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Remarkably Quick & Easy Crochet Bucket Hat Free Pattern

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Keep the sun from your eyes while looking fabulous with this crochet bucket hat – free pattern! Make it in your favorite denim look yarn.

multiple views of a crochet denim-look hat and text "Danny, crochet denim bucket hat pattern"

This fun crochet bucket hat free pattern comes in 4 sizes and they can each be made from just one skein of Berroco Indigo yarn! With this awesome yarn and the correct gauge, the flair in the hat holds on it’s own, so no wire is needed. Accent your hat with a fun piece of trim or contrasting scrap of yarn, and maybe even a flower or other embellishment. Dress it up to make it your own!

This yarn is now discontinued, but you can find some great yarn sub ideas HERE.

side view of a crochet denim-look hat with text "Danny, crochet denim bucket hat pattern"

The yarn for this design was provided by Berroco. All opinions are my own.

Danny

crochet denim bucket hat pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Back view of a crochet denim-look hat

Supplies

Size
Child (Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)
Fits: 18 (20, 22, 24) inches

Yarn
Berroco Indigo*: (Recycled Denim & Cotton), Size 4 – Medium/Worsted/Aran, (11 wpi), 219 yds / 100 g, (2.19 yds/g)
Color 6407 Faded: 1 skein, (219 yds / 100 g)
*This yarn is now discontinued, for yarn sub ideas, go HERE

Hook
4.5 mm (US 7)

Gauge: Learn about gauge HERE
22 sts x 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Linen Stitch

Other supplies
Yarn Needle
Removable Stitch Marker

Stitches and Abbreviations: click on highlighted sts for tutorials
ch – chain
rnd – round
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
( ) – work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
[ ] – work step in brackets number of times indicated

Getting Started
  • Read through all instructions before beginning.
  • Starting with round 2, this hat is worked in continuous rounds (spiral). A removable stitch marker is placed and moved each round to keep track of round ends. The last sc of each round is worked into the marked st, then a ch is made and the marker is placed around the ch.
  • Rnd counts are at the end of each Rnd after the period, if the count has changed from the previous Rnd. {count here}
  • Chs and sl sts are not included in Rnd counts unless specified.

Crochet Bucket Hat Free Pattern

Hat Top

Rnd 1: With color A, ch 4, sl st into first ch to form a ring, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 8 sc in ring. – {8 sts}
Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), sc in first st, [ch 1, sc in next st] 7 times, ch 1, place marker around last ch made. – {16 sts}
Rnd 3: *(Sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * 2 more times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, place marker around last ch made. – {24 sts}
Rnd 4: *(Sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 2 times, repeat from * 3 more times, place marker around last ch made. – {32 sts}
Rnd 5: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 2 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times, repeat from * 2 more times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, place marker around last ch made. – {40 sts}
Rnd 6: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 2 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 4 times, repeat from * 2 more times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 2 times, place marker around last ch made. – {48 sts}
Rnd 7: Sc in same ch-1 as last sc from round 6, ch 1, *[sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 5 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * 2 more times, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 6 times, place marker around last ch made. – {56 sts}
Rnd 8: *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 6 times, repeat from * 3 more times, place marker around last ch made. – {64 sts}
Rnd 9: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 4 times, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 7 times, repeat from * 2 more times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 3 times, place marker around last ch made. – {72 sts}
Rnd 10: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 4 times, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 8 times, repeat from * 2 more times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 4 times, place marker around last ch made. – {80 sts}
Rnd 11: This round ends on 1 st before the marker from round 10. Sc in same ch-1 as last sc from round 6, ch 1, *[sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 9 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * 2 more times, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 9 times, place marker around last ch made. – {88 sts}

*Size Child move on to hat sides.

Rnd 12: *(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 10 times, repeat from * 3 more times, place marker around last ch made. – {96 sts}

*Size Adult Small move on to hat sides.

Rnd 13: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 6 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 11 times, repeat from * 2 more times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 5 times, place marker around last ch made. – {104 sts}
Rnd 14: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 6 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 12 times, repeat from * 2 more times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 6 times, place marker around last ch made. – {112 sts}

*Size Adult Medium move on to hat sides.

Rnd 15: *[Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 13 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * 3 more times, place marker around last ch made. – {120 sts}

*Size Adult Large move on to hat sides.

