neck. What about this crochet bucket hat made out of raffia yarn? It serves both activities as a multi-purpose hat!

Besides being a summer hat by crocheting it with raffia yarn, you can easily adapt this pattern to crochet bucket hats for winter. How? Simply crochet the hat with a warmer yarn of similar yarn weight. A sport-weight yarn in wool fiber can be a great choice in this case.

Keep reading to find the photo tutorials and the written crochet pattern. Since this is a crochet wearable, make a swatch to ensure you get the correct gauge before starting the free bucket hat pattern.

CROCHET BUCKET HAT PATTERN

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free bucket hat crochet pattern

Features Of This Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern

The finished hat fits a head circumference of 22″ to 23″. It has a crown depth of 6.5″ and comes with a slightly longer front brim (2.5″) than the rear (2″). The hat has a beautiful design around the crown band which is not only presenting its uniqueness but also makes it more “breathable” for the summer.

Materials & Tools

The main supplies required to make this easy crochet bucket hat pattern include raffia yarn and a 3 mm crochet hook. I used Oatmeal #7924 for this crochet hat; however, feel free to choose a different color (from a total of 31 color choices) to suit your outfit or personal style. You will need some fishing line, adhesive tape, and stitch markers as you progress. Then, make a crown block from our last sun hat tutorial and prepare a warm iron to finish this project.

How to Crochet a Bucket Hat

This free crochet pattern of bucket hat is generally worked in continuous rounds, starting from crown to brim. Knowledge of basic crochet stitches is needed for the crochet project, including the chain stitch (ch), double crochet stitch (dc), single crochet stitch (ch), and slip stitch (sl st) in US terms.

Begin from the crown of the hat by working eight single crochet stitches into a magic ring, then follow the written crochet pattern to increase the stitches at each round as you progress. To keep track of your rounds, insert a stitch marker at the beginning of every round.

Next, we will be forming the body of the hat with crochet cable stitches. We are using a simple long cross double crochet stitch instead of those textures that resemble twisted ropes where you’d normally crochet between front-post double crochet stitches and back-post double crochet stitches. In the long cross double crochet/cross-over long double crochet, where you will be crossing the double crochet stitch diagonally across some stitches from the bottom right to the top left (for right-handers). For those who prefer easy stitches, you may replace this multiple 4 stitches pattern with all double crochet stitches. And, for those who are experienced enough, I believe you can modify the pattern to your liking.

how to crochet bucket hat

Finishing the Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern

The last section of this free crochet pattern requires you to crochet a fishing line into the last two rounds of the brim. This is for additional structural support to ensure the brim stays opened. If you prefer a stiffer brim, use a thicker fishing line. Some would prefer spraying the hat with a stiffening agent, e.g., fabric stiffener or laundry starch.

Finish off blocking and ironing the crown and the brim for a more well-rounded shape. This crochet hat is made for an adult head. Nevertheless, the measurement of the crown size can be adjusted slightly according to the size of the crown block. With a condition where you need to reduce the head size to fit a smaller head, you may use this product without altering the crochet pattern. You may also add a sweat liner to the hat during hot days to keep the hat dry and comfortable.

bucket hat crochet pattern

Crochet bucket hats are making a comeback thanks to fashion icons like Bella Hadid. It gives off this 90’s vibe that many people have been obsessed with lately. If you prefer a more adorable design, check out the crochet hat pattern with Yo-Yo Puff. Let us know if we’ve got you on the bucket hat trend, and don’t forget to share your work with us on social media! Who knows? It might become your next favorite accessory 😉 Happy Crocheting!

crochet bucket hat pattern

Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern

Yield: Raffia Bucket Hat
Active Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: USD 4

This beautiful crochet bucket hat is all you need for that beach vibe aesthetic. A simple yet trendy design with a unique cable stitch pattern (detailed instructions included).

