30 Free Chunky Crochet Hat Patterns | Ned & Mimi (2022)

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How long does it take to crochet a hat? Easy crochet hat patterns What size should I make my crochet hat? How to measure head circumference Crochet Hat Size Chart Crochet Hat Size Chart (inches) 30 Chunky Crochet Hat Patterns Back-Country Beanie by Crystal @ Christa Co Design Ski Lodge Chunky Pom Hat by Jessica @ Mama in a Stitch Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat by Marie @ Underground Crafter Hudson Hat (and Mittens!) by Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me Caspia Chunky Beanie by Tahryn @ Burgundy & Blush Gruene Beanie by Ashley @ Leither Co. Crochet Scato Hat by Janne @ Joy of Motion Crochet Genus Hat by Janne @ Joy of Motion Crochet The Arctic Gem Beanie by Ashley @ Tha Loopy Lamb Spiral Style Hat by Suzanne @ Crafting Each Day Squishy Adult Hat by Suzanne @ Crafting Each Day Samantha's Hope Beanie by Sara @ Sunflower Cottage Crochet Chunky Beanie by Sarah @ A Plush Pineapple Winter Park Hat by Tonya @ Nana’s Crafty Home Snowboarder Chunky Hat by Marly @ Marly Bird Single Crochet Bobble Stitch & Napoly Hat by Veronika @ Blue Star Crochet River Run Slouch Crochet Hat by Jennifer @ A Crocheted Simplicity Chunky Fair Isle Crochet Toque by Rose @ Craft-Her Misty Beanie Crochet Hat by Sarah @ Rich Textures Crochet Gradient Beanie by Nicole @ Nicole Chase Chunky Yarn Crochet Hat by Jessica @ Stiching Together Chuncky Knit-Like Hat by Nicole @ Nicki’s Homemade Crafts Ashland Rib Stitch Beanie by Elspeth @ PapioCreek Crochet Go with the Flow Hat by Kinga @ My Hobby is Crochet Nor’easter Hat by Sonya @ Blackstone Designs Granite Stitch Hat & Cowl Set by Sonya @ Blackstone Designs Shell Beanie by Crystal @ Crystalized Designs Chunky Slouch Hat by Michelle @ Two Brothers Blankets The Luxe Leopard Beanie by Kelsie @ Crafting for Weeks

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These chunky crochet hat patterns are perfect for those times when you just need a quick satisfying project, or a last-minute gift!

All of the free crochet hat patterns below call for either #5/Bulky or #6/Super Bulky yarn, and most of the patterns are written for multiple sizes, from Baby right up to Adult.

So, you are sure to find a hat (or two) in the list that you can use to create a gorgeous bulky hat for you and your family.

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How long does it take to crochet a hat?

The absolute best thing about using a Bulky or Super Bulky yarn is how quickly your project will work up!

Most of the patterns below are “one skein patterns”, so with just one ball of yarn you can have a finished crochet hat in just a couple of hours.

And if you are making some of the smaller sizes, then you will absolutely get 2-3 hats from a couple of skeins of bulky or super bulky yarn.

Easy crochet hat patterns

For most of the patterns in the list below, I would classify them as easy and quite beginner-friendly.

The majority of the patterns feature a simple, repetitive stitch pattern, so once you get into the pattern, it won’t be long until you can crochet away with a little bit less concentration🙂

These hat and beanie patterns are perfect “on-the-go” projects; portable and easy to pop in a bag whenever you head out. Or, if you prefer to crochet on the couch, then it is super satisfying to get a project like this one finished in a single evening!

All of the patterns below have detailed written instructions, and many also include photos and/or videos, should you need a little extra help 🙂

And if you are a more experienced crocheter, then you will be able to whip up any of these hats in no time:-).

What size should I make my crochet hat?

In general, the circumference of a crochet hat should measure 1”-3”/2.5cm – 7.5cm less than the head circumference of the person who will be wearing the hat.

In other words, the hat pattern will apply 1”-3”/2.5cm – 7.5cm of negative ease. (Negative ease just means that the finished measurement is less than the head/body measurement.)

The reason for making the hat smaller than the head measurement is that crochet hats and beanies often have quite a bit of stretch. So by making the hat smaller, you are ensuring that it won’t fall down over your eyes when you wear it!

How to measure head circumference

To find your head circumference measurement, use a soft tape measure to measure the widest part of your head – this will usually be around the ears and forehead.

As an example, an average Adult head circumference might be 23” / 58cm around, in which case you would want a finished hat with a circumference of approx. 21” / 54cm.

