While visiting my daughter, Kay the other day she told me that my brother Ted, told her that my Mom wanted a hat because everyone else had hats. He also said she needed it because her hair is so thin now she gets sun burned when she goes to the park. So I contacted my brother via Facebook to see what kind of hat she would like. I had just finished bucket hats for Kay, my son – in – law, Justin, and myself so I thought it would be a good hat for my Mom as I didn’t think she would like a tight-fitting hat. My brother agreed and gave me the colors he thought mom would like. He said to do it in beige and green to match her van. Nope, he was not kidding. Since I was making another bucket hat I thought I would make some for him, his wife, Angie, and his son, Damen.
Pattern used for all The Bucket Hats:
Men’s Summer Bucket Hat by Sara Sach from Posh Pooch Designs
All yarns used were 100% acrylic 4 ply worsted weight.
Hook size: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches: Double crochet, Slip Stitch, Half Double crochet, and Single crochet
Colors: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo in 0334 Buff
Red Heart Super Saver in 0406 Medium Thyme
My family has slightly larger heads and I tend to crochet tightly, so I went up a hook size from the one specified in the pattern to make sure it would fit. So the finished circumference was 22 inches rather than the 19 inches given in the pattern.
I also did a small ruffle on the edge by doing * sc in next 3 stitches, then 3sc in next stitch repeat from * around.
Hook used: K/10 1/2 – 6.50 mm
Colors: 2 Balls no label bright light pink from my stash of pink.
Red Heart Knit and Crochet in 814 Robin Blue
My brother has a very big head. I had to go up 2 hook sizes for him.
Yes, those are the colors he chose. I was not doing an evil older sister joke on him. 🙂
Hook size: J/ 10 – 6.00 mm
Colors: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo in 0356 Amethyst
Light purple/pink no label ball
Again I used a larger sized hook.
I used a reverse single crochet stitch for the trim around the brim.
Hook size: I/9 – 5.50 mm This is the actual called for hook.
Colors: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo in 0319 Cherry Red
Red Heart Wintuk in 255 Burnt Orange