Free Crochet Bucket Hat Patterns You Can Wear All Year Round
I have put together a collection of crochet bucket hat patterns, not only for summer but for all year round wear. Choose from ten beautiful patterns.
Crochet bucket hats are predominantly associated with summer and warmer months. Those easy to wear hats to protect you from the sun.
However, I have found some amazing bucket hat patterns that you can make and wear in colder months too. They are super fun makes.
The construction remains the same, all you need to change is the type of yarn you use.
How do you crochet a bucket hat step by step?
There are a few different ways on how to crochet a bucket hat easily. The easiest way which guarantees a great fit, is to start from the crown.
You will need to crochet a circle that is big enough to cover the crown of your head. The great thing about crocheting a bucket hat this way, is that you can simple place the circle on top of your head and “try it on”.
Once you are happy that the circle covers the crown of your head substantially, you can move onto crocheting the sides of the bucket hat.
You can either carry on working in rounds to build up “the depth” of your bucket hat.
The other way to do this, is to make separate motifs like granny squares that you can attach together. Once you have enough to go around your head, you can attach them to the crown circle.
The last part, you need to make for your crochet bucket hat, is the brim.
Usually, the bucket style hat brim flares out slightly. You can increase the amount of stitches around the brim evenly for a subtle brim.
On the other hand, you can also increase the amount of stitches more frequently for a “ruffle style” brim.
What yarn should I use to crochet a bucket hat?
This greatly depends on the season in which you plan to wear your bucket hat.
Naturally, for warmer months I would choose breathable materials like cotton, linen, raffia or hemp. You can read more about choosing the best yarn for summer on my blog.
On the other hand, you can also make a crochet bucket hat for colder months. In this case, chunky wool, chenille or faux fur yarns would be the best choices.
How long does it take to crochet a bucket hat for beginners?
On average, I would estimate a crochet bucket hat to take approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.
However, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration.
Difficulty of the pattern, your skill level and thickness of the yarn should all be factored into the amount of time it will take.
However, there is a simple way to work out a rough estimate. You can simply time yourself on how long it takes you to make certain amount of stitches of the bucket hat. You can then multiply it by the estimated amount of stitches you need, to complete your project.
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How do you measure your head for a crochet bucket hat?
To create a comfortable crochet bucket hat, you need to get the crown circle diameter right. This circle determines the overall fit of your hat.
Make it too small and the hat will be too tight, make it too big and it will indeed look like you are wearing a bucket on your head.
You can use the handy chart below to look up the diameter of the crown circle for your chosen size. Use this as a guide measurement.
Once you reach the diameter the chart calls for, place the circle onto your head and determine whether it feels right. Adjust if necessary.
You will not know the true fit until you work up a few rounds of the sides of the bucket hat. The sides will give you a clear indication whether your crown circle is the right size.
As to the height of the sides, this is very much down to personal preference.
10 Free Crochet Bucket Hat Patterns
I have put together a collection of ten amazing crochet bucket hat patterns.
There are patterns that are suitable for summer and winter seasons.
If you ever wondered How To Choose Best Yarn For Crochet Hats, check out my guide on the blog.
Easy Beginner Crochet Bucket Hat
This great post will show you how to make a cotton hat with simple step-by-step instructions.
This bucket hat is perfect for sunny days. It’s made with one ball of 100% cotton yarn that will keep your head cool in the hottest weather.
CLICK HERE for the free crochet pattern.
Scrappy Crochet Bucket Hat
This pattern uses mercerized cotton yarn. This ensures that it is moldable, comfy and surprisingly structured.
It is the perfect beginner-friendly project and use up scraps.
FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet bucket hat pattern.
Seamless Round Crochet Bucket Hat
This easy bucket hat is worked seamlessly in round. You do not join the rounds together, you continue working in the spiral.
This ensures there is no visible join.
You can find the pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.
This checkered style hat is very stylish and lends itself to many colour combinations!
The pattern uses cotton yarn so the finished hat is breathable and suitable for warmer weather.
You can find the pattern ON THIS BLOG.
Raffia Summer Bucket Hat
This stunning hat uses raffia yarn which is the perfect choice of summer yarn for a hat.
The hat is worked from top down with magic adjustable ring. It is beginner friendly as it only uses the simple single crochet stitch.
Find the pattern HERE.
This modern bucket hat is pretty, feminine and oh so stylish.
It uses vintage style colours of yarn and combines them with granny squares. The ruffles brim of the hat is so different, yet so fun and stylish.
Grab the free pattern BY CLICKING HERE.
This pattern turned out to be really easy, and works up incredibly fast!
With this pattern, you will use less than one skein of the Sherpa Fleece Yarn from Lion Brand. Working with fleece yarn is much more about feeling the stitches, than seeing the stitches.
The yarn used for this hat makes it the perfect hat to wear in colder months.
Find the free pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.
Granny Square Crochet Bucket Hat
The Granny Square Bucket Hat pattern is perfect for summer days when you want to spread the happy, summer vibes.
It uses the traditional granny square designs and cheerful colour for a real retro style hat.
Get to the free pattern BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK.
The Sun Daze Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern uses a few different stitches to create this cute and textured summer hat.
The open lacy design makes this the perfect hat for hot summer weather. It is breathable but still provides protection from the sun.
Follow THIS LINK for the free crochet bucket hat pattern.
Annie Crochet Bucket Hat
Annie is a gloriously soft and fluffy faux fur bucket hat that is the perfect hat for cold weather.
Lion Brand’s Go For Faux is the perfect yarn for this project. The yarn is super soft and what is even better it hides all the mistakes!
THIS BLOG POST has the free pattern.
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