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This easy chunky crochet beanie works up in just 30 minutes! This free pattern will have you making gifts for friends and family in no time. This post contains affiliate links, which help to support this blog. Thanks for supporting Persia Lou!
You guys – you all know I love to crochet, but crochet projects usually just take. so. long. Sometimes I just want to sit down and make something quickly! Know what I mean?
This easy chunky crochet beanie is the answer! I set out to create a pattern that could be completed in less than thirty minutes, and I did it with this fun hat.
And – really – it is possible to completely create this hat in 30 minutes. I know this because I timed myself. ? I mean, everyone crochets at different speeds, so it’s possible that it may take you a bit longer than 30 minutes, but I just want to assure you it can be done!
Super chunky yarn and a ridiculously huge hook are what make this hat go so quickly. Guys. It only has seven rounds. Seven. The whole hat! Kind of crazy, right? But also kind of perfect, especially for last minute holiday gifts! Ready to make some super easy, super quick hats? Let’s do this!
Easy Chunky Crochet Beanie Supplies:
- Bernat Mega Bulky in Light Grey Heather or other #6 Super Bulky Yarn (I would say Bernat Mega Bulky is on the heavy end of the #6 designation. I have seen this yarn labeled as both a 6 and 7 weight, but it is closer to other sixes in my opinion. You will need at least 10 oz for one hat and pom pom. The 10.5 oz ball of Bernat Mega Bulky is just enough.)
- Size S (19.00 mm) Crochet Hook or Size Q (16.00 mm hook)
30 Minute Easy Chunky Crochet Beanie Pattern
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This pattern uses American crochet terms.
Note on Hook Size: I used a S (19.00 mm) hook for the hat pictured, and it is designed to be a bit oversized. It fits on the brim fairly snugly, but the style is a bit loose and slouchy. For a tighter, less slouchy fit, use a Q (16.00 mm) hook.
UPDATE: I have added a video tutorial for this pattern! You can watch it on my youtube channel here (I would love if you subscribed!) or just scroll to the end of this post. In the video, you can see the different styles you can get using the two crochet hooks. 🙂
Round 1: Starting with a magic loop, work a ch 3 (counts as first dc) and 11 dcs in magic loop. Pull end to tighten loop, and slip stitch to 3rd ch of starting ch 3 to join (12 dcs).
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, slip st to join (24 dcs).
Rounds 3 – 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st around, slip st to join (24 dcs).
Rounds 6-7: Work in back loops only, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, slip st to join (24 scs). Finish off. Weave in ends.
To finish off you hat, make a large fluffy pom pom. I used one of the fun animal pom pom makers I picked up at Target, but you can also just use your fingers if you don’t have a pom pom maker. Trim your pom pom down to give it a nice round shape, but leave two long tails to help you attach it to the hat.
Use the long tails to tie the pom pom to the top of the hat, and then weave in the tails with your hook (this yarn is a bit too thick for a yarn needle) and trim off the excess.
And that’s it! Your hat is already to wear or gift!
If you give this easy chunky crochet beanie a try, I would love to see how it turns out! Share photos of your work to my facebook page or tag me on instagram or twitter (@persialou), and don’t forget to use the hashtag #persialou for a chance to be featured.
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Comments + Project Love
This is so trendy and unique… looks so lovely on you
Thanks so much!
Thank you so much. Love it. I’m going to try to make a few for granddaughters for Christmas.
I love this hat and can’t wait to crochet it for Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing.
You are so welcome! Thanks, Cindy!
This was the perfect gift I was looking for, thanks! It was so quick. But sadly I only have a Q hook, no S hooks for me?.
Hi Hailey! Did you try it with the Q hook? How did it turn out?
It worked well! I’ve made 2 hats and I’m on my way of making a 3. They are great gift ideas, thanks for the amazing pattern!
Oh good! So glad it worked well for you! 🙂
Sheri Lange says
Do you have a 4 T pattern?
Love the hat!!
Love this look and looking for a new hobby to fill a bit of time. It has been a LONG time since I have crocheted anything. Any chance you could do a short video of the first two rounds as a refresher? Or do you have any recommendations as to sites I could visit to refresh my memory?
Thanks! Excited to relearn
Hi Cindy! I don’t currently have a video for this pattern, but I was planning on doing one this coming week. Hopefully I will get it done for you! 🙂
Love this pattern. I only had a 10 mm hook so I just went with it. I knew the hat would come out too small for me so i made it for my 7 year old!! I did add a few extra rows…then I added long ear flaps on both sides. Turned out great and cute! she loves it.
