Windin’ Crochet Hat Set

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Courtney here with another crochet hat pattern! You get to choose which chunky crochet hat to make first, since there are two styles. Yes, two crochet hat patterns in one!

You may remember the Windin’ Vest from Fall 2022, and if you don’t know it, head over HERE to check out this size-inclusive free crochet garment pattern. It was a fun and quick crochet project made with the lovely WeCrochet Wool of the Andes, and since I had some left in the yarn stash, it only made sense to make a matching crochet accessory.

Crochet hats are a great way to express one’s style and personality while practicing new crochet stitches or techniques. I enjoy figuring out how to work crochet stitches in the round because I’m Team #NoSeaming. LOL The Windin’ Beanie was the first iteration of these chunky crochet hats, and then it was “necessary” to challenge my creativity to create a top down crochet hat with the post stitches on the crown.

I’ll admit that was the original idea for the Windin’ Bucket Hat was going to have a standard crown, but the look was just okay. After some a few rounds of stitching then frogging, I found a way to increase stitches for the crown and create the leaning post stitches. You’re welcome in advance for figuring out the maths (that so many crocheters do not like).

Obviously bucket hats, particularly crochet bucket hats are popular, and a beanie with a ribbing brim is a classic. With these chunky crochet hats, you can create hats for the entire family to be warm and stylish for your holiday family portraits, heading to the mall for gift shopping, or heading to celebrate and participate in winter festivities.

Ways to style a chunky crochet hat

Before we get to the squishy yarn, let’s get ready to explore different outfit ideas that will perfectly complement your chunky crochet hat!

Casual Chic

The chunky crochet hat is perfect for those casual days when you want to look effortlessly chic. Pair your beanie hat with a cozy oversized sweater and a pair of high-waisted jeans. Add a touch of sophistication with ankle boots or sneakers. The chunky texture of the hat will add an element of coziness to your outfit, making it ideal for running errands or grabbing coffee with friends.

For a more laid-back look, try pairing your bucket hat with a denim jacket, a graphic tee, and leggings. Accessorize with statement sneakers or chunky boots. This combination gives off a cool and relaxed vibe, perfect for weekend outings or exploring the city.

Bohemian Vibes

If you’re a fan of bohemian fashion, the chunky crochet hat can effortlessly elevate your look. Pair your beanie hat with a flowy maxi dress and layer it with a long cardigan or a suede fringe vest. Complete the ensemble with ankle boots or sandals, depending on the weather. The combination of the crochet hat’s texture with the whimsical nature of bohemian fashion will create a stunning and free-spirited look.

For a boho-chic twist on the bucket hat, opt for a floral maxi skirt and a loose-fitting blouse. Add some accessories like layered necklaces and bangles to enhance the bohemian flair. Finish off with strappy sandals or wedges for an effortlessly stylish outfit that’s perfect for music festivals or outdoor events.

Edgy and Bold

If you’re looking to make a statement with your chunky crochet hat, embrace an edgy and bold style. For the beanie hat, pair it with a leather jacket, ripped jeans, and a band tee for an effortlessly cool look. Add some combat boots or chunky heels to complete the edgy vibe. The contrast between the softness of the crochet hat and the toughness of the leather jacket will create an eye-catching ensemble.

For an edgy take on the bucket hat, opt for a faux fur coat, black skinny jeans, and ankle boots. This combination exudes confidence and adds a touch of glamour to your outfit. Don’t forget to accessorize with statement earrings or a choker to complete the edgy look.

Preppy Charm

For those who love preppy fashion, the chunky crochet hat can seamlessly blend into your wardrobe. Pair your beanie hat with a classic trench coat, a cable-knit sweater, and tailored trousers. Complete the look with loafers or ballet flats for a polished and sophisticated outfit that’s perfect for both work and play.

For a preppy twist on the bucket hat, pair it with a collared shirt, a pleated skirt, and knee-high socks. Add some loafers or oxfords to complete the preppy charm. This combination strikes the perfect balance between classic elegance and modern trends.

Cozy Winter

Last but not least, let’s embrace the cozy winter vibes with our chunky crochet hats. Pair your beanie hat with a puffer jacket, a chunky knit scarf, and knee-high boots. This ensemble will keep you warm and stylish during chilly winter days.

For the bucket hat, opt for a faux fur coat, a cozy sweater dress, and tights. Finish off with ankle boots or knee-high boots for an effortlessly chic winter look. The texture of the crochet hat will add an extra layer of coziness to your outfit while keeping you fashionable throughout the season.

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Yarn

Squishiness is the name of game in selecting yarn to make a chunky crochet hat. Whether you choose an acrylic, plant fiber or animal fiber, choose something soft but sturdy to show clear stitch definition.

For the beanie hat, I chose WeCrochet Wool of the Andes from my stash that was left over from making the Windin’ Vest during Fall 2022. This lovely bulky weight yarn is made from 100% Peruvian Highland Wool in a put up of 137 yards per 100 grams. Make note that this wool yarn is NOT superwash meaning that you have to gently hand wash and dry flat, or it will felt. If you think that a superwash wool that will not felt under agitation is better for you, WeCrochet does offer a superwash version. Wool of the Andes retails for $6.99, whereas the Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky retails for $10.99.

