Happy Free Pattern Friday!
I’ve been wanting to write this pattern for a loooooong time, and I’m so excited to get to share it with y’all!
Bucket hats were one of the first things I ever made with crochet. They’re easy to work up, and are sure to be a unique statement piece for your wardrobe!
I’ve seen a lot of bucket hat patterns over the past few years – specifically, I saw a lot of patterns using hexagons, but when I tried them for myself, they always turned out way too big for me…so this pattern is simply worked using 5 classic granny squares – one for the top and 4 attached to its sides. Once all the sides are stitched up, you work the brim until you reach your desired length, sew your ends in, and you’re all done!
Size I/5.5mm crochet hook
up to 4 colors of acrylic yarn (you could also use 8/8 cotton)
mc magic circle
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
slst slip stitch
ch-sp chain space
Granny squares (make 5):
Row1: Make an mc
Ch3. Dc1. Ch1.
Dc1. Slst to the top of the ch3.
Row 2: Tie into any ch-sp with a new color. Ch3. Dc1. Ch1.
Dc3, Ch1, Dc3 all into the ch-sp. Repeat x2.
Dc3, Ch1, Dc1 into the beginning ch-sp.
Row 3: Tie into any corner with a new color. Ch3. Dc2. Ch1.
Dc3, ch1, D3 into the corner.*
Repeat *-* until you reach your beginning ch-sp.
Dc3, ch1. Slst to the top of the ch3.
Row 4: Tie into any corner with a new color. Ch3. Dc2. Ch1.
Dc3, ch1, D3 into the corner.*
Repeat *-* until you reach your beginning ch-sp. Dc3, ch1. Slst to the top of the ch3.
JOINING THE SQUARES
Choose a square to become the “top” of your hat. We will join the other 4 squares to the sides of this top square.
With the right sides facing one another, use the same color as your row 4 to ch1 through the corners of the squares (tip: insert your hook through the corners first and then pull the yarn through to set up for the ch1).
Slst through the fl of the square closest to you, and through the bl of the other square. Slst into the fl/bl of each st, including the last ch-sp.
Cut yarn and fasten off.
Repeat on all 4 sides of the top granny square.
Now we join the sides together using this same method – make sure the wrong sides are facing you (right sides facing each other) and choose a ch-sp to start working out of.
Repeat the steps from above on the remaining sides to be joined.
Attach your yarn to any stitch, making sure to have the RS facing you.
Begin working sc’s in every stitch. When you reach the one you started with, slst to the top.
Ch3. Dc1 into the same stitch. *Dc. Dc2. Dc.* Repeat until you reach the last stitch. Slst to the top of the ch3.
Ch3. Dc1 into the next stitch. *Dc2. Dc. Dc2.* Repeat until you reach the last stitch. Slst to the top of the ch3.
You can now fasten off, or continue working rows of the brim until you reach your desired length.
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments in case others have the same question! And if you enjoyed this pattern, check out the other freebies on my blog – the Happy Camper Bandana.
I also have some patterns for purchase on my Etsy.
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*This pattern is property of Stellar Threads. Do not copy, reproduce, or sell this pattern in part of its entirety. You may make finished items and sell them, but please credit Stellar Threads in some way.*