Easy Chunky Crochet Beanie Pattern

Get ready to tackle the cold in style with my Chunky Crochet Beanie Pattern!

This cozy hat features a stylish ribbed brim and a fun pom pom on top, making it the perfect accessory to keep you warm and fashionable all winter long. The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

Beginner friendly. This free crochet hat pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in both rows and rounds. 

Crochet Project Materials

Crochet Gauge

8 dc = 4 inches

5 rows = 4 inches

Chunky Crochet Beanie Pattern Size Chart

Head CircumferenceCrownHeight
Adult Size Hat20-23 inches7 inches8 inches
Chunky Beanie Hat Size Chart
chunky beanie crochet pattern
  • This crochet beanie pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • After each round, join your yarn to the first double crochet stitch with a slip stitch.
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round and also working from the top of the hat down.
  • If needed, you can make your hat longer or shorter by repeating or leaving out the last round. 

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Related Crochet Patterns

You may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Basic Beanie, Bulky, and Super Bulky free crochet hat patterns.

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only

Work the indicated stitch in the back loop only (blo) of the next stitch.

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CHUNKY CROCHET BEANIE PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Crochet Beanie Pattern

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 9 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (9 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (18 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 3 sts*, join (30 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (30 stitches)

Rnds 6-9: Repeat row 5

Do not fasten off. 

Ribbed Brim

Pictures are from my Toddler Hat crochet pattern.

Begin where you left off for round 9. 

1st Step: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, (5 stitches)

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

2nd Step: Slip Stitch in the next two stitches.

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item
images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

3rd Step: Turn your work clockwise

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

↑ 4th Step: Do not chain, sc blo in each st, (5 stitches)

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

↓ 5th Step: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, (5 stitches)

Repeat steps 2-5 all the way around. 

toddler hat crochet pattern

Finally, use a tapestry needle to sew the seam where the two ends of the cuff meet.

toddler hat crochet pattern

Pom Pom

Use your extra large Pom Pom maker and your super bulky weight yarn.

Firmly and evenly wind your yarn around each set of arches.

After the first set of arches, close them and then wind your yarn around the second set. 

pom pom being made
pom pom being made

Next, cut the yarn between each set of arches.

pom pom being made

Then, use your scrap piece of yarn to tie the pom pom. I recommend you double knot it.

pom pom being made

Finally, use a tapestry needle to attach your Pom Pom to the top of the crochet beanie.

toddler hat crochet pattern

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the ideal size for a hat to fit most adults?

Adult crochet hats usually measure around 22 inches in circumference and 8-9 inches in height. Measure your head to make sure it fits well.

The stretchiness of the yarn and stitch pattern can change the size. A good hat fits nicely, feels comfy, and stays put on your head.

What is the recommended method for finishing off a crochet hat to prevent unraveling?

To keep your crochet from unraveling, use a tapestry needle to weave in the ends of the yarn.

Put the yarn tail through the needle and then weave it through some stitches in the hat.

Cut off any excess yarn. You can also tie a knot at the end of the tail before weaving it in for extra safety.

What is the proper way to measure head circumference for a hat?

To find the right size for a crochet hat, measure the head’s circumference using a flexible tape measure.

Wrap it around the head above the ears and eyebrows, across the widest part at the back. It should fit snug but not too tight or loose.

How do you care for a crochet hat?

To care for a crochet hat, gently hand wash it in cool water using a mild detergent.

Avoid twisting or wringing the hat, and instead, gently squeeze out excess water.

Reshape the hat and lay it flat to air dry. Avoid using harsh chemicals, bleach, or machine drying, as they can damage the fibers.

What is the difference between single crochet and double crochet stitches in hat making?

Single crochet stitches create a tight and dense fabric, ideal for warm and sturdy hats.

Double crochet stitches create a looser and more open fabric, great for breathable and lightweight hats.

Double crochet stitches also work up more quickly. The choice of stitch depends on the desired style, warmth, and preference.

What is the difference between a beanie and a slouchy hat in crochet terms?

A beanie is a close-fitting hat without a brim that sits snug on your head.

A slouchy hat is more relaxed and looser, with extra fabric at the top that lets it slouch down.

Beanies are low-profile, while slouchy hats are longer and made with different stitch patterns.

chunky beanie crochet pattern

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