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14 Bucket Hat Sewing Patterns for Women, Men & Baby (5 Free)

A bucket hat is a lightweight hat used for sun protection. It has a downward-sloping brim, and sometimes eyelets for ventilation. (source)

Here are the best sewing patterns I’ve found for bucket hats! I’ve included:

  • Multiple sizes for men, women, children, and babies.
  • Bucket hats with strings and reversible designs.
  • Bucket hats with different brim sizes, from narrow to large floppy ones. The larger brims give more of a general sun hat look.
  • Free patterns.
  • PDF patterns (aka. printable templates) and paper patterns that get shipped to you.

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Adult bucket hat patterns (men & women)

Bucket hat with reversible option & frayed edge (free)

2 women wearing bucket hats, and 3 bucket hats laying on a sandy beach.

Download pdf sewing pattern from The Essentials Club ($0). It’s for A4 size paper.

Here’s a version with pattern piece measurements if you have no access to a printer.

  • Standard size and large size.
  • Single-sided and reversible options.
  • Optional frayed edges design.
  • The brim has lines of topstitching.
  • 2 video sewing tutorials.

Here’s the video tutorial for the single-sided bucket hat:

Here’s the video tutorial for the reversible bucket hat:


Fully lined bucket hat with 3 sizes (free)

front and side view of a woman wearing a white bucket hat.

Download pdf sewing pattern from Afternoon ($0).

  • 3 sizes to fit a head circumference of 53 – 58 cm (approx. 21″ – 22 1/2”).
  • Fully lined. I think this makes it reversible, but they don’t advertise it like that.
  • The brim has lines of topstitching.
  • The sewing tutorial is in this blog post.
  • This print-at-home pattern is designed for A4 and US letter size paper.

Fully lined bucket hat (4 sizes)

2 men and a woman wearing diy bucket hats.

Download pdf sewing pattern from Elbe Textiles ($2)

  • 4 sizes to fit a head circumference of 21″ – 24″.
  • Fully lined and reversible.
  • The brim has lines of topstitching.
  • This print-at-home pattern is designed for A4 and US letter size paper.

Bucket hat with wide brim & frayed edge / sun hat

2 women wearing pink and white bucket hats for sun protection.

Read the tutorial on Collective Gen.

  • Learn how to draft your own hat pattern.
  • Floppy wide brim with a frayed edge. So it’s more of a sun hat. You can make the brim narrower for a more traditional bucket hat look.
  • Lined. I think this makes it reversible, but the tutorial isn’t advertised like this.

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Bucket hat patterns for babies, toddlers & children

Lined bucket hat with reversible option & 4 sizes

a group of children wearing neon colored bucket hats.

Download pdf sewing pattern from Oliver & S ($8.95)

  • Size range: 4 sizes to fit a 6-month baby to 8-year-old child. The head circumference ranges from 18″ to 21″.
  • Single-sided and reversible options.
  • Lined.
  • The brim has lines of topstitching.
  • Printable instructions are included, plus a photo tutorial in this blog post.

Reversible bucket hat with narrow & wide brim & 5 sizes (free)

a girl wearing a reversible bucket hat in blue and pink.

Download pdf sewing pattern from Snaply Magazin ($0)

  • The pattern and instructions are written in German. The Google Translate option in my Chrome browser did a great job of translating it into English.
  • Size range: 5 sizes to fit a child’s head.
  • Reversible.
  • Lined.
  • 2 brim options: wide and narrow.
  • The brim has lines of topstitching.
  • Optional eyelets for ventilation.
  • The sewing instructions are in this blog post. It has good step-by-step photos.

Baby & toddler bucket hat with an adjustable string

a toddler girl wearing a blue patterned bucket hat with strings.

Download pdf sewing pattern from Burda ($9.50)

  • Size range: 18 month baby – 2 years old toddler.
  • Neck string with an adjustable toggle.
  • The hat is made of triangles that curve around the top of the head, not a circle. It’s a 6 panel bucket hat.
  • It’s not reversible. It has no lining.
  • Burda says that if you use a water-repellant fabric, this pattern will double as a rain hat.

Burda has 2 other children’s bucket hats that are cheaper, but the product pages are missing important information in my opinion.

This one looks like a traditional bucket hat with a circle at the top, a rectangle that goes around the head, and a brim. It’s lined. This one is similar too, but I can’t tell if it’s lined or not. I also can’t find much about their sizing, unfortunately.


Infants bucket hat with elastic string

a baby wearing a pink floral bucket hat, and sewing pattern line drawings.

Buy Butterick B5625 paper pattern (Amazon)

  • Size range: 5 sizes. Newborn to XL infant. Head circumference: 18″ – 20″.
  • A paper pattern that’s shipped to you.
  • A 6 panel bucket hat design made with triangles.
  • A string that keeps the hat on the child’s head. It’s made using elastic.
  • This pattern also includes other infant accessories and clothes like a romper and panties.

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Infant bucket hat with a bow

bucket hat with bow sewing pattern line drawing, and front and back view of a baby wearing a bucket hat.

Download pdf pattern ($11.87) | Buy McCall’s m7342 paper pattern (Amazon)

  • Size range: 5 sizes. XS – XL for infants. Head circumference: 16 1/2″ – 19″.
  • A 6 panel bucket hat design made with triangles.
  • Bow.
  • Lined.
  • Format: a paper pattern that’s shipped to you, or a printable pdf pattern.
  • Other infant patterns are included with this purchase, including a dress, pants, and panties.

Multi-size bucket hat patterns for the whole family

These are multi-size patterns that include adult and child sizing and are unisex.

Bucket hat in 3 styles for adults & kids

a woman wearing a purple bucket hat, sewing pattern line drawings, and 4 more diy bucket hats on a white background.
a toddler boy wearing a diy bucket hat, and sewing pattern line drawings.

Buy the physical pattern from EU-based Stoff & Stil (£4.50)

Note: I linked to their UK store, but in the top right corner of their website you can change it to 12 other European countries.

  • This is a physical template that’s shipped to you. It isn’t made from paper. It’s made from a special interfacing-like material that’s easy to lay on your fabric and cut around. Normally with Stoff & Stil templates, all the pieces are pre-cut.
  • Size range: 2-year-old toddler to xxl adult.
  • 2 brim options: narrow and very wide. The very wide version looks more like a sun hat.
  • 2 bucket hat shapes. A circle-based one, and a 6 panel triangle-based one.
  • The brim has lines of topstitching.
  • Lined.

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Reversible bucket hat for adults & kids

a woman wearing a floral diy bucket hat, and a bucket hat upside down.

Download pdf sewing pattern from Oliver & S ($12.95)

  • Size range: XS – XL. Fits a head circumference of 16″ (40.5cm) – 25″ (63.5cm). It’s advertised as “to fit adults or kids”.
  • It can be printed on either 8 1/2″ x 11″ or A4 paper.

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