I just finished this Bucket Hat from Chic Knits, it’s still drying but I couldn’t resist posting a picture. The pattern in a PDF downloadable pattern from chic Knits ($5.95 I think) and the yarn malabrigo. It takes just a skein and is felted.
I did this in an afternoon and will definately do it again. The pattern calls for making the crown 5.5 inches wide, I will add at least an inch next time because I think it felted a bit short. But that may vary with the yarn. I have already started a second in Schaefer Esperanza.
This pattern is a a great FAST knit for a last minute Christmas gift.