Capeside Chunky Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

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I love quick chunky beanies. They are great gifts and always do very well at markets too. This is one of those zone out and zen out to the pattern kind of hats. It works up fast and the coloring of Lion Brand Wool Ease Tonal does the heavy lifting on the color. The stitch combination is great because it gives the yarn depth for the tonal coloring to play off of. And it is a great shape whether you are in the mood for a pom pom or want a traditional beanie.


Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Tonal - 1 Ball or any category #5 yarn
Crochet Hook Size L-8 / 7mm
Stitch marker (not necessary but makes life easier)
Large needle to weave ends

Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
fsc – foundation single crochet
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
ch – chain loop
sl st – slip stitch
sc2tog - sc 2 together

Pattern Notes:
Pattern has joined Rounds.
You will sl st together at the end of each round but DO NOT change direction

Gauge:  4 inch sq = 7 pattern stitches x 14 rows

Hat Size: 
Completed hat measures: 19” band circumference / Height 10” 
Fits Average Adult Size Head 21” – 23’


Row 1: fsc x7, Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (acts as first sc), 6 sc in back loop only across
Rows 3 – 58: Repeat row 2 for average adult size head of 19” (or desired width)

Then, when band is at desired width:
Sl st to top of initial fsc from first row; 7 sl across to attach the whole band to become a circle

DO NOT CUT YARN  // Turn to now work the body

Pattern has joined Rounds.
You will sl st together at the end of each round but DO NOT change direction

Round 1:
ch 1, sc all way around band for total 60 sc, then sl st to ch 1 
(If you adjust for larger band, this will increase – must be multiple of 2 for pattern) 

Round 2: ch 1 (counts as sc), dc in next sc, *sc in next sc, dc in next sc *, repeat  * to * all the way around join with sl st to beg ch 1

Round 3: ch 2 (acts as dc), *sc into dc, dc into sc*; repeat  * to * all the way around ending in sc, then sl st to top of ch 2 to complete round

Rounds 4 – 17: Repeat Rounds 2 & 3 alternating.

Round 18: ch 1, sc, then [sc2tog] all way around and sl st to top of ch 1 for total of 30 stitches
***this row should be stitched loosely***

Round 19: ch 1, sc loosely all way around, sl st to top of Ch 1 to complete row for total 30 sc incl. ch 1

Fasten off and cut yarn leaving approx. 10” tail.
Turn hat inside out - Then, using your tapestry needle, weave the lengthy tail across the top of the hat across, then diagonally, creating a star shape.
Then pull tight like a drawstring
Turn hat right side out
Using tail, seam up the hat peak
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Close the hat using my Star Method shown here