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a super warm festive hat pattern
Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot


Made of super bulky yarn and granny inspired, this hat works up quite quickly. It is great for last minute holiday gifts, or winter birthdays. Weave in some extra yarn or ribbon for a decorative band, or just leave it as is.

Child, Adult

Super Bulky ~ samples are made with Red Heart Vivid, one skein each (I used the left over from the child size hats to make the stripes in the adult size hat)

US N (10mm), or whatever size gets the correct gauge

5 sts and 3 rows of dc in a 4” square

Stitches and Skills used:
Ch ~ chain
Hdc ~ half double crochet
dc ~ double crochet
Sl st ~ slip stitch
Rnd ~ round
St(s) ~ stitch(es)
Sk ~ skip
Beg ~ beginning
Rep ~ repeat

Round 1 (count will vary by size)

Child Size:
Ch 3, sl st into first ch to form a loop, or make a magic loop
Rnd 1: ch2 (counts as first hdc) 9 hdc in loop, sl st into top of beg ch2 (10 hdc)

Adult Size:
Ch 3, sl st into first ch to form a loop, or make a magic loop
Rnd 1: ch3 (counts as first dc) 10dc in loop, sl st into top of beg ch3 (11 dc)

Round 2 (count will vary by size)

Child Size:
Rnd 2: ch4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), (dc in next st, ch1) 9 times, sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 4 (10dc)

Adult Size:
Rnd 2: ch4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), (dc in next st, ch1) 10 times, sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 4 (11dc)

Round 3 (count will vary by size)

Child Size:
Rnd 3, 4, 5: sl st into ch sp, ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in same sp, ch1 (2dc in next ch sp, ch1) 9 times, sl st into top of beg ch3 (10 sets of 2dc)

Child Size:
Rnd 6: ch3 (counts as first dc), (dc in ch sp, dc in each of next 2 sts), 9 times, dc in ch sp, dc in next st, sl st into top of beg ch3 (30dc)
Clip yarn and weave in ends.

Round 3

Adult Size:
Rnd 3: sl st into ch sp, ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in same sp, ch1 (2dc in next ch sp, ch1) 10 times, sl st into top of beg ch3 (11 sets of 2dc)

Round 4 Adult Size

Adult Size:
Rnd 4: sl st into ch sp, ch3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in same sp, (3dc in next ch sp) 10 times, sl st into top of beg ch3 (11 sets of 3dc)

Rnd 5: sl st into next st, sl st into sp between next 2 sts (see photo), ch3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in same sp, ch1 (3dc in next sp between 3dc clusters) 10 times, sl st into top of beg ch3 (11 sets of 3dc)

Rnd 6, 7: try making these two rows in another color for a decorative look ch1 (counts as first sc), sc in each st around, sl st into top of beg ch1 (33sc)

Rnd 8: ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in each st around, sl st into top of beg ch2 (33sc)
Clip yarn and weave in ends.


Wear and enjoy, or give and make someone smile!

Would you like to know about the scarves as well?

They are made from Premier Lash Max. They are knitted. I used size 15 needles (35mm).

Just cast on 7 and knit away!


I started with my scarf. I wrapped the blue yarn around one needle 10 times, then measured out 6 times that amount (ok, you can just wrap it around the needle 60 times) then cut that amount off for the end of the scarf. Next I took the rest of the yarn and cast on 7. I knit 4 rows, then switched to green and knit 4 rows. Next I switch to pink and knit 4 rows. Then back to the blue, and knit until the skein was gone. I then knit 4 rows of green, then 4 rows of pink, and then I tied on the blue yarn I had set aside at the beginning and knit 4 more rows. Then just bind off and weave in ends!


For the girls’ scarves, I cast on 7, knit until there was about a yard of yarn left, then I bound off and wove in the ends.

I knit the scarves because knitting takes less yarn and I only had one skein of each color. You can crochet scarves with this yarn, but you may need 2 skeins for each scarf, or you will just have short scarves.

