Bickett, the quick to stitch, crochet bucket hat

The next pattern for my personal line, Revel Signature, is here! Bickett Crochet Bucket Hat!
Ya’ll this has been my dream for years. Really. YEARS! To finally be here and getting to create the pieces that I’ve been sketching for so long is absolutely amazing!

I am so grateful for you and your continued support. 💝   Thank you.

wait..... it costs how much?!?

If you were to do a little google search for crochet bucket hats, make sure you are sitting down first. 
Because- WHAT!?! 
Seriously, at the time of this writing I am finding them (premade) from 60bucks to $710. Nope, that is not a typo. Seven HUNDRED dollars. Ya’ll! That’s just crazy talk. 

But I have great news! This pattern is FREE, baby. 

Lady wearing Bickett Crochet Bucket Hat, close detail picture



And even better news?

You’ve got the skills to make it yourself. Yup, even if you’ve only recently joined the crochet revolution.
This crochet bucket hat is easy to make, going around and around using only single crochet stitches with a few slip stitches to decorate and tigten up the edge. This is the perfect make as you’re relaxing poolside…. or on the beach or the back patio or the front porch watching all the neighborhood kids run around… ohhhh I love summer.

About the yarn

I’ve mentioned before that I’m really trying to find uses for the yarn I have on hand… destashing a bit. 

This yarn is truly interesting. It is made up of a knit tube that has some sort of a polyfil core. 
68% Acrylic 32% Nylon

Due to the construction of this yarn, even though it is a super bulky weight in yarn size, it is lighter in hand than expected. The hat has a nice weight to it, it’s not heavy or uncomfortable to wear, but it’s not so light that I’m worried about it blowing off with a gust of wind. I would say it is equivalent to a quality canvas bucket hat.
 
I bought 2 of these, the black & white stripe I made this hat with and a solid, bright turquoise. I think my original intent was to make a patio pillow. Maybe? Anyway, all the colorways are very summery and have beachy vibes. Vibrant and fun.

Bernat Maker Outdoor Stripes

Other yarns that would make a great Bickett Crochet Bucket Hat

Mandala Thick&Quick

Lion Brand website
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 #6 | Super Bulky
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 100% Acrylic

Tuff Puff

WeCrochet website
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 #6 | Super Bulky
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 100% Wool

Pop! Bulky

Joann website
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 #6 | Super Bulky
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 100% Acrylic

The sizes available

This hat has 3 sizes.
Child, Teen│Adult Female, Adult Male
See Finished Measurements below for the inches│centimeters of each size.

There are a few tips about sizing written within the pattern.

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The skills you need

Using only basic stitches, The Bickett crochet bucket hat is a quick and easy project.
If you’ve never worked with an Adjustable Ring before, I’ve made a video tutorial and photo tutorial. This is a great beginning stitch to know for any top-down hats in your future.
 

adjustable ring – single – slip stitch 

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Some quick info about this Bickett crochet hat free pattern post:
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  • Stitch Diagrams; crown, body and brim
  • Schematic of measurements
Lady wearing Bickett crochet bucket hat with levi vest and black top

Getting started

Ya’ll know how I feel about making gauge swatches.
Make them.
However, for this hat, I’ve built the gauge swatch into the pattern. 
But while you’re here, grab this helpful worksheet I created for you to use on your next project, when making a gauge swatch will be a big deal. Save this worksheet to your digital notebook or print a few of these off if you’re a paper planner person. 
This will make the swatch process easier and more enjoyable. I created this FREE worksheet as an easy way to figure out gauge, it’s especially helpful if you’re new and still learning all the ways to be successful with your crochet. This worksheet organizes your stitching information and the fill-in-the-blanks makes the math stress free.

Blocking Worksheet 

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The pattern

BICKett

A free crochet bucket hat pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

Lady wearing crochet bucket hat and black top

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MATERIALS & TOOLS

YARN Super bulky weight (#6 super bulky); 85 (130, 155) yd [78 (119, 142) m].

Shown Bernat Maker Outdoor Stripes (68% acrylic 32% nylon; 249 yd [228 m]‮”‬x8.82 oz [250 g]), 1 cake

*Amount given is for hat as shown | written. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern.

HOOK K- [6.50 mm]; or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS Stitch markers (2), yarn needle

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use, find it HERE .

Gauge

11 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] using H [5.00 mm] hook in stitch pattern with no blocking.

Finished MEasurements

CIRCUMFERENCE 19 (21, 23)” [48 (53.5, 58.5) cm] before blocking

HAT HEIGHT (not including brim) 2 (3, 3¾)” [5 ( [7.5, 8.5) cm] 

Project Level

Beginner+

TECHNIQUES USED

adjustable ring (video tutorial &  picture tutorial) – single crochet – slip stitch

Lady wearing Bickett crochet bucket hat with levi vest and black top

NOTES

GENERAL

  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Pattern is written for 3 sizes.
  • Sizes given in parentheses: Row 9 (10, 11). If only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
  • Yarn amount(s) given is for hat as shown│written. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
  • Refer to special stitches instruction, pictures and video(s) as needed.
  • Take time to save time. Gauge information is given in various rows of pattern, verify that project measurements match given diameters. If intending to block fabric of final product, using same yarn as planned for hat, make a gauge swatch by stitching through Row 8 of pattern, at this point, wash and block in the same manner you will be using for your hat to ensure fabric created is as desired and will result in proper measurements│size intended. Refer to Blocking: A Guide for basic blocking methods│instructions.

