This chunky crochet hat pattern is worked up in the clustered v-stitch using a bulky yarn. It works up super quick, making it ideal for a last-minute gift or for selling at craft fairs.
The stitches are nice and big due to the bulky yarn. It’s also a bit of an open stitch, which makes this great for the not-too-cold weather in the fall and spring. And in the winter when it’s freezing cold, this is perfect underneath a hood for a bit of extra warmth. Another option would be to line it for a super cozy winter hat.
I chose to leave mine without, but you can easily add a faux fur pom pom to add more style to this beanie. Or make your own using this tutorial: How To Make a Pom Pom I like the idea of making your own because then you can use the same yarn and have everything match up.
The Stitch Pattern
This crochet beanie pattern is started at the bottom and worked to the top until you have the desired length. At which point a few decrease rounds are worked to bring it all together for a nice close at the top.
The bottom is worked in a rib stitch. It is worked in rows until you reach a nice length to fit comfortably around the head. The ribs are created simply by crocheting into the back loops only. The ribbing is then joined to form a circle.
Then you begin working in rounds along the edge of the ribbing. One stitch is worked into each end of the ribbing row.
The main stitch pattern is the clustered v-stitch. Each cluster is basically just a double crochet decrease. Then to make the v-stitch, work a cluster, chain two, and another cluster into the same stitch or chain.
The finished size is 18.5 inches in circumference by 10.5 inches long. I like my slouchies nice and long to give me room at the back when I put my hair in a bun. But you can always make yours shorter if you like by doing fewer repeats of pattern round 3.
As for the circumference, it too, is easy to customize in any multiple of four as you crochet the ribbing. To determine the circumference that you need, simply measure your head and then make your hat about 2 inches smaller than your head circumference. Here is a Crochet Hat Size Chart by Age to help take the guess work out if you’re making this for someone else.
If you’re making this hat for a baby or child, you may wish to reduce the width of the ribbing.
I used Loops and Threads Charisma yarn, which is a bulky weight yarn. It’s super soft to work with and oh so comfortable to wear! It works well with an 8 mm crochet hook, but if you crochet tight or if you just want something with even more drape, a 9 mm works too.
I love the bulky yarn for this stitch because it makes the stitches look nice and big!
You only need one skein of yarn to make this chunky hat in the size as given. If you plan on increasing the size, you’ll need a second skein as I had next to none left over.
Other Crochet Hat Patterns to Check Out
- Criss Cross Slouchy Beanie
- Alternating Chunky Slouch
- Chains and Ribs – Chunky Slouchy Beanie Crochet Pattern
- Split Shells and Ribs Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern
- Winter Drifts Slouchy Beanie
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Clustered V-Stitch Chunky Crochet Hat Pattern
- Yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma (Bulky Weight, #5; 100% Acrylic; 109 yds/3.5; 100m/100g) Color: Electric Blue, 1 ball
- Crochet Hook: 8.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 8 sts in the round = 3.75".
- Finished Size: 18.5" circumference by 10.5" long.
- Beg Cl = Beginning Cluster
- Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
- Cl = Cluster
- Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
- Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
- St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
- YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions
- Beg Cl: Ch 2, yo and insert hook into st/sp, yo and pull up a lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps] twice.
- Cl: [Yo and insert hook into st/sp, yo and pull up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps] twice, (3 lps on hook) yo and pull through all 3 lps.
- Row 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [7 sc]
- Rows 2-40: Ch 1, blsc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [7 sts] Continue with this row until you have reached a desired circumference making sure the final row count is a multiple of 4.
- Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free loops of starting chains.
Working in the Round (Body of Hat)
- Rnd 1: This round is worked along the ribbing edge. Ch 1, sc into end of first ribbing row, and into each ribbing row around; join with sl st in first sc. [40 sts]
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, bpsc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first bpsc.
- Rnd 3: (Beg cl, ch 2, cl) in same st as join, *skip next 3 sts, (cl, ch2, cl) in next st; rep from * around to last 3 sts, skip last 3 sts; join with sl st in first cl. [20 cl and 10 ch-2 sps]
- Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-2 sp, (beg cl, ch 2, cl) in same sp, (cl, ch 2, cl) in next ch-2 sp and into each ch-2 sp around; join with sl st in first cl. [20 cl and 10 ch-2 sps]
- Rnds 5-8: Rep Rnd 4.
- Rnd 9: Sl st into ch-2 sp, beg cl in same sp, cl in next ch-2 sp and into each ch-2 sp around; join with sl st in first cl. [10 cl]
- Rnd 10: Ch 1, [sc2tog over 2 cl] 5 times; join with sl st in sc2tog. Fasten Off leaving a 10" tail for closing the top. [5 sts]
- Weave tail end through last round and pull tight. Working on the wrong side, weave tail end in to secure. Attach an optional pom pom.