Oh yay! I’m glad you were able to make it work with what you had. Sounds so cute! 🙂
Ria Brady says
What is a magic loop? What is the approximate size of the crochet hook…love the pattern….so cute and trendy!!
Hi Ria – the magic loop or magic circle is a method for starting crochet in the round that gives you a closed circle instead of a hole in the center of your work. You can see a great video on it here: http://www.mooglyblog.com/the-magic-circle/ You need an S hook (19 mm) for the pattern. 🙂
Linda Sims says
Would love to try this but think I need a video, it’s been awhile since I crochet anything.
Hi Linda, I hope to have a video out soon!
Love this hat pattern. I couldn’t find an S crochet hook at Michaels or Joanns. I did find one on Amazon so ordered it. I read above that you can us a Q crochet hook (I have one) so will make it with that until the S crochet hook arrives. At Michaels today they had the yarn shown in the pattern buy 2 get 3rd skein free! A girls gotta love it. A question: using a Q crochet hook does one need to change the pattern at all? Thanks for sharing and making your pattern available at no cost. As a senior on a fixed income thus really helps us. ??❤️
(?I just wanna crochet and ignore all of my adult problems.?)
Haha I am with you on the just wanting to crochet and ignore everything else! The hat is a bit oversized, so I don’t *think* using a Q hook will affect things too much. Since it’s such a quick project, I would just recommend giving it a try with the Q and see how it works out for you. I have a feeling it will work just fine. Good luck!
Hi DiEtta! I just made one with a Q hook to test it and it works just fine. It takes it from an oversized slouchy beanie to a beanie with a more traditional fit, so you may even prefer it with the Q hook. I updated the pattern to indicate that either hook will work. Thanks!
Lisa Westmoreland says
Yes Yes Yes! But can we use a 15mm hook with the same pattern for adult? And I don’t have 7 bulky right now and I want to make this so bad, can I use 4 strands of weight 4?
Good morning Alexis…..okay……all I can say is YES!YES!YES! this pattern is so FAST & EASY! I actually made it in 30 minutes last night!!! Used the Q crochet hook. YAHOO! This makes a really nice, warm and cute beanie!!! I made a crochet flower to pin on the side of it. I am going to make one in black yarn for my dad who is 89 and bald ? And in Winter his head gets so cold, he even sleeps with a beanie!! ☃ Thanks so much Alexis for sharing. Have a beautiful day. ??❤️
Oh YAY! I love that you did it in 30 minutes and that it turned out well! So happy to hear that! Thanks for your lovely comment. It brought a smile to my face.
I was wondering if you had a measurement on how big the circle is when you have done your increasing and start to crochet down at the same number of stitches? I want to adapt it to use with a different hook and slightly less bulky yarn (just because I am trying to make some gifts without any purchases) but I want to make sure they are big enough for adult size.
Ok- in less than 24 houtrs, you have me “hooked” and I want to crochet more! I have tried your slouchy hat and your chunky beanie. You have been VERY helpful with your email replies.
My next question, do you hAve any patterns for crocheted beanies for guys?
Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm-
Hi Cindy! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. 🙂 I don’t have any patterns for guys, and I really need to get some! I will put it on my list of things to work on. Thanks again.
Greetings great pattern im a beginner I used a 5.5 and at round 3-5 added a round and 6-7 added a round it was narrow it just covered the crown of my head I do have a big head my head measure up to 20 22″ can give as a beanie to friends but measurement to your pattern would be informative would a bigger hook up to 8 would’ve made a difference? Thank you for site very useful
Hi there! This pattern requires a jumbo hook (19.00 mm or 16.00 mm) and jumbo yarn. If you are using smaller yarn and a smaller hook, it will not work for you. There are links in the supply list for where you can get the hooks, and you can see how big they are in the video. I hope that helps. 🙂
Can this pattern be sized for a two year old and a 5 year old?
Hello! This hat would be too big for a child. I don’t currently have a child-sized version, but I can work on getting one for you. 🙂
Hi Alexis I just completed this pattern using a P(11) hook and chunky yarn and it is perfect size for a child..the only alteration to the pattern was I added a few more rows of the dc. worked perfect!
Perfect! Thanks so much for letting us know how it worked out!
