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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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I’m sorry but what is magic circle?
It’s a way to start a round project, without having the hole that happens when you crochet into a 3-ch loop.
I have a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EySbkyI3P5U
Is the yarn that you used machine washable???
It is not. Handwash only.
Also, I’m using a k hook with three strands of worsted weight yarn. Should this work? The brand is I love this yarn, which I think is a thinner acrylic.
I’m not sure! it’s worth a try.
So, when you join on the first three rounds where the ch doesn’t count, where do you join?
With the first st.
How much yarn should I purchase per hat? For the chinky granny hat
1 skein of each color.
I’m not sure about the “for first three roinds chain one”
Could you clarify?
Thanks so much!
For the first 3 rounds, the ch 2 does not count in the overall stitch count for the row, does that make sense?
I love this hat! We (our church) make scarves and hats for local missions, for men, women and children. These are awesome and the recipients will love them. Thanks!!!
I would love to make this for my toddler. What would the pattern changes be?
Oh dear. I am not sure, without making it myself. It’s so chunky that minor changes would change the sizing drastically. You might make your beginning circle smaller, instead of making less increase rows. Be sure you are working in multiples of 2. I am sorry I am not more helpful.
Hi, I would love to have a go at making this hat but does the pattern use American stitches? if so could you tell me what the English equivalent stitch names are and what size hook to use please,
Yes, the pattern is in American terms. I am never used a European pattern so I don’t know any of that off-hand, but I am sure you can use Google and find a conversion chart.
Now I feel stpiud. That’s cleared it up for me
Can I print this pattern?
Yep! You can highlight and click print.
I am making the hat and cannot see how thdouble stitch count equals to 23 in row 4. I am coming up with 25 no matter how I try to get the 23. Please advise. The hat is adorable. And I can’t wait to make more.
I double-checked and the pattern is correct. Does your row 3 have 24 dcs?
What size hook did you use? Thank you.
This is so sweet and it looks super fast to make. Love the colors you used!
Thank so much!
I used to love crocheting but it fell to other projects. Having recently started chemo having lots of time and being inspired by the people that are kind enough to drop off hats I have remembered why I loved it but was overwhelmed by the selections. The bulky yarns are awesome. I will be trying some of your projects this week. But what is the magic circle? Is that just the starting chains to begin the rounds? Thank you.
A magic ring is basically starting inside a slip knot, so you can pull it closed and not have that hole in the top that you get when you work in a chain. You can definitely work in a chain if you prefer!
P.S. I am SO glad you picked up crochet again! I am sorry about your chemo :( I hope everything goes smoothly for you.
Thanks for the fast reply. Thinks are going well and I am glad this time has renewed my interest in crochet. Who knew things could have changed so much but I am excited by all the bulky yarns.
I’m going to try out your pattern for chunky hat but I don’t kniwvwhatvtge conch stitch is please advise. Thank you!
Thanks! Conch is the pink color, I am advising when to join the other color. Let me know if you have more questions!
I’ve just finished a cowl in a chunky yarn which too 2 evening so I’m totally with you on loving the speed a chunky yarn allows a project to grow! This is a lovely combination of colours and a super cute hat, thanks for the pattern, pinning!
Thank you! I know!!! I totally agree. It’s so fun to make something warm and cute in such a small amount of time. Thanks for visiting!
Cute hat. The yarn looks so soft – I haven’t tried that one from Knit Picks yet. I love their Chroma worsted and Chroma fingering weight yarns.
Thanks! I will have to try that one. I love trying new yarns!!
Hope to make these in the next few days :) X
:D I hope you do!
Thanks for this easy beanie pattern!
Made one this morning…Hope
Yay! So glad you liked and used it! Thanks Hope!
Oh, I just LOVE it. Thank you!
Thanks so much Clara!