Kids Bucket Hat Knitting Pattern

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Get ready to protect your little one from the sun in style with this adorable kids’ bucket hat knitting pattern!

Kids Bucket Hat Knitting Pattern

If you’re looking for a fun and practical knitting project for your child, look no further than this kids’ bucket hat pattern! Not only is it a great way to keep your little one’s head and face protected from the sun on warm days, but it’s also an easy and enjoyable project for knitters of all skill levels. With just a few basic knitting techniques and some simple materials, you can create a stylish and comfortable bucket hat that your child will love to wear all summer long. So grab your needles and yarn, and let’s get started!

This sun hat is knit in two pieces. The hat’s body is knit on circular needles. The brim is knit separately in garter stitch on straight needles and then sewn on. 


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Kids Bucket Hat Knitting Pattern

Kids Bucket Hat Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton in Ocean Breeze
Needles: Size US 6 straight knitting needles, Size US 6 circular knitting needles, 15 inch
Gauge: 20 sts = 4 inches
Size: 2-3 years, 4-5 years

Pattern instructions:

With larger circular needle, cast on 80 (90) sts. Place marker for beginning of round, join to work in rounds. Knit every round until the piece measures 2 3/4 (3) inches.

Shape Crown
(Switch to double pointed needles when needed)
Round 1: *K8, k2tog tbl; repeat from * around—72 (81) sts. 
Round 2 and all even numbered rounds: Knit.
Round 3: *K7, k2tog tbl; repeat from * around—64 (72) sts. 
Round 5: *K6, k2tog tbl; repeat from * around—56 (63) sts. 
Round 7: *K5, k2tog tbl; repeat from * around—48 (54) sts. 
Round 9: *K4, k2tog tbl; repeat from * around—40 (45) sts. 
Round 11: *K3, k2tog tbl; repeat from * around—32 (36) sts. 
Round 13: *K2, k2tog tbl; repeat from * around—24 (27) sts. 
Round 15: *K1, k2tog tbl; repeat from * around—16 (18) sts. 
Round 17: *K2tog; repeat from * around—8 (9) sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through stitches of last round and pull to close opening. Secure end.

With straight needles, cast on 12 sts. 
Knit every row until the brim fits around the circumference of hat with no excess. Bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Sew ends of brim together.


With Right Sides together, sew cast-on edge of hat and the brim together. Weave in the loose ends.

And there you have it – a cute and cozy bucket hat that’s perfect for keeping your child safe and stylish during outdoor adventures! Whether you’re heading to the beach, park, or simply playing in the backyard, this hat will keep the sun out of their eyes and off their face. Plus, it’s an easy and enjoyable project that you can customize with your own yarn colors and embellishments. We hope you enjoyed this pattern and that your child loves their new sunhat as much as we do!

Kids Bucket Hat Knitting Pattern
Kids Bucket Hat Knitting Pattern

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I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making this Kids Bucket Hat Knitting Pattern or any of my other free knitting patterns for child hats, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, just tag me @ginamicheleblog. Happy knitting!

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