Thank you for the video. I’m a visual person and it was super helpful. I used Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn and a P hook (11.5 mm). Because my hook was smaller I added and extra row of dc and sc. Mine wasn’t slouchy at all (just how I like it).
Thanks for sharing your experience! I love to hear when people adjust the patterns to work with what they have, and I know it will be helpful for others who want to try it with a smaller hook. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. 🙂
reggab zakaria says
really really love it 😉 and love u! u are very vert sweet G
Adina Gerver says
I just made this, using a Q hook (15.75 mm, mine said) and the yarn you recommended. It came out almost perfectly, which is cool, for my first “real” crochet project since 1989 or so! (I learned how to crochet in Brownies/Girl Scouts in the late 1980s.)
Two sides ended up kind of boxy, more like a square pillbox hat than a beanie shape, and I’m not sure why. The other two sides are pretty perfectly rounded. I also ended up with some large-ish holes on the side that had 3 chains instead of a double-crochet stitch. Again, not sure why. Maybe just a beginner thing… Also, I didn’t have a pompom maker, so I just used my hand, and it made a rather large pompom, but that kind of adds to the charm, I think!
Happy with how it came out, overall.
It’s my first time crocheting, is there a slower video for starting and completing the second loop? I’ve got the first one no problem, the double loops are tripping me up for the second round.
Hi Nikki! No I’m sorry I don’t have another video for it. Are you having trouble with working double crochet stitches in general or with working two double crochet in each stitch or something else?
Thank you so much for this pattern!!! I used it to make multiple hats now including my first ever and it was so easy! I even used it to make a messy bun hat… instead of the manic loop I used a hair tie and people ask me about it all the time! Thanks
The messy bun trick with the hair tie is genius! I would love to see a photo of that!
Tam Castillo says
Loved making this! Completed in about 45 minutes, only because I had to stop and answer a phone call! I’m going to make many more for my friends and family.
Yay! Hope they all love them! 🙂
I am not good at this! I am having a hard time understanding where I join with a slip stitch?
Hi Deby! You slip stitch into the top chain of the ch 3 that you used to begin the round. It doesn’t have to be exact. You are basically just closing up the round. 🙂
Theresa Hackett says
Trying this out for first time.. this is so cute and want to try and make some for co workers
I have done crochet before but never been any good
I am having difficulty with starting the second round and which ” stitch” I am supposed to be starting my first round of double chains? Can someone help me
I am rewinding the video over and over and can’t figure it out
I have the base done just can’t quite start the doubles right
Allison White says
Thank you for this pattern. I made one for my neighbor’s little girl and added a pink fur pom pom. I have a photo I’d be glad to share but not sure how to do that.
Hi Allison! I love that you added a pink fur pom pom! If you use facebook or instagram, you can send me your photos there (facebook.com/persialou or instagram.com/persialou) or you can just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Would love to see it!
How would you modify this pattern for a kid or baby? I would love to make some for my nieces and nephews!! Thanks!!
Hello! I can work on a kid sized version, but I do not have the pattern ready yet. I will try to get something together soon. 🙂
Where did you find the pompom maker?
Target! Here’s a link: https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=516262714&pid=uid8161-25516881-56
Mary Ann says
Made one and showed my friend. It took off like wide fire. She made 5 and I made 6. Thank you. Love, it.
That is awesome!! Love to hear that. 🙂
I made one today with a Q hook and Lion brand Wool Ease thick and quick yarn. It used less than the full 6 oz skein. Worked up quickly and fits great. Love it! Thank you.
I want to make this hat, but the largest hook I have is an N. How would I make it fit using the N hook and super bulky 6 yarn?
Donna West says
What a cute hat! It took me 75 minutes but I haven’t crocheted in years. Your directions – especially the video – made it so easy. Thank you?
Sarah Magee says
I did this with a “N” 9mm hook and started with a base of 15 dcs instead of 12 and added 2 rows before doing the scs and it turned out perfect for my 10 month old!
Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing! I know it is so helpful for others. Hope you have a great day. 🙂
Love Love Love this pattern and hat! I found this pin just days ago and I am already starting my third hat! (I have a serious crocheting addiction) I usually make blankets and hats and this is my first hat without a loom. Your tutorial rocks and is one of the best ones I have seen! So I would love to know how to make this for a toddler or small child. I would love for my little one to match me 🙂 Do you have any suggestions to making this smaller?
