Chunky Plaid Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Well I did it again, I made another plaid pattern. Introducing the Chunky Plaid Beanie. Honestly I knew I wanted to make matching beanies for my husband and myself. I wanted a his and her plaid beanie set. 

This Chunky Plaid Beanie is designed to match the Chunky Plaid Bun Beanie I released two days before this one. I really hope you like the set. My husband and I just love these beanies.

I chose to use the Red Heart Super Saver Chunky for this beanie because I really wanted to use a light gray with the plaid. Other options for a chunky yarn would be Red Heart With Love Chunky and Red Heart Soft Essentials.

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Choosing your Colors

In order to make the beanie appear plaid you need to pick the right colors. The original plaid design is created when you weave with two different color using vertical and horizontal stripes.

The result is that you appear to have three colors, the first two you started with and the third where the two different colors cross each other. Well that is in weaving, in crochet we need to use three colors, two colors and a third color that is the perfect blend of the other two.

This is really simpler then it sounds. Just pick two shades of one color and add either black or white to those colors. You can also pick three shades of one color, but I find it is really hard to find a yarn with three perfect variations of one color. 

So here is some examples for a plaid color combination.

Medium Blue + Light Blue + White = Plaid

Bright Red + Dark Red + Black = Plaid

I used the blue example in my Plaid Ear Warmer pattern.

Learn to crochet this easy plaid ear warmer or headband. This crochet project works up fast and makes a great gift. We used them for family photos. Full photo tutorial showing how to make them. It is just one free crochet pattern to make all three styles. #crochet #crochetheadband #crochetearwarmer

Other options is to pick two colors then find a third color that is a blend of those two colors.

For example:

Red + Orange + Yellow = Plaid 

I used this color combination in the skirt of my Simply Fall Baby Dress.

Experiment with different color combinations for you Chunky Plaid Beanie!

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Chunky Plaid Beanie Materials

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Colors for the Plaid

Red Heart Super Saver Chunky, Cherry Red

Red Heart Super Saver Chunky, Claret

Red Heart Super Saver Chunky, Black

Accent Color

Red Heart Super Saver Chunky, Light Gray,

Crochet Hook, Size L/8.0mm

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Faux Fur Fluffy Pompom (Optional)

 

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Crochet

BLO – Back Loop Only

Slst – Slst

R – Row or Round

T – Turn

Gauge

5 Single Crochet = 2 inches

4 rows = 2 inches

Sizes and Measurements

The Chunky Plaid Beanie is a quick and easy crochet pattern that uses simples stitches and color changes to create a beautiful plaid pattern. This is a great pattern for beginners that are looking at challenging themselves with a plaid pattern. Free crochet pattern. #freecrochetpattern #crochethat #crochetbeanie

Chunky Plaid Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

Brim 

Large Adult Size (Adult, Pre-teen and Child Size adjustments provided in the notes.)

Using your accent color. (Light Gray for my example)

R1: Ch 8, Sc in the second Ch in the hook and every Ch across. (7 sc)

R2-56: Ch1, T, work on Sc in the Back Loops only of each stitch across. (7 sc)

Fasten off, leaving a 8 inch tail. Use this tail to sew Row 1 to Row 56. Be careful not to twist the brim.

Size Adjustments:

Adult size you will only work 48 rows for the brim.

Pre-teen size you will only work 44 rows for the brim.

Child size you will only work 40 rows for the brim.

Beanie Body

Notes: 

  • I will refer to the 3 plaid colors as light, medium, and dark. 
  • You will be working all in one direction without turning for the Body of the hat.
  • After Row 1, all stitches will be worked in the back loop only.

Foundation Row: Slst your accent color to the brim of the hat, Ch1, Working into the side of the Brim stitches, Sc into the side of each stitch around, slst to the first Sc. (56 Sc)

Plaid Section:

R1: Change to your light color, Ch1, Working in the Back Loops Only (Using  your Light color, work one Sc into the  next 2 stitches, Using your Medium color, work one Sc into the  next 2 stitches) repeat from (to) around, Slst to first Sc. (56 Sc)

R2: Continuing in the same direction, Ch1, Working in the Back Loops Only (Using  your Light color, work one Sc into the the next 2 stitches, Using your Medium color, work one Sc into the next 2 stitches) repeat from (to) around, Slst to first Sc. (56 Sc)