There is no hard and fast rule for hat sizes, as the finished measurement can vary from pattern to pattern, depending on the yarn and stitch pattern used.

  • A hat that uses very tightly-woven stitch pattern, with little stretch, will probably be closer to the head measurement.
  • A hat with a super stretchy ribbing will be several inches less than the head measurement.

Crochet Hat Size Chart

The charts below list all of the average measurements for crochet hats and beanies. As stated above, there can (and most likely will!) be variations across different crochet patterns.

*Note: the crown diameter measurement applies to hats crocheted from the top down only.

Crochet Hat Size Chart (inches)

Head CircumferenceHat CircumferenceHat Height*Crown Diameter
Baby
Preemie12”10”4.5”3.25”
Newborn14”12”5”3.75”
0-3 months16”14”5.5”4.5”
3-6 months17”15”6”4.75”
6-12 months18”16”6.5”5”
Children
1-3 years19”17”7”5.5”
3-5 years20”18”7.5”5.75”
6-10 years21”19”8”6”
Adult
Teen/Adult Small22”20”8.25”6.25”
Adult Medium23”21”9”6.75”
Adult Large24”22”9.5”7”

Crochet Hat Size Chart (cm)

Head CircumferenceHat CircumferenceHat Height*Crown Diameter
Baby
Preemie30.5cm25.5cm11.5cm8cm
Newborn35.5cm30.5cm12.5cm9.5cm
0-3 months40.5cm35.5cm14cm11.5cm
3-6 months43cm38cm15cm12cm
6-12 months45.5cm40.5cm16.5cm13cm
Children
1-3 years48.5cm43cm18cm13.5cm
3-5 years51cm45.5cm19cm14.5cm
6-10 years53.5cm48.5cm20.5cm15.5cm
Adult
Teen/Adult Small56cm51cm21cm16cm
Adult Medium58.5cm53.5cm23cm17cm
Adult Large61cm56cm24cm18cm

30 Chunky Crochet Hat Patterns

This list of chunky crochet hat patterns are perfect for quick makes for all the family!

All of the patterns below use either #5/Bulky or #6/Super Bulky yarn, so are perfect for last minute gifts, or extra cozy crochet hats 🙂

For each of the patterns below, I list the pattern format (written or video) as well as the recommended yarn weight. This allows you to see at a glance what you might be able to use from your stash.

So, let's get crocheting!

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"This textured hat is crocheted from side to side, so it’s completely customisable, just stop crocheting when you reach your desired width!" - Sarah @ Ned & Mimi

Size(s): Toddler/Child/Adult Small/Adult Large

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Back-Country Beanie by Crystal @ Christa Co Design

Photo Credit: christacodesign.com

"There’s something so relaxing about working on a hat that doesn’t need increases or decreases, just rows of stitches. Not only is this beanie relaxing to work on but it also grows quickly due to the chunky yarn. Which has the added benefit of being warm and cozy" - Crystal @ Christa Co Design

Size(s): Baby/Toddler/Child/Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written & Video

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Ski Lodge Chunky Pom Hat by Jessica @ Mama in a Stitch

Photo Credit: www.mamainastitch.com

"This stylish hat is made with simple stitches and is crocheted in the round!" - Jessica @ Mama in a Stitch

Size: Adult

Yarn weight: #6 / Super Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Chunky Double V-Stitch Hat by Marie @ Underground Crafter

Photo Credit: undergroundcrafter.com

"For this hat, I combined a chunky yarn with one of my favorite, easy lacy stitches to make a feminine beanie topped with a bobble 'pom pom.'" - Marie @ Underground Crafter

Size: Adult

Yarn weight: #6 / Super Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Hudson Hat (and Mittens!) by Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

Photo Credit: www.repeatcrafterme.com

"The Hudson Hat is a chunky beanie with a ribbed brim with matching mittens to complete the set!" - Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

Size(s): Newborn/Baby/Toddler/Child/Adult

Yarn weight: #6 / Super Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Caspia Chunky Beanie by Tahryn @ Burgundy & Blush

Photo Credit: burgundyandblush.co.uk

"This soft and chunky beanie is made in one flat rectangle piece with just one stitch, joining the sides to form the hat at the end. This is one of my favourites as it works up so quickly in the chunky yarn, so much so I decided to make a matching cowl." - Tahryn @ Burgundy & Blush

Size(s): Toddler/Child/Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Gruene Beanie by Ashley @ Leither Co. Crochet

Photo Credit: leitherco.com

"The Gruene Beanie is a gorgeous textured beanie that is bulky and warm but not super heavy. " - Ashley @ Leither Co. Crochet

