Chunky Crochet Beanie with Pom Pom - Free Crochet Hat Pattern


 It's officially beanie season here and I love it! I just love a nice chunky, crochet hat in a neutral color that can match anything I'm wearing!

I also love quick and easy crochet hats and this one is just that! It took me just one sitting to complete this chunky crochet hat - it's really that quick - just the brim and 9 rows after that!

PLUS there is even a messy bun version if you like those! Find the messy bun version here - if you purchase the PDF, both versions are included!

The messy bun version is actually one of my first patterns on my blog. I've been meaning to get new photos of it on the blog, but when I made a new sample I decided I wanted to close it up and put a pom pom on it! Because although I do wear messy buns a lot, I always like a closed hat option as well.

I actually ended up making a handful of samples with different yarns to see what I liked best. My original messy bun hat was made with Bernat Chunky, which holds up well but isn't the softest in my opinion.

This time around I used Loops and Threads Charisma, Loops and Threads Kaleidoscope, I Love This Chunky! (pictured), and Lion Brand Wool Ease Quick and Thick.

My favorite? The I Love This Chunky! It's not stiff, very flexible and overall I enjoyed working with it and I loved the metallic flecks in it. Loops and Threads Charisma is also very very similar to this yarn so I would say it's a close second.

I would recommend using any of those yarns although Lion Brand Thick and Quick is a bit thicker than the other yarns I used so the last row of the hat was not needed when making the messy bun version.

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Free Chunky Crochet Beanie Pattern

1 skein I Love This Chunky! or Loops and Threads Charisma
N/9.00mm hook
Tapestry needle
Faux Fur Pom Pom

Pattern Notes
We will be starting with the brim of the hat and working our way up.

Chain in beginning of rounds do not count as stitch

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch = chain, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet

Brim of Hat
Ch 9, sc into the second chain from the hook and sc across (8)
Ch 1, turn your work and sc across (8)
Continue doing this until you have 35 rows. 
(At this point, you have made the brim of the hat. You can wrap this piece around your head to see if it will fit. I had to stretch it a few inches, but you will want to do this as the hat may stretch over time and plus, it will give you a snug fit. If you find the brim too small, add a few more rows until you find the perfect fit for you.)

Body of Hat
Once you have the brim finished, fold it in half so you can slip stitch the ends together. We will now begin working in arounds on the side of the single crochet rows we just made for the brim.

Row 1: Ch 1, and sc around the brim, join to first sc (1 sc for each row, just try to keep the stitches evenly spaced. Don't worry if you don't think you're doing it perfectly, just go with it. So for this row I had 35 SC around.)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc all around, join to first sc
Row 3: Ch 2, *skip next stitch, dc into next stitch, dc into stitch that was skipped (this makes the double crochets look like an X.) , repeat from * around, join to first dc
(If you made more rows for your brim and have an extra stitch, dc in that last stitch.) 
Row 4: Ch 1, sc all around, join to first sc
Row 5: Repeat row 3
Row 6: Ch 1, *1 sc in the next 3 stitches, sc decrease. Repeat from * until you get to the last stitch, sc in last stitch (29)
Row 7: Repeat row 3
Row 8: Ch 1, sc decrease all around, sc in last stitch if necessary (15)
Row 9: Repeat row 3
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.
Sew up opening by weaving needle in and out of the top stitches. 
Pull tight and knot. 
Weave in ends.
Attach pom pom.