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This cute Chunky Beanie is a beginner-friendly free crochet pattern and is made using any simple basic crochet stitches and the super bulky Mighty Stitch yarn by WeCrochet. The hat can be worn slouchy or with a folded-over brim and you can even add a pom pom, if you wish.
It’s Wintertime. And you are here for one of a few reasons. You’re cold and need a beanie, so you want to crochet one really quick. You have gifts to make and this one is quick and easy. You are a beginner crocheter and need a fun project that goes quickly and allows you to learn some basic crochet stitches easily. Or you simply love making beanies and just need to make this one. Cause it’s so darn cute.
Tell me at least one of these are you? If not, then surprise me, why do you want to check out this cute beanie and make it?
But regardless of the above reasons to make a beanie, this Chunky Beanie is seriously the easiest beanie you will ever make. Likely you can make this beanie in 30-60 minutes. Beanies are a bit different as most don’t have a pom pom on the top and are flat on the top, not like hats that were made from the bottom up or as a rectangle.
There are 3 different ways to make a hat or beanie. You either start as a rectangle and sew it together, crochet from the top down, or simply start from the bottom up. All of these versions will end up as a beanie or a hat. Add a pom of your choice to add some extra style and dimensions.
Crocheting Beanies from the Top Down
Beanies are a special kind of hat. They are made from the top down and are completely smooth and rounded on the top of the head when wearing one. You will only need 2 measurements – or reference the table below – in order to make a beanie for any head size. But this Chunky Beanie – the perfect beginner pattern – is so special, that you can literally make this using any basic crochet stitches! YES! Single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, or even treble crochet!
Best Yarn for Beanie Crochet Patterns
Although you can crochet beanies using any yarn you wish, I have 2 favorite types I use all the time. I either use acrylic or a wool blend. Although sometimes I just use wool as it keeps you really warm and cozy during the cold winter season. You can substitute the yarn with any other yarn you wish as long as you stay within the measurements provided for each beanie size. This beanie uses Super Bulky Mighty Stitch yarn which is an acrylic wool blended yarn.
So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute beanie pattern.
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How to crochet the Beginner Chunky Beanie
You will need:
- WeCrochet Mighty Stitch Super Bulky yarn (1 skein/ 100g/ 44yd)
- Orange (1-2 Skeins depending on the beanie size)
- 9.00 mm hook
- tapestry needle
2 sts x 1 row = 1 square inch (in double crochet)
Pattern written for an adult beanie, see reference table below to fit any head size
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- dc = double crochet
- inc = increase
- atc = alternative tunring chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- ch = chain
Easy Chunky Beginner Hat Crochet Pattern
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Written Pattern for the Chunky Beanie:
First, you will crochet a circle (diameter of the beanie) and then keep crocheting without increasing until you reach the beanie height. Optional you can add a pom-pom.
Reference the table below for the beanie diameter and height.
This pattern does not require super bulky yarn. You can easily switch out the yarn to bulky or worsted Or even thinner yarn. The pattern still works IF you follow the measurements.
Start crocheting the beanie diameter
R1: Make a magic ring and add 12 dc’s (or 8-9 hdc or 7 sc stitches). Close the ring. Sl st to the first st.
If you prefer using hdc or sc, replace “atc” and “dc” below with your stitch and follow the pattern. I do not ch 1 for sc and hdc. Learn why I don’t here.
R1: 2 dc in each st, sl st to the first st
R2: 1 atc (or ch 3), 1 dc inc, *1 dc, 1 dc inc, repeat from * until the end of the round, sl st to the first st
R3: 1 atc, 1 dc in the next 1 st, 1 dc inc, *1 dc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc inc, repeat from * until the end of the round, sl st to the first st
For an adult beanie I stopped after R3 using double crochet stitches.
Repeat R3 by increasing the blue number by 1 in each round (so R4 has a 2 and a 3, R5 has a 3 and a 4, etc), until you reach the diameter of the beanie for the head size you are making (reference the table).
Crocheting until Beanie Height
Once you reached the beanie diameter, simply place 1 atc (or ch 3) at the beginning of each round and then 1 dc in each stitch (always sl st to the first st at the end of each round) for as many rounds as needed until you reach the beanie height needed for the hat size you are making. I made mine 7 inches in height, instead of 8-9 inches, because the yarn and the stitch I used – in combination – are very stretchy. It would have been a slouchy beanie if I made it 8-9 inches.
You are finished now. fasten off and weave in your ends. If you wish you can add a pom pom or leave it as is – like I did.
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