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Is it too much to declare that you’ll love this chunky yarn crochet hat pattern? It has a relaxed fit, wonderful texture, and fun stitches! If you can half double crochet, you can easily learn the modified half double crochet used in this hat!

crochet hat with faux fur pom pom

Below you’ll find the free crochet pattern for an adult sized hat and a child sized hat. If you prefer to have a pattern that is nicely formatted for printing you can purchase one here for a small fee. Either way you’ll want to make sure you save it on Pinterest.

mom and daughter wearing textured crochet hats

We are coming to the end of warm winter hat season which is always bittersweet.

Snow thawing and flowers blooming couldn’t be sweeter but warmer weather does mean that more people are putting down their hooks and heading outside. Getting outside is WONDERFUL but our little crochet community just takes a bit of a summer vacation and it gets a little lonelier in the online world.

Related: Coco Crochet Slouchy Hat

No need to worry about that yet though! We are still expecting another snow storm this weekend and my daughter’s new chunky hat came in handy today while playing hard in the snow.chunky crochet hat with pom pom and snow on it

Yarn used for the Chunky Crochet Hats

For both the adult and kid version, I used I Love This Chunky Yarn from Hobby Lobby which is a #5 bulky weight plied yarn. I really liked how it added even more texture to the already textured surface of the crochet stitches and was easy to work with!

close up of hat brim and crochet stitches with texture

The French Lilac and Heathered Ivory colors used for the child size have been discontinued but Plum Berry and Sand Frost would be great substitutes which I think will look even better.

Once I got the Heathered Ivory home from the store and saw it in natural light, I thought it should have been named Buttered Popcorn…… which is great for a snack but I wasn’t so sure about the color on a yarn. It did work up prettier than I thought it would.

Related: Crochet Hat with Band

Kid in chunky crochet hat with pom pom

Love This Chunky Yarn Crochet Hat Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

I love This Chunky Yarn (3.5 oz/109 yds)

  • Adult Version:
    • French Blue
    • Plum Garden
  • Kid Version:
    • French Lilac
    • Heathered Ivory

Size L/8.0 mm Crochet Hook (My favorite hooks found on Amazon)

Size K/6.5mm Crochet Hook (See the size K listing on Amazon)

Large Eye Needle (These needles are my favorite and you can get them on Amazon!)

Faux Fur Pom Pom (optional- I purchased these on Amazon although I think a larger pom pom would look even better!)

Gauge:

band: 4″ by width (2″) = 8 rows by 6 hdcs

hat 4″ x 4″ = 8 mhdc by 8 rows

Finished Size:

Adult Chunky Crochet Hat: approximately 19″ around by 8.5 ” high

Kids Chunky Crochet Hat: approximately 17″ around by 7.5 ” high

Abbreviations:

fhdc: foundation half double crochet
ch(s): chain(s)
hdc(s): half double crochet
sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
sc(s): single crochet(s)
st(s): stitch(es)
mhdc(s): modified half double crochet(s)
mhdc2tog: modified half double crochet 2 together

Notes

The hat is started by working the band first. Using the sizes in the ear warmer chart, the hat band can easily be adjusted for a different size head by changing the number of rows worked.

The half double crochet stitches of the brim are worked entirely up through the 3rd loop of the half double crochets in the row below.

After the brim is joined, a sc round is worked around the entire brim. Although 1 sc is worked in every row in the band, adding an extra single crochet as you start and then finish the round will leave you with 2 more single crochets than rows. (ex: 41 rows and 43 scs.)  The number of single crochets does not need to be precise as long as the band is not pulled out of shape.

The hat is also worked with the right side facing in. When you are finished, you’ll want to turn it inside out before adding the pom pom.

With the variegated yarn, the join of each round is almost invisible, but it does stand out more with a solid colored yarn. Instead of starting with a hdc, you could try a mhdc by pulling up a loop through the last stitch of the previous round.

Special Stitch Instructions:

To see step by step photos of the modified half double crochet check the stitch instructions in the Striped Dishcloth.

Modified half double crochet (mhdc): insert hook into the same stitch of the last completed stitch, pull up a loop, yo and insert hook into the next stitch pull up a loop, yo and pull through all four loops on the hook.

Modified half double crochet 2 together (mhdc2tog): Insert hook into the NEXT stitch, pull up a loop, yo and insert hook into the next stitch pull up a loop, yo and pull through all four loops on the hook.

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Love This Chunky Yarn Crochet Hat Pattern for Adults

Band

With K hook: Chain 7 (alternately, fhdc 6)

Row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (6)

Row 2: ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop only in each st across, turn

Repeat row 2 for a total of 41 rows or until band is desired length.

Hold the short ends of the brim together to form a loop. Sl st or sew the short ends of the brim together.

Face whichever side of join looks smoother to the inside.

Body of Hat

Round 1: with L hook, ch 1, sc around the entire brim placing approximately 1 sc every row, join with a sl st to the 1st sc. (43)

Join new color

Round 2: ch 1, hdc, mhdc in each st around, join with sl st

Rounds 3-13: repeat round 2

Round 14: ch 1, *mhdc2tog, mhdc in the next 2 stitches, repeat from * ending with 1 mhdc, join with sl st.

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using a large eye needle, weave the tail through the top of the stitches in the last row and pull gently to cinch closed. Weave in ends.

Turn the hat inside out and attach pom pom if desired.

chunky crochet hat with faux fur pom pom

Love This Chunky Yarn Crochet Hat Pattern for Kids

Band

With K hook: Chain 6 (alternately, fhdc 5)

Row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (5)

Row 2: ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop only in each st across, turn

Repeat row 2 for a total of 37 rows or until band is desired length.

Hold the short ends of the brim together to form a loop. Sl st or sew the short ends of the brim together.

Face whichever side of join looks smoother to the inside.

Body of Hat

Round 1: with L hook, ch 1, sc around the entire brim placing approximately 1 sc every row, join with a sl st to the 1st sc. (39)

Join new color

Round 2: ch 1, hdc, mhdc in each st around, join with sl st

Rounds 3-11: repeat round 2.

Round 12: ch 1, *mhdc2tog, mhdc in the next 2 stitches, repeat from * ending with 1 mhdc, join with sl st.

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using a large eye needle, weave the tail through the top of the stitches in the last row and pull gently to cinch closed. Weave in ends.

Turn the hat inside out and attach pom pom if desired.

textured crochet hat on woman

3 Comments on Love This Chunky Yarn Crochet Hat Pattern

  1. I love this hat pattern. Can hardly wait to start it. Just need a wee bit of advice. I don’t have access to the yarn you are using. Is this yarn a number 5 and do you think i could substitute Loops and Thread’s Charisma. If you are unable to recommend a brand other than the one you’ve used i understand but please let me know the weight. Thanks very much

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