How to crochet a chunky plaid bun beanie.R3-4: Continuing in the same direction, Ch1, Working in the Back Loops Only (Using  your Medium color, work one Sc into the the next 2 stitches, Using your Dark color, work one Sc into the next 2 stitches) repeat from (to) around, Slst to first Sc. (56 Sc)

R5-6: Continuing in the same direction, Ch1, Working in the Back Loops Only (Using  your Light color, work one Sc into the the next 2 stitches, Using your Medium color, work one Sc into the next 2 stitches) repeat from (to) around, Slst to first Sc. (56 Sc)

R7-8: Continuing in the same direction, Ch1, Working in the Back Loops Only (Using  your Medium color, work one Sc into the the next 2 stitches, Using your Dark color, work one Sc into the next 2 stitches) repeat from (to) around, Slst to first Sc. (56 Sc)

R9-10: Continuing in the same direction, Ch1, Working in the Back Loops Only (Using  your Light color, work one Sc into the the next 2 stitches, Using your Medium color, work one Sc into the next 2 stitches) repeat from (to) around, Slst to first Sc. (56 Sc)

R11-12: Continuing in the same direction, Ch1, Working in the Back Loops Only (Using  your Medium color, work one Sc into the the next 2 stitches, Using your Dark color, work one Sc into the next 2 stitches) repeat from (to) around, Slst to first Sc. (56 Sc)

R13-14: Continuing in the same direction, Ch1, Working in the Back Loops Only (Using  your Light color, work one Sc into the the next 2 stitches, Using your Medium color, work one Sc into the next 2 stitches) repeat from (to) around, Slst to first Sc. (56 Sc)

R15-16: Continuing in the same direction, Ch1, Working in the Back Loops Only (Using  your Medium color, work one Sc into the the next 2 stitches, Using your Dark color, work one Sc into the next 2 stitches) repeat from (to) around, Slst to first Sc. (56 Sc)

Fasten off, leaving one 15 inch tail and weave in all your ends except that one long tail.

Size Adjustments:

Adult size, work all 16 rows plus foundation row.

Pre-teen size, work Row 1-14 plus foundation row.

Child size, work Rows 1-12 plus foundation row.

Closing the Top

Turn your hat so that it is inside out.

Using the long tail and a yarn needle sew a star into the opening of the hat.

Look at the diagram below for clarification.

The Black circle is the top of your hat. You want to sew through the hat at the points of the star. 

Then pull the tail tight. 

You will end up with a Star shape with five points. 

Run your tail end through all those points like the diagram shown below.

Pull the yarn tight and fasten it off. This method will leave you will a star shape gather on the top of your beanie. You can see this in the photo below. I think this looks good with or without a Pom pom.

The Chunky Plaid Beanie is a quick and easy crochet pattern that uses simples stitches and color changes to create a beautiful plaid pattern. This is a great pattern for beginners that are looking at challenging themselves with a plaid pattern. Free crochet pattern. #freecrochetpattern #crochethat #crochetbeanie

Add a pom pom if you desire and your Chunky Plaid Beanie is done!

I really hope you enjoy your new chunky plaid beanie.  Let me know in the comments below what you thought of the pattern. Are you going to make a Chunky Plaid Beanie for someone you love? I would really like to see your finished beanie, take a picture and share it with me on any social media! Just tag me @windingroadcrochet, #windingroadcrochet, or #ourcrochetjourney. Join my Facebook Group and share your creation with the community at Our Crochet Journey Facebook Group!

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5 Comments

  1. Janice

    December 17, 2018 at 4:10 am

    You did a great job. Love them. I am going to make them for my husband and I. Ty
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. merri karr

    December 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    are you caring the yarn as you go

    1. Lindsey

      December 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      I am carrying the two colors I am working with, but the third color I am not carrying though out the project. Carrying the yarn throughout the project reduces its stretchiness.

  3. L Tooley

    January 5, 2019 at 4:29 am

    I made three of these in the last few days, using the grey band and red, dk red, and black. I did add a highlight stripe of yellow to make them “team” hats – KC Chiefs. Fun look and unique, too!

    It does take some fiddling and even ripping out rows because of the “stretch” factor. The worst were the two I made using a grey Lion Brand Homespun (?) as it’s thick and really fuzzy so it set the stage for a much looser stitch with the Red Heart yarn. If I ever do these again, I might make the plaid part separate and then sew to a fuzzy brim!

    1. Lindsey

      January 5, 2019 at 4:38 am

      That would be beautiful. I did have issues with the stretch as well. I ended up make the brim larger to help with the stretch factor.

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