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I have been pretty excited to share this pattern with you today. I have been LOVING chunky projects lately. They work up so fast, and the texture is so lovely. I might go back and re-release all my slipper patterns as chunky. I almost can’t bear to make them, they take me so long. I experimented a bit with my women’s boat slippers, the chunky texture is so fun, and the big yarn cuts the crochet time in half or more. This beautiful chunky crochet granny hat takes literally 30 minutes (or less) to make. It would be a perfect craft fair project, as you could make so many of them so quickly. It fits with a bit of slouch, but you can always add more rows to make it more slouchy, or add a pom-pom for a different look.
The yarn I used is a new super chunky weight yarn by Knit Picks. They sent me a couple skeins so I could try it out, and I really love it! Tuff Puff is 100% wool, so this hat will be so warm, and I love the fuzzy texture. Bear in mind, because it is 100% wool, it’s not ideal to make a scarf with, it’s a bit itchy for sensitive skin. But it’s perfect for hats or gloves, and I always going to keep Tuff Puff in my stash. Quick projects are my favorite!
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What you need:
Finished hat as an approximate circumference of 20″.
Gauge: 8 sc = 5″
Begin with a magic circle. For first 3 round, ch 2 DOES NOT COUNT as first st.
1. Ch 2. Hdc 8 in the ring, pull it tight.
2. Ch 2. Dc 2 in same st. Work 2 dc in each st around. (16 sts) Join with sl st.
3. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Work 2 dc in next st. *Dc in next st, work 2 dc in next st.* work 7 times. (24 sts) Join with sl st.
4. Ch 2 (counts as first st). Dc in same st. *Ch 1, sk next st, 2 dc in next st.* work 11 times (23 DCs) (Join with sl st)
5. Join Conch in first ch space after last row join. Ch 2 (does not count) 2 dc in ch sp. *Ch 1, 2 dc in next ch sp* work 11 times. Join with beginning st. (24 DCs)
Bring up gray.
6. – 10. Repeat row 5, alternating colors each row, making sure to work in the 1-ch spaces from the previous row.
Tie of and weave in ends.
I hope you enjoy this chunky crochet granny hat pattern!
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Why is the Gauge: 8 sc = 5″ when there are no sc stitches in the pattern?
That’s the stitch I used to create the gauge. Make your swatch using sc.
I love this pattern Beth, thanks. Hope to make it soon, it looks super easy. Love the colors!
Thank you! It is very quick too!
Thanks so much for sharing your talent with me. I’m going to make some of these for the chemo and radiation clinics. My husband is having treatments now.
My prayers are with you and your husband, I pray he recovers soon.
Hey thanks for the pattern! Just wondering, how can I adjust this pattern for a different circumference head?
To make it larger or smaller, you would need to work more or less increases. The exact amount would take a bit of trial and error. Because the stitches and yarn are so chunky, I would start with maybe 2-4 sts and see where you are.
So to increase the size do I need to increase the number or stitches at the beginning?
Could I keep adding rounds if it’s not long enough?
Or add a brim to it?
Sorry for all the questions lol
Yes, yes and yes! Tag me in Insta, I LOVE when people take my patterns and make them their own!
I definitely will, what’s your insta name?
Hi!! I want to make this hat (it’s beautiful!!). However, I am using Lion brand hometown, which is a bulky weight (6) yarn. I noticed you used a P hook, can I use the same hook or should I just stick to using the N-13 (9mm) hook to get the correct gauge??
Thank you! Hometown is less bulky than the yarn I used, so I would try with the larger P hook to start.