Sunlit Bucket Hat

23 Apr 2024 | Patterns | 0 comments

About the author: Karmen Režek

From Ljubljana, Slovenia, I aspire to inspire others with the same joy and fulfillment that crocheting has given me.

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Your Must-Have Accessory for Sunny Days

As the flowers bloom and the days stretch longer, spring ushers in not only the warmth of the sun but also the need for sun protection. If you’re like me, finding the perfect hat that not only shields you from the sun but also complements various outfits is essential. That’s why I designed the Sunlit Bucket Hat—a simple, versatile accessory crafted with an airy fabric perfect for spring and summer.

Why Choose the Sunlit Bucket Hat?

This hat features a basic bucket shape but is elevated with a crochet technique that uses double crochet and chain stitches to create larger, breathable holes in the fabric. This makes the hat light and airy—ideal for warmer weather. Plus, its simplicity means it pairs beautifully with any outfit, eliminating the need for multiple hats.

I selected a light brown color for this design because it offers a natural, neutral tone that matches well with a wide range of colors and patterns. Whether you’re dressing up for a spring picnic or a summer beach day, this hat seamlessly fits with any ensemble.

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Pattern Details

Difficulty: Easy


  • Yarn: Damasco, 70% cotton, 30% linen, sport weight, color 67 (brown), 150 g / 300 m
  • Hook: 4 mm
  • Other: Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape, Stitch Markers


  • 14.5 sts (dc, ch 1) x 7 rounds = 10 x 10 cm

Finished Measurements:

  • Adult size with a circumference of 55 cm.

Stitch Key (US terminology):

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • MR = magic ring
  • slst = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches


  • The hat is crafted using two strands of yarn held together, enhancing its durability and sun protection factor.
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of rounds always counts as 1 dc + 1 ch.
  • The pattern is worked in joined rounds, ensuring a seamless finish.

Crafting Your Sunlit Bucket Hat

This pattern is perfect for those who enjoy an easy yet rewarding crochet project. The light, breathable fabric and the neutral color choice make this bucket hat an excellent addition to your spring and summer accessories. Start your project today and step out into the sun in style, with the perfect handmade addition to your wardrobe.

Join my newsletter to get your free pattern and start crocheting your new favorite sun hat today! Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, the Sunlit Bucket Hat is a delightful project that offers both functionality and style.

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