Chunky Plaid Bun Beanie

The Chunky Plaid Bun Beanie has all the beauty of plaid worked up in a lot less rows due to the thick and chunky yarn. This Bun Beanie is a new favorite of mine and I am sure you will love it too!

Plaid is a beautiful and classic and timeless pattern. If is beautiful woven, knitted or crocheted. The problem is all the color changes. Well I was not able to eliminate the color changes but I did minimize the color changes by using the thick Red Heart Super Saver Chunky Yarn. Other good yarn choices for the beanie are Red Heart With Love Chunky and Red Heart Soft Essentials.

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Picking A Plaid Color Combination

First you will need to pick your colors to create a plaid effect. This is really simpler then it looks. 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 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.

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 Bun Beanie!

Chunky Plaid Bun 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 8.00mm

Yarn Needle

Scissors

 

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Crochet

Sc2tog – Single Crochet two stitches together

BLO – Back Loop Only

Slst – Slst

R – Row or Round

T – Turn

Special Stitches

Sc2Tog (or a decrease) – Pull up a loop in each of the next two stitches, (3 loops on your hook), Yarn over and pull the first loop on your hook through all the loops on your hook. 

Gauge

5 Single Crochet = 2 inches

4 rows = 2 inches

Sizes and Measurements

Chunky Plaid Bun Beanie Pattern

Brim

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

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

R1: Ch 7, Sc in the second Ch in the hook and every Ch across. (6 sc)

R2-48: Ch1, T, work on Sc in the Back Loops only of each stitch across. (6 sc)

Fasten off, leaving a 8 inch tail. Use this tail to sew Row 1 to Row 48. Be careful not to twist the brim.

Size Adjustments:

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

For a 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.

R1: Slst your Light color to the brim of the hat, Ch1, Working into the side of the Brim stitches, (Using  your Light color, work one Sc into the side of the next 2 stitches, Using your Medium color, work one Sc into the side of the next 2 stitches) repeat from (to) around, Slst to first Sc. (48 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. (48 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. (48 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. (48 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. (48 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. (48 Sc)

Size Adjustments:

For a Pre-teen size, skip Row 10 and work Rows 11 and 12.

For a Child size, skip Row 9 and 10 and work Rows 11 and 12.

R11: Using your Accent color, Ch1, (Sc in the next stitch, Sc2Tog over the next two stitches) repeat from (to) around. Slst to first Sc. (32 Sc)

R12: Ch1, (Sc2Tog over the next two stitches) repeat from (to) around. Slst to first Sc. (16 Sc)

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Bow:

Leave yourself a few inches of tail before you starting slip knot.

R1: Ch 29, Sc in the second Ch from the hook and in every Ch across. Slst to first Sc. (28 Sc)

R2-8: Ch1, turn, Sc in each stitch across. Slst to first Sc. (28 Sc)

Fasten off leaving a 15 inch tail.

Using your starting tail to sew together the bottom of the first and last Sc of Row 1. 

Next, pinch together the center of you bow and use your ending tail to wrap around the center of your bow. Tie the ending tail to the starting tail to secure your bow.

Using the ending tail and a yarn needle, sew the bow to the back of your beanie. I sewed the top of the center of the bow to the top of Row 9 for my example.

Your Chunky Plaid Bun Beanie is complete! 

I really hope you enjoy your new plaid bun beanie.  Let me know in the comments below what you thought of the pattern. Are you going to make a Chunky Plaid Bun 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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2 Comments

  1. Kassie Corica

    September 1, 2019 at 5:07 am

    I have a question on this pattern. When color changing are you using a bobbin technique or are you just crocheting over the color you aren’t using and carrying it throughout the round?

    1. Lindsey

      September 1, 2019 at 6:44 am

      For this pattern I use two colors per row. I Crochet over the color I am not using at the moment. So for two rows I will carry and alternate between using the maroon and black, the I will drop the black and for the next two rows I will carry the red and maroon.

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