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Tuscan Charm Chunky Crochet Beanie a Free Pattern

This chunky crochet beanie pattern is warm and cozy! Create a colorful and stylish crochet hat for those chilly winter days.

The Tuscan Charm Chunky Crochet Beanie crochets up quick in bulky weight yarn. These lovely muted colors pair beautifully and are easy to switch out.

This free crochet hat pattern is a top down design. Just like top down crochet sweaters you can try on the fit as you go.

So you can crochet a hat that fits great and customize those colors! The stripes really make the texture of these stitches stand out.

Everyone loves a cozy winter hat. You can crochet them in all your favorite colors to pair with everything in your wardrobe.

picture of crochet hat striped

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Be sure to check out the matching Tuscan Charm Cowl too!

Yarn

This chunky, cozy hat is pictured in Lion Brand’s Hue + Me yarn. The colors I chose are Rose Water + Spicy.

Rose Water is the lovely blushy pink color. The dark burnt orange is called Spicy.

One of the unique things about this #5 bulky weight yarn is that all the color choices are made to pair with each other.

So you can choose any colors of Hue + Me you like and they’re sure to work well together.

I love how this yarn works up in Stitching Together’s Chunky Triangle Scarf pattern. Love those tassels!

Stitch

The Tuscan Charm Chunky Crochet Beanie features double crochet stitches and those eye catching post stitches.

The FPdc-front post double crochet lends this beanie the textured rows. And the classic double crochet means it’s a quick make.

picture of chunky beanie crochet pattern free

Color Work

This hat includes crochet color work to get those contrasting stripes. I’ve included some tips in the Notes section below.

MC-or main color is the color you start crocheting with on the Crown. In the sample pictures I use pink.

Once you get to the Body, you’ll switch to the CC-contrasting color. My contrast color is Spicy (burnt orangey brown).

One the body there is a lot of switching colors. You’ll either change colors at the end of a round, or in between stitches for round 2.

If you’d like more info and tips on crocheting color work, check out my blog post on Color Changing Tips. These tips went with the Corner to Corner crochet blanket in the post, but they still apply here!

If you’ve never done color work in crochet before, you definitely can crochet this hat. There’s just a little of it, and hats crochet up fast.

Materials

  • 70-90 yds/64-82m of #5 bulky weight yarn, pictured in Lion Brand’s Hue + Me colors Rose Water + Spicy, (137yds/125m) each. See specific yardage by size in the Fit Chart.
  • 8mm crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape
  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  2. Pictured is MC-main color in pink and CC-contrast color in spice.
  3. Color changes are for the entire rnd, except rnd 2 of the Body. On rnd 2 you will change colors in between stitches, throughout the rnd.
  4. Color changing tip: before the last movement of a stitch, drop the first color and pick up the second color, finishing the stitch in the new color. 
  5. Carry you colors through the rnd and up the rnd to minimize weaving in ends. You can see more in this tutorial.
  6. Stitch multiple is 3.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

CC-contrast color

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

FPdc-front post double crochet  

mc-magic circle

MC-main color

rep-repeat  

rnd-round

sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

Rnds 1-3=5.75”/14.6cm diameter

If your rounds 1-3 are .25″/.64cm smaller or larger, your hat will still fit. Anymore than that and you’ll want to adjust your hook size.

If you’re still having trouble meeting gauge, try a different yarn. Many of the #5 bulky weight yarns out there are pretty varied in thickness. Hue + Me is a pretty thick #5 bulky weight yarn.

Some crocheters who have a tighter tension may be able to meet gauge with a #6 super bulky weight yarn.

Level

Intermediate

Construction

This chunky crochet hat is worked in the round. You will join the end of each round with a slip stitch. It’s worked top down. 

Fit/Adjustment

To Fit AgeCircle
in
cm
Hat Height
in
cm
Yarn MC
yds
m
Yarn CC
yds
m
Toddler5.75
14.6
8
20.3
50
46
20
18
Child5.75
14.6
8
20.3
50
46
25
23
Teen7.5
19
9
23
55
50
30
27
Adult7.5
19
9
23
60
55
30
27

Chunky Crochet Hat Pattern

picture of chunky beanie crochet pattern free

Tuscan Charm Chunky Crochet Hat Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10

A cozy, chunky weight crochet beanie pattern in multiple sizes.

Materials

  • 70-90 yds/64-82m of #5 bulky weight yarn, pictured in Lion Brand’s Hue + Me colors Rose Water + Spicy, (137yds/125m) each.

Tools

  • 8mm crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape

Instructions

Crown

    In MC (pink)
    Start with a mc.

    1. Rnd 1. 12 dc in mc, join with a sl st. (12 sts)
    2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, in same st dc, 2 dc in each st around, join with a sl st. (24 sts)
    3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, in same st dc, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with a sl st. (36 sts) =5.75” diameter stop here for toddler/child, go to Body.
    4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, in same st dc, dc in next 2 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts} rep from * around, join with a sl st. (48 sts)= 7.5“ diameter stop here for teen/adult, go to Body.


Body


    Change to CC

    1. Rnd 1. Ch 3, in same st 2 dc, sk next 2 sts, *{3 dc in next st, sk next 2 sts} rep from * around, join with a sl st. (36, 48 sts)
    2. Rnd 2. In MC Ch 3, in CC FPdc, *{in MC dc in next 2 sts, in CC FPdc} rep from * around until one st left, in MC dc in last st, join with sl st. (36, 48 sts)
    3. Rnd 3. In MC Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st. (36, 48 sts)
    4. Rnds 4-6. Rep last three rnds.


    Rnd 7. In CC Ch 3, FPdc in next st, *{dc in next st, FPdc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st. Toddler stop here.


    Rnd 8. In CC Ch 3, FPdc in next st, *{dc in next st, FPdc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st. (36, 48 sts) =8” tall Child/Teen/Adult stop here.


Finishing


    Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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