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12 Super-Quick Chunky Hats to Knit This Weekend

There's something just so cozy about chunky knit hats. No matter what fiber or blend the yarn is made of, something about those chunky strands make us want to bundle up and fight off the chill.

These chunky knit hat patterns will, indeed, help you fight off cold, windy weather. There are basic chunky knit hats that show off the yarn with a simple stockinette stitch, and then there are more challenging hats that feature cables or other textured stitches.

Chunky Knit Hats

Show off your fave chunky yarn with a cozy hat pattern.

One of the many advantages of knitting a chunky knit hat pattern is that it works up super fast. Choose one of these hats to knit, and we bet you can finish it in just a few hours!

Candyfloss Hat Knitting Pattern

Photo via Craftsy member Invenzioni Di Filo

1. Candyfloss Hat

Show off your fave super bulky yarn with this honeycomb-textured stitch. Stick with lighter colors if you really want to spotlight the texture. We love how the designer paired a complementary-colored pom pom with these samples, but you can also make a pom pom that matches the color of the hat.

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Chunky Cloche Hat Knitting Pattern

Photo via Craftsy member Pixiebell

2. Chunky Cloche Hat

We're really digging this chunky twist on a classic hat. There are two brim options for this hat: a garter stitch brim like the one pictured here and a seed stitch brim. Add either buttons or a brooch to your brim for a little something special.

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Sweet Hat Knitting Pattern

Photo via Craftsy member Amanda Lilley Designs

3. Sweet Hat

Yay for texture! This hat features pretty braided cables that criss-cross back and forth to show off your chunky yarn. To show off that yarn even more, add a bold pom pom to the top.

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Chunky Nautical Hat Knitting Pattern

Photo via Craftsy member Loop'n Threads

4. Chunky Nautical Hat

Chunky yarns don't always need to make a bold statement. If you're looking for a style that's a bit more unisex, try a basic pattern like this one that uses stockinette stitch.

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Pixie Dust Earflap Hat Knitting Pattern

Photo via Craftsy member Knit Collage

5. Pixie Dust Earflap Hat

There are tons of unique bulky yarns out there, like the handspun Knit Collage Pixie Dust yarn used here. If you're hanging onto a skein of one-of-a-kind yarn, a chunky hat pattern like this one might be the perfect way to use it. 

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Super Chunky Seed Brim Hat Knitting Pattern

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6. Super Chunky Seed Brim Hat

Here's your chance to show off a really beautifully dyed yarn. The basic stitches in this hat step back and let the yarn shine. Plus, the pattern is versatile enough for anyone on your knitting list, from your dad to your niece and everyone in between.

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Chunky Knit Hat Pattern

Photo via Craftsy member Natalya's Studio

7. Chunky Knit Hat

Here's another basic pattern that's great for showing off awesome chunky yarn. It's also a fantastic choice for beginners who are knitting their first hat, thanks to a ribbed brim and simple garter stitch crown.

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Chunky Dean Street Knit Hat

Photo via Craftsy member ninaknits's Pattern Store

8. Chunky Dean Street Hat

It's no secret that chunky yarns and cables go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. The instructions include three different sizes, as well as two brim options. There are also extra photos to help knitters who aren't familiar with cables.

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Chunky Cable Beret Knitting Pattern

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9. Chunky Cable Beret

Go for a wider cable to get texture like you can see in this chunky hat. Even with the cables, this hat works up quickly and is great for last-minute hand knit gifts.

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Claudia's Bulky Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern

Photo via Craftsy member Laws of Knitting's Pattern Store

10. Claudia's Bulky Slouchy Hat

The color options are endless thanks to this hat that holds two strands of bulky yarn together throughout the entire hat. You could use the same yarn color, but you could also try using different colors that create a variegated look.

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Bulky Braided Knit Hat Pattern

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11. Bulky Braided Knit Hat

Alternating colors really show off the cables in this bulky hat. The designer created the pattern to cheer for the St. Louis Cardinals, but you could use your team's colors or just two of your favorite colors.

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Quick and Easy Bobble Hat Knitting Pattern

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12. Quick and Easy Bobble Hat

This is as basic as a hat can get, so if you're new to knitting hats, this is a great starting project. It's also ideal for quick gifts. Three different sizes are included with the instructions, and the pattern is free. What more could you want?

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3 Comments

Pamela

thanks for the patterns, will be knitting them soon but at the moment it is far too hot to even consider knitting – will be doing some hand quilting instead – English Paper Piecing!

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B. B

Would Love some of these hat patterns but unsure how to download.

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Deborah Stewart

You have to click on the “Get the Pattern” or “Get the FREE Pattern” icon underneath the picture. At the next page add it to your cart, then proceed to checkout. If it’s a free pattern, there will be a “Download Now” icon towards the left hand side of the screen. Just click on it and there ya go. If you’re buying the pattern, you’ll have to pay for it before you can download it. If you’re buying more than one pattern, you might want to add all of them to your cart before proceeding to checkout and paying for them. Hope this helps!

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