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I have been knitting for 59 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in ...

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Roaring 20s Knit Bucket Hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Roaring 20s Knit Bucket Hat
Roaring 20s Knit Bucket Hat
Roaring 20s Knit Bucket Hat
Roaring 20s Knit Bucket Hat
Roaring 20s Knit Bucket Hat
Roaring 20s Knit Bucket Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knitting-in-the-round
  • short rows
  • single crochet (for the edging)

Pattern Description:

I love retro and vintage and especially anything from the 1920s/flapper era. This reminds me of the bygone era's bucket hats. It can be worn wth the brim four different ways - completely down to cover the eyes, one side up, both sides up, rolled completely up!

Using Loops & Threads Charisma bulky weight (#5) acylic yarn, it begins with short rows for the front and then short rows for the back. Complete instructions are given for "how to" work short rows. It is not difficult; really!!! The rest of the hat is knit-in-the-round and the yarn is then doubled for extra warmth on the cold winter days and nights.

I completed the look with 2 rounds of single crochet. Again, not difficult at all if you are a novice at crocet (and I am pretty lousy at crochet!)

I crocheted the hat band with the same single crochet stitches around the hat for added texture. There is nothing to say you can't knit a hat band around if you prefer!

Next, I popped on a broche, and voila!


Approx. 2.75 sts and 4 rounds = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference: 22 inches (not meant to fit snug, but hat band will hold it snugly)
  • Height from front edge to top of crown - 10 inches


  • U.S. Size 10 16-inch circular needle
  • U.S. Size 10 double pointed needles
  • Size K /6.50mm crochet hook
  • 2 skeins Loops & Threads Charisma 100% acrylic yarn (Bulky weight)

You Will Also Need:

  • tapesry needle
  • row markers

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Loops & Threads Charisma