Princeton Pride Bucket Hat


Annah Greenwood


Hello crocheters! This is my first pattern, adapted from another hat pattern that just wouldn’t work with my yarn. It was made for a friend for the P-rade going on today. It’s a parade for the alumni of Princeton University. His dad is from 1982, so he marches. I thought we could both share our spirit with matching hats. I made mine from another pattern. Feel free to adapt to any school or sports team.

Materials List

* 1 ball burnt orange worsted weight (MC)
* 1 ball black worsted weight (CC)
* Size F hook
* yarn needle

* pompom maker

Finished Size

Fits an average size head. (sorry, don’t know how to adapt to other head sizes! Try adding more rows) Hat will fit loosely on head – like a bucket hat.


Forgot to take gauge beforehand…judge by the dimensions of the “P”


If not using the “P” made here, try to make your own letter. I figured this one out by drawing it…mess around, tell me how it works out.


blo – crocheted in the back loop only

The Pattern


Round 1: Work 10 sc into magic loop, pull tail to tighten. (10 sts)
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (20 sts)
Rounds 3-4: Sc in each st around.
Round 5: Work 2 sc in each st around. (40 sts)
Rounds 6-10: Sc in each st around.
Round 11: Work 2 sc in each st around. (80 sts)
Rounds 12-17: Work 1 rnd even
Round 18: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, rep from * around. (100 sts)
Rounds 19 – 29: Sc in each st around.
Switch to CC
Rounds 30 – 35: *sc in blo, sc from * around
Round 36: Sc around

Slip stitch in first stitch. Fasten off.

The “P”

In CC, Chain 10

Row 1: Sc across, turn
Row 2: Sc across, turn
Row 3: 7 sc, turn

Row 4: 4 sc, turn

Continue row 4 until the shaft is 4.5 inches from the foundation chain. Fasten off.

In CC, Chain 10

Row 1: Sc across, turn
Row 2: Sc across with inc (2 sc in same st) in the last st, turn
Row 3: Inc, sc across, turn
Row 4: Sc across with inc in last st, turn
Row 5: 4 Sc, turn
Row 6: 4 Sc, turn
Row 7: 4 Sc, turn
Row 8: 4 Sc, turn
Row 9: 4 sc, chain 6, turn
Row 10: sc across, turn
Row 11: sc2tog, sc across, turn
Row 12: 6 sc, sc2tog, turn

Row 13: sc2tog, sc across.

Fasten off. With a yarn needle and CC yarn, sew the shaft to the round part. Sew to hat. Weave in ends.


If you want to make a pompom (mine doesn’t have one, but it would look good with one), use a pompom maker or your fingers to make a pompom while holding the MC and the CC together.

To make a pompom with your fingers, hold three fingers out and wind the yarn about 100 times around. Tie one piece of yarn around the middle. Secure well. Cut the loops and fluff. Trim ends to make them even.

Let me know if there are any mistakes. I’d love feedback!

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