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Chunky Crochet Hat a Free Pattern Tuscan Charm Beanie

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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 yarn. These lovely muted colors pair beautifully and are easy to switch out.

One of my favorite things about crochet color work is being able to customize those colors. Hats are a great project for custom colors.

picture of crochet hat striped

In this free crochet hat pattern you’ll work from the top of the hat down. Just like top down crochet sweaters you can try on the fit as you go.


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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 chunky crocheted hats. You can crochet them in all your favorite colors to pair with everything in your wardrobe.

And add that faux fur pom pom for a touch of luxury. Or make your own with a pom pom maker. My kids love making yarn pom poms.

These chunky crochet beanies make great gifts. 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 colors are made to pair with each other.

So you can feel confident that any colors of Hue + Me yarn are a great choice.

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

Stitch

This chunky hat features double crochet stitches and those eye catching post stitches. Chunky yarn and double crochets mean this beanie is a quick project.

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

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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.


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More Free Crochet Hat Patterns

The Bella Bonnet also uses #5 weight yarn but this sweet crochet bonnet has a vintage vibe. The free pattern includes hats for baby size through adult.

The Ana Slouch is a bulky crochet hat pattern with a fitted ribbed brim and just a little slouch.

This free crochet beanie pattern works great for men and boys. And there’s a matching scarf and ear warmer too.

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.
  • 8 mm crochet hook,* or hook needed to meet gauge
  • tapestry needle, scissors, measuring tape

Yarn by Size / Color

Toddler 50 yd MC and 20 yd CC / 46 m MC and 18 m CC.

Child 50 yd MC and 25 yd CC/ 46 m MC and 23 m CC.

Teen 55 yd MC and 30 yd CC / 50 m MC and 27 m CC.

Adult 60 yd MC and 30 yd CC / 55 m MC and 27 m CC.

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative.
  2. Pictured is MC-main color in pink and CC-contrast color in spice.
  3. Color changes are for the entire round, except rounnd 2 of the Body. On round 2 you will change colors in between stitches, throughout the round.
  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 your colors through the round and up the round to minimize weaving in ends.
  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” / 14.5 cm diameter

If your rounds 1-3 are .25″ / .5 cm smaller or larger, your hat will still fit. Anymore than that and you’ll want to adjust your hook size. See the chart below for more specifics.

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

In the chart below the sizes in the “Circle” column will help crochet your top down hat circle to the right size for your head circumference. If you don’t know the head size use the fit by age column.

Toddler size circles can vary from 5.5″ through 6″ and Child from 5.75″ through 6.5″. Teen and Small Adult circles can range from 6.5″ to 7.25″ and Medium to Adult Large 7″ to 7.5″

To Fit Head Size

Toddler with head circumference of 18″ – 19″

Child with head circumference of 19″ – 21″

Teen with head circumference of 21″ – 22″

Adult with head circumference of 22″ – 23″

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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 to fit toddlers through adults.

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” / 14.5 cm diameter stop here for toddler/child, go to hat 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“ / 19 cm diameter stop here for teen/adult, go to hat body.


Hat 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 = 7.25” / 18.5 cm tall. Teen stop here = 8” / 20.5 cm tall.


    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) Child stop here = 8” tall / 20.5 cm tall. Adult stop here = 8.75” tall / 22 cm tall.


Finishing

    Optionally you may want to add a round of single crochet to finish.
    Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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