Ponytail Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern

This Ponytail Bucket Hat crochet pattern is the perfect pattern for anyone having a bad hair day! It’s made up out of the basic stitches of crochet so it’s really easy! Go ahead and make it today!

I made another version of the Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern and I think this one is my absolute favorite – the Ponytail Bucket Hat which has a hole in the top of the hat so you can put your ponytail through it. Perfect for those hot summer days in the sun! It’s also very handy when you have a bad hair day! πŸ™‚

A woman wearing a blue hat

Let’s dive into the deeds:

Before you start with this Easy Ponytail Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern, here are some important things to know and some background around this pattern.

Two blue bucket hats

The Detail of the Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern

This is the sister crochet pattern of my last blogpost where I shared the free pattern for the normal Bucket Hat. It’s almost exactly the same – the only difference being that you begin the hat like a messy bun beanie , using a hair tie! How neat is that?! I’ve added photo’s to the pattern below if you have never made a messy bun beanie before which shows you exactly how to crochet around the hair tie. It’s really easy!

The detail of the Bucket Hat is created using a combination of single crochets and double crochets. While the top and brim of the hat is created using half double crochet. See what I mean when I say it’s super easy? If you’ve made the normal Bucket Hat I shared a couple of weeks ago, believe me, you will make this one in no time!

Woman wearing a blue crochet ponytail bucket hat

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The pattern level:

pattern level indicates that this pattern is easy

This Bucket Hat crochet pattern is an easy crochet pattern. You need to know the following:

If you are new to crochet and not familiar with any of the above mentioned, please click on the links and follow the easy tutorials! You will be able to make your Ponytail Bucket Hat in no time!!!

a woman with red hair wearing a blue ponytail bucket hat

Some FAQ and answers:

Can I adjust the size of the Bucket Hat?

This crochet pattern is made is to fit the average woman head size. If you would like a smaller version, scroll down to the pattern notes where I explain how to make the hat smaller.

If you would like it bigger, please feel free to leave me a comment down below in the comments section!

a woman wearing a blue bucket hat in front of a sign that says be kind
What Yarn Should I use?

I used #4 worsted weight cotton yarn for this bucket hat. The Yarn I used is a blend of cotton and polyester, but you can use 100% cotton yarn. If you would like to use any other yarn like Acrylic you definitely can! That hat will the be perfect for chilly days! I used Acrylic yarn for the Ponytail Bucket Hat below and it came out great!

Be sure to make a gauge swatch before you make your hat to find out if you have the correct size yarn and hook!

I used Yarn Art Eco-Cotton XL Blend in the color Gray which comes in 200g/7.04oz (220m/240yds). If you can’t find this specific yarn then you can use something like Lily Sugar ‘n Cream 100% Cotton or Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn.

a woman wearing a navy blue crochet bucket hat

Let me know if you have any other questions by leaving a comment down below!! πŸ™‚

The materials needed for the Bucket Hat?

You will need the following materials:

  • 200g/ 7oz (220m/ 240yards) of #4 Worsted weight 100% Cotton yarn or cotton yarn blend.
  • Size 4mm Hook (US G/6)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • A Hair Tie
materials needed for ponytail bucket hat

Let’s get started!

Now that you know all that is need to be known, I will not keep you any longer from crocheting this Easy Ponytail Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern.

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Happy Crocheting!!! πŸ™‚

~Nadine

a woman wearing a ponytail bucket hat

Ponytail Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern

This pattern is written in US Terms

Patten Level:

Easy

Materials:

  • 200g/ 7oz (220m/ 240yards) of #4 Worsted weight 100% Cotton yarn.
  • Size 4mm Hook (US G/6)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • Ch = Chain
  • Ch1-spce = Chain 1 space (chain space created by the ch1 of previous round)
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • Dc = Double Crochet
  • BLO = Back Loop Only
  • FLO = Front Loop Only
  • Inc = Increase (adding 2 stitches into designated stitch)
  • Mid = Middle
  • Nxt = Next
  • Rnd = Round
  • Sl st = Slip Stitch
  • St(s) = Stitch(s)
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Sk = Skip (Skip the next stitch)

Gauge:

10cm x 10cm / 4in x 4 in = 12 rows x 16hdc

Finished Size:

Made to fit average woman head size.

