How to Knit a Bucket Hat – This tutorial will show you how to knit a bucket hat step by step. You’ll need to know how to knit in the round and do basic decreases.
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Few things are as cheerful as a brightly colored bucket hat on a gray winter day. And while they may look complicated, they’re actually quite easy to knit. In this guide, we’ll show you how to knit a bucket hat that will keep you warm all winter long.
-1 skein of chunky yarn
-Size US 10.5 needles (straight or circular)
Knitting the hat
To start knitting your bucket hat, you will need to measure your head circumference. Once you have that measurement, you can cast on the appropriate number of stitches. Start by knitting the brim of the hat, which will be about 2-3 inches wide. After the brim is complete, begin knitting the body of the hat. The body of the hat should be about 6-8 inches tall. When you reach the top of the hat, begin decreasing your stitches until you have only a few left. Then, thread a tapestry needle with a long tail and use it to stitch the top of the hat closed. Weave in all your loose ends and voila—you’ve just knit yourself a brand new bucket hat!
Adding the brim
Now that the body of your hat is complete, it’s time to add the brim. For this part, you will need to pick up stitches along the edge of the hat. To do this, insert your needle into the edge of the hat as if you were going to knit a stitch, but don’t actually knit it. Instead, just let the stitch sit on your needle (you should now have two loops on your needle). Repeat this all the way around the edge of the hat. When you get back to the beginning, you should have the same number of stitches on your needle as you started with.
Now that you have finished the body of your bucket hat, it is time to finish up with the final touches. These instructions will show you how to add a brim to your hat, as well as how to make a drawstring to keep it snug on your head.
To add a brim to your hat:
1. Measure the circumference of the bottom of your hat.
2. Cut a piece of yarn that is twice as long as the circumference of your hat.
3. Fold the piece of yarn in half, and thread it through a tapestry needle.
4. Starting at one side of the bottom of your hat, stitch around the edge with a whip stitch, working through both layers of fabric.
5. When you reach the other side, pull the yarn tight, and knot it off.
6. Trim any excess yarn, and tuck in the ends.
To make a drawstring:
1. Cut two pieces of yarn that are each twice as long as you want your drawstring to be (for example, if you want your drawstring to be 18 inches long, each piece of yarn should be 36 inches long).
2. Thread one piece of yarn through a tapestry needle, and stitch around the top edge of your hat with a whip stitch, working through both layers of fabric. Repeat with the other piece of yarn on the opposite side of the top edge of your hat.
3pull both pieces of yarn tight, and tie knots at each end (near where you started stitching). Trim any excess yarn, and tuck in the ends
Tips and tricks
Assuming you know the basics of knitting, here are some tips and tricks to make knitting a bucket hat easier and more fun.
– Choose the right yarn. A worsted weight yarn will work well for a bucket hat. You want a yarn that is not too fuzzy or delicate so that it can stand up to being worn and washed often.
– Make a gauge swatch. This is especially important if you are substituting a different yarn than what is called for in the pattern. You want to make sure your hat will fit, so take the time to knit a gauge swatch and measure it before you start knitting the hat itself.
– Use circular needles. Circular needles work best for knitting a bucket hat because you can knit in the round without having to seam the hat together later. If you don’t have circular needles, you can use double-pointed needles or two straight needles, but be prepared to seam the hat together when you’re finished knitting.
– Knit loosely. It can be tempting to knit tightly when you’re working with a smaller circumference like a hat, but it’s important to knit loosely so that your finished hat will be stretchy and comfortable to wear. Use a bigger needle than you think you need if you’re having trouble getting gauge or knitting loosely enough.
– Pay attention to your tension. It’s easy to get distracted when knitting in the round, but it’s important to pay attention to your tension so that your stitches are even and your hat looks professional when it’s finished.
– Don’t be afraid of mistakes. It’s easy to rip back stitches when you’re working with circular needles, so don’t be afraid of making mistakes. If you do make a mistake, just rip back until you get to the point where you made the mistake and then start again from there.
Knitting a bucket hat for beginners
Bucket hats are all the rage these days, and they’re not just for kids! This fun and easy pattern is perfect for beginners, and you can make one in just a few hours.
What You’ll Need:
– worsted weight yarn
– size US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles
– tapestry needle
– 18 sts = 4″ in stockinette stitch
– 22″ circumference, will stretch to fit a range of sizes
– This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.
– Use any worsted weight yarn you have on hand – this would be a great project for using up leftover scraps.
Knitting a bucket hat for advanced knitters
This project is for advanced knitters. If you are a beginner, we recommend that you try a different pattern.
You will need approximately 150 yards of worsted weight yarn in your chosen color, a pair of size 8 US (5 mm) circular knitting needles, and a tapestry needle.
Gauge is not critical for this project.
Bucket hats are all the rage this season! They are perfect for keeping your head warm on a cold day, or shading your face from the sun on a hot day. This easy-to-follow pattern will guide you through the process of knitting your own bucket hat.
Knitting a bucket hat for children
This easy-to-follow guide will show you how to knit a bucket hat for children. This fun and functional hat is perfect for keeping little ones warm in the cold weather.
To knit a bucket hat, you will need:
– 100 grams of worsted weight yarn in your desired color
– A pair of size 7 US knitting needles (4.5 mm)
– A tapestry needle
– A pompom maker (optional)
Gauge: 19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Cast on 60 stitches using the long tail method.
Knit 4 rows in garter stitch.
Row 1 (RS): *K2, P2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: *P2, K2; repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 four more times for a total of 20 rows.
Row 21 (RS): Knit all stitches.
Row 22: Purl all stitches.
Repeat rows 21 and 22 four more times for a total of 40 rows.
Row 41 (RS):*K2tog, yo; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 42: Purl all stitches.
Repeat rows 41 and 42 until 5 stitches remain on your needle.
Break yarn, leaving a long tail, and thread it through the remaining stitches using a tapestry needle. Pull tight to close the top of the hat, then weave in any loose ends
Knitting a bucket hat for adults
This is a simple pattern for knitting a bucket hat for adults. It is worked in the round on circular needles. You will need about 200 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size 8 (5mm) circular needle.
Cast on 72 stitches. Join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a marker at the beginning of the round.
Round 1: *K2, P2* Repeat from * to * around.
Round 2: *K2, P2* Repeat from * to * around.
Round 3: *K2, P2* Repeat from * to * around.
Round 4: *K1, P1* Repeat from * to * around.
Round 5: Knit all stitches.
Round 6: Knit all stitches.