Bucket hats are still popular, so here’s a fun crochet hat in a filet crochet style lower section with no sewing and only one end to weave in if you make it in one color!
This crochet bucket hat can be completed in a few hours if you use one color. You can follow the free pattern here and use the full YouTube tutorial to make the bucket hat in no time!
For adults use a thicker cotton and larger hook and for children ( depending on head size, see measurements below ) just use a finer yarn and a smaller hook to make it fit any head size!
The airy lacy pattern works up fast and both protects the head and lets in air flow on hot summer days.
This pattern was originally published as a free pattern on the Lincraft website (Australia craft store) which was written in UK crochet terms HERE.
The written pattern below has been improved and changed somewhat and is also written in US crochet terms as many people have asked me to write it in US terms.
I have also made an accompanying full YouTube tutorial which is also in US crochet terms that you can view below.
Hope you like it and please drop any questions or comments here below or on the YouTube channel, I am happy to answer, and thanks for your support.
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BUCKET HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
ADULT : Will fit a standard size adult head approx 52 cm / inches if worked in DK (Category 3 / 8 ply ) cotton yarn with a 3.00 mm hook.
Length : 22 cm
Width : 32 cm
CHILD : Will fit a child’s head approx size 50 cm if worked in fingering weight ( Category 2, 4 ply ) with a 3.00 mm and 2.5 mm hook.
SKILL LEVEL : Upper Beginner
DK ( category 3 / 8 ply ) cotton yarn 140 metres or 150 yards
( approximately 2-3 balls depending on the yardage of the ball)
Examples of yarn you could use : Hobbii Friends 8/6 cotton ( adult) 8/4 cotton ( children) Paintbox yarn DK cotton ( adult) Lincraft or Spotlight cotton. yarn 8 ply ( adult) 4 ply ( children) Lionbrand 24/7 cotton, We crochet Dishie cotton
You can use scraps of different colors as well, it’s great to use up yarn stash oddments.
WRITTEN IN US CROCHET TERMS
3.00mm hook and 2.5 mm hook ( tension is deliberately tight to make the hat stiffer, if texture is too loose and floppy, go down a hook size )
10 cm x 10 cm = 20 sts x 10 rows
blo back loop only
dc double crochet
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
yrh yarn round hook
(Decrease) Dec 1 : yrh, draw loop through next st, loop through 2 loops on hook, yrh, draw loop through next st, draw loop through 2 loops on hook, draw loop through 3 loops on hook.
I strongly advise you to work with the YouTube tutorial and this pattern for best results! These instructions are for working the hat in one color only, of course you can change colors yourself anytime at the start of a new round if you wish.
Using a 3.00 mm crochet hook, ch 5, sl st to join into a ring.
ROUND 1: Sc 12 into ring, sl st into first st to join.
ROUND 2 : Ch 1, sc 11 into blo, sl st into first st to join (12 sts )
ROUND 3: Ch 5, working into blo * dc 1, ch 2* repeat from * to * 10 times, sl st into third ch of initial ch 5 to join. Count to make sure you have 12 x ch 2 sps
ROUND 4 : Ch 3, dc 3, but only work half the dc so 4 sts left on hook, pull through all 4 sts, ch 1, ch 3.
After first cluster ,work dc 4 clusters, working in the same manner. Work 4 x incomplete dc’s with 5 sts remaining on hook, pull through all sts, ch 1 to finish cluster, then ch between clusters. (12 x dc 4 clusters)
ROUND 5 : Sl st into first ch 3 sp, ch 3, dc 2 * dc 1 into cluster from previous row, dc 3 into next ch sp * repeat until end of round, sl st to join. 48 sts (including initial ch 3 as 1 st)
ROUND 6 : Ch 3, *dc 3, dc 2 into next st* repeat from * to * till end of round, sl st into 3rd ch of initial ch 3 to join, fasten off C3, ( 60 sts.)
ROUND 7 : Join C 2, ch 3, *dc 4, dc 2 into next st* repeat from * to * till the last 10 sts, then dc 10 to end, sl st into 3rd ch of initial ch 3 (70 sts)
ROUND 8 : Ch 3, *dc 5, dc 2 into next st* repeat from * to * till the last 10 sts, then dc 10 till the end, sl st into 3rd ch of initial ch 3 (80 sts)
ROUND 9 : Ch 3, * dc 7, ( dc 1, ch 1, dc 1 ) into same st * repeat from * to * till end, ch 1, sl st into 3rd ch of ch 3, sts. 10 x ( dc 1, ch 1, dc 1)
ROUND 10 : Ch 3, dc 6, dec 1 (see note above) ch 3 * sk ch 1 (ch between 2 dc from previous round) , dec 1, dc 5, dec 1, ch 3 * repeat from * to * to end join with sl st as previous rounds.
ROUND 11 : Ch 3, dc 4, dec 1, ch 2, dc 1 in ch sp, ch 2 * dec 1, dc 3, dec 1, ch 2, dc 1 in ch sp, ch 2 * rep from * to * till end.
ROUND 12 : Ch 3, dc 1 in each of next 2 sts, dec 1 ( ch 2, dc 1 in next ch sp ) twice, ch 2 * dec 1, dc 1, dec 1 ( ch 2, dc 1 in next ch sp) twice, ch 2 * repeat from * to * till end.
ROUND 13 : Ch 3, dc 1 in next 2 sts ( ch 2, dc 1 in next ch sp) 3 times, ch 2 * dec 1, dc in next st, ( ch 2, dc 1 in next ch sp) 3 times, ch 2 * repeat from * to * till end.
ROUND 14 : Ch 3, dc 1 in next st, ( ch 2, dc 1 in next ch sp) 4 times,
* dec 1 ( dc 1, ch 2 in next ch sp ) 3 times, dc 1 * repeat from * to * till end.
ROUND 15 : Sl st in 1st ch sp, ch 5 * dc 1 in next ch sp, ch 2* repeat from * to * till end
NOTE : Try the hat on at this point. I omitted an extra row here which is the same as Round 15 as I preferred it a little shorter, however if the head is larger you may want to add an extra row repeating Row 15 here.
Change to 2.50 mm hook
ROUND 16 – 18 : Work 3 rounds of sc, in the first row working 1 sc into each ch sp and 1 sc into each dc. (84 sts )
Change back to a 3.00 mm crochet hook
ROUND 19 : Ch 2, *dc 6, dc 2 into next st* repeat from * to * till end of round. Sl st to join round. ( 12 increases = 96 sts )
ROUND 20 : Ch 2, *dc 7 dc 2 into next st* repeat from * to * till end of round. Sl st to join round (12 increases = 108 sts)
ROUND 21 : Ch 2, *dc 8 dc 2 into next st* repeat from * to * till end of round. Sl st to join round, fasten off yarn. ( 120 sts )
You can finish as previous row and leave the brim plain, or alternatively you can add the following row for a ruffle finish. If you feel the brim is not wide enough you could also add more rows increasing in the same manner.
Ruffle row : Ch2, dc 2 into every st, fasten off.
Weave in ends. Block if desired.