The Walcot Beanie is a fabulously quick and textured chunky crochet hat pattern to suit everyone this winter season.
I have never been much of a fan of crochet hats so after years of avoiding making them I’ve finally decided that I should just design ones that I would like to wear and that might solve it!
This seamless crochet hat has a top down construction using two colours but only one colour per round so no yarn switching and tangling! There are hardly any ends to weave in and it comes in sizes from preemie crochet hat to large adult.
There is also a a step by step video tutorial for the whole thing, so if you’re new to round construction hats, post stitches or would just like to work along with me then give it a watch!
You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the chunky crochet hat pattern in my store to download and print.
About the Chunky Crochet Hat Pattern
I wanted to design a seamless crochet hat that was easy to crochet, quick to crochet and above all fun to crochet!
I love designing patterns that look more complex than they actually are. For example my Criss Cross Blanket is actually made up of just solid granny squares and my Hawthorne Tee is just two rectangles with some rounds attached to the bottom.
The colour work on this chunky beanie might look like you’ll get in knots, but the crochet post stitches mean you actually only use one colour per round making it super easy to keep track of where you are.
The pattern is an intermediate level but there are only a few increase rounds that you need to learn and I’d encourage you to look through the video tutorial if you’re a beginner to see exactly where the stitches go to create the ribbed look.
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Other Crochet Hat Patterns To Try
I have a huge range of crochet accessory patterns on the site but here are a few hats in particular that you might also like (if hats are your thing!).
Most of them are only designed for little people but just wait! I have lots more coming soon!
To make the chunky hat I used Brava Worsted Weight yarn from WeCrochet.
It’s a really fun yarn to work with that has the most awesome speckled colour range too! It’s 100% premium acrylic and 218yds/100g.
The colours I chose to use together were:
Option 1: Cake Pop Speckle and Cornflower
Option 2: Salt and Pepper Speckle and Silver
1 ball of each colour is enough to make one larger size or two smaller size hats.
I alternated colours and made 4 hats with just 4 balls of yarn so these are great for cost effective craft fair products too!
A great alternative yarn if you wanted to use wool is Swish Worsted by WeCrochet which is 100% Superwash Merino wool 110yds/50g and creates a beautiful fabric.
Another option, if you want a mix of acrylic and wool is Wool Ease by Lion Brand Yarns which is a dream to work with too! It’s 80% acrylic, 20% wool and 180m/85g.
Tension and Sizing
The hats are sized to fit Preemie, (Baby, Toddler, Child, Medium Adult, Large Adult).
|Size||Hat Circumference (inches)||Hat length without cuff (inches)||Hook size (mm)|
6 flat rounds = 4 inches/10cm using 6mm hook
Along with your yarn, you will need the following:
- A 5.5mm (US I) or 6mm (US J) crochet hook – my favourite is the wooden streamline crochet hook from Furls
- Tapestry needle – these bent tapestry needles are great
- Stitch markers – I love my jewel stitch markers
Glossary and Abbreviations
ch(s) – chain(s)
ss – slip stitch
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
FP – front post
rep – repeat
blo- back loop only
The chunky crochet beanie pattern uses the following crochet stitches:
|Standard UK Crochet Term||Standard US Crochet Term|
|dc – double crochet||single crochet|
|htr- half treble crochet||hdc- half double crochet|
|tr – treble crochet||dc – double crochet|
UK: htr-inc = half treble increase
US: hdc-inc = half double crochet increase
Work an extra half treble in space between the stitch just worked and the next stitch to increase the stitch count for the round.
Crochet Pattern and Construction Notes
The hat is worked in one piece from the top down.
It is easy to adapt to add more rounds to the crown in multiples of 2 and any number of body repeats to make it exactly the size you’d like.
The cuff is worked in rows and joined directly to the hat after the body.
A ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
Change colour after every round when working the ss join. Insert hook into first st to join the round, drop old colour, work yarn over with new colour and pull it through to complete the ss.
You don’t need to break the yarn after changing, just carry it on the inside of the hat making sure to keep the slip stitches to join the rounds tight to hide them.
I’ve made a full video tutorial top walk you through all of the steps to make this pattern:
Walcot Beanie Chunky Crochet Hat Pattern
Standard US Terms
Using yarn A and correct hook for size, make a magic ring.
Round 1: 6hdc into magic ring, change to yarn B as you ss in first st to join .
Round 2: ch1, *FPdc in next, hdc-inc, rep from * around, change to yarn A as you ss in first st to join .
Round 3: ch1, *FPdc in next, 2hdc in next, rep from * around, change to yarn B as you ss in first st to join .
Round 4: ch1, *FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in next, hdc-inc, rep from * around, change to yarn A as you ss in first st to join .
Finish here for Premature size, move on to Hat Body section. Continue for all other sizes.
Round 5: ch1, *FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in next, 2hdc in next, rep from * around, change to yarn B as you ss in first st to join .
Round 6: ch1, *(FPdc in next, hdc in next) twice, FPdc in next, hdc-inc, rep from * around, change to yarn A as you ss in first st to join .
Finish here for Baby size, move on to Hat Body section. Continue for all other sizes.
Round 7: ch1, *(FPdc in next, hdc in next) twice, FPdc in next, 2hdc in next, rep from * around, change to yarn B as you ss in first st to join .
Round 8: ch1, *(FPdc in next, hdc in next) three times, FPdc in next, hdc-inc, rep from * around, change to yarn A as you ss in first st to join .
Finish here for Toddler and Child size, move on to Hat Body section. Continue for all other sizes.
Round 9: ch1, *(FPdc in next, hdc in next) three times, FPdc in next, 2hdc in next, rep from * around, change to yarn B as you ss in first st to join .
Round 10: ch1, *(FPdc in next, hdc in next) four times, FPdc in next, hdc-inc, rep from * around, change to yarn A as you ss in first st to join .
Round 1: ch1, *FPdc in next, hdc in next, rep from * around, change to next colour as you ss in first st to join [24 (36, 48, 48, 60, 60)].
Rounds 2-8 (9, 11, 11, 12, 12): Rep Round 1.
Change to your desired colour for hat cuff on last stitch.
The cuff is worked in rows and joined into the side of the stitches of the hat.
Foundation chain: ch9 (11, 12, 13, 15, 16)
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from the hook and each along, ss in the side of the next 2 stitches around hat circumference, turn [8 (10, 11, 12, 14, 15)].
Row 2: ch1, sc in blo of each st, turn.
Row 3: ch1, sc in blo of each st, ss in the side of the next 2 stitches around hat circumference, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 around the hat then slip stitch the final row to the first row to join the cuff.
Fasten off and weave in ends to finish.
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