A simple 2 toned bucket hat, perfect for summer and autumn. This is a really quick, stash buster project. I used some pink and orange dk weight yarn by paint box that I haven't touched in over a year.
I used 2 stands of dk acrylics yarn by paintbox and a 5mm hook. You can make this using any material or yarn weight you like but I recommend up to a dk weight as the 2 strands can end up being VERY bulky if you go heavier than that. You can use any hook size that you like, though, I find that using a smaller hook leads to a more structured hat that can hold its shape.
Each part of the hat is customised to the size of your head and the kind of fitting you want. I wanted a shorter, tighter hat so I did less rows than I typically would have for someone with the same head size as me.
My hat: [Top: 6 rows, Body: 6 rows, Rim: 5 rows]
- 5mm hook
- 100g of 2 dk weight yarns colours of your choice (50g each)
- Mc: Magic Circle
- Ch: Chain
- dc: Double Crochet
- St: Stitch
- Slst: Slip Stitch
- Bldc: Back Loop Double Crochet
- Fldc: Front Loop Double Crochet
Top of the hat
- Create a mc and ch3. this counts as the 1st dc. In the mc, place 11dc. slst into the top of the ch3
- Ch3. place a dc into same st. for the rest of the row, 2dc into each st. slst into the top of the ch3.
- Ch3. place 2 dc into the next st. Repeat [dc, 2dc, dc] until the end of the row. In your last stitch you should be placing 2dc. slst into the top of the chain 3
- From now on you want to increase every row by doing the following: place 2dc into (your row - 1) th st. For example. if you're working on your 4th row, you will place 2dc into every 3rd st. if you’re on your 5th row, you will place 2dc into every 4th st etc. continue to add rows until your circle is the circumference of your head: [ Estimated: 6-7 rows for small, 7-8 rows for medium 8-9 rows for large]
Body of the hat
- Ch3. Bldc into each st until the end of the row. slst into the top of the ch3
- Ch3. Dc into every st. Continue to add rows until the hat is the length you want.
Rim of the hat
- Ch3. For this entire row, we are going to Fldc into each st and increase into some sts. For the increase, you want to count how many rows you did for the top of the hat, and you will fldc 2 into that st. So, if you did 6 rows for the top of the hat, you're going to fldc 2 into the 6th st of your current row.
- Ch3. Dc into every st. slst into the top of the ch3
- Ch3. Dc into every st, but increase into (your row - 1) th st. For example. if you're working on your 8th row, you will place 2dc into every 7th st.
- Continue alternating rows of no increase and increasing until the rim of the hat is the length you want.
- fasten off and weave in any ends.