bucket of sun

 

Or, the traveling hat of Raticus, part 2.

I’ve been wanting to make myself a sun hat. And so, after it was made I was really proud of it and was wearing it in the apartment all afternoon. Mike was busy sorting his own closet or whatever and he suddenly turned and looked at me and laughed,

“HA! You know who you remind me of?”

I was hoping for a character in a Miyazaki movie.

“Raticus!” He said.

It’s true. Take a look.

 

I made a hat for a plastic rat that lives in Mike’s office almost two years ago. Completely forgot about the colours of yarn I used of course. And then two years later I’ve made a similar hat with the same green stripe for myself. I must really like green stripes. And I must visit Raticus at his office one day and take a picture with our hats. Hat twins! XD

I decided to also write down the pattern, since it’s been a while since I’ve shared a pattern. I opted for a hdc-ch 1 pattern repeat because it kind of looks woven.

And the band of contrasting colour is made with a lighter yarn to create a bit of variation in texture.

 

To crochet this bucket hat, you’ll need:

2 skeins of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (or the like), 50g/80 yd per skein

Small amount of light worsted cotton yarn in contrasting colour (about 1/2 of a 50g skein)

4mm hook

 

Measurement: 21″ in diameter, 3.5″ tall from top edge to brim, with guidelines to make different sizes in pattern. (Though these guidelines are not tested, it’s best to try it on as you go)

 

Hat is crocheted in the round. Each round starts with a beginning ch and ends with joining at the beg ch.

The beginning ch 3 of each round counts as [hdc, ch 1]

inc. (increase) = [hdc, ch 1, hdc] in ch 1 sp.

Crown

Rd 1: in magic ring, ch 2, 11 hdc, sl st in top of beg ch to join.

Rd 2: ch 3, *inc. in next st, ch 1, hdc in next st, ch 1* repeat from * to * around, end with inc. in the last st, ch 1, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

Rd 3: sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 3, hdc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, inc. in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, *[hdc, ch 1] in next 2 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1* repeat from * to * around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

Rd 4: sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] in next 2 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1, *[hdc, ch1] in next 3 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1* repeat from * to * around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

Rd 5: sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] in next 3 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1, *[hdc, ch1] in next 4 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1* repeat from * to * around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

Rd 6: sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] in next 4 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1, *[hdc, ch1] in next 5 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1* repeat from * to * around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

Rd 7: sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] in each ch 1 sp around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

Rd 8: sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] in next 5 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1, *[hdc, ch1] in next 6 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1* repeat from * to * around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

*For a smaller hat, omit Rd 8. For a larger hat, crochet an additional round after Rd 8 as follows:
sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] in next 6 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1, *[hdc, ch1] in next 7 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1* repeat from * to * around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join. 

*Omitting or adding a round should subtract or add 1″ to hat diameter.

Sides shaping

For Rd 9 only, crochet into the ch 1 itself, instead of in the ch 1 space. This will create a sharp downward folding edge at the crown of the hat and give the hat its bucket shape.

Rd 9: sl st into first ch 1, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] into each ch 1 around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join. 

Rd 10 -12: sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] in each ch 1 sp around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join. 

Rd 13: sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] in next 10 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1, *[hdc, ch1] in next 11 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1* repeat from * to * around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join.

*If rounds were omitted or added at the crown, just evenly place 4 increases around. You can count the total number of ch 1 spaces (including the beg ch) and divide it by 4, or just eyeball it.

Rd 14-17: sl st into first ch 1 sp, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] in each ch 1 sp around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch to join. 

*If you want to make the hat taller and wider, add another round with 4 evenly placed increases around somewhere between Rds 14 and 17.

Band

Join contrasting colour yarn, but don’t fasten off main colour yarn. Carry main colour yarn up at the beginning of each round with the contrasting colour.

sc into each of the ch 1 sp and hdc.

Beginning ch 1 does not count as sc in this section.

Rd 18: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 11 st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 12 st, 2 sc in next st* around, sl st in first sc.

*if you’ve subtracted or added rounds previously, your stitch count may not match with mine. But that’s okay, the idea of Rd 18 is just to make an increase every 12 stitches or so to compensate for the thinner contrasting colour yarn.

Rd 19-21: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st in first sc.

Fasten off contrasting colour, place main colour back on hook.

Rd 22: ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, [skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1] 11 times, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 1, *[skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1] 12 times, skip 2 st, sc in next st, ch 1* repeat from * to * around until there are 12 stitches left, [skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1] in remaining sts, sl st in first sc. 

*if you’ve subtracted or added rounds previously your stitch count in Rd 22 may not match mine. But that should be okay. The decreases in Rd 22 is just to make a decrease every 12 sc’s or so to compensate for the differences in yarn weight when switching back to the thicker main colour yarn.

Rd 23: ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, [skip next st, sc in next st, ch 1] around, sl st in first sc.

Brim

For Rd 24 only, hdc into the ch 1 around the front loop of the chain only. This will make the fabric fold outward.

Rd 24: sl st into first ch 1 around the front loop only, ch 3, hdc into next ch 1 around the front loop only, ch 1, inc. in next ch 1 around the front loop only, ch 1, *[hdc, ch 1] in next ch 1 around the front loop only, inc., ch 1* around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch.

Rd 25: sl st in first ch 1 sp, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] in each ch 1 sp around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch.

Rd 26: sl st in first ch 1 sp, ch 3, [hdc, ch 1] in next 16 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1, *[hdc, ch 1] in next 17 ch 1 sp, inc., ch 1* around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch.

*Again, if you’ve added or subtracted rows/stitches previously your stitch count will not match mine. But just make an increase every 17 hdc’s or so.

Rd 27: sl st in first ch 1 sp, ch 3, *[hdc, ch 1] in each ch 1 sp until inc. st in previous round, inc. in inc. st in previous round, ch 1* repeat from * to * around, sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch.

Rd 28: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of the hdc and ch 1 sp around, sl st in beg sc, fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

And we’re finished! :D

 

First time writing pattern for a hat, hope it all makes sense! As usual, if you spot any mistake please let me know!

 

Enjoy the sun!

 

 

 

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

10 Responses to “bucket of sun”


feel free to leave a comment! :D

If you post a question in the comments please be sure to subscribe to the comment feed or check back soon - I usually reply within a day. Thanks! :D

about genuine mudpie

Hello, my name is Trish. I live in Toronto. I like to make things (particularly with yarn). This is a place where I share my crafty endeavours and things that inspire me. Thank you for visiting! Would love to hear from you - feel free to leave a comment! :D

To read the story of genuine mudpie please see the about page.

If you'd like to borrow an image or two, that's cool, just remember to link back to this blog :)

subscribe

Enter your email address to subscribe to genuine mudpie and receive notifications of new posts by email!


The Small Is Beautiful Manifesto