Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a great January so far! The weather has been pretty crazy here as of late. Just last week we had about 7 inches of snow, and this week it hit over 60 degrees! With this kind of erratic weather, I never know what to wear!
I have been wanting to create a chunky crochet beanie pattern for a while now. I have been seeing a lot of beanie patterns with cute faux fur pom-poms and have really loved the look. I knew I wanted to create a pattern that was easy but also very interesting to the eye.
This pattern was created using Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn. I love this yarn because it is super chunky (did I mention I LOVE chunky yarn!). It also comes in so many different colors that its very hard to pick just one! Believe it or not, the faux fur pom-pom used in this pattern, I found at Walmart in their accessories section. It is actually a keychain with the clasp removed. I bought it for $3.88! I was so excited to find one for such a cheap price!
The pattern is very repetitive and takes very little time to whip up! Enjoy!
2 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn or any other comparable chunky yarn. The color I used in the pattern is called Los Angeles Tan. I ended up needing very little from the second skein
9mm crochet hook
6.5mm crochet hook
Single Crochet (sc)
Back loop only (BLO)
Slip Stitch (ss)
Double Crochet (dc)
Part of the pattern requires the 3 dc-cluster stitch. If you do not know how to create this stitch, there is a great video tutorial by New Stitch a Day you can watch HERE.
For the band:
Row 1 – sc in the 2nd ch. from the hook and each ch. across. (6)
Row 2 – Ch.1, turn, sc BLO in the first stitch and each of the remaining stitches. (6)
Continue with round 2 working in the BLO until your band reaches approximately 21.5 inches long. The band will have quit a bit of stretch to it.
Ss the shorter ends together to form a circle.
For the body of the beanie:
Round 1 – Using a 6.5mm crochet hook, ch.1 and make sc’s all the way around the edge (top) of the band. Slip stitch to top of the first sc you made of the round. I ended up with a stitch count of 45 stitches. If you have a different number of stitches, that’s fine. Just make sure you stitch count is divisible by 3.
Note: You do not need a 6.5mm crochet hook. If you have a hook smaller than a 9mm you can use that for this portion of the pattern. I used a 6.5mm hook because I found it easier to get my hook through the spaces in the top of the band.
Using a 9mm hook
Round 2 – Ch.1, sc in the same stitch, sc in the next stitch and each stitch around. Ss to first sc of the round. (45)
Round 3 – Ch. 1 (sc + ch.4 + 3dc cluster stitch) in the same stitch, skip 2 stitches, *(sc + ch.4 + 3dc cluster stitch) in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches* Repeat *to* ss to first sc of the round. (45)
Round 4 – ss in the ch.4 – space. Ch.3, 2 dc in the same ch.4 – space. 3 dc in the next ch.4 – space and each ch.4 – space around. Ss to top of ch.3 you made at the beginning of the round. (45)
Round 5 – Ch.1, sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Ss to top of first sc of the round. (45)
Round 6 – Ch.1, sc in the same stitch and the next two stitches, sc decrease in the next. *sc in the next three stitches, sc decrease in the next* Repeat *to* until there are five stitches left. Complete 1 sc in the next stitch, sc decrease in the next. 1 sc in the last two stitches. (36)
Round 7 – Repeat row 3 (36)
Round 8 – Repeat row 4 (36)
Round 9 – Ch.1, sc in the same stitch, skip next stitch, sc decrease in the next. *sc in the next stitch, skip next stitch, sc decrease in the next* Repeat *to* until you have four stitches left. Sc in the next stitch, skip next stitch, sc in the last two stitches. (19)
Round 10 – Ch. 1, sc in the same stitch and each stitch around. Join with a ss to first sc of the round. (19)
Bind off leaving approximately a 12″ tail. Thread a tapestry needle and weave your needle in and out of every sc post until you reach the beginning of the round. Flip your beanie upside down and pull the yarn to close the top of the beanie. Weave your needle in and out through the top of the beanie to tighten. Weave in any loose ends.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern!
I hope you enjoyed this pattern!