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Knitting Kit - Big Cotton 'The Bucket Hat'


Stay cool this Summer with our Bucket Hat knit kit!

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The Bucket Hat

This fitted bucket hat is the new accessory we didn’t know we needed until now! Giving us serious chic-gardener vibes mixed with 90s playfulness, we may very well wear it all year round…

Knit with Big Cotton yarn, it’s soft, breathable and comfortable – exactly how summer hats should be. Knit from the rim upwards, and shaped around the head, it’s perfect for intermediate knitters.

The pattern has two sizes – one for smaller, or ‘pea-sized heads’ as Lauren likes to describe herself (!) and one for slightly larger heads. Both sizes have a good amount of stretch to them, so be sure to measure your own head to get the size best for you.

You can knit this bucket hat up in a matter of hours, the only choice is what colour Big Cotton to knit it in…!

Cable Cast On

This pattern uses a cable cast on method which you can find here.

Sizes (Circumference)

Small – 50cm + stretch

Large – 54cm + stretch


Size small in Flamingo, Size large in Paprika

Knitting Help

For knitting tips, how to’s and tutorials, please visit my Knitting Knowledge page.

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Weight0.4 kg

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Needle Size

6mm circular (60cm cord)

Skill Level


Shaping, Knit


All of our kits come gift-ready in a 100% natural cotton, ethically sourced LAD bag stuffed to the brim with;

  • 200g (2 x balls) of Big Cotton Recycled Yarn by Lauren Aston Designs
  • Knitting pattern (if hard copy requested)
  • (optional) 6mm circular knitting needles (with 60cm cord)
  • (optional) Tapestry needle

In the unlikely event that there is a fault with the product, it needs to be returned for inspection in its original condition, unused and unwashed with all the original labels, packaging and proof of purchase within 14 days of receipt. If the goods do not reach us in this condition then the customers right to a full refund may be affected. Postage will only be refunded if the item is found to be faulty, otherwise the cost of returning the goods will be at the customers own expense. This does not affect the customer’s statutory rights.

If required, please contact us for the return address stating the issue and when and where the product was purchased. The customer is to notify us within 7 days of receipt if unsatisfied with the product for any reason.

When returning an item, it is recommend that the customer use a recorded service as we are not responsible for items that are lost or damaged in the post. Items remain the customer’s responsibility until they reach us.

Delivery within the UK is free for all orders over £60 and costs £3.95 for orders under £60.

Large items/orders are sent by courier. Everything else will be sent via Royal Mail.

Please double check your delivery address is correct to ensure your parcel is delivered to the right address.

Subject to wool stock availability, we aim to despatch DIY goods within 1-7 working days from receipt of your order and Made to Order goods within 2 weeks.

Every effort is made to keep stock levels updated, however, levels can be subject to some fluctuation. Should an item sell out before levels are updated, you will be contacted as soon as possible to advise of the delay.

If you have an urgent request, please get in touch and we may be able to offer an express service.

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