Hat Sides

Rnd 1: (Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) around, place marker around last ch made. – {88 (96, 112, 120) sts}
Repeat Rnd 1: 10 (12, 14, 16) more times. 22 (24, 28, 31) rows total from start of hat.

Brim

Rnd 1: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 2 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 14 (15, 18, 19) times, repeat from * once more, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to marker, place marker around last ch made.
Rnd 2: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 12 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 15 (16, 19, 20) times, repeat from * once more, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to marker, place marker around last ch made.
Rnd 3: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 4 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 16 (17, 20, 21) times, repeat from * once more, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to marker, place marker around last ch made.
Rnd 4: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 14 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 17 (18, 21, 22) times, repeat from * once more, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to marker, place marker around last ch made.
Rnd 5: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 6 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 18 (19, 22, 23) times, repeat from * once more, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to marker, place marker around last ch made.
Rnd 6: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 16 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 19 (20, 23, 24) times, repeat from * once more, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to marker, place marker around last ch made.
Rnd 7: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 8 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 20 (21, 24, 25) times, repeat from * once more, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to marker, place marker around last ch made.
Rnd 8: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 18 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 21 (23, 25, 26) times, repeat from * once more, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to marker, place marker around last ch made.

*Sizes Child and Adult Small move on to border.

Rnd 9: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 10 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 22 (24, 26, 27) times, repeat from * once more, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to marker, place marker around last ch made.
Rnd 10: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 20 times, * (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 23 (25, 27, 28) times, repeat from * once more, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to marker, place marker around last ch made.

Border

Rnds 1&2: [Sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] around.

Crochet Bucket Hat Free Pattern Finishing

Use some scrap yarn to make a hat band, running it under a sc from the last round of the hat sides every several inches. Tie it in a bow on the side. Or dress it up with some other trim and accents to make it your own.

side view of a crochet denim-look hat

Wear or give and enjoy!

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18 thoughts on “Remarkably Quick & Easy Crochet Bucket Hat Free Pattern”

  1. I have seen several of your patterns that I would enjoy making but none of your instructions take o a print-friendly button of any kind. I would also love to be able to save them to my crochet file and make them at a later date.

    Reply
    • There is a link at the bottom of the patterns to where you can get the pattern in PDF from from Craftsy. It’s $2 as I loose my advertising money if you print it, and as I took the time to format it. Otherwise, there are ways to print it neatly, you just have to do some work to get it neat if you want to save the $2.

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      • Thanks. I understand and will do what you suggest. Your instructions led me to think that there was an actual print-friendly button but I now see the PDF selection for $2.00.
        Happy Crocheting to you.

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  2. hi, thankyou for the patter, can i ask whether the 1st part of your pattern will fit a 3 yr old, as i would like to make it for my daughter x

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      • ok, thanks. ive measured around her head and its 19 inches, you pattern says it will fit 18 inches, so i might just try it, and if its too big ill try going down down to a 4mm hook, ill let you know how it turns out x

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  3. Do you have book to buy? your patterns are fantastic.. can’t wait to try…. but I am new at crocheting so I hope to improve.

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  4. I’m confused at round 7 of the top– I’ve started over this hat so many times and each time I try again I always end round 7 two stitches early.

    I did the math:
    the first SC and ch1 (2)
    + 5x sc ch-1 (10) + sc ch-1 sc (3) + ch-1 (1) (all times 3 = 42)
    + 5x sc ch-1 (10)

    = 2+42+10 = 54, not 56

    Instead of working the last sc of round 7 into the marked stitch I’m two stitches behind…

    Thank you for the pattern and love the look of this hat! I’m probably missing something silly but let me know what you think.

    Reply
  5. I love this hat, I am going to make it for my daughter
    And her little girl, who live in France. And also myself.

    I am 76 and have been crocheting since I was about
    13.

    Reply
  6. Love this!

    Is it possible to keep expanding the brim beyond row 9 to make it flare out more?

    And will using multiple colors to make it striped be an issue?

    Reply
    • You should be able to make the brim larger without much problem. If you want stripes you’ll want at least 2 rounds per color in order for it to look like stripes in this st. If you look at the Linen St tutorial that’s linked, there should be some color layout ideas there. I’ll also put this stitch pattern on my color layout PDF to-do for the subscriber area. If you aren’t a newsletter subscriber, then just click the link at the top of the site and sign up. All the info on the subscriber section is in the newsletter, and it’s free.

      Reply

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