Size(s): Newborn/Baby/Toddler/Child/Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Scato Hat by Janne @ Joy of Motion Crochet

Photo Credit: joyofmotioncrochet.com

"This slouchy beanie is crochet from the top down, so you can stop crocheting when you have reached peak ‘slouchiness!’ It has a spiraling stitch pattern that makes it look beautiful. It’s warm & perfect for cold weather through winter. The pattern is written for sizes ranging from 1 year to adult man. Choose colors that fits your style." - Janne @ Joy of Motion Crochet

Size(s): Toddler/Child/Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Genus Hat by Janne @ Joy of Motion Crochet

Photo Credit: joyofmotioncrochet.com

"You’re going to love the crochet Genus Hat, because it’s so fun & textured. It also come in sizes from 12-18 months to adult man. You’re going to love the crochet Genus Hat, because it’s so fun & textured. It also come in sizes from 12-18 months to adult man." - Janne @ Joy of Motion Crochet

Size(s): Baby/Child/Teen/Woman/Man

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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The Arctic Gem Beanie by Ashley @ Tha Loopy Lamb

Photo Credit: theloopylamb.com

"The Caron x Pantone yarn was wonderful to work with. Soft and squishy with just the right amount of stretch. This hat feels great when you put it on because the yarn is wonderfully soft and silky. " - Ashley @ Tha Loopy Lamb

Size: Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Spiral Style Hat by Suzanne @ Crafting Each Day

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"The crochet hat pattern is adjustable with instructions for four sizes from Adult Size Small to Adult Size XL. Bonus instructions are also included for super bulky yarn. By using the technique of working the stitches in the back loop, the hat pattern will help you create a hat with a stylish and modern texture. This technique also helps avoid the gaps that can occur when working stitches using bulky yarn." - Suzanne @ Crafting Each Day

Size(s): Adult S-XL

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Squishy Adult Hat by Suzanne @ Crafting Each Day

Photo Credit: craftingeachday.com

"The squishy adult hat is a soft and warm beanie style hat that comes in one size for adults M/L. It coordinates with the Squishy Hat for babies and the Squishy Squares Blanket. Depending on your yarn choice, this hat works up beautifully in both Autumn and holiday colors. Pick rich reds and greens for a Christmas gift. Or, choose earthy colors for an Autumn beanie." - Suzanne @ Crafting Each Day

Size(s): Adult M/L

Yarn weight: #4 / Medium / Worsted

Pattern Format: Written

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Samantha's Hope Beanie by Sara @ Sunflower Cottage Crochet

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"Samatha’s Hope Beanie is made to be a hug for your head. It’s warm, comfortable and is designed to be a little longer so that it covers and protects the ears too. It is written in three sizes – adult small, medium and large. If you want to adjust it to fit a child simply use #4 worsted weight yarn (aran) and go down to a 5mm hook! Sara and her family have given it a seal of approval – I hope you guys do too!" - Sara @ Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Size(s): Small/Medium/Large

Yarn weight: #4 / Medium / Worsted

Pattern Format: Written

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Chunky Beanie by Sarah @ A Plush Pineapple

Photo Credit: aplushpineapple.com

Size: Adult

Yarn weight: #6 / Super Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Winter Park Hat by Tonya @ Nana’s Crafty Home

Photo Credit: nanascraftyhome.com

"The Winter Park Hat is such a quick project made with bulky yarn, making it perfect for last minute gift ideas or to whip up for everyone in the family this winter!" - Tonya @ Nana’s Crafty Home

Size(s): Small, Medium and Large

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Snowboarder Chunky Hat by Marly @ Marly Bird

Photo Credit: marlybird.com

"The crochet pattern and the knitting pattern for the Snowboarder Chunky Hat look almost identical. Sometimes it’s hard to get really matching looks when you make something in one craft as compared to the other, but in this case, we got it done!" - Marly @ Marly Bird

Size: Adult

Yarn weight: #6 / Super Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Single Crochet Bobble Stitch & Napoly Hat by Veronika @ Blue Star Crochet

Photo Credit: bluestarcrochet.com

"Single crochet bobble stitch- a gorgeous textured crochet stitch that will elevate your crochet project! That’s why I used this stitch to make my Crochet Napoly Hat. Check out the stitch video tutorials or scroll down for the free crochet hat pattern." - Veronika @ Blue Star Crochet

Size(s): Newborn/Baby/Toddler/Woman/Man

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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River Run Slouch Crochet Hat by Jennifer @ A Crocheted Simplicity

