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Easy chunky beanie

(1 customer review)

Easy chunky beanie

(1 customer review)

This hat is knitted bottom-up with super bulky yarn and big needles. The pattern is beginner-friendly.

  • Sizes: S (M) L
  • Yarn: Super Chunky 100% wool

Sizes

Sizes

Choose a size with some negative ease (the hat circumference should be 1-2″ [2-5 cm] smaller than the head circumference).

Sample hat is size M and shown on 21.6″ [55 cm] head.

Sizes

S (M) L

Hat circumference
  • 19 (21) 23″
  • 49 (53) 58 cm

Gauge, Notions, Needles

Gauge

9 sts and 14 rows per 4″ inches (10cm) with bigger needles in stockinette after blocking.

Notions

Wool needle, pompom maker

Recommended Needles

US 11 20″ [8mm 50cm] and US 15 20″ [10mm 50cm] or longer circular needles or a set of double-pointed needles.

Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Yarn

recommended yarn

The hat on the images is knitted with super bulky single ply 100% wool Novita Hygge wool (66 yards / 60 meters / 100g). For sizes S and M, you need two 100g skeins and for size L you need 3 skeins. This amount should be enough for making the pompom as well.

Other good yarns for this project are for instance

yardgage

Super chunky yarn approximately:

  • 132 (132) 198 yds
    120 (120) 180 m

Pattern

Knitting abbreviations used in this pattern you can find here.

With smaller needles CO 44 (48) 52 sts. Sample uses long-tail cast on. Work 4.5 (5) 5.5″ [12 (13) 14 cm] or desired length of ribbing *(k1, p1) repeat from * to beginning of round. Change to bigger needles and work in stockinette until your work measures 8 (8.5) 9″ [20 (21) 22 cm] or 3.5″ [9 cm] less than desired length.

Crown decreases

  • Size S only: (k9, k2tog) repeat 4 times. A total of 40 sts. K one round.
  • Size L only: (k11, k2tog) repeat 4 times. A total of 48 sts. K one round.
  • Sizes M and L only: *(k4, k2tog), repeat from * to beginning of round. A total of 40 sts. Knit 1 round.

From here on decreases are the same for all sizes.

  • Round 1: *(k3, k2tog), repeat from * to beginning of round.
  • A total of 32 sts.
  • Knit 1 round.
  • Round 2: *(k2, k2tog), repeat from * to beginning of round.
  • A total of 24 sts.
  • Knit 1 round.
  • Round 3: *(k1, k2tog), repeat from * to beginning of round.
  • A total of 16 sts.
  • Knit 1 round.
  • Round 4: *(k2tog), repeat from * to beginning of round.
  • A total of 8 sts.

Break the yarn. Thread through a tapestry needle and draw through the remaining stitches. Pull tight, through to the wrong side.

Finishing

Following package instructions, make a pompom and attach it to the top of the hat. The pompom attached to the sample hat is approximately 10cm in diameter.  With the help of a wool needle weave in ends.

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1 review for Easy chunky beanie

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    Cinly
    October 21, 2022
    Thank you for sharing this pattern. It was very easy to follow. I added a few spins to it and the number of stitches varied based on thickness of the yarn. Loved how they turned out! Haven’t had a chance to add the poms but plan to!
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