Bucket hats have made a comeback! Bucket hats are a fun way to accessorize, and the crochet version offers an unexpected twist that is sure to turn heads. We wanted to create a bucket hat that was quick, flattering, and breezy for those hot summer days. With just 15 total rows, these bucket hats can be whipped up in no time with just a skein of worsted weight yarn and a 4.5mm crochet hook. It's the perfect afternoon crochet project!
We highly recommend using cotton yarn for this pattern. It tends to hold its shape better than other fibers, which works well for the structured look of a bucket hat. (Plus, it's much better for the planet than yarn made with synthetic fibers!) We used Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn in the image above.
Time to get started!
worsted weight cotton yarn (we like Lily Sugar'n Cream)
4.5mm crochet hook
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
inc = increase, make 2 stitches in one stitch
Easy Breezy Bucket Hat - Free Pattern
First ch2 always counts as a double crochet.
At the end of each row, Join to top of ch2 with a slip stitch.
Row 1: Make a magic circle. Inside the circle: Ch2, Dc11. Join to top of ch2 with a slip stitch. (Continue to join here at the end of each row.) (12)
Row 2: Ch2, 1DC in same stitch as ch, inc in each stitch around. (24)
Row 3: Ch2, inc in next stitch, *DC1, inc* around. (36)
Row 4: Ch2, 1DC, inc, *DC2, inc* around. (48)
Row 5: Ch2, 2DC, inc, *DC3, inc* around. (60)
Row 6: Ch2, 3DC, inc, *DC4, inc* around. (72)
Row 7: Ch2. Working in back loops only, DC around. (72)
Rows 8-11: Ch2, DC around. (72)
Row 12: Ch2. Working in front loops only, *DC5, inc* around. (84)
Row 13: Ch2. DC5, inc, *DC6, inc* around. (96)
Row 14: Ch2. DC6, inc, *DC7, inc* around. (108)
Row 15: In this round, all stitches are in single crochet. Ch1, SC7, inc, *SC8, inc* around. (120)
Join to ch1 with a slip stitch, tie off and weave in ends.
That's it! Just 15 rows later, your brand new bucket hat is ready to be shown off at your local beach or farmer's market.