Hi Amy! I’m so glad you like the pattern. I’ve been meaning to do a kids’ version, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I would try starting with maybe 8-10 stitches in the first round, and then follow the rest of the pattern. You will probably need to take off a round to make it shorter as well. Let me know how it turns out!
Is it possible to make this pattern with size 6 super bulky cozy wool? I love this pattern! Just not sure my yarn is large enough and which needle to use.
Crochet hook…not sure why I said needle ?
Hi Adriana! Many people have had success using size 6 super bulky wool. I would recommend the size Q (16.00 mm) hook. It will probably fit more snugly (like the more fitted beanie in the video. To add more slouch to it, you may want to add another round before the brim. Good luck! 🙂
I have made so many of these now. I absolutely love it!
Hi, l have been using this pattern recently and I love it. I belong to a crochet group and I have been raving about how lovely this crochet pattern works. I am using it to make gifts for all my female relatives, either for Xmas or birthdays. Thank you so very much, as a new crocheter I have found it wonderful. Do you have any plans to do a cowl/scarf to match? Thank you again.x
I love this pattern, but i am a beginner crocherter, i have an S hook, but its really difficult to use. Do you have a pattern for a P hook for an adult, im using size 6 yarn. Or do you have any advice when using a larger hook. I have made projects using a H and J hook, and didnt have alot of trouble.
Hi Katie! If you are looking for a hat pattern that uses a smaller hook, I have two that might work better for you – the simple slouch hat (http://persialou.com/2014/12/simple-slouch-crochet-hat-pattern.html) or the chunky ribbed slouch (http://persialou.com/2015/11/chunky-ribbed-slouch-hat-free-crochet-pattern.html). They will take a little longer than this pattern, but both are still good for beginners. Hope that helps!
Easy and very nice ! I love it ❤❤❤
i really love your hats. I appreciate your tutorials and training. 🙂 Keep them coming.
Thank you so much for sharing! My daughter is wearing the first hat I made. She had to go to bed before I finished my second which I’m keeping!?
Alexis I love your 30 minute beanie. It is cold in the UK and this works beautifully. I also love your website it has great ideas that are easy to understand and cool to try. Thanks
What a great pattern, Thank you!
I absolutely Love crocheting this easy beanie! I’ve made at least half a dozen or more since finding it. What’s so great about your pattern is that it actually fits lol! So many I’ve tried either look like a barrel hat or way too slouchy. Thank you so much for sharing freely.
Thanks so much, Alice! I’m so glad you like the pattern!
How do I print your pattern(s) without printing all the ads and pictures. I love this 30 minute hat project, therefore, I know I will love all you do.
Hi Kathy! I have ad-free printable PDFs for some of my patterns, but I haven’t added this particular one yet – I’m sorry! I need to get it up in the shop! You can also highlight the text and paste it into a text document (like word) and print from there to avoid printing images or anything else. I hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
I just finished making this real quick, and it was amazing. Thank you so much. The video was also extremely helpful. Now I’m going to make a few more, with different colours! Thanks again!
If you turn steps 3-5 into 3-9 and steps 6-7 into 10-11 you can use a size 6 yarn and hook size N/10.00mm it will fit an adult head
I Love love love this hat pattern!!! I was hoping to duplicate it for a baby hat. Do you have a suggestion on how to do this? Thanks!!
Hi Lauren! It might be tough for a baby hat because the yarn is so thick. But you could try eliminating one or two of the increase rounds (where you are adding stitches). Or you might want to check out this pattern (https://persialou.com/2013/07/simple-newborn-earflap-hat-free-crochet.html). That one is really for a teeny baby, but you could add a round or two of the increase rounds for a larger baby. Hope that helps!
I made one with the Q hook and jumbo yarn and it turned out amazing! How could I make his hat with thinner yarn?
Sara Aguillon says
I tried it and it came out lovely, I even made one for my boyfriend! I did it in about one hour because I’m not very fast! Excellent pattern!
Oh yay! So glad it turned out for you! 🙂
This pattern has been calling to me for a few weeks now and today I finally went to the store for both size hooks and some yarn! I decided to use the 15mm hook and it fits me exactly as I had hoped. Yay! So I immediately started a second one with hopes of making the last couple/few rows a second color like the one toward the beginning of your amazing video tutorial. I’ve pulled the second color out at least twice now getting to figure out how to get it to join correctly. Now that I got that done right, the second color looks too narrow… Like maybe I should have done the last row of dc with the second color also. How/Where did you start the second color for the bottom portion? Once I get that the way I want it, I’ll be making lots more for gifts and for myself!
