Let me show you how to crochet a chunky yarn, bucket hat. As the cooler months approach, it’s time to think about adding cozy and stylish accessories to your wardrobe. This hat was designed to coordinate with the Cozy Bonfire Poncho.
You will want this Bonfire Bucket Hat for those moments when you’re sitting around the fire in a rustic ski lodge, or around a bon fire.
This versatile and on-trend piece will keep you warm and fashionable. The best part? The free crochet pattern will show you how to crochet this bucket hat, using chunky yarn.
In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of crocheting the xsmall-small sized hat by providing both the free crochet pattern, with video support coming soon.
With our tips and tricks you will quickly acheive the bucket shape everyone loves. To start this crochet journey, selecting the yarn will be easy, as there are quite a few different yarns to choose from. My first choice is Barcelona Yarn, but it’s discontinued and Impressions from Michaels has taken it’s place. Puzzle yarn by Premiere is another great substitute.
Below is a video showing you how to work that High Back Post Half Double Crochet Stitch, that creates the unique ridge at the top of the hat.
Now it is time to show you how to crochet this chunky yarn bucket hat.
The tablet version makes it easy for those with low vision issues, as they can enlarge the screen, and the youtube links are clickable.
If you are just wanting to get down to business and print off the pattern, then you will find a condensed version after the tablet version.
First, here are a few notes from the Designer:
The unique ridge at the crown of the hat is easy to reproduce using a High Back Post HDC. The Chunky Crochet Hat uses this stitch as well as most of our crochet basket designs. Here is a video link to show you how to execute the
High Back Post Half Double Crochet Stitch Easy Tutorial
Another important moment in the creation of the Bonfire Bucket Hat is the execution of the brim. End the side of the hat with a round of sc stitches. The next round will be a front loop only round of st’s.
The stitch pattern will continue around the brim, with an increase every 11th stitch. Let’s get started! A true Bucket from the 60’s has short sides and a shorter brim. If that is what you would like to achieve, watch the video below, starting at the 15:26 minute mark. I will also add instructions during the pattern to help you achieve that vintage effect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z3RvYf6L38
I used Barcelona Big by Michaels colorway Tapestry. They have rebranded this yarn and it is now called Impressions, and you can still purchase the colorway Tapestry. Puzzle Yarn by Premier is a great substitute. You will need one ball. Below is my affiliate link for Puzzle yarn This will not cost you a thing, but will enable me to purchase more yarny and crafty things. https://shrsl.com/441bp
4” = 7 rows hdc x 4” = 12 hdc st’s
ch = Chain
sc = Single Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
h bp hdc = High Back Post Half Double Crochet – wrap the hook high around the post, above the third loop to execute a back post hdc follow video tutorial. Link is posted up above.
flo = Front Loop Only
join w/ = join with
slp st = Slip Stitch
skp = Skip
sp. = Space
nxt = Next
prev. = previous
st./st’s = stitch or stitches
beg. = beginning
* * = Complete sequence between the stars, the number of times stated;
x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch to complete stitch or sequence of stitches stated
xsm-sm (19”-21” head circumference)
ch3 & join in a ring
Round 1: ch1; 10 hdc in ring; join w/slp to beg. hdc (10 hdc)
Round 2: ch1; 2 hdc in joining st and in each st around; join w/slp st in to beg. hdc (20 hdc)
Round 3: ch1; hdc in joining st; 2 hdc in nxt st; *hdc in nxt st, 2hdc in nxt st;* 9x; join w/slp st to beg. hdc, (30 hdc)
Round 4: ch1; hdc in joining st & in nxt st; 2 hdc in nxt st; *(hdc in nxt st)2x, 2hdc in nxt st;* 9x; join w/slp st to beg. hdc, (40 hdc)
Round 5: ch1; hdc in joining st; (hdc in nxt st)2x; 2 hdc in nxt st; *(hdc in nxt st)3x, 2hdc in nxt st;* 9x; join w/slp st to beg. hdc, (50 hdc)
Round 6: ch1; hbp hdc around joining st; hbp hdc in nxt st and in each st around; join w/slp st to beg. hbp hdc, (50 hbp hdc)
Round 7: ch1; sc in joining st; (sc in nxt st)8x; 2sc in nxt st; *(sc in nxt st)9x; 2sc in nxt st;* 4x; join w/slp st to beg.sc; (55 sc)
Round 8: ch1; sc in joining st; dc in nxt st; *sc in nxt st; dc in nxt st;* 26x; sc in last st; join w/slp st to beg. sc (55 st’s)
Round 9: ch1, sc in joining st and in each st around; join w/slp st to beg. sc (55 sc)
Round 10-19: Repeat Round 8&9
If you would like the vintage 1960’s look, where the sides of the hat are shorter, eliminate two rounds and adjust the Round numbers accordingly. (sides of hat 3.5”)
Round 20: ch1, sc in flo of joining st; dc in flo of nxt st; *sc in flo in nxt st; dc in flo in nxt st;* 26x; sc in flo of last st; join w/slp st to beg. sc (55 st’s)
You will need to increase every 11th st. If you would like the 1960’s vintage look, of a shorter brim, eliminate 2 rounds, on the brim.
Round 21: ch1, sc in joining st, (sc in nxt st)9x; 2sc in nxt; *(sc in nxt st)10x; 2sc in nxt st;*4x; join w/slp st to beg. sc (60 sc)
Round 22: ch1, sc in joining st; *dc in nxt st, sc in nxt;*4x; dc in nxt st; dc&sc in nxt st; *(dc in nxt st, sc in nxt st)5x; dc&sc in nxt st;* 4x; (dc in nxt st, sc in nxt st)2x; dc in last st; join w/slp st to beg. sc (65 st’s)
Round 23: ch1, sc in joining st, (sc in nxt st)9x; 2sc in nxt *(sc in nxt st)10x; 2sc in nxt st;*4x; sc in last 10 st’s; join w/slp st to beg. sc
Round 24: ch1, sc in joining st; *dc in nxt st, sc in nxt;*4x; dc in nxt st; dc&sc in nxt st; *(dc in nxt st, sc in nxt st)5x; dc&sc in nxt st;* 5x; (dc in nxt st, sc in nxt st)2x; join w/slp st to beg. sc (76 st’s)
Round 25: ch1, sc in joining st, (sc in nxt st)9x; 2sc in nxt *(sc in nxt st)10x; 2sc in nxt st;*5x; sc in last 10 st’s; join w/slp st to beg. sc
(82 sc) Brim of hat 2.5”End off and weave in all ends.
If you would like a longer brim. Continue in the pattern and increase every 11th st.
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