Sunday 3 January 2021

Crochet Bucket Hat

I have been doing a bit of crochet. Although I have tried a few times before, I really don't know what I am doing, and find it very difficult to follow a pattern, or even harder a diagram. But with a bit of help from some youtube tutorials I have managed to make my daughter a hat. 

I first found one video that explained how to make a circle for the top. Then another one that showed me how to make a basic granny square for the vertical section. I then I continued with my circles for the brim. The idea was to make a bucket hat - the sort you could perhaps wear to a festival, if they ever take place again. 

I am not sure that this first effort will ever be worn out, as she was a very reluctant model, but it has sort of inspired me with crochet. I can see that it might be easier for making some of my small round creatures, where I have to work really hard with knitting and short rows to get curves. I also quite like that you can stop at any point mid-row. 

So for the moment I am making granny squares. The simplest sort, but I may try and branch out with some more complicated ones at some point.


Just a reminder that you can still join in my Ginx Woolly Linx party for January. I would love to see what you have been working on.



  1. I love your hat! You have inspired me to make one.

  2. Hola!!! Que gusto, me gustan tus trabajos. Feliz 2021

  3. So glad you are trying crochet, it could surely be simpler for some of your projects, stick with it, if you can knit you can certainly crochet. I do recommend trying to learn to read charts, then you use patterns written in Russian or chinese, for example, and there are many! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

  4. My nan was a prolific knitter and crocheter and she always mixed the 2 as she wanted. She always said circles were easier to crochet than knit. I remember a lot of Christmas snowmen toys she knitted but she'd give then a flat bottom so they could stand and that base would be crochet. Plus they nearly always had a crocheted hat too!

  5. Granny squares are one of my favorite patterns - so classic and versatile! The hat looks great! Is it cotton? Good for a sunny day


    1. No it is just some wool I had in my stash. Bit limited about what I can get to at the moment, as we are only meant to go out for essentials. For some of us wool is essential.