Solana Bucket Hat Airy Knit Free Pattern Page

solana bucket hat knit pattern

Solana Bucket Hat Airy Knit Free Pattern Page by Kristin Omdahl

This is a top down easy knit hat with a flared brim. The hat is worked in the round in stockinette stitch and the brim increase is knit in garter stitch. 

Whether you prefer double pointed needles or magic loop knitting, or combining 2 knitting needles at once, this is a simple knit pattern that makes a fabulous and glamorous sun hat.

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What you will need:

  • 230 yds (210m) #3 dk weight yarn
  • US6 (4mm) knitting needles, double pointed needles
    US6 (4mm) knitting needles, 16 in circular length
    Us6 (4mm) knitting needles, 30 in or longer circular length
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors

Shown in:  

Be So Airy Yarn; 100% polypropylene, #3 dk weight yarn; 230 yds (210m) per 4oz (113g), color Midnight Black, 1 spool.

Note: Use double pointed needles for the crown and 16 in circular needles for rest of hat. Or use 30 in circulars or larger to make this hat with the magic loop technique.

Finished Size:

20 in (50.8cm) circumference x 8 in (20.3cm) long.


18 sts / 24 rounds = 4 in (10cm) in stockinette stitch in the round.

Stitch Guide: 

Cast on (co), bind off (bo), knit (k), purl (p), place marker (pm), slip marker (sm), and knit into the front and back of same stitch (kfb).

Learn how to knit with magic loop technique here:



CO 9 sts, place marker and join into a round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Round 1: Kfb in ea st around, slip marker (sm). — 18 sts

Round 2: *Kfb, k1. Rep from * around, sm. — 27 sts

Round 3: *Kfb, k2. Rep from * around, sm. — 36 sts

Round 4: *Kfb, k3. Rep from * around, sm. — 45 sts

Round 5: *Kfb, k4. Rep from * around, sm. — 54 sts

Round 6: *Kfb, k5. Rep from * around, sm. — 63 sts

Round 7: *Kfb, k6. Rep from * around, sm. — 72 sts

Round 8: *Kfb, k7. Rep from * around, sm. — 81 sts

Round 9: *Kfb, k8. Rep from * around, sm. — 90 sts

Hat Walls:

Round 10: K90, sm. — 90 sts

Rounds 11 – 40: Rep round 10.


Round 41: *Kfb, k1. Rep from * around, sm. — 135 sts

Round 42: P135, sm. — 135 sts

Round 43: K135, sm. — 135 sts

Rounds 44 – 63: Rep last 2 rows twenty more times.


Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.

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5 thoughts on “Solana Bucket Hat Airy Knit Free Pattern Page

    • Kristin Omdahl says:

      If you end the crown at the circle diameter for any other size hat, you can continue to complete the hat in other sizes. Check out my hat dimension chart for other sizes (coming out in a new article this week!) xoxo, Kristin

  1. Eva Dedenbach says:

    I just started this hat today, and the instructions are easy to follow. This is my first hat that I knit from the top down, and it really doesn’t require too much thinking once I got going. I plan on making a second!

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