Beginner Bulky Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

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Stay cozy in our Beginner Bulky Beanie-free crochet pattern. This is a great beginner crochet project that uses basic crochet stitches. The pattern comes in Baby to Adult so that you can make a hat for the entire family. Make the crochet beanie and yarn pompom with only 1 skein of yarn in less than 30 minutes. Video tutorial on YouTube included.

beginner bulky beanie

If you’re a new crocheter this beginner bulky beanie is the perfect project to try. The hat is worked in double crochet stitches from the top down. Finish the band by working front and back post double crochet stitches. I take you through the entire process step-by-step in the video tutorial. Learn how to crochet with my complete beginner video HERE

beginner bulky beanie

The Yarn

The yarn used to crochet the Beginner Bulky Beanie pattern is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick from WeCrochet. Thick & Quick is a blend of 80% acrylic and 20% wool. It’s a super bulky #6 weight and is on the heavy side.

beginner bulky beanie

Substitutes

If you’re looking for a yarn substitute I’ve listed a few that I think will work well. Make sure to meet the pattern gauge of 8 sts and 5 rows in 4″ when crocheting this hat so that the sizing will be correct.

WeCrochet Tuff Puff

WeCrochet Mighty Stitch Super Bulky

MARY MAXIM Starlette Chunky

2-3 Strands of Brava Worsted Weight

2 Strands of Mary Maxim Starlette

The Hook

I love crocheting with my Streamline Hooks from Furls. They are light and easy to work with. I especially love the large hooks. They are so nice to work with and I can crochet for hours without hand pain. I used the Cookie and Taurus hook for this project. Use code MJS15 for 15% off.

To make these big beautiful yarn pompoms I highly suggest a Jumbo Clover, Pompom Maker. You can make a pompom so quick and easily with hardly any trimming. I show you how to make them in the video tutorial.

Keep scrolling for the Free crochet pattern. I also have the Ad-Free PDF you can purchase on RAVELRY OR ETSY. Or purchase the Digital and interactive pattern on RIBBLR.

Purchase the Ad-Free Beginner Bulky Hat & Mitten set on Etsy

Yarn Requirements

Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult)

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 106yds/170g)

Super Bulky Weight Yarn #6

Shown in Grey Marble, Oatmeal, Blossom, Fisherman and Kale

1 Ball is needed for all sizes (includes pompom)

50 (70, 80, 90, 100) yds

Materials

US N (9mm)

US M (8mm)

or size needed to

obtain gauge

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Faux Fur Pom Pom

Garment Tags or HERE

Leather Rivets for Tags

Sizing

Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult)

Gauge

*Make sure to check gauge with different colours. The Grey Marble yarn works up bigger because the yarn is slightly thicker than other colours.

8 sts and 5 rows equal to 4″ with 9mm crochet hook in pattern

Abbreviations

ch – Chain, bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet, fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet, rep – Repeat, sl – Slip, sp – Space, st(s) – Stitch(es)

Video

How to crochet a beginner crochet beanie on YouTube HERE

How to Crochet Beginner Crochet Mittens on YouTube. Free Pattern on the Blog HERE

Construction

The Beginner Bulky Beanie is worked in the round from the top down in double crochet stitches. The band is worked by alternating front post and back post double crochet stitches. Tutorial on YouTube https://youtu.be/xpWyXypmnTU

Sizing Chart

Special Stitches

Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet: Yo (Yarn Over), insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull through remaining two loops on your hook.

Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet: Yo (Yarn Over), insert your hook from back to front to back around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull through remaining two loops on your hook.

Pattern – Beginner Bulky Beanie

This pattern is the sole property of MJ’s Off the Hook Designs. This pattern is copyright protected and cannot be copied or reproduced in any way. You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. I require a reference or link for my design. My photos are copyright protected and are not to be used to sell your items.

Sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult)

For correct sizing measure head size in inches and make the corresponding hat size. Each size is written out separately. Watch the video tutorial for a seamless sl st join.

Baby:

Increase Rounds

Round 1: With Larger Hook, Magic Ring, ch 2, 9 dc in ring, pull ring tight, sl st in the first dc to join—9 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), 2 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—18 sts.

Round 3: Ch 2, 1 dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—27 sts.

Non Increase Rounds

Rounds 4-5: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—27 sts.

Band

Round 6: With Smaller Hook, ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—27 sts.

Rounds 7-8: Ch 2, *1 fpdc next st, 1 bpdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first fpdc to join—27 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Toddler:

Increase Rounds

Round 1: With Larger Hook, Magic Ring, ch 2, 10 dc in ring, pull ring tight, sl st in the first dc to join—10 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), 2 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—20 sts.

Round 3: Ch 2, 1 dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—30 sts.

Non Increase Rounds

Rounds 4-6: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—30 sts.

Band

Round 7: With Smaller Hook, ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—30 sts.

Rounds 8-9: Ch 2, *1 fpdc next st, 1 bpdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first fpdc to join—30 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.

beginner bulky beanie

Child:

Increase Rounds

Round 1: With Larger Hook, Magic Ring, ch 2, 8 dc in ring, pull ring tight, sl st in the first dc to join—8 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), 2 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—16 sts.

Round 3: Ch 2, 1 dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—24 sts.

Round 4: Ch 2, 1 dc in first 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—32 sts.

Non Increase Rounds

Rounds 5-7: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—32 sts.

Band

Round 8: With Smaller Hook, ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—32 sts.

Rounds 9-10: Ch 2, *1 fpdc next st, 1 bpdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first fpdc to join—32 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.

beginner bulky beanie

Teen:

Increase Rounds

Round 1: With Larger Hook, Magic Ring, ch 2, 10 dc in ring, pull ring tight, sl st in first dc to join—10 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), 2 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—20 sts.

Round 3: Ch 2, 1 dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—30 sts.

Round 4: Ch 2, 1 dc in first 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, dc in last 2 sts, sl st in the first dc to join—34 sts.

Non Increase Rounds

Rounds 5-8: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—34 sts.

Band

Round 9: With Smaller Hook, ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—34 sts.

Rounds 10-11: Ch 2, *1 fpdc next st, 1 bpdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first fpdc to join—34 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.

beginner bulky beanie

Adult:

Increase Rounds

Round 1: With Larger Hook, Magic Ring, ch 2, 9 dc in ring, pull ring tight, sl st in the first dc to join—9 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), 2 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—18 sts.

Round 3: Ch 2, 1 dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—27 sts.

Round 4: Ch 2, 1 dc in first 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—36 sts.

Non Increase Rounds

Rounds 5-8: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—36 sts.

Band

Round 9: With Smaller Hook, ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—36 sts.

Rounds 10-11: Ch 2, *1 fpdc next st, 1 bpdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in the first fpdc to join—36 sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Pom Pom:

Make a yarn pom pom with a jumbo pompom maker or attach a faux fur pom pom. Add a garment tag for a personalized touch.

beginner bulky beanie

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