Easy Chunky Crochet Beanie Pattern

chunky beanie crochet pattern

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Hey there, crochet enthusiasts! Are you ready to dive into a fun and cozy crochet project? Look no further because we have the perfect Chunky Crochet Beanie pattern for you! And the best part? It’s free and super easy to follow, making it an ideal choice for all you beginner crocheters out there.

Get ready to create a stylish and warm beanie using super chunky yarn. With just a few basic stitches, you’ll be amazed at how quickly this chunky hat comes together. Whether you want to stay snug during the chilly months or gift your loved ones with a handmade treat, this pattern is the way to go!

So, grab your crochet hook and your favorite super chunky yarn, and let’s get started on this fabulous and cozy crochet adventure! Happy crocheting!

If you enjoy this free pattern, be sure to check out my many other free crochet patterns before you go! 

Skill Level

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


Why I Love Super Bulky Yarn

Super bulky yarn is fantastic for crochet beanies because it’s thick and warm. It works up quickly, so you can finish your beanie faster. The thick yarn creates a cozy and snug hat that’s perfect for keeping you warm during cold days. Crocheting with super bulky yarn is easy, making it a great choice for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.


Crochet gauge measures stitches and rows made in one inch using a specific crochet hook and yarn. By following this measurement, you can make sure your crochet beanie will be the right size and fit well. It’s like a helpful guide to get your crochet hat pattern just the way you want it!

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

Pattern Notes

  • This great pattern starts with a magic circle (also known as a magic ring or adjustable ring). If you are a beginner crocheter, check out my magic circle tutorial
  • Leave a long tail for weaving in when you make your 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. 


US Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half 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
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side
chunky beanie crochet pattern

Crochet Stitches & Techniques

Double Crochet Stitch (dc)

  1. Firstly, yarn over & insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Secondly, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
  3. Then, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  4. Lastly, yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on your hook.

Single Crochet Stitch (sc)

  1. Firstly, insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Then, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  3. Lastly, yarn over and pull through both loops.

Back Loop Only (blo)

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

front and back loops

Chunky 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)

toddler hat crochet pattern

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

toddler hat crochet pattern
toddler hat crochet pattern

3rd Step: Turn your work clockwise

toddler hat crochet pattern

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

toddler hat crochet pattern

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

Repeat steps 2-5 all the way around. 

ribbed brim for crochet hat

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

toddler hat crochet pattern

Yarn Pom Pom

Use your Extra large Pom Pom maker and your super bulky weight yarn. Or, a faux fur pom pom would also be a fun addition to this easy crochet beanie pattern.

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. 

making a yarn pom pom
making a yarn pom pom

Next, cut the yarn between each set of arches.

making a yarn pom pom

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

making a yarn pom pom

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

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.

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