For the bucket hat, I grabbed a skein of Meridian Mill House I purchased during Southern Comfort Fiber Market this August. This was my first purchase with them, and I will be purchasing more, as I love the thick 2 ply twist of the wool yarn. Sadly, I forgot to get their sample card with all of the information, but it is a bulky weight #5 mostly wool that comes in 100 gram hanks. Come in close so I can tell you a little secret…???? Meridian Mill House yarns are SUPER affordable for wool, wool blends , cotton and acrylics that rival the most commonly known brands. Each chunky hank only cost $8.22.

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MATERIALS

GAUGE

Beanie: 9 pattern stitches x 6 rows = 4”x 4”

Bucket Hat: 3 rnds in pattern = 4” / 10 cm

You may find the Modified Raised Diagonal tutorial helpful.

FINISHED SIZES

BeanieBucket Hat
Head CircumferenceLengthCrownLength
Child20” [50 cm]7” [17.8 cm]5.75” [14.6 cm]6.5” [16.5 cm]
Teen21.5” [55 cm]7” [17.8 cm]7” [17.8 cm]8” [20.3 cm]
Adult22.5” [57 cm]9” [22.9 cm]7” [17.8 cm]8” [20.3 cm]
Adult Large24” [61 cm]9” [22.9 cm]7.75” [19.7 cm]8.75” [22.2 cm]

PATTERN KEY

BLO: back loop only

Bpdc: back post double crochet

Ch: chain

CSDC: chainless starting double crochet

Dc: double crochet

Fpetr: front post extended treble crochet

Fpdc: front post double crochet

Fptr: front post treble crochet

FLO: front loop

FO: fasten off

Fsc: foundation single crochet

Hdc: half double crochet

Prev: previous

Rem: remain(s) 

Rep: repeat

RS: right side

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

Sk: skip

Sp: space

St(s): stitch(es)

WS: wrong side

YO: yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

CSDC: pull up a loop to height of row, holding loop in place and wrap yarn around hook (yarn over), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice

Fpetr: YO 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around indicated st, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 1 loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times (2 loops on hook), working in st behind the post (that would be skipped), YO, insert hook in st, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 3 loops (hdc made; 2 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops

Fptr: YO 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around indicated st, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times (2 loops on hook), working in st behind the post (that would be skipped), YO, insert hook in st, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 3 loops (hdc made; 2 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops

Join fsc in round: insert hook through ch of prev st, YO and pull up a loop, insert hook through ch of first st, YO and through first st and first loop on hook (2 loops on hook), YO and pull through 2 loops, sl st to join to first st

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Intermediate

NOTES

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Read entire pattern before beginning.
  • The Winding Beanie is worked in 3 sections: Brim, Side, Finishing.
  • The Winding Bucket Hat is worked in 3 sections: Crown, Side, Brim.
  • CSDC counts as a stitch throughout the pattern. It can be replaced by ch 3. 
  • The fpetr and fptr will lean to the left for right hand crocheters, and lean to the right for left hand crocheters.

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INSTRUCTIONS

The Windin' Beanie is a chunky crochet hat with leaning post stitches that draws the eyes around. With a wide ribbed brim, it can be worn flat or rolled.Available in 4 sizes.

Beanie: Child (Teen, Adult, Adult Large)

Side

Rnd 1: Leaving a long tail for finishing, 39 (43, 47, 51), follow join in fsc (this adds 1 fsc), sl st to join. 40 (44, 48, 52) sc

Rnd 2: CSDC in first st, dc in each st around, sl st to join. 40 (44, 48, 52) dc

Rnd 3: CSDC in first st, dc in next st, fpetr around first st 2 rnds below, *dc in next 3 sts, sk 3 sts 2 rnds below, fpetr around next st 2 rnds below, rep from * around until 1 st rem, dc in last st, sl st to join. 10 (11, 12, 13) fpetr, 30 (33, 36, 39) dc

Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *fpetr around post 2 rnds below, dc in next 3 sts, rep from * around, sl st to join. 

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 2

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 2

Rnd 9: CSDC in first st, dc in next 2 sts, fpetr around post 2 rnds below, *dc in next 3 sts, fpetr around post 2 rnds below, rep from * around, sl st to join. 

Stop here for Child and Teen, continue to Brim

Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 2

Rnd 11: CSDC in first st, fpetr around post 2 rnds below, *dc in next 3 sts, fpetr around post 2 rnds below, rep from * around until 2 sts rem, dc in last 2 sts, sl st to join.  

Stop here for Adult and Adult Large, continue to Brim

Brim

Rnd 1: CSDC in first st, dc in each st around, sl st to join.

Rnds 2-5: Ch 1 loosely, fpdc around first st, bpdc around next st, *fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st, rep from * around, sl st to join, turn.  FO after last rnd.

