Once the really cold weather hits, it’s always nice to have a thick, bulky weight beanie to throw on! That’s exactly what you’ll find with this crochet pattern for the Winter Chill Beanie.
This hat is very quick to work up! It is made using a super bulky weight yarn and only nine rounds. Once you have a handle on the pattern, it will work up in one to two hours.
Sugar Bush Chill:
The yarn that I used for my project is called Sugar Bush Chill by Sugar Bush Yarns (you can learn more/purchase it here on Yarnspirations: Sugar Bush Chill on Yarnspirations.com). This is a super bulky weight roving yarn which means that the yarn is not spun tightly. The result is a yarn that is soft and plush. It’s is a 100% super fine merino wool, great for those who love to work with and wear those natural fibres. You may substitute this yarn for one of your choice, just make sure that it has the #6 or Super bulky weight symbol on the label.
I do love working with the Sugar Bush Yarns! Some of the other patterns I worked with some of their lighter weights include the Easy Children’s Crochet Hat Free Pattern and the Easy Winter Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern. The Rustic River Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern and the Into the Bush Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern are both crochet hat pattern designs that feature some great texture and more complicated stitches.
This hat is worked from the bottom up. I love working my hats this way! I find that it gives them a nice shape and stability. The brim of the hat is worked in rows and is a ribbed pattern using slip stitches. For those who are not a fan of the slip stitch brim, you may use a single crochet or half double crochet stitch (also worked in the back loop only).
You will notice that this pattern calls for two different size hooks. For the brim you will use an 8 mm crochet hook. I found when working with the bulky weight yarn, this made the stitches a little more snug and allowed them to hold their shape better. When it comes time to work the body of the hat you will switch to a 10 mm crochet hook.
In my video tutorial, you will see me using a wooden Furls Streamline crochet hook in Ebony. If you are interested in learn more about these hooks, you can do so here: Furls Crochet Homepage.
The hat body is only nine rounds, as mentioned and is primarily made up of shell stitches.
The pattern will be written out in full below, however if you would like to add this pattern to your library or purchase a convenient ad free PDF copy, you may do so from my Etsy or Ravelry shop linked below:
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Winter Chill Beanie:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 3 sts (shell, sc, shell) x 5 rows of pattern = 4 inches.
Finished Size: Approximately 10 x 9 inches laid flat, 20-21 inch circumference.
Yarn: Chill by Sugar Bush Yarns (100% extra fine merino wool; 3.5 oz/100g; 52 yds/48 m); 1.5 Skeins; Colour: Alabaster. Weight: #6/Super Bulky.
Hook: Size L/11 (8 mm) for Brim and P/15 (10 mm) for hat body. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Beg Cl – Beginning cluster stitch (ch 2, [yo insert the hook into the same stitch, draw up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on hook)
Ch – Chain
Cl – Cluster Stitch ([yo insert the hook into the same stitch, draw up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops] three times, yarn over and pull through all remaining loops on hook)
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Shell – 5 double crochet stitches worked in the same stitch
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Hat Brim is worked in rows.
- Hat Body is worked in rounds.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
- Ch 3 at beginning of round counts as a dc.
- Weave in ends as needed.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Brim (Worked in Rows):
Using the 8 mm crochet hook:
Row 1: Sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (3 sl sts)
Row 2: Working in the blo, sl st in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (3 sl sts)
Continue to repeat row 2 until work from the beginning measures approximately 19 inches.
Do not fasten off, but fold brim of hat so that two shorter ends meet. Now working through both thicknesses, sl st across working through the blo on each side. Do not fasten off, turn work right side out (so that the right side is facing you).
Now working around the edge of the brim, continue working in rounds as follows:
Rnd 1: Ch 1, evenly work 42 hdc all the way around. Join with a sl st in the first st, do not turn. (42 sts)
Hat Body (Worked in Rounds):
Using the 10 mm crochet hook:
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, sk the next 2 Sts, * shell in the next st, sk the next 2 Sts, sc in the next st, sk the next 2 sts; rpt from * around to the last 2 Sts, sk the last to Sts and join with a sl st in the first st, do not turn. (7 shell stitches)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, sk the next 2 Sts, * sc in the next st, sk the next 2 sts, shell in the next sc, sk the next 2 Sts; rpt from * around to the last 2 Sts, work 2 dc in the same st the first 3 dc, join with a sl st in the top of the ch 3, do not turn.
Rnds 4-6: Repeat rnds 2-3 once more, then repeat rnd 2.
Rnd 7: Beg CL, sk the next 2 Sts, * sc in the next st, sk the next 2 sts, CL in the next st, sk the next 2 sts; Rpt from * around, join with a sl st in the top of the first beg cl, do not turn.
Rnd 8: Beg CL, sk the next sc, * CL in the top of the next CL, sk the next sc; rpt from * around and join with a sl st in the top of the first beg CL.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st in the top of the first st.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using the long tail, sew the top of the hat closed.