Pretty Super Chunky Hat Knitting Pattern

There are many reasons to love knitting hats in super chunky/super bulky yarn. For starters, it is fast. An average knitter can knit up a super chunky hat in adult size in less than three hours, including making a pompom and sewing up.

Super chunky hats are also warm and snuggly to wear and they look cosy and stylish too.

Another good reason for knitting hats in super chunky yarn is the choice of amazing wool and yarn to choose from. It actually used too be pretty difficult to source chunkier yarns in a wide range of colours of textures, but things have really changed recently.

If you take a look at Instagram you will see yarns such as Malabrigo Rasta, We Are Knitters The Wool and Crazy Sexy Wool by Wool and the Gang on the needles of all the trendiest, modern knitters.

Super chunky yarn has become very cool.

Today we are sharing a lovely beanie hat knitting pattern with you. It is in adult size and is a snug and cosy pompom beanie hat. The hat has a beautiful texture which is pretty easy to knit. I can’t actually tell you the name of the stitch used to knit the main piece of the beanie hat. It is inspired by an unknown vintage stitch.

Read on to find out more about the hat and to get the lovely free knitting pattern.

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The unknown vintage stitch

The knitting stitch used on the main part of the super chunky beanie hat was taken from an old vintage pattern. Said pattern was purchased in a charity shop. It is sadly illegible inside and I’ve been looking for it on Etsy (best place to buy vintage knitting patterns this shop is a great example) but cannot find it.

Luckily the main pattern stitch was decipherable and you can find my version of it in the pattern for the super chunky hat. I did change the stitch pattern a little bit so that it worked better with super bulky yarn.

The vintage knitting pattern that inspired the stitch used on the super chunky hat.

The stitch is made from knit and purl stitches. It is kind of like double moss stitch but with knit rows in between.

If anyone knows the name of this stitch please let me know!

Pretty super chunky hat free knitting pattern

This pretty super chunky pompom beanie hat was knit in the round on circular 10mm needles.

If you usually knit on straight needles, this a great pattern for trying out circular needles. I have designed the pattern so that you don’t have to use double pointed needles for shaping the top of the hat. The whole thing can be done on circular needles – just make sure they are 40cm long (I used these ones). This length of circular needle is ideal for knitting hats in the round.

You can use any super chunky/super bulky yarn to make this hat – look for one that is suitable for use with 10 or 12mm knitting needles. The yarn used for the hat in the photo is Milamia Naturally Soft Super Chunky.

You will need approx 50g of the main colour and smaller amounts for the ribbed brim and the top and pompom.

Ok, here is the pattern.

With colour 1, cast on 38 stitches and join to knit in the round.

Work 4 rows of 1 x 1 rib.

Change to colour 2 and work the following 8 row stitch pattern TWICE.

  1. K
  2. K2, *P2, K2; repeat from * to end of row
  3. K
  4. K2, *P2, K2; repeat from * to end of row
  5. K
  6. P2, *K2, P2; repeat from * to end of row
  7. K
  8. P2, *K2, P2; repeat from * to end of row

Now change to colour 3 and knit (K) 4 rows.

Work the following shaping rows.

  1. K1, (K4, K2tog) to last stitch, K1
  2. K
  3. K1, (K3, K2tog) to last stitch, K1
  4. K
  5. K1, (K2, K2tog), K1

Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Pull to gather and fasten off securely. Neaten all loose ends.

Make a pompom (I used a pompom maker) and sew on, or attach a ready made faux fur pompom.

And that’s it! A pretty and textured super chunky pompom hat.

The hat has a lovely fit and is really warm and snuggly.

This pattern is featured in the book More Bits and Pieces, 30 fast and easy knitting patterns which you can read for free if you have Kindle Unlimited.

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