Circumference = 57cm / 22Β½in

Notes:

  • Be sure to make a gauge swatch before you make your hat to find out if you have the correct size yarn and hook!
  • This pattern is worked in the round. Each round is started with a chain 1 and closed off with a slip stitch into the first stitch of the round.
  • When starting with the first rows of hdc around the hair tie, move and space the stitches evenly around the hair tie as you go. The hair tie might show, but this will be covered with your hair, so don’t worry too much about that.
  • For a smaller size / tighter fit stop increasing at round 8. Then move on to the rest of the pattern
  • The first 9 rounds are worked in continuous rounds. This means the rounds are not closed off with a slip stitch at the end of the round.
  • Place a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round.
  • 2hdc / *hdc means 1hdc in each of indicated sts like 2hdc = 1hdc in next 2 stitches or 4hdc = in next 4 stitches.
  • Number of stitches are shown in brackets () after each row.

Ponytail Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern:

Attach the yarn to the hook with a slip stitch. Insert the hook through the middle of the hair tie and slip stitch to connect.

attaching yarn to hair tie in ponytail bucket hat tutorial

Rnd 1: 40hdc around the hair tie, place a stitch marker in your first st, sl st into 1st st at the end. (40)

crochet around hair tie for ponytail bucket hat

Rnd 2:  ch1, *3hdc, inc in nxt st* rep from * until end, sl st in 1st st to connect rnd. (50)

round 2

Rnd 3:  ch1, 2hdc, inc,*4hdc, inc in nxt st* rep from * until 2 sts rem, 1hdc in each of rem sts, sl st in 1st st to connect rnd. (60)

Rnd 4:  ch1, *5hdc, inc in nxt st* rep from * until end, sl st in 1st st to connect rnd.  (70)

Rnd 5:  ch1, 3hdc, inc,*6hdc, inc in nxt st* rep from * until 3 sts rem, 1hdc in each of rem sts, sl st in 1st st to connect rnd.  (80)

Rnd 6:  ch1, *7hdc, inc in nxt st* rep from * until end of rnd, sl st in 1st st to connect rnd. (90)
round 3-6

Rnd 7:  ch1, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in BLO in each st around, at the end sl st in 1st st to connect rnd. (90)

round 7

Rnd 8: ch1, sc in 1st st, *ch1, sk 1 st, sc in nxt st *, rep from * until end of rnd (you will end rnd on ch1), sl st in 1st st to connect rnd. (90)

round 8

Rnd 9: ch2 (counts as ch1-spce), * sk 1 st, sc in ch1-spce, ch1 * rep from * until end of rnd (you will end rnd on sc in ch1-spce), sl st in top of ch2 to connect rnd. (90)

Rnd 10: ch1, sc in 1st ch1-spce, ch1, *sk 1 sc, sc in ch1-spce, ch1 * rep from * until end of rnd ( you will end on ch1 and sk 1 sc) sl st to 1st sc of rnd. (90)

round 9 -10

Rnd 11: ch2, dc in same st, *dc in ch1-spce, dc in nxt st* rep from * until end of rnd, sl st in 1st to connect rnd. (90)

round 11

Rnd 12 – 18: Rep rnds 9-11 until you reach rnd 18. Ending on rnd 11 of sc rnds.

round 12-18

Rnd 19: ch1, hdc in same st, *hdc in ch1-spce, hdc in nxt st* rep from * until the end of rnd, sl st in 1st st to connect rnd. (90)

round 19

Brim:

Rnd 20: Working in FLO for this rnd, ch1, 4hdc, inc, *8hdc, inc in nxt st* rep from * until 4 sts rem, 1hdc in each of rem sts, sl st to 1st st of rnd. (100)

Rnd 21: ch1, *9hdc, inc in nxt st* rep from * until end of rnd, sl st to 1st st of rnd. (110)

Rnd 22: ch1, 5hdc, inc, *10hdc, inc in nxt st* rep from * until 5 sts rem, 1hdc in each of rem sts, sl st to 1st st of rnd. (120)

Rnd 23-26:  ch1, 1hdc in each st around until the end of rnd, sl st to 1st st of rnd. (120)

round 20-26

At the end, finish off your yarn and weave in all loose ends as secure as possible.

final product - Ponytail Bucket Hat Crochet Hat
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