Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie Crochet Pattern

The Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie is a classic style, unisex crochet hat that uses a bulky weight yarn for a thicker and warmer beanie! It features a ribbed texture and folded brim. This free crochet beanie pattern includes all sizes including baby, kids, and adults, and it’s also suitable for any gender! The Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie crochet pattern is perfect for beginner’s as it uses only one simple stitch and easy construction!

Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

The Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie is a thick, unisex beanie that can be made any size! This easy crochet beanie pattern uses a bulky (5) weight yarn and 6.50mm (K) crochet hook to create a thick and warm beanie! The Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie features a subtle ribbed texture and fold over brim. Make it fitted or slouchy, leave it as is or add a pom pom on top! This crochet beanie is so easy to customize and make perfect for you!

Last week I shared the crochet pattern for the Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie which uses a thinner yarn and smaller hook! After releasing the Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie pattern, I got asked so many times if thicker yarn could be used so I wrote different patterns using different yarn weights so you can make this classic beanie with whatever yarn is in your stash or to fit your needs! Check out the other patterns in the Easy Breezy Collection below and let me know if there are any other designs you’d like to see added to this collection!


Check out these other Easy Breezy patterns: Easy Breezy Ribbed BeanieEasy Breezy Super Chunky BeanieEasy Breezy Bun BeanieEasy Breezy Chunky Bun Beanie, and Easy Breezy Scarf.


I hope you enjoy this pattern! Continue reading to hear my yarn recommendations for this design, then scroll down for the free written pattern!


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Features

The Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie features a subtle ribbed texture from working HDC stitches in the back loop only and a fold over brim. The brim is about 2″-3″ tall, but you can adjust the length of your beanie to make the brim longer, shorter, or even make it brimless!

There are so many variations you can make with this design: make it brimless, make it slouchy, fitted, over-sized, or add a pom pom! Have fun with it and make it unique!

A green crochet beanie with a fluffy white pom pom sits on a wooden basket and white sheet. Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk.
Baby sized Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie in Hobby Lobby’s I I Love This Chunky Yarn.

Yarn

I used Lion Brand Yarn’s Color Made Easy in the color Kombucha for the orange beanie but unfortunately this yarn has since been discontinued. Don’t worry though you can substitute with any bulky (5) weight yarn! Here are some other yarns I recommend: Lion Brand Yarn’s Hue + Me, which has been one of my favorite yarns lately! It comes in so many beautiful colors, has a nice feel to it, and is also super warm since it has 20% wool in it.

Hobby Lobby’s I love This Chunky Yarn is another yarn I would recommend. I have used it for this pattern before as seen in the photo above. Unfortunately there is not a large color selection for this yarn but if you do find some that you like, it’s incredibly soft and I love using it for baby beanies. Lastly another yarn I’d recommend is Loops and Threads Charisma. This yarn is available at Michaels, is 100% acrylic, and comes in a large variety of colors. Again, you can really use any bulky (5) weight yarn!

Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

Sizes

The instructions below include 8 sizes but you can adjust your Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie to be any size! To customize the length/height of the beanie, make your starting chain as long as you’d like. To adjust the width/circumference of your Easy Breezy Beanie, work any number of rows! Note that this beanie is quite stretchy so make it a bit smaller than the head so that it will fit snuggly without being too baggy.

SizesHead Circumference (Inches)
Baby Small (0-3 Months)13”-14”
Baby Medium (3-6 Months)14”-16”
Baby Large (6-12 Months)16”-18”
Child Small 1-3 Years18”- 19”
Child Large 3-10 Years19”- 21”
Teen/Adult Small21”- 22”
Adult Medium22”- 23”
Adult Large23”- 24”

Difficulty

Easy

Gauge

12 STs x 7.5 Rows = 4 x 4 in HDC BLO
Adjust hook size up or down to meet gauge

Notes

  • Pattern is split up between baby, child, and adult sizes. Instructions are for size small first, followed by the next size up in parenthesis.
  • All sizes are written as a standard fit beanie with a 2”-3” fold over brim. You can adjust the size to any length you like by making your initial chain longer or shorter. You can adjust the width of the hat by working more or less rows.
  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches throughout the whole pattern. At the end of each row, chain 1 and turn, work the first stitch into the last stitch from the previous row.
  • The number in parenthesis at the end of each row represents the total number of stitches to be worked in each row.

Supplies

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ST(s) – Stitch(es)
CH – Chain
SL ST – Slip Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
HDC BLO – Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only
A finished stitch has two loops when looking at it from above. The loop closest to you is the Front Loop and the one furthest away from you is the Back Loop. To work a HDC BLO, work a HDC as normal but work it in the back loop only.


Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie Pattern

Baby

CH 28 (30, 32)

Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC in each ST across. (27, 29, 31)

Rows 2-22 (24, 26): CH 1 and turn, HDC BLO in each ST across. (27, 29, 31)

Move onto closing and finishing.

Child

CH 34 (35)

Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC in each ST across. (33, 34)

Rows 2-30 (32): CH 1 and turn, HDC BLO in each ST across. (33, 34)

Move onto closing and finishing.

Adult

CH 38 (39, 40)

Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC in each ST across. (37, 38, 39)

Rows 2-34 (36, 38): CH 1 and turn, HDC BLO in each ST across. (37, 38, 39)

Move onto closing and finishing.

Closing & Finishing

Fold hat in half. Working only in the front loops of the row you last worked and the beginning chain, SL ST in each ST from the bottom of the hat to the top. CH 1 and tie off yarn leaving a 24” tail. Weave tail end, in and out, around the top of the beanie. Pull tight to close up the top.

Secure with a few knots. Weave in ends, flip hat inside out, and fold up brim.

Instructions for the Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie crochet pattern by The Turtle Trunk

Optional: Use a Pom-Pom maker for a yarn pom, or add a faux fur pom to the top for extra fun!

And you’re all done!

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Check out these other free crochet beanie patterns: Picot Beanie and Country Cottage Beanie.


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