Chunky Button Ribbed Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Hello One Artsy Mama readers! My name is Bethany and I blog at Whistle and Ivy, where I share crochet patterns, crafts and recipes.   I am SO excited to be a regular contributor here and to be able to share some free crochet patterns and tutorials with you!

 photo profilepic1_zps30684045.jpgToday, I wanted to share this Chunky Button Ribbed Hat pattern.

 photo ChunkyButtonRibbedBeanieWM_zps4947cc3e.jpgBut first, I have to tell you about this amazing way to make chunky ribbing with crochet. I found that I didn’t love any of the patterns out there, so I tried something different. Althought I doubt I am the first to discover this, I just had to share! It’s made simply by hdc in the back loops only,  turning after your desired width, and finishing after your desired length.  It is thick, very squishy, and makes some amazing ribbing for hats and gloves! Much better than any others patterns I have found.

 photo chunkyribbing_zpsac106f67.jpgAnd it works perfectly on this cozy beanie. This hat is warm, easy to work up, and pretty darn cute!


Chunky Ribbed Slouchy Hat

G hook
Medium Weight Yarn (Caron Simply Soft- Charcoal)
Large Button
Yarn/Tapestry Needle

sc-single crochet
dc- double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet two together (hdc decrease)
sl st – slip st
sk – skip
st – stitch

Ch 14.

1.Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc 12. Turn.

2. -66. Work in back loops only. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 12. Turn (your piece should be 23” long)

67. (Still working in back loops.) Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 2. Ch 5. Sk 5 sts, hdc into next st.  Hdc 2. Turn.

68. (Continue working in back loops only for the rest of the band) ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc 8. Hdc2tog. Turn.

69. Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc 6. Hdc2tog. Turn.

70.  Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc 4. Hdc2tog. Turn.

71. Ch 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc 2. Hdc2tog. Tie off.

 photo chunkybuttonribbedbeanieribbedband_zps1f7802e5.jpgMeasure from the opposite end as your buttonhole, and find about 17-18 inches (or you can measure your own head for a perfect fit). Fold over your side and sew your end in place using your tapestry needle. When you fold your flap over, your buttonhole looks like it overlaps your hat band. Make sure when you start the body of your hat, your are only using the loops in the hat bands, not on the overlap piece.

 photo chunkybuttonribbedbeaniesewingband_zps04718986.jpgWorking from the outside, join your yarn with a sl st about 10 row to the right of your seam, It doesn’t need to be an exact place, you just want your seam in the back of the hat. Since your sts are now sideways, it’s a bit awkward, but work a row of loose sc all around the band to give you a foundation. (About 57 sts)

1.Ch 1. Sc in same st. Dc in same st. Sk one st.( Sc and Dc in same st. Sk 1 st) repeat all around the hat. Depending on how you worked your foundation sc sts, your count may be a bit off than my count. Just finish with a hdc in the last st, even if you didn’t skip the st previous to it. Join with sl st.

2. – 12. Repeat row 1. (Make sure you are working your sc and dc in the dc from the previous row.) {If you want your hat more “slouchy” than the pictures show, repeat this step a few more times}

13. Ch 1. (Sc and Dc in same st. Sk 2 sts. ) Repeat all around the hat. Join with sl st.

14. Ch 1. (Sc and Dc in same st. Sk 1 st.) Repeat all around the hat. Join with sl st.

15. – 16. Ch 1. (Sc and Dc in same st. Sk 2 sts) Repeat all around the hat. Join with sl st.

17. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc in each st around.

You should have about a 3-inch hole. Close it off by pinching it in half. Take your loop off your hook and pull it through the other side, yarn over and sl st. Pinch it again, take your loop off your hook, and going through 4 layers, catching your loop in the middle of your layers, yarn over and sl st through all the layers and loops. Tie off and secure your end.


 photo chunkybuttonribbedbeanie2_zps63bc898a.jpg

I am excited to share more crochet patterns with you! Keep warm and happy crocheting!


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