Bucket Hat with crochet cable stitch pattern (4 stitch cable/1 front crossing variation - 2dc1ch/1dc)

longer front brim

Materials

Tools

  • Crochet hook, 3 mm
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Warm iron
  • Crown Block

Instructions

Finished dimension:

Crown Depth: 6.5"
Crown circumference: 23″
Brim Depth: Front 2.5″, Back 2″
Fit Head circumference 22″ to 23″ (Depending on the size of the crown block)

Crochet Gauge (4 inches square):

Single Crochet: 17 sts x 18 rows
Cable Stitch Pattern: 4 cable stitch pattern = 3.75", 5 rows = 2.75"

Abbreviations:

in American crochet terms
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
Rnd: Round
sc: single crochet
slst: slip stitch
sk: skip
st: stitch

Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern

This pattern begins from the crown and works toward the brim.
IMPORTANT: Cut a length of approximately 10 yards of yarn and reserve it for the partial rounds (Round 5a & 8a) at the Brim pattern below.

HAT CROWN

Rnd 1: 8sc in magic ring {8}
Rnd 2: Inc around {16}
Rnd 3: (sc, Inc) around {24}
Rnd 4: (sc 3, Inc) around {30}
Rnd 5: sc 2, (Inc, sc 4) 5 times, Inc, sc 2 {36}
Rnd 6: (sc 5, Inc) around {42}
Rnd 7: sc 3, (Inc, sc 6) 5 times, Inc, sc 3 {48}
Rnd 8: (sc 7, Inc) around {54}
Rnd 9: sc 4, (Inc, sc 8) 5 times, Inc, sc 4 {60}
Rnd 10: (sc 9, Inc) around {66}
Rnd 11: sc 5, (Inc, sc 10) 5 times, Inc, sc 5 {72}
Rnd 12: sc around {72}
Rnd 13: (sc 11, Inc) around {78}
Rnd 14: sc around {78}
Rnd 15: sc 6, (Inc, sc 12) 5 times, Inc, sc 6 {84}
Rnd 16: sc around {84}
Rnd 17: (sc 13, Inc) around {90}
Rnd 18: sc around {90}
Rnd 19: sc 7, (Inc, sc 14) 5 times, Inc, sc 7 {96}
Rnd 20: sc 94, slst 2. {96}
Refer PIC. 1
Continue to work on Crochet Cable Stitch Pattern

Cable Pattern: sk 2, dc 2, ch, long cross dc to first skip stitch.
Refer to the "More Details" section for an explanation of how to crochet this 4-stitch cable/1 front crossing variation - 2dc1ch/1dc.

(This crochet cable stitch can be replaced with any crochet pattern in a multiple of 4 sts.)

Rnd 21 - 25: ch3 (count as 1 dc st), dc, ch, long cross dc into the second last stitch of the previous round, [Cable Pattern] 23 times, slst in the 3rd ch at the beginning of the round. {96}
Refer PIC. 2

HAT BRIM

Rnd 1 - 2: ch, sc 96, slst to first st. {96}
Rnd 3: ch, sc 4, [inc, sc 7] 11 times, inc, sc 3, slst to first st. {108}
Rnd 4: ch, [inc, sc 8] 12 times, slst to first st. {120}
Rnd 5: ch, sc 120, slst to first st. {120}
Pull the loop longer and set aside while crochet the partial round below with a new strand of yarn.
Rnd 5a (Begin at stitch 21): slst, sc 5, inc, [sc 9, inc] 7 times, sc 2, slst, fasten. {88}
Insert the hook back to where we pause on round 5, and pull to shorten the loop.
Rnd 6-7: ch, sc 128, slst to first st. {128}
Rnd 8: sc 11, inc, [sc 15, inc] 7 times, sc 4, slst to first st. {136}
Pull the loop longer and set aside while crochet the partial round below with a new strand of yarn.
Rnd 8a (Begin at stitch 46): slst, sc 4, inc, sc 9, inc, sc 13, inc, sc 9, inc, sc 5, slst, fasten. {50}
Refer PIC. 3
Add fishing line to the following 2 rounds of pattern. This is optional, however, recommended. The fishing line will reinforce the structure of the brim to keep it nice and steady. Refer PIC. 4 - PIC. 8
Rnd 9 - 10: ch, {140}
Rnd 11: slst around {140}
PIC. 9

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO CROCHET A BUCKET HAT

  1. Get ready with the materials and tools to begin the Bucket Hat crochet project. Follow the crochet pattern to first crochet the Crown, followed by the simple crochet cable stitch at the end of the crown. Lastly, complete the hat with a brim that is longer at the front and short at the back.
    crochet with raffia yarn PIC. 1
    bucket hat pattern 4 PIC. 2
    bucket hat pattern 5 PIC. 3
  2. A fishing line is added while crocheting the last 2 single crochet rounds of the brim. This will reinforce the structure of the brim so that it stays wide and open. The pattern calls for 100 lbs fishing line which is about 1 mm in diameter, however, you may use a slightly bigger size line to make a stiffer brim.