Finishing

  1. Weave through each stitch of the first row, and then attach the first and last st, weave through a second time, yank to tighten and close the top.
  2. Weave in the end.
Stay on trend while being warm with the Windin' Bucket Hat. This chunky crochet hat works up quickly with #5 weight yarn and size 8mm crochet hook. Available in 4 sizes.

Bucket Hat: Child (Teen, Adult, Adult Large)

Crown

Rnd 1: Magic circle, 12 sc in center, tighten, sl st to join. 12 sc

Rnd 2: CSDC and dc in first st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join.  24 dc

Rnd 3: CSDC in first st, fpetr around last  sc 2 rnds below, *dc in next 3 sts, sk 1 st 2 rnds below, fpetr around next st 2 rnds below, rep from * around, sl st to join. 18 dc, 6 fpetr

Rnd 4: CSDC and dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st, rep from * around, sl st to join. 36 dc

Stop here for Child Size, continue to Side

Rnd 5:  Ch 1, *fptr around 2nd dc between prev posts 2 rnds below, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, fpetr around next post 2 rnds below, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, sl st to join. 36 dc, 6 fptr, 6 fpetr

Stop here for Teen and Adult size, continue to Side

Adult Large Only

Rnd 6:  Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to join. 48 sc

Continue to Side

Side

Child only

Rnd 1: Working in BLO, Ch 1, *fptr around 2nd dc between prev posts 2 rnds below, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, fpetr around next post 2 rnds below, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, sl st to join. 36 dc, 6 fptr, 6 fpetr

Rnd 2: Working in both loops, CSDC in first st, dc in each st, sl st to join. 48 dc

Rnd 3: CSDC in first st, dc in next st, fpetr around closest post 2 rnds below, *dc in next 3 sts, fpetr around closest post 2 rnds below, rep from * around until 1 st rem, dc in last st, sl st to join. 36 dc, 12 fpetr

Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2

Continue to Brim

Teen and Adult only

Rnd 1: Working in BLO, CSDC in first st, dc in each st, sl st to join. 48 dc

Rnd 2: CSDC in first st, dc in next st, fpetr around closest post 2 rnds below, *dc in next 3 sts, fpetr around closest post 2 rnds below, rep from * around until 1 st rem, dc in last st, sl st to join. 36 dc, 12 fpetr

Rnd 3: CSDC in first st, dc in each st around.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *fpetr around post 2 rnds below, dc in next 3 sts, rep from * around, sl st to join.

Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3

Adult Large Only

Rnd 1: Working in BLO, CSDC in first st, dc in next st, fpetr around closest post 2 rnds below, *dc in next 3 sts, fpetr around closest post 2 rnds below, rep from * around until 1 st rem, dc in last st, sl st to join. 36 dc, 12 fpetr

Rnd 2: CSDC in first st, dc in each st around.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *fpetr around post 2 rnds below, dc in next 3 sts, rep from * around, sl st to join.

Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2

Rnd 5: CSDC in first st, dc in next st, fpetr around closest post 2 rnds below, *dc in next 3 sts, fpetr around closest post 2 rnds below, rep from * around until 1 st rem, dc in last st, sl st to join. 36 dc, 12 fpetr

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 2

Brim

Child size only 

Rnd 1: Working in FLO, ch 1, *fpetr around closest post 2 rnds below, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, sl st to join. 48 dc, 12 fpetr

Rnd 2: CSDC in first st, dc in each st, sl st to join. 60 dc

Rnd 3: CSDC in first st, dc in next st, fpetr around post 2 rnds below, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, fpetr around post 2 rnds below, rep from * until 2 sts rem, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, sl st to join, FO. 60 dc, 12 fpetr

Teen, Adult and Adult Large Only

Rnd 1: Working in FLO, CSDC and dc in first st, dc in next st, *fptr around post 2 rnds below, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, rep from * around until 1 st rem, dc in last st, sl st to join. 48 dc, 12 fptr

Rnd 2: CSDC and dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, rep from * around, sl st to join. 72 dc

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *fpetr around post 2 rnds below, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from * around, sl st to join, FO. 72 dc, 12 fptr

Finishing

Weave in end.

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Can you believe it’s already December?? Besides hot cocoa, predictable holiday movies and festive lights and glowing reindeer, this time of year is so exciting because of the 24 Days of Quickies with Marly Bird & Friends! This is such an amazing event each year that features crochet and knit patterns for accessories and home decor. It’s a great way to round out your handmade gift list or plan for an upcoming market.

I’m excited to be one of the three featured patterns for Monday, December 4, 2023! Follow the steps below to get your copy of the Windin’ Hat Set, and then head back to Marly’s post (click ⬅️ or the image above) to get the other patterns for the day and check out the Holiday Armadillo.

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There you have it! A wide range of outfit ideas to rock with your chunky crochet hats – from casual chic to bohemian vibes, edgy and bold to preppy charm, and cozy winter looks. Remember, fashion is all about expressing yourself and having fun with different styles. So don’t be afraid to experiment and make your chunky crochet hat the star of your outfits. Whether you choose the beanie hat or the bucket hat with leaning post stitches, you’re sure to turn heads with these trendy accessories. Stay warm and stylish all year round!

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