How to crochet a Bucket Hat for Summer
Summer is the perfect time to add a fun and functional accessory to your wardrobe, and what better way than by crocheting a bucket hat
! A bucket hat
provides shade and protection from the sun, while also adding a stylish touch to your outfit. Follow these simple steps to crochet
your own bucket hat for summer.
- Medium weight cotton yarn in your chosen color
- Crochet hook, size H/5.00mm
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Making a Magic Circle
Start by making a magic circle with your yarn. Insert your hook into the circle, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over again and pull through the first loop on your hook. Yarn over once more and pull through both loops on your hook. This creates your first single crochet stitch.
Step 2: Making the Brim
Next, you'll work on creating the brim of the hat. Chain 3, then make 11 double crochet stitches into the magic circle. Slip stitch into the third chain of your initial chain 3 to join the round.
Step 3: Working in the Round
Now you'll begin working in the round to create the body of the hat. Chain 3, then make 1 double crochet stitch into the same stitch. Make 2 double crochet stitches into each stitch around the brim, for a total of 24 stitches. Join with a slip stitch to the third chain of your initial chain 3.
Step 4: Creating the Crown
Continue to work in the round, chaining 3 and making 1 double crochet stitch into the same stitch. Make 1 double crochet stitch into the next stitch, then 2 double crochet stitches into the next stitch. Repeat this pattern
around the hat, joining with a slip stitch to the third chain of your initial chain 3. Continue working in this pattern, adding 1 more double crochet stitch before each increase stitch, until your hat reaches the desired size.
Step 5: Finishing
Once your hat is the desired size, fasten off your yarn and weave in any loose ends with your tapestry needle. You can also add a decorative touch, such as a ribbon or flower, to your hat if you'd like.And there you have it – a stylish and practical bucket hat
to wear all summer long! Experiment with different yarn colors and decorations to create a hat that truly reflects your personal style.