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Ski Lodge Chunky Crochet Pom Hat Pattern

Hi friends! This chunky crocheted hat makes a great last minute gift or is perfect when you just want a quick project.  I love how warm and chunky it is and the pom on top makes it super fun to wear! It’s made with simple stitches and is crocheted in the round.  If you’ve made a few crochet projects, you will be able to tackle this hat with no problem. I’m a really loose crocheter you guys, so go up a hook size if you tend to crochet tightly.

Easy Chunky Crochet Hat Pattern

I recently thought that it might be a good idea to use up some of my yarn stash instead of buying new again.  (We all know this idea won’t last long!)  I happen to have quite a bit of super bulky yarn because it really is my favorite to work with these days. So here we have a chunky hat made with the same stitch that I used to make the easy “Favorite Slouch Hat” pattern (one of my most popular patterns so far!).

Easy Chunky Pom Crochet Hat Pattern

Like I said, this hat’s so simple and works up FAST. You can make it in one night and with one skein of Wool Ease Thick & Quick. I used up a cream color yarn for the hat and some left over grey yarn for the pom. You will have enough with one skein of yarn to make the hat and the pom. Cool, no?
So you need to know how to chain, single crochet, and decrease in order to make this chunky hat.  You might want to practice on a swatch if you’ve never done this “seed stitch” pattern before. I also suggest watching a little tutorial because while it’s really easy, sometimes you just need to see how it’s done. Here is a good video that shows you this stitch from Fiber Flux Tutorial- Click HERE.
This pattern is worked in the round. It is worked in continuous rounds, so you do not have to join each round. You also do not need to count rounds.
It is worked from the bottom, up.
You will be making a single crochet, then a chain.  The single crochet stitches will be worked into the chain stitches.

If this is a hat for you, give it a try on your head after a few rows. Because it isn’t the STRETCHIEST of hats, and you could crochet tighter or looser than myself, you may want to make sure it’s a good fit before you finish the entire thing.

You will need:
US Size K Crochet Hook
One skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick or comparable yarn ( I used Fisherman and Grey Marble for the pom)
Tapestry Needle

Chain 46, Slip stitch to join ( You will begin to work in the round), Chain 1
Round 1 Sc around
Round 2 Sc in first sc, *chain 1, sk stitch, sc in next stitch* Repeat from * to * around. Continue until hat is approximately 6.5″ inches tall.
Once hat reaches 6.5″ tall:
Make one round of single crochet around
Next round – *sc, sc, decrease* Repeat from * to * around – In other words *2sc, sc 2 together* around
Next 2 rounds – Decrease all the way around.  ( sc 2 together around )
Thread your tapestry needle and stitch the hole closed at the top of the hat. (You may not even need to use your needle. I was able to weave the yarn in and out of the stitches with my fingers)


Easy Chunky Crochet Hat Woven Look

To Make the Pom:
You can see how to make a simple pom pom with my little picture tutorial link HERE.  However, to make a large pom like the grey one for this hat, I didn’t use my hand like I did in the tutorial. I used a Glad Food Saver container, you know, like the Tupperware containers that you put left overs in.  It is probably 6 inches wide and two inches high. I wrapped the yarn around it several times, just as I wrap it around my hand normally.  This makes a larger pom.  So look in your cabinets and see if you have any little containers (larger than your hand) that you can wrap the yarn around!
Easy Chunky Crochet Hat Pattern
Here’s how it looks as you are making it. It is a tube which is worked from the bottom – up in the round.
Easy Hat Top Closure
Decreasing near the top which is closing up the hole. Then you will sew the hole closed with the yarn and tie off.


That’s all there is to it.  It’s a fun little project to finish in one evening, and if you like the chunky look – well this is it. 🙂
If you like to use super bulky yarn, you should check out my other patterns!

Oh! Another time saver is to buy one of the poms you can find in the stores now days.  Those are super cute too!

 I hope this post finds you well, dear friends.

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  1. Dear Jessica,
    Your patterns are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing them. Last weekend I made your”favorite slouch hat” and this weekend I’m onto your “chunky ski lodge hat”. One clarification please, on the decrease round is it two single crochets and then the single crochet decrease? Thank you, Susie

    1. Hi Susie! Thanks so much for your kind words – I’m so glad you are enjoying the patterns! I’m glad that you asked to clarify the pattern because I will go edit it a bit to make it easier to understand. Sometimes I blog too late at night I think! So you make two single crochet stitches, then one decrease by single crocheting two together. Does that make sense?

    1. Oh good! Thank you so much for letting me know. Feel free to post a pic on my Facebook page if you’d like. 🙂

  2. Nicely done UTube instructional video. Im gonna try switching from a granny square stich into this, mid hat.

  3. I can’t wait to try this pattern! I do have a question. Upon closer look of the photos, the main portion of the hat (tube), it appears that the single crochet stitches are in the chain one spaces and not in the stitch below. Could you clarify?

    1. So glad you like it Ann! The single crochet stitches are indeed in the chain one space below. I hope that helps!

  4. Hi Jessica- Just came across your pattern and it should work out great for the bulky yarns I have left-over from Christmas gifts. Did you per chance measure the head circumference your stitch-count fits?
    Many thanks for sharing and love your site.
    Happy New Year!

    1. I didn’t measure, but it would be a great idea to do so! This way, you know exactly how long to make the chain in order to get the right fit. Happy new year to you too! Sorry for the delay in responding. I was out in Arizona for New Years!

  5. Jessica, it’s me again. You haven’t numbered your rows you just say next row and it is confusing. Do we sc a row when we get to 6.5in. is that what you mean when you have the word decrease and then the row to sc all the way around?

    1. Hi Faye-

      So once you reach 6.5 inches, you then do one round of single crochet, as it states. After that one round of sc, you see where I say decrease – this is the round that you will now have decreases. Follow the pattern given for your decrease rounds. Hopefully that helps!

  6. It’s me again. It is obvious that I am a true beginner but now I find that when I do the slip to join in the beginning and start my sc, the work is twisted. I have pulled it out so many times my yarn went from beige to brown. Is there a secret in getting it straight? Sorry to be such a bother but I really like the hat for my daughter.

    1. You might want to see if you can find a video on YouTube on crocheting into a chain without twisting. Try to make sure you are crocheting into the same spot along the chain (like only on the side with the bump – or through the top – stay consistent). Make sure when you join that your chain isn’t twisted. Gosh, those are the only tips that I can think of right now. Hope you can get it to work!

  7. Hi, I have a question regarding the repetition from round 2 through 6.5″. Are you repeating Round 2 in its entirety, or are you starting Round 3 etal with only the * TO * AROUND. CONTINUE UNTIL HAT IS APPROXIMATELY 6.5″ INCHES TALL ?

  8. First time on your website and really like this hat. I have all the supplies except one thing…I don’t know how to crochet. Anyone good with translating crochet instructions into knit? tankuuu 🙂

  9. I came across your pattern while searching for a hat pattern to use up the balance of a skein of yarn. What a great pattern! I am making the pompom out of faux rabbit fur (which is all the rage right now!) Thanks for such clear instructions and a great pattern!

  10. I didn’t understand what I have to do to get the pattern for the other hat shown. The ski lodge hat.

  11. I love this pattern! It’s so simple and beautiful! Thank you! I found this a week ago and I’ve made 3 in different colors. It’s one of my favorite hat patterns to make.

  12. Could you turn this into a messy bun hat or do you have any free patterns to make one using chunky yarn?? My daughter wanted one for Christmas and although there are lots of patterns out there they’re not all made from chunky yarn.

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