Saturday, November 5, 2016

Crochet Basic Chunky Beanie with Pom Pom

I wanted to use some of my leftover yarn from other projects. So I grabbed a couple of my favorite colors. The Graphite is the latest (and greatest) from Lion Brand and the Butterscotch is an old time favorite. I was running late for work so I just grabbed the next one which was Fisherman (white).

After I posted it on my Instagram Account, I received a lot of feedback and interest in the pattern so I thought I'd share it here. It's pretty simple since it's measured to fit and it's mostly single crochets with some decreases. The hat is worked from the bottom up and in a continuous round. If you change colors, fasten off and then reattach the new yarn (pattern does not provide instructions to switch yarn).


Super Bulky Yarn - I used all Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick 
9mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle with large eye
Stitch Marker
Tape Measure
Pom Pom Maker 


ch - chain
st - stitch/stitches
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet 2 together (decrease) - insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.


1) Chain as many chains until it measures the circumference needed: (when stretched) 

Toddler: 18-19 inches
Child: 20-21 inches
Teen/Adult: 22-24 inches

If you don't have a head to measure, lay the chain flat and stretch it. Don't over stretch because you don't want the brim that tight. As you start working, it will tighten slightly. All this really depends on your tension too.

2) Join Chain careful not to twist the chain.

3) Ch 1 and sc into the same st and into every st all the way around. Do not sl st to the first sc. Instead, sc right into the first sc and place a stitch marker here. Move marker up as you start each round. 

4) Continue to sc in a continuous round until the hat measures:

Toddler: 6 inches
Child: 7 inches
Teen/Adult: 8 inches

This beanie has a slight slouch. If you want it fitted, stop sooner and if you want it more slouchy, continue for another inch or more. 

Decrease Rounds:

Round 1: *sc into the next 3 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * all the way around
Round 2: *sc into the next 2 stitches, sc2tog. Repeat from * all the way around
Round 3: *sc into the next stitch, sc2tog. Repeat from * all the way around
Round 4: sc2tog all the way around 

Repeat round 4 until you have a few stitches left or you can no longer do sc2tog (due to tightness).

Cut yarn leaving tail and using yarn needle, weave through remaining stitches and cinch up. Secure and weave in ends.

Make a pom pom using a pom pom maker and attach to top of the hat. I used Clover's XL to make mine. I'm sort of obsessed with the over-sized pom poms :)

You can easily adjust hook sizes to make this beanie. This gold one was made using a 12mm crochet hook:

It looks great in one color or a combination of colors! ♥ 

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