Chunky Crochet Hat Pattern – A Shade of Grey

Beautiful knit look chunky crochet hat pattern that is simple to make. It works up super fast so it would make a great handmade present.


I feel like this blog post should come with a health warning! Please do not open or read this blog post if you are of addictive nature, mainly to super soft and squishy things…

Do not blame me if you are on self imposed yarn ban and you have just fallen off of the wagon! I’ve warned you…

Quite a while ago now, I got my hands on some lovely squishiness which goes by name The Wool from We Are Knitters. And yes it has a name! Believe it or not, but trust me on this. It kind of feels like I’ve been delivered a kitten… Yes you’ve heard right- a kitten.

Yarn I Used For My Chunky Crochet Hat

It’s seriously soft and squishy stuff. It is made from 100% Peruvian Highland Wool and it comes in 200 grams ball which is roughly as big as my head….or a kitten…

I’ve begrudged opening this ball and using it because I’ve spent about a week staring at it, stroking it, cuddling it and taking about hundred pictures of it… similar stuff to what you do when you get a new kitten… (you can see a theme developing here, right?)

This wool is super chunky and the recommended needle size is 10 mm according to the label. I used 12 mm crochet hook and I’ve decided to make a chunky crochet hat for myself.

The yarn is a fabulous to work with, no splitting and it is easy to rip back if you need to. It feels lovely but kind of “raw” at the same time. It literally feels like you’ve been transported to Peru and you are stood at a lovely green pasture somewhere high in mountains stroking an alpaca.

PIN THIS PROJECT FOR LATER

chunky crochet hat pinterest graphic

Free Chunky Crochet Hat Pattern

I’m going to share a free pattern for a lovely chunky crochet hat I made using this wool.
I was aiming for a simple “knit look” hat which works up superfast but it look like you’ve spent ages making it. This would make a great Christmas present. Secondly, it would be a perfect craft stall best seller as it works up fast.

I finished off my chunky crochet hat with a faux fur pom pom. However, this is completely optional, I think it finishes it off just right.

chunky crochet hat laid flat

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MATERIALS

  • The Wool from We Are Knitters (super chunky wool roving; 100% Peruvian wool; 80 metres per 200g ball) x 1 ball in Grey (L613)
  • 12 mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • faux fur pom pom (optional)
waistcoat stitch used for chunky crochet hat
Waistcoat stitch

FINISHED SIZE

50 cm head circumference x 22 cm hat height

TENSION

6 ws stitches x 10 rounds measures 10 x 10 cm

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

BLO- working the stitches into back loop only

sl st- slip stitch

rnd- round

sc2tog- single crochet the following 2 stitches together

ws – waistcoat stitch – single crochet worked through the “V” at the front rather than the top loops of the stitch

CHUNKY CROCHET HAT PATTERN NOTES

  • the hat is worked bottom up
  • the pattern starts with the hat brim which is worked in short rows, this is joined into a circle to create a brim
  • you then work the main body into the long edge of the brim in rounds
  • it uses the waistcoat stitch whic creates knit look hat
  • the top is finished of by decrease round

CHUNKY CROCHET HAT MAIN PATTERN

With 12 mm hook chain 6.

HAT BRIM

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across [5 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc, 3 sc in BLO, 1 sc in last st. [5 sc]

Row 3- Row 31: rep Row 2.

Do not fasten off.

Fold the long strip in half and slip stitch together to form a ring. Do not fasten off.

Continue working across the long edge.

chunky crochet hat modelled

HAT BODY

Rnd 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout), 1 sc into end st of each row, sl st to 1st st. [30 sc]

Rnd 2: 1 ch, 1 ws into each st around, sl st to 1st st. [30 ws]

Rnd 3- Rnd 8: repeat Rnd 2

Rnd 9: 1 ch, (3 ws, 1 sc2tog inserting hook into “v” of sc) rep 6 times, sl st to 1st st. [24 ws]

Rnd 10: rep Rnd 2. [24 ws]

Rnd 11: 1 ch, (2 ws, 1 sc2tog inserting hook into “v” of sc) 6 times, sl st to 1st st. [18 ws]

Rnd 12: 1 ch, (1 ws, 1 sc2tog inserting hook into “v” of dc) 6 times, sl st to 1st st. [12 ws]

Rnd 13: 1 ch, 6 sc2tog in BLO. [6 sc]

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Fasten off leaving longer tail to sew up the little opening.

THIS PATTERN WAS DESIGNED AND WRITTEN BY VERONIKA CROMWELL OF BLUE STAR CROCHET COMPANY. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND DO NOT SHARE, COPY, ALTER OR RESELL THIS PATTERN IN PART OR IN FULL AS YOUR OWN. YOU CAN SELL FINISHED ITEMS PRODUCED FROM THIS PATTERN WITH A LINK TO THE ORIGINAL PATTERN AND CREDIT TO ME AS THE DESIGNER. THANK YOU.


I hope you enjoy this quick chunky crochet hat pattern. Why not share it with your crafty friends too? Do not forget to pin it to your favourite Pinterest Board.

I think you might also like How to work Single Crochet Bobble and Free Hat Pattern that is another free hat pattern here on my blog. It uses a fun new stitch – single crochet bobble.

For more crochet hat pattern inspiration, why not check out my 10 Free Cosy Crochet Hat and Beanie Patterns collection.

You might also like Free Textured Crochet Beanie For Women – Marta Hat Pattern or Free Houndstooth Crochet Beanie Pattern – Jesse Beanie.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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4 thoughts on “Chunky Crochet Hat Pattern – A Shade of Grey

  1. Friday October 1, 2021

    Hi Veronika! Thank you for all your wonderful crochet patterns. I love the chunky yarn hat and will be looking forward to crocheting this, with the cooler weather coming soon.
    Yours in Crochet, Barbara D

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