I have decided to provide all my content and knitting patterns for free. This means that my income comes from advertisements.

This page contains affiliate links meaning that if you buy something after clicking them I may earn a small commission. This does not result in any additional costs to you and the money I get from the yarn sales enables me to use my time to create free content for you. If you decide to purchase I’m really grateful for your support!

Easy chunky beanie

Easy chunky beanie

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

Selecting correct size

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.

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.

Other

Wool needle, pompom maker

Yarn

Yarn used in the sample

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.

Yardage

Super chunky yarn approximately:

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

Recommended yarns

Other good yarns for this project are for instance

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.

Share your finished object!

I would be happy to see your version! You can share it with me on Instagram by tagging me @knitgrammer or leaving a review with an image below.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Easy chunky beanie”

Your email address will not be published.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Knitting patterns you might like

You can find more free knitting patterns here.