Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern

Ladies Summer Bucket Hat 
Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs

My Hubby is always getting so sunburned 
while working out in the yard.
 He loves working on his tractor, but he forgets to wear a hat. 
When he does wear a hat, it's a baseball cap,
 which lets his neck get so sunburned.

So I made him a Cotton Bucket hat to cover 
his head and his neck.
I Liked it so much I decided I needed one too!

Hat Fits a 18 to 20 inches head
It is a loose fitting hat, and very comfy to wear on a warm day.
I chose to make it out of Cotton yarn,
 so it would be cooler,
 but you can use any worsted weight (4)yarn, 
and the hat will work up just fine.

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Ladies Summer Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern 
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Skill - Easy

Hook - I / 5.50 MM
Yarn -  1 1/2  balls of Variegated cotton yarn
(  I used peaches and cream - Stars and stripes)
1/2 ball solid cotton yarn
 ( I used Peaches and Cream- red)
Button for Flower 
Yarn needle - For weaving in ends and sewing on the flower.

Stitches -
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitches ( sl st)
Single Crochet ( sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet ( dc)
Change to (chgto)
Treble/ Triple Crochet ( tr) Flower petals

Size: 18 - 20 inch head
The Hat is intended to be loose and comfortable to wear.

Gauge: 3 dc = 1 inch 

Ch2 and Ch 3 at ends of rows counts as a stitch unless otherwise stated.
When changing colors ch2, or ch3 after the color change.
Color change are up to your preference, Colors in Pictures are from the Video Demo.

R : 1 - Ch5, join in a circle, ch 3, 9 dc,  join with a sl st, ch3 (10 dc)

R : 2 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,  2 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (20 dc)

R : 3 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch 3, 2 dc in next dc around,
 join, ch 3 (40 dc)

R : 4 -  1 dc in the same st as the ch3,  *1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc*, 
Repeat from * to * around, ch 3 (60 dc)

R: 5 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,  *1 dc in the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the next dc*, 
Repeat from * to * around, (80 dc)

The top of your hat should be nice and flat.

R: 6 - Chgto C2
Working  in the FRONT loops only of R: 5, ch1, sc in each dc around, join, ch1
(80 sc)

R: 7 - Chgto C1
Working in the BACK Loops of R: 5, ch 3, 
1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (80 dc)

R: 8 - R: 12 - 1 dc in each dc around, join, ch 3 (80 dc)

R: 13 - Chgto C3
1 hdc in each dc around, join, ch 2 (80 hdc)

R: 14 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join, tie off, weave in the ends. (80 hdc)

R: 15 - Chgto C1
 ch 3, 1 dc in the same st as the ch3,
*1 dc in the next 3 hdc, 2 dc in the next hdc*, 
Repeat From * to * around brim of the hat, join, ch 3. (100 dc)

R: 16 - 1 dc in each dc, join, ch3 (100 dc)

R: 17 -1 dc in each dc, join. (100 dc)

R: 18 - Chgto C2, ch1, 1 sc in each dc,
 join ch 1 (100 sc)

R: 19 - 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off weave in all the ends. (100 sc)
I added a 2 inch button in place of the Crochet Flower.

Optional - 6 Petal Flower-

R : 1 -With Solid Collar - ch 2, 12 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join

R : 2 - *sl in next dc, Ch 3, 3 tr, in 1st dc, ch3, sl st in the next dc*,
 Repeat 5 more times for 6 petals.
tie off leaving a long tail for sewing on hat. Sew on Button to the center of the Flower.

Link for a picture tutorial:  6 Petal Flower PictureTutorial
I have to admit I really like this hat, and will have to
 make him another one, because I am keeping this one!
I have some beige cotton yarn, beige is more his style anyway.

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1 comment:

EG said...

How to increase the size if you need a 22" and 23" fit?