Photo Credit: www.acrochetedsimplicity.com

"The River Run Slouch crochet hat pattern is a super quick crochet design that’s perfect for the upcoming winter months. It uses less than 1 ball of yarn and less than 2 hours of your time! It’s a fun project that’s quick to make using super bulky yarn and it’s a great hat to make for craft fairs and gifts. " - Jennifer @ A Crocheted Simplicity

Size(s): Kids/Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Chunky Fair Isle Crochet Toque by Rose @ Craft-Her

Photo Credit: www.craft-her.com

"This toque is extra cozy and suitable for both male and female and can be made in any colour of choice, but with 1 of those colours being light. I can just imagine what a dark blue, red or purple shade will look like with this design, it would be stunning!" - Rose @ Craft-Her

Size(s): Adult

Yarn weight: #6 / Super Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Misty Beanie Crochet Hat by Sarah @ Rich Textures Crochet

Photo Credit: richtexturescrochet.com

"The Misty Beanie crochet pattern is so cozy! Made with a bulky weight yarn, it works up quick! Now that the cooler weather is hear, I am enjoying wearing my crochet hats!" - Sarah @ Rich Textures Crochet

Size: Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Gradient Beanie by Nicole @ Nicole Chase

Photo Credit: www.thenicolechase.com

"This hat is the perfect hat for beginners to try out colorwork for the first time, with a detailed looking result. For this pattern, you will need 5 different colors of yarn. " - Nicole @ Nicole Chase

Size: Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Chunky Yarn Crochet Hat by Jessica @ Stiching Together

Photo Credit: www.stitching-together.com

"This chunky yarn crochet hat pattern has a relaxed fit, wonderful texture, and fun stitches. If you can half double crochet, you can easily learn the modified half double crochet used in this hat!" - Jessica @ Stiching Together

Size(s): Adult/Child

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Chuncky Knit-Like Hat by Nicole @ Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Photo Credit: www.nickishomemadecrafts.com

"This free crochet pattern is for the Chunky Knit-Like Hat that is inspired by the hat an American woman was wearing at the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in 2018." - Nicole @ Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Size: Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Ashland Rib Stitch Beanie by Elspeth @ PapioCreek Crochet

"I love the look of Rib Stitch! It’s quick, it’s great for learing and you can just do so much with it! The Ashland Rib Stitch Beanie is beginner friendly and a quick to make beanie!" - Elspeth @ PapioCreek Crochet

Size(s): Adult/Teens/Children

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Go with the Flow Hat by Kinga @ My Hobby is Crochet

Photo Credit: www.myhobbyiscrochet.com

"This hat is worked sideways in rows, back and forth, then seamed together at the back with an almost invisible seam.The height of the hat will be determined by the length of the foundation chain and the hat circumference will be given by the number of rows. You will not need to make any increases or decreases, the hat crown will be formed with the help of the shorter stitches: sc and sl st worked into the back loops." - Kinga @ My Hobby is Crochet

Size: Adult women

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Nor’easter Hat by Sonya @ Blackstone Designs

Photo Credit: blackstone-designs.com

"I hardly ever crochet items for me to keep and use, but I was in need of a super warm hat for our below zero temps! This hat is perfect. So cozy!" - Sonya @ Blackstone Designs

Size: Small Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Granite Stitch Hat & Cowl Set by Sonya @ Blackstone Designs

Photo Credit: blackstone-designs.com

Size(s): Toddler/Child/Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Shell Beanie by Crystal @ Crystalized Designs

Photo Credit: www.crystalized-designs.com

"This is a quick to work up free bulky shell beanie crochet pattern and you can use any leftover yarn to make matching Shell Wrist Warmers! This is a great shell beanie crochet pattern if you’re hoping for a quick project!" - Crystal @ Crystalized Designs

Size(s): 1-3 years /3-10 Years /Teen/Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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Chunky Slouch Hat by Michelle @ Two Brothers Blankets

"The Easy Peasy Chunky Slouch Hat uses #5 bulky weight yarn and is SO easy to make! This pattern comes in toddler, child, and adult size but be sure to check gauge because this hat will also have a ton of stretch to it!" - Michelle @ Two Brothers Blankets

Size(s): Toddler/Child/Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

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The Luxe Leopard Beanie by Kelsie @ Crafting for Weeks

Photo Credit: craftingforweeks.com

"This hat uses tapestry crochet and carries both colors of yarn along as you work. You can carry the yarn behind the stitches and wrap the color you’re using around the carried yarn." - Kelsie @ Crafting for Weeks

Size(s): Baby/Toddler/Child/Teen/Adult

Yarn weight: #5 / Bulky

Pattern Format: Written

I hope you have taken some inspiration from this list of bulky crochet hat patterns. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for lots more crochet ideas!

Happy crocheting!

Sarah

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