This Easy Breezy Bucket Hat crochet pattern is a beginning crocheter’s dream! Spiral rounds of single crochet create a hat that is completely on trend. The slightly rolled brim allows you to flip the brim or down to suit your style. It is completely customizable for the depth of the hat and the length of the brim. Add stripes, stitch patterning or other embellishments. It’s a blank slate for your creativity!
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The pattern for size Adult is available free below.
Sizes Child, Teen, and Adult are available in a downloadable, ad-free pdf. This pdf includes a stitch chart for the crown shaping.
For the sample, I used FibraNatura Unity Beyond, a lightweight thick-and-thin yarn. It gives a kind of rustic look. The yarn is soft but sturdy and is super comfy on your head. Unity Beyond is 36% wool, 28% cotton, 19% linen, and 18% bamboo and comes in 3.5 oz [100 g], 262 yds [240 m] balls.
For a more sophisticated look, choose a smooth mercerized cotton yarn in a bright color.
Easy Breezy Bucket Hat Free Crochet Pattern
Worked from the top down, the hat begins with gradual increases to the full circumference. Then work in the round without increasing to the brim. Start the brim with an increase round, then work even with just a few more increases to the length you choose. A longer brim may require an extra ball of yarn.
This pattern uses American crochet terminology.
Size: Adult Medium
Finished Circumference: 20″ [51 cm] to fit 22-23″ [56-58.5 cm] head
Light Weight Yarn: approximately 260 yds [240 m]. Sample used Fibra Natura Unity Beyond (36% wool/28% cotton/18% linen/18% bamboo, 3.5 oz [100 g], 262 yds [240 m]), 1 ball 208 Sunrise. The teen size hat is pictured in FibraNatura Unity, color 109 Natural.
US size G [4 mm] crochet hook or size to obtain correct gauge
US size F [3.75 mm] crochet hook or one size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge
17 sts and 22 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in single crochet with larger hook
To save time, take time to check gauge.
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
With larger hook, ch 4, join with slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 6 sc in ring—6 sc. Place marker in first st to indicate beginning of rnd and move marker up as you work each rnd.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st, 2 sc in each st around—12 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around—18 sc.
Rnd 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] around—24 sc.
Rnd 5: Sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] around—30 sc.
Rnd 6: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] around—36 sc.
Rnds 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 8: Sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] around—42 sc.
Rnd 10: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts] around—48 sc.
Rnd 12: Sc in first st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st] around—54 sc.
Rnd 14: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts] around—60 sc.
Rnd 16: Sc in first st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st] around—66 sc.
Rnd 17: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 10 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts] around—72 sc.
Rnd 18: Sc in first st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st] around—78 sc.
Rnd 19: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 20: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 11 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts] around—85 sc.
Sc in each st around until hat measures 8″ [20 cm] from center top of crown.
Change to smaller hook.
Rnd 1, Increase Rnd: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around—126 sts.
Work even (sc in each sc around) for 5 more rnds.
Next Rnd, Increase Rnd: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 17 (16, 20) sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 17 (19, 20) sts] around—132 sts.
Work even for 4 more rnds, or to desired length of brim. Slip st in next st to end rnd. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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