The Easy Bucket Hat is a quick project that uses basic crochet stitches and simple repeats to create a classic style!

This bucket hat is made with two strands of yarn held together, making a thicker fabric for a sturdier brim (no floppy brims here)! Simple stitches are used to create a solid fabric that is really fun to crochet (once you get started, it’s hard to stop)! 

The pattern is worked in continuous rounds from the top down using just single crochet stitches, so you won’t have a noticeable seam to look at. Follow the pattern instructions, or crochet chart, to create one of four popular hat sizes: 18 (20, 22, 24)”. 

While you can easily substitute yarn for this project, I really enjoyed working with Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton to give this style the perfect weight and brim. 24/7 Cotton is a sturdy yarn with a nice weight to it, so the fabric it creates is really nice for this bucket hat style. If you choose to substitute yarn, think about the fabric you’re creating and be careful not to create fabric that is too loose, or too stiff (unless you’re into that style, of course)!

The Easy Bucket Hat is a great pattern because:

  • This top-down hat is worked with simple stitches and round repeats.
  • You can easily substitute yarn fibers and colors to fit your personal style!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: working in continuous rounds, using two strands of yarn at once, increasing, gauge & size, finishing techniques & more!
Blue crochet bucket hat flat on wooden floor

Before you get started…

Need some inspiration? Check out other finished projects, here: 

Not sure what size hat to make? Check out our size guide and cheat sheet, here: 

Easy Tip To Measure Crochet Hats + Size Cheat Sheet

Want to learn more about working in continuous rounds of crochet? Watch this tutorial:

Let’s get started! 

Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

Click Here for a downloadable PDF version of this pattern!

YARN (use both strands together)

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, Medium weight #4 yarn (100% mercerized cotton; 186 yds/170 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein): 

Cascade Yarns Hampton, DK / Light weight #3 yarn (170% pima cotton + 30% Linen; 273 yds/250 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein): 

MATERIALS 

  • US H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

STITCH KEY

SPECIALTY STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

SIZE 

  • 18 (20, 22, 24)” around x 8 (8.5, 9, 9.5)” tall

GAUGE

  • 13 Sts = 4”, 
  • 14 rounds = 4”

NOTES 

  • Work pattern with both strands of yarn held together.
  • Pattern worked in continuous rounds from the top down.
  • Use a stitch marker to mark the top of the first stitch in each round, move as each round is complete.
  • Stitch diagram for first 6 rounds is on last page.
  • Fabric should be sturdy, not stiff. Change hook size to make fabric more or less dense. 
  • Calculator: How to measure hat size by diameter.
  • Questions? [email protected]
Crochet bucket hat on woman

INSTRUCTIONS

Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 2 (not a St, here and throughout), work 6 Sc into 2nd Ch from hook  – 6 Sc

Round 2: Work 2 Sc into each St – 12 Sc

Round 3: [Sc into 1 St, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times – 18 Sc

Round 4: [Sc into next 2 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times – 24 Sc

crochet stitch chart for continuous rounds of single crochet

Round 5: [Sc into next 3 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times – 30 Sc

Round 6: [Sc into next 4 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times – 36 Sc

Round 7: [Sc into next 5 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times – 42 Sc

Round 8: [Sc into next 6 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times – 48 Sc

Round 9: [Sc into next 7 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times – 54 Sc

Round 10: [Sc into next 8 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times – 60 Sc

18” only (diameter should measure 5.75”), continue to individual size.

Round 11: [Sc into next 9 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times – 66 Sc

20” only (diameter should measure 6.5”), continue to individual size.

Round 12: [Sc into next 10 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times – 72 Sc

22” only (diameter should measure 7”), continue to individual size.

Round 13: [Sc into next 11 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 6 times  – 78 Sc

24” only (diameter should measure 7.75”), continue to individual size.

18”

Round 11-22: Sc into each St around – 60 Sc

Round 23: [Sc into next 5 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 10 times – 70 Sts

Round 24: Sc into each St around – 70 Sc

Round 25: [Sc into next 6 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 10 times – 80 Sts

Round 26: Sc into each St around – 80 Sc

Round 27: [Sc into next 7 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 10 times – 90 Sts

Round 28: Sc into each St around – 90 Sc

Sl St into following St, fasten off

20”

Round 12-24: Sc into each St around – 66 Sc

Round 25: [Sc into next 5 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 11 times – 77 Sts

Round 26: Sc into each St around – 77 Sc

Round 27: [Sc into next 6 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 11 times – 88 Sts

Round 28: Sc into each St around – 88 Sc

Round 29: [Sc into next 7 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 11 times – 99 Sts

Round 30: Sc into each St around – 99 Sc

Sl St into following St, fasten off

22”

Round 13-26: Sc into each St around – 72 Sc

Round 27: [Sc into next 5 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 12 times – 84 Sts

Round 28: Sc into each St around – 84 Sc

Round 29: [Sc into next 6 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 12 times – 96 Sts

Round 30: Sc into each St around – 96 Sc

Round 31: [Sc into next 7 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 12 times – 108 Sts

Round 32: Sc into each St around – 108 Sc

Sl St into following St, fasten off

24”

Round 14-28: Sc into each St around – 78 Sc

Round 29: [Sc into next 5 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 13 times – 91 Sts

Round 30: Sc into each St around – 91 Sc

Round 31: [Sc into next 6 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 13 times – 104 Sts

Round 32: Sc into each St around – 104 Sc

Round 33: [Sc into next 7 Sts, work 2 Sc into following St] 13 times – 117 Sts

Round 34: Sc into each St around – 117 Sc

Sl St into following St, fasten off

Golden crochet bucket hat laying flat on wooden floor

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Salena

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