Friday, November 30, 2007

How to crochet a bucket-style hat

Crochet a cotton bucket hat for the traveler in your life. Every traveler needs head protection from the elements. Sensitive eyes need protection from the glare of sun and bright lights. Hairless heads need protection from sunburn and drafts. This unisex stylish travel hat is very portable...roll it up and stow it when not in use.

Easy-to-read instructions in a worksheet format tell you how to crochet a bucket-style hat in cool, comfortable, lightweight cotton.

Cotton is natural. Cotton breathes and is a good conductor of heat. Cotton doesn't irritate sensitive skin. The softness of cotton makes it comfortable 24/7. Braided, buzzed or bald heads will enjoy the comfort of cotton.

You will need fingering weight or 4 ply cotton yarn, a 3 mm (size D) and a 3.5 mm (size E) crochet hook. It's always fun to shop for yarn when you are traveling. Australia, Brazil, France, Norway, UK and USA have a variety of lightweight cotton yarns suitable for crochet bucket-style hats.

Yarn suggestions: Mayflower Cotton 8 by Scheepjeswol, Mandarin Petit by Norwegian Spirit, Sesia Baby by Sesia, Regal 4 ply cotton by Panda, any equivalent cotton yarn.


Dig into your stash of textured ribbon yarns and crochet a contrasting hatband for a soft, romantic look.

The downloadable e-pattern will be available soon at  Bandana Heads on Etsy

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