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Chunky Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

The Raised Ridges Chunky Beanie will be your favorite hat in the cold weather months. Made with bulky yarn to keep you toasty warm. This is the perfect gift for anyone, man, woman, or child. Top with a Pom Pom or leave plain. Whips up super quick, allowing you to make one for everyone on your gift list.

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Supplies needed for chunky beanie

#5 bulky yarn {150-200 yds}

US J (6 mm) Hook {I love Furls Resin Hooks}

Tapestry needle

Optional: Pom Pom of your choice


Circumference Measurement:

Height Measurement:

Child: 19″


Teen/Small Adult: 21″


Medium Adult: 22″


Large Adult: 23″



14 hdc=4″

13 pattern repeats=4″

Abbreviations Us Terms:

Fhdc=foundation half double crochet


BPhdc=back post half double crochet

FPhdc=front post half double crochet



hdc=half double crochet


  • ch 2 counts as a stitch.
  • This beanie is worked in rows then short ends are sewn together.
  • You then weave in and out of stitches at top of hat, pull to cinch tight, and sew any remaining opening closed.

Pattern Instructions

All sizes:

Using the sizing chart, Fhdc until you have 2 inches less than your circumference measurement. Ex. child size, make your foundation row 17″.

Row 1: ch 2, BPhdc next st, FPhdc next st, across, turn

Rows 2-3: rep row 1

Rows 4-5: ch 2, hdc across, turn

Row 6: ch 2, BPhdc each st across, turn

Row 7: ch 2, FPhdc each st across, turn

Row 8: ch 2, BPhdc each st across, turn

Rows: 9-13: ch 2, hdc across, turn

Rows 14-16: rep rows 6-8

Rows 17-21: ch 2, hdc across, turn

Child size stop here, leaving a long tail for sewing, fasten off and refer to finishing section. All other sizes continue below.

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Teen/Adult Small Size:

Rows 22-23: ch 2, hdc across, leaving a long tail for sewing, fasten off here and refer to finishing section

Adult Medium:

Rows 22-24: rep rows 6-8, leaving a long tail for sewing, fasten off here and refer to finishing section

Adult Large:

Rows 22-24: rep rows 6-8

Rows 25-26: ch 2, hdc across, turn, leaving a long tail for sewing, fasten off here and refer to finishing section

Finishing for all sizes

Place short sides together with right side (raised ridges) on inside. Using your long tail, whipstitch the hat together. Fasten off and weave in end. Turn hat so right side (raised ridges) is facing outward. Cut a long piece of yarn and weave it in and out of the stitches at top of hat. Pull tight to cinch the hat together. Use remaining yarn to sew up any hole left behind. Attach a Pom Pom if desired.

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