    Prepare the fishing line by making a loop-end, bend about 2″ of the line, and tape it securely with adhesive tape. bucket hat pattern 6PIC. 4

    Draw yarn through the loop when you yarn-over during crocheting a single crochet stitch.bucket hat pattern 7PIC. 5

    By carrying the fishing line along with the stitches, it simply means that you place the line on the top of the previous round and crochet as usual. This will hide the line in the stitches naturally.bucket hat pattern 8PIC. 6

    End the fishing line the same way as the beginning by making an end-loop again. Bend the fishing line to make the loop at the last stitch of the round.bucket hat pattern 9PIC. 7
    bucket hat pattern 10PIC. 8

    This is how the hat looks like after completing the crochet and before blocking.how to crochet bucket hatPIC. 9
  3. Block the crown with a crown block. I DIY the crown block with newspaper and tapes. Click the link to read more on the process in my crochet Sun Hat Pattern.yellowsunhat18
    Fit the crown block into the crown of the hat. Just push it in if you find it a bit tight, it is normal that the “unblock” hat is slightly smaller than the crown block. Set your iron to medium heat, with one hand holding your DIY crown lock, and one hand with your iron, press the iron to block the crown. You may introduce some steam if you find it works better in this way.
    Leave the hat to cool down on the crown block.
    Continue to iron and block the brim to complete the bucket hat. bucket hat pattern 12PIC. 9

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO CROCHET CABLE STITCH PATTERN

4-stitch cable/1 front crossing Variation: 2dc1ch/1dc cross-over
Written Pattern: sk 2, dc 2, ch, long cross dc to first skip stitch.

Explanation: Skip 2 stitches, double crochet the next 2 stitches, followed by a chain stitch, yarn over, and insert the hook into the first skip stitch. Pull up a loop to the height of the double crochet stitches, [yarn over and pull through 2 loops] 2 times to complete the long cross double crochet.

Note: "Long Cross double crochet" is sometimes called "Cross-over long double crochet" in other crochet patterns.

bucket hat pattern 2PIC. A
Begin the cable stitch with a modified cable stitch: instead of skipping sts, we crochet the long cross dc into the preceding round.
bucket hat pattern 3PIC. B
Follow by the Cable Stitch mention above.
bucket hat pattern 4PIC. C
After 5 rounds and turn upside down.

bucket hat crochet pattern

Click here for more free patterns and tutorials on summer-themed crafts.

Notes

Depending on the speed and hours you are spending on the project, the total time needed is only an approximation.

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Mimosa

Saturday 25th of June 2022

Thank you for sharing such beautiful bucket hat pattern. But I don't quite understand how to remove the yarn using in the partial rounds. Pic. 3 shows two grey yarns but I don't see the gray yarns showing in Pic. 9. Are the partial rounds necessary?

Craft Passion

Thursday 30th of June 2022

That "grey" color is actually my highlight to show on the partial round, it is still using the oatmeal color yarn. Sorry for the confusion. You definitely can omit the partial round with slight modification to the brim pattern but we highly recommended to follow the original pattern as this will give you a slightly wider brim at the front of the hat.

Louise

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Hello Can we make this hat with cotton yarn

Craft Passion

Wednesday 15th of June 2022

Yes, only if you can get the tension gauge correct. That's to make sure that it is sized correctly.

Peg

Monday 30th of May 2022

I need to learn to crochet!!! you have the best patterns, hats,totes and all the sweet Amigurumi <3 I've saved so many,hope to learn when I retire next year. Thank you

Glenda

Sunday 29th of May 2022

Is a video available for this Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern? Thank you for the pictures and narrative, but PLEASE send me a link to video as I am a visual learner. I will be gathering the supplies that are needed. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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