Now the girls and I have matching hats and scarves, and I will be able to find them in a crowd of kiddies with no problem this winter!

To find a printer friendly version of this pattern (text only, in black, no photos) click here. This will bring you to the listing for this pattern on Craftsy, where you can also find printer friendly versions of all my free patterns, and where you can purchase my sale patterns.


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17 Comments on Liz ~ A free super bulky crochet hat pattern!

  1. Lorene Eppolite
    August 27, 2013 at 2:21 pm (4 years ago)

    These pictures are adorable… the hat’s came out super cute too.

      • Jessie
        August 27, 2013 at 2:49 pm (4 years ago)

        Thanks! (I do that all the time, sometimes my fingers don’t understand grammar as well as my brain!)

  2. 12bev62
    September 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm (4 years ago)

    love the hats, but i can’t print it. when i try to print the patterns and the directions are to lite to see. would be happy if you can explain how to get it darker.
    thank you

    • Jessie
      September 19, 2013 at 9:37 pm (4 years ago)

      I’m not sure what the problem is. When I click the link for the printable pattern at the bottom of the post, it takes me to the Craftsy listing with the printer~friendly PDF. I just checked the PDF and it is in black. Are you using that to print, or are you trying to print it straight off the blog?

  3. Jan Harrison
    October 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve been searching for a cute “Bulky yarn” hat pattern… Every one I find just didn’t call to me lol… When I saw a link to your design on another bloggers Facebook, it called lol… I purchased about 15 skeins of Super Bulky Yarn last April around Easter time & was going to make some cute Easter baskets for my daughters, nieces & nephews… well needless to say that didn’t get done & I had all this bulky yarn… So I went hat pattern shopping with no luck! Then I saw your design & it is AWESOME!!! One of my absolute FAVS!!! Thank you for sharing & even more for sharing for free! You ROCK!!!!

    • Jessie
      October 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm (4 years ago)

      I am so happy to have solved your bulky yarn dilemma!! I would love to see some pictures of your creations. Please feel free to share on my Facebook page.

  4. Sally
    October 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I love this patten….I can’t believe that you have it FREE.

  5. Diana
    November 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I have been looking for a child’s hat to make with the bulky yarn and this one seems so easy. I am very new to crocheting and don’t know what sp means in your directions, space?
    Thank you very much for sharing these directions and like the pictures. Those hats you show are so cute.

    • Jessie
      November 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm (4 years ago)

      You are right! Sp means space.
      I am glad you like the pattern, thank you!

  6. Kate
    November 20, 2013 at 8:51 am (4 years ago)

    Hi. Can you tell me whether the stitches are the US or English version please?!
    Thank you.

    • Jessie
      November 20, 2013 at 9:36 am (4 years ago)

      US stitches.

  7. Marie
    November 26, 2013 at 9:45 pm (4 years ago)

    I copied your directions exactly . I had made an adult hat with 3 Vivid yarns: Black Electric Blue and a Green. So first I made a child’s hat and then an adult’s hat and they both are darling. Thanks.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Jessie
      November 27, 2013 at 7:08 am (4 years ago)

      I am so glad to hear that! I would LOVE to see pictures. You can always post some over on my Facebook page, and if you have a blog/website you want to share, post it with the photo and I will reshare on the wall.

  8. Amanda
    January 27, 2017 at 10:02 am (10 months ago)

    Hi Jessie,

    My name is Amanda, I’ve got a favor I’d like to ask you… I’m working on a website that will have some beanie pattern examples for an upcoming March for Science in Washington DC, similar to the Women’s March that happened last week. I would love to use your all-size beanie pattern, if you are OK with that. I totally understand that not everyone wants to be associated with marches, or politics in general, and I would hate to use your work if you aren’t comfortable.

    The website is still in a very basic form, but i’m working hard to get it useful quickly
    you can see what I’ve got at

    Thank you for your time!

    • Jessie
      January 27, 2017 at 2:33 pm (10 months ago)

      You may share a photo and the link to the pattern, just don’t copy and paste the pattern itself into the post.


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