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The Brookstone Bucket Hat was designed for the Hat Of The Month Club hosted by Oombawka Design and The Stitchin’ Mommy and I’m so excited to have been included! The Hat Of The Month Club is a fun, year long crochet along offering new free crochet hat patterns from Rhondda, Amy, and 6 guest designers!
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The Brookstone Bucket Hat is my new favorite hat! And let’s have a “woo hoo” for my model’s first time modeling — she did a great job!
I designed this hat in a super bulky yarn so it worked up in no time! For my Brookstone Bucket Hat I used Lion Brand Hometown in the color San Francisco. The yarn has a tweed look which I think really adds interest to the hat!
Of course, you could choose from a wide variety of yarns for this scarf and frankly you could use any weight, by changing up the hook and the starting chain to adjust sizing.
Brookstone Bucket Hat
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The Brookstone Bucket Hat is worked in a slight variation on the single crochet, which gives a nice texture. I’m sure there is a real name for this modification but I couldn’t find it, so for purposes of this pattern, I’m calling it a Modified Single Crochet (Msc). The modification is a simple one. Instead of yarning over in the usual way, where the yarn is over the hook, you will yarn “under” so that the yarn is under the hook and you pull the stitch through in this way. I also worked all the stitches in the body of the hat in the back loop only, for added texture and interest. On the brim, I used a half double crochet worked in the 3rd loop. This is the loop right behind the “v” that the top of the stitch makes. I love the woven look of this hat.
I think this hat would look cute with a band of some sort and I’ve given you instruction for the simple rope band show below, but some other ideas could include a contrasting band of single crochet with a button, or a tacked on bow, a fabric ribbon tied around or a leather roping too! Really, the options are numerous.
Sizes: Adult (approximately 20 – 23″ circumference
- Super Bulky #6 weight yarn; I used Lion Brand Hometown in the color San Francisco. 64 yards per skein, I used 2 skeins.
- Hook: Clover Amour 12.00mm
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends
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Gauge: 9 Msc in BLO x 7 rows = 4”
Abbreviations (US Terms):
- BLO = back loop only
- ch = chain
- hdc = half double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = st(es)
Msc = Modified single crochet – This stitch is worked the same as a single crochet, except, instead of yarning over, you will yarn under (pace your hook over your yarn and draw your loop through).
- Do not join rounds unless otherwise noted, work in spiral.
- Mark first stitch of each round to keep track.
- Stitch count is in ( ) at end of the round.
- Helpful video tutorials:
Brookstone Bucket Hat Instructions
Round 1: Start with a Magic Circle (or ch4, join with sl st to first ch), ch1, 8sc in center, DO NOT JOIN.
Round 2: Working in BLO, 2 Msc in each st to end (16)
Round 3: Working in BLO, [2 Msc in next st, Msc in next st], repeat between [ ] to end. (24)
Round 4: Working in BLO, [2 Msc in next st, Msc in next 2 sts], repeat between [ ] to end. (32)
Round 5: Working in BLO, [2 Msc in next st, Msc in next 3 sts], repeat between [ ] to end. (40)
Round 6: Working in BLO, [2 Msc in next st, Msc in next 4 sts], repeat between [ ] to end. (48)
Approximately 7.5” diameter
Round 7: Working in BLO, Msc in each st to end. (48)
Repeat Round 7 until hat measures 7” from crown.
Round 1: Working in BLO, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts], repeat between [ ] to end. (56)
Round 2: Working in 3rd loop, hdc in each st around. (56)
Round 3: Working in 3rd loop, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts], repeat between [ ] to end. (64)
Round 4: Working in 3rd loop, hdc 62 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Fasten off.
Cut a piece of yarn about 5 yards long. Fold in half, tie the loose ends to something stationary or have someone hold it. Insert a knitting needle on the folded end. Twist the knitting needle until the tie is taut. Fold the tie in half again and let it twist up. Tie around hat and tack in place to secure.
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How would I make a smaller size, like for a 6 year old? The hat is marvelous
You would end the increases earlier and then continue in the same way. For an 18″ circumference, I’d probably end the increases when the piece is about 5.5 – 6″ in diameter.
Really cute! Thanks so much for the free PDF. Hope to get started on this before too long!
You are welcome!