Love the video and the hat
Wondering the colour name of the yarn at the beginning of your video (black & pink purplish)hat
I am looking forward to making the hat
Hi Linda! The purple is color is Bernat Mega Bulky in Purple (http://amzn.to/2kqIokQ) and the black is Bernat Mega Bulky Sparkle in Heather Gray (http://amzn.to/2AUuga6), and that one is a little harder to find online. Hope that helps!
My granddaughter asked me to make her a sloppy bun hat. I was looking for a pattern and found yours. I used a pony tail tie and a 9mm hook because I didn’t notice the 1 in front of the 19 lol. I had to make 7 rows of double crochet to get the needed length. I used the same 12 double crochet for my starting count. It turned out so cute. I also added a crochet bow and a blingy button. I am making 10 for all of my granddaughters and daughters Thank you so much.
Oh I love that! Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Hi. This is so amazing 🙂 Making it was super fast. Thanks a lott.
Sarah Botfield says
This is a great quick pattern. I have made 6 of them using super chunky that I didn’t know what to do with. Myself and 2 of my granddaughters went out and gave them to some local homeless people ( who were very grateful).
I love to hear that, Sarah! Thanks so much for sharing the love. <3
Do you have a printable pattern foe the 30 minute beanie. Cannot seem to find one and am anxious to start one…thank you if you can send me a pattern I can print out…thank you….Ann
I love love love this pattern. I have made several hats using same hook size and 3 strands of yarn. The color combinations are endless. I just finished making matching hats for a family. I’m almost finished with the hats. I am just missing the pom poms. My question for you is what size pom pom would you say they are? I went to Target to look for the pom pom makers and they didn’t have any, so I went to Hobby Lobby and used my coupon and bought a pom pom maker that has many sizes to choose from. Thanks in advance for your time.
Hi Theresa! Too bad they don’t carry those pom pom makers anymore. They were cute! Did you get a clover pom pom maker? If so I think I would go for the extra large size. I hope that helps! 🙂
I know, I tried looking for them at Target. I got a pom pom/ tassel maker combo. I love it! I have been making different size hats by adjusting your pattern and then making pom poms to go with them. Thanks for your help!!
A Roberts says
I was wondering if you can make this on a peg round loom? If you could make a video using that instead of the hook? Thanks so much!
Love this pattern! I’ve made for the birthday of the little girl I look after. Hope it fits and hope she likes it.
I’ve used XXL 80% polyester and 20% acrylic yarn with a 15mm hook as I couldn’t get a bigger one.
Hey Alexis!! This hat look awesome on you!! You did a great job and it looked so tempting to make I just has to run out to a LYS and get some of the same exact yarn and needle you are using. Unfortunately I am at my 2nd attempt because it is just tooo big for any head. I ran our of the yarn way before finishing which is an indication I am doing something wrong. I am sure my stitches are too lose. I am not normally a crocheter but an avid knitter. Either way I am def going to keep trying til I achieve it!! BTW, I absolutely LOVE your craft room!! Thanks for the pattern!
This hat looks so cute! Do you think I could follow it with a much smaller hook for a baby hat? Has anyone tried that yet? I want to do a grey one with black rim and pom pom for a baby shower.
I pinned this pattern probably years ago and just finally went and got a 19mm hook and the yarn to make this. I’m so excited to try it, it’s so cute! I really want to get back into crocheting and make some neat things. Thanks for the video tutorial as well, very simple and easy to understand, and helped to refresh my memory on a lot of the abbreviations.
I just made this as my first crochet project and it’s amazing! I love it and it was great to learn with! Do you have any other yarn suggestions? I’m finding it really difficult to get a hold of the Bernat Mega Bulky. ):
Thank you so much for sharing this! I have never been able to (aka: been too afraid to…) crochet anything that isn’t a square or rectangle (lots of scarves and blankets here!). This tutorial was just the thing I needed to get myself started in the world of hats and hopefully more. Your video and instructions are very easy to follow, clear, and also quite adorable.
Thanks again, it was just what I needed to build the confidence to create more stuff!
Ira Steiman says
Looks great and easy. I’ll be making this today!
Not sure why but mine just looks like a big pot holder. I followed the steps and I have the right hook and yarn size.
Jen Giron says
I found your pattern and i am excited to try it, i just have a quick question, would a size N hook work as well?