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Checker Bucket Hat

This knitting pattern is in English.

The bucket hat is worked in one piece from the bottom up. Starting with the brim, you will work a series of increases, a purl row, and decreases that create the brim. From there, you will work in the established stitch pattern to the top of the hat, purl one row, and then work a series of decreases at the crown to create the flat top. The brim is then folded and sewed into the inside of the hat.

The stitch pattern is a 2x2 knit checkerboard pattern, alternating between the MC and CC throughout. The tension should be relatively tight to create a fabric that can hold its shape.

SIZES 

ONE SIZE

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

BRIM CIRCUMFERENCE: 31” / 79 cm

HAT BODY CIRCUMFERENCE: 20” / 51 cm

TOTAL LENGTH OF FABRIC BEFORE FOLDING BRIM: 9.5” / 24 cm

GAUGE

20 sts x 22 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 10 / 6.0 mm needles in main stitch pattern, alternating MC and CC without blocking.

20-22 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in twisted rib (k1 tbl, p1) on 4 mm [US6] needles after wash and blocking (gauge for collar)

MATERIALS

YARN: 1 skein of Woolfolk Flette Bulky (100% Merino, 131 yds / 120 m - 100g), colourway FB00 as main colour (MC) or approx. 131 yds / 120 m of bulky weight yarn. 

1 skein of Spincycle Yarns Dream State (100% superwashed American wool, 150 yds / 137 m - 91g), colourway Salty Dog as contrast colour (CC) or approx. 150 yds / 137 m of worsted weight yarn.

NEEDLES: US 10 / 6.0 mm 16 and 32 inch circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

DIFFICULTY: Advanced

This is a digital pattern and will be sent as a pdf file to your email.

See the Ravelry pattern page here.