CONSTRUCTION

  • Bucket Hat is worked seamlessly, in the round, top down.

UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERN & SIZING

  • Hat is worked in the round, in a spiral, do not join at the end of rounds.
  • Hat is worked with RS facing, do not turn after rounds.
  • Number after period (.) at the end of rows is the stitch count; 12 sts. This means the row just completed should have 12 stitches.
  • If no stitch count is given at the end of row, stitch total did not change from previous listing. 
  • To alter the height, instructions are written within the pattern.
  • Sample is made with one continuous strand of yarn, the changing of colors that appear to be a band and edging are simply happy accident and the way the striping of the yarn changed during stitching. Changing of colors at any time is, of course, at stitcher’s discretion, but instructions are not included in this pattern. 
  • Sample shown in Size L; model has 22” [56 cm] head circumference.

ABBREVIATIONS & SPECIAL STITCHES

Blo – back loop only

Ch – chain

PM – place marker

Rep – repeat

RS – right side

Sc – single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

St(s) – stitch(es)

Yo – yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES

Adjustable ring (video tutorial &  picture tutorial) Leaving a tail of approximately 10” [25.5 cm], make a small ring│circle (1” [2.5 cm] diameter or so), using tension hand, with thumb and middle finger, pinch ring│circle at overlap to keep the yarn from shifting, having working yarn in front, insert hook through ring, draw up a loop. Begin pattern. 

PM (place marker) Place marker in stitch just made or as instructed.

Edge stitch Insert hook under blo of sl st of row just made, insert hook under connecting loop between stitches of row below {see picture within pattern}, yo, pull up a loop, draw loop through all loops on hook. 

HAT

Crown

Rnd 1 Adjustable ring {see Special Stitches above}, 6 sc in ring, PM through any stitch of rnd to mark RS, PM in first st to mark beginning of rnd, move marker up with each rnd, do not turn. 6 sts

Rnd 2 2 sc in each st across to end, do not turn. 12 sts

Rnd 3 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across to end, do not turn. 18 sts

Rnd 4 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * across to end, do not turn. 24 sts

Rnd 5 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to end, do not turn. 30 sts

Rnd 6 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * across to end, do not turn. 36 sts

Rnd 7 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * across to end, do not turn. 42 sts

Rnd 8 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * across to end, do not turn. 48 sts

Lady wearing crochet bucket hat and black top

Circle should measure approximately 5½” [14 cm] in diameter.

For size Small (child), continue to Body.

Rnd 9 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * across to end, do not turn. 54 sts

Circle should measure approximately 6¼” [16 cm] in diameter.

For size Medium (teen│adult female), continue to Body.

Rnd 10 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * across to end, do not turn. 60 sts

Circle should measure approximately 7” [18 cm] in diameter.

Body

Note If making for an older child (9-12 yrs), consider working to depth│height of size Medium; repeating Row 9, 9 times (ending after Row 17). Work Brim as written for Small.

Rnds 9 (10, 11)-14 (18, 20) {See Customization below} Sc in each st across to end, do not turn. 48 (54, 60) sts

Customization

To decrease height of Hat Body, repeat Rnd 9 (10, 11) fewer times than directed, stop when desired measurement is achieved, continue to Brim.

To increase height of Hat Body, repeat Rnd 9 (10, 11) until desired measurement is achieved, continue to Brim.

Brim

Rnd 15 (19, 21) 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 (8, 9) sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 (8, 9) sts; rep from * across to end, do not turn. 54 (60, 66) sts

Rnd 16 (20, 22) Sc in each st across to end, do not turn.

Rnd 17 (21, 23) 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 (9, 10) sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 (9, 10) sts; rep from * across to end, do not turn. 60 (66, 72) sts

Rnd 18 (22, 24) Sc in each st across to end, do not turn.

For size Small (child), continue to Edge.

Rnd 23 (25) 2 sc in first st, sc in next 10 (11) sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 (11) sts; rep from * across to end, do not turn. 72 (78) sts

Rnds 24 (26)-25 (27) Sc in each st across to end, do not turn. 

Edge

Rnd 19 (26, 28) Sl st in blo of of each st across to end, do not turn.

Rnd 20 (27, 29) Edge st {see Special Stitches above and picture below} in each st across to end, sl st to first st of rnd join, fasten off.

Insert hook under blo of sl st of row just made.

Insert hook under connecting loop between stitches of row below.

Finishing

Block to measurements {see Finished Measurements above}, if desired.

Remove marker(s), weave in ends.

Tip If using suggested yarn, to make it easier to weave in and bury yarn ends, remove a section of the filling from the yarn tails by pulling it out of the exterior tube and then cutting. 

Stitch & Share

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