Free hat knitting patterns for bucket hats or walking hats for lakes, sun, fishing, beach. Updated 7/3/23.
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Protect your head from the sun’s rays with this fun and stylish bucket hat knit in the round using mostly knit stitches. Knit with one skein 100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Margotchien.
Scrappy Bucket Hat
Easy stash buster hat in sizes for the whole family designed to use up leftover Worsted weight yarn. Sizes S (toddler), M (child), L (adult), XL (larger adult). Designed by Jess Coppom. A kit is also available.
Brimmed bucket hat with a lace and cable pattern, that looks like leafy vines to me. Sport weight yarn. Marla Hat Schachenmayr S11051.
Onew Bucket Hat
Reversible bucket hat with a double-knit argyle pattern. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Fiberlous Designs for Knitty.
Baby Bucket Hat
Easy striped summer baby hat with brim to protect from the sun. Knit flat on 2 needles. Designed by Tina Barrett. DK weight yarn.
Sopka Bucket Hat
Easy sun hat with ruffled brim knit flat in garter stitch stripes and seamed. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii.
Tweedy Bucket Hat
Bucket hat hat features linen stitch, a slightly flared brim, and is knit with one skein 219 yards (200 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lisa R. Myers.
Light bucket-type hat with stripes or solid colors, an adaptable structure, and knit stitch texture. DK weight yarn. Designed by Luciana Lopez.
A sophisticated bucket hat with ribbed brim for the baby hipster in your life. Designed by talitha kuomi. Sizes 6 month (12-18 months, 2T-3T, 4T-6+). Pictured project by sanzun
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Goin' to Anywhere Bucket Hat
Easy bucket hat for babies to adults perfect for Goin’ to the mountains/lake/beach/store/anywhere! Taller profile with narrow brim and textured brim. Sizes Infant, toddler, child,adult. Knit with one skein 100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lisa Zingsheim. Pictured projects by Rebeccca, kjbrasda, cindinas
It's Nanny's Hat
Bucket hat with a colorful stranded band above the folded brim with a subtle flare. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Aimee Pelletier in honor of her Nanny Jean who taught her to knit.
Triple Berry Hat
Colorful bucket hat knit with linen stitch in a double layer. Sizes Adult S(M, L, XL). Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Merri Fromm for Knitty
Sophie Bucket Hat
Easy faux fur bucket hat. Rated easy by Ravelrers. 4 Sizes. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Alexandra Tavel. A kit is also available.
A quick simple bucket style hat with a flat top and a stiff but pliable brim achieved without the use of wires, or inserts, with a pretty picot edge. Designed by Tracy Purtscher. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by amysamin and jrabbit
Designed by Talitha Kuomi, this unisex retro-cool hat has enough class to be appropriate for daytime, but has enough “hip” to hold its own under the club lights between sets late into the night.
Sopka Bucket Hat
Easy sun hat with ruffled brim knit flat in garter stitch stripes and seamed. Designed for 3 colors of DK weight yarn, it's a great stashbuster. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii.
Shazzas Bucket Hat
Sharon at Shazzas Knits designed this hat with an open lace section on top to keep your head cool while the solid garter stitch brim keeps the sun off your face.
A Sun Hat
This cute baby bucket hat is designed by Kristi Pyatt.
Patterns for Purchase
Patchwork Walking Hat
Irish walking hat / bucket hat with with colorful patchwork. Great stash buster for leftover yarn! Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lydia Hawk
Summer Woven Hat
Daily causal bucket hat with textured linen stitches on the crown and a wavy cable brim. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by MONMKnitting
Pressed Flowers Bucket Hat
Bucket hat that looks like it's knit in moss stitch with a stockinette brim. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by ModernVintageKnitsCo
Bromley Bucket Hat
Easy brimmed bucket hat in knit stitches with garter stripes for interest. Fingering weight yarn.
Obsession Brioche Hat
Reversible bucket hat knit in 2 color brioche and cables. Instructions for a cloche shaped hat (bottom) and sun hat with wide brim (top - notes on Etsy page). Designed by Dejana Knezevic. The designer also sells the finished hats.
Brimmed bucket hat in watermelon colors is knitted in the rounds from bottom to top. The four sizes (extra small, small, medium and large) fits head of 16 - 22” (40.5 - 45.6 cm). Designed by Stana D.Sortor. DK weight yarn.
Simple Brim Sun Hat
Its a really simple design yet very effective in protecting you from the sun and makes you look out of this world! Worked flat. 4 sizes XS (baby), S (child/teen), M (woman), & L (man)