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Easy Child Size Bucket Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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Choose the yarn you like and make a crochet bucket hat for children! Make a toddler size or child size bucket hat using this free crochet pattern.

Child Size Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern

Easy Child Size Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern

Bucket hats have been wildly popular as of late. When I whipped up the adult size of the Brickhouse Bucket Hat there were many requests for a toddler or child size bucket hat pattern to match. Today we have one! I just love how adorable these hats are on the little ones’ heads.

free bucket hat crochet pattern child size

Grab your little one’s favorite color of Dishie cotton (or any worsted weight cotton) and work one of these hats up in an afternoon. This is a super quick, super simple crochet pattern that is great for beginners. Even better? It uses less than ONE skein of most worsted weight cottons!

This bucket hat would be great for toddlers or young children. Crochet hats are a quick, useful way to build your confidence as a crocheter! Crocheting hats is one of my very favorite things to do.

Materials:

Dishie cotton yarn (worsted weight cotton yarn)
-approx. 150 yards for Toddler, 160 yards for Child (less than one skein!)

Crochet hook in size 4 mm for Toddler Size

Crochet hook in size 5 mm for Child Size

Gauge: 12 hdc sts in 4”

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

Follow the same pattern for each size, using the appropriate hook size as listed above.

Hat body uses the Brick Stitch (tutorial here)

Magic Circle (tutorial here) – alternative = ch-6, sl st to first ch made.

Crab Stitch (optional finishing row, tutorial here)

Sizing: approx. 19″ head circumference for toddler, 20″ head circumference for child.

If your child’s head is any larger than 20″, I recommend using the adult size pattern.

Stitch Abbreviations:

Sl St = Slip Stitch

FLO = Front Loop Only

BLO = Back Loop Only

Bphdc = Back Post Half Double Crochet (tutorial here)

For the toddler size hat follow these instructions using the smaller, 4mm hook. For the child size follow these instructions using the larger, 5mm hook. Questions? Don’t hesitate to shoot me an email!

Crown:

Round 1: Magic Circle, 12hdc in circle. Do not join, work in a spiral, marking the first stitch of each row with a stitch marker. (12)

Round 2: 2hdc in each st around. (24)

Round 3: * hdc in next, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * around. (36)

Round 4: Hdc in each st around. (36)

Round 5: * hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * around. (48)

Round 6: * hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * around. (60)

Round 7: * hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * around.(72)

Round 8: Hdc in each st around. (72)

Crown should measure approx. 6” – 6.5″ in diameter.

Bucket Hat Body:

Round 9: Sl st in next st. Ch-1, Bphdc in each st around. Join to top of first st. (72)

Round 10: Ch-1, do not turn, sc in each st around. Join to top of first sc. (72)

Round 11: Ch-1, turn, sc in FLO of each st around. Join to top of first sc. (72)

Round 12: Ch-2, turn, dc in next 2 sts, dc in FLO of st from 2 rows below. * dc in next 3 sts, dc in FLO of st from 2 rows below * repeat between * * around. Dc in last st. Join to top of first dc. (72)

Round 13: Ch-1, turn, sc in FLO of each st around. Join to top of first sc. (72)

Round 14: Ch-2, turn, * dc in FLO of st from 2 rows below, dc in next 3 sts *repeat between * * around. Join to top of first dc. (72)

Rounds 15 & 16: repeat rounds 11 & 12 (72)

Brim:

Round 17: Loosely sl st in BLO of each st around. Do not join, work in a spiral for the remainder of the pattern. (72)

Round 18: hdc in 4 sts, 2hdc in next, * hdc in 8 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * around, hdc in remaining 4 sts. (80)

Round 19: * hdc in 9 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * around. (88)

Round 20: Hdc in 5 sts, 2hdc in next, * hdc in 10 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * around, hdc in remaining 5 sts. (96)

Round 21: * hdc in 11 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * around. (104)

Round 22: Hdc in 6 sts, 2hdc in next, * hdc in 12 sts, 2hdc in next * repeat between * * around, hdc in remaining 6 sts. (112)

Round 23: Hdc in each st around. (112)

Round 24: Sc in each st around, sl st in next st. (112)

Optional edging row: Sl st to next st. Crab st in each st around. (112)

Pull yarn through and weave in all ends using your yarn needle. You’re finished!

I hope you loved making this easy crochet bucket hat pattern. Please share a photo with me when you’re done! You can do so by tagging @HeartHookHome across all social media or by sharing with everyone in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.

Child Bucket Hat crochet pattern

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9 Comments

  1. Hi I’m 81 and have my one and only great grandson. He’s just turning 5 mos and was a preemie. Been crocheting for over 65 years but not sure how to adjust this pattern. Any suggestions. TU FOR YOUR GREAT PATTERNS
    1. Hi Dee! I would remove a couple of rounds from the crown section...you will want to stop when the crown width is approximately 5", then continue to the body portion of the hat.
  2. Love, love, love this pattern! I made 6 hats this summer and they all turned out beautifully! Thank you so much for sharing this adorable pattern; next Spring, I'll be making the adult size for myself.
  3. Thank you for your reply, I am a beginner and sometimes is hard for me to visualize the pattern. Don’t you have a video tutorial for the bucket hat? I love your stitches. Thank you so much.
    1. Hi Magda! I do not have a video for the hat, but I do have a video tutorial for Brick Stitch that is used in this pattern here: https://hearthookhome.com/how-to-crochet-the-brick-stitch/
  4. Hello. I am really confused following your instructions for the Child bucket hat. The photo of the hat shows 3 rows of Bphdc, however, the written instructions only have one row of Bphdc (Row9). Don't know what to do. Thank you.