Women’s Chunky Hat Free Knitting Pattern

To keep warm and cosy in the cold weather, you should definitely make yourself a hat.

The hat pattern I am sharing in this post is one of my favourites!

It uses soft and chunky yarn that knits up quick. I used YarnArt Alpine Alpaca in three different neutral colours for the hat and made an extra large pom to finish it off.

I wore this knitted hat on a recent visit to Mon Repos here in Corfu, Greece. If you have ever visited the island of Corfu, this is one of the tourist stops as it is a great park with a manor house on the grounds.

It has a lot of history surrounding it and it is where Prince Phillip was born in 1921. If like me you have been watching The Crown on Netflix, Prince Phillip was born here in Corfu before his family were exiled.

It is such a beautiful place to visit and walk around, I have never been in the house (but have always wanted to go in) as we normally visit in the late afternoon, or on Sundays, when the main house is closed.

This is one of the places we take Jason (our dog) for a walk and to just enjoy the beauty of the grounds.

If you are new to knitting and want to learn how to knit there are many easy and free patterns on my website, just take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, baby, kids, pets and the home.

If you are a knitter – there are so many great oversized sweater knitting patterns – take a look at this post and find something you can make for fall.

There are also many scarf knitting patterns that are perfect for fall and winter that you can easily make yourself.

Take a look at the easy free hat pattern below and make one for yourself, friends or family.

The yarn is from a local yarn store here in Corfu, but it can be ordered online or substituted with Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick (for size 9 mm (US 13) or 10 mm (US 15) needles).

It is a really easy pattern to follow so will be great for any beginner knitters. I hope you enjoy it!


Hat Knitting Pattern

Materials >

  • 3 balls of chunky yarn (in dark brown, brown and light brown) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles. I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in 430, 431 and 438. Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar for 10mm (US 15) needles would also be fine to use. Super bulky weight – 106 yards.
  • Gauge – 5 stitches = 2″
  • Set of 10.00mm (US 15) circulars
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors/Darning needle/Tape measure
  • Pom pom maker

Pattern >

Yarn A = Dark Brown / Yarn B = Brown / Yarn C = Light Brown

Cast on > 38 sts in Yarn A

1st rnd: K1, P1 to form rib
Knit in rib until work from beg measures 2″.

Next row: Change yarn colour to Yarn B then knit every round until that colour block measures 2″.

Next row: Change yarn colour to Yarn C and knit 1 ro

und, in the last stitch, Kfb to create a stitch. Now you have 39 sts.

Add in yarn A and work as follows;

*Knit 2 sts Yarn C, knit 1 Yarn A

Next 2 rows knit in Yarn C*

Follow this pattern from *

to * until the hat measures 9″ from the cast on edge.

Next start to decrease the top >

  • Shape top: 1st rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around till last st K1.
  • 2nd rnd: Knit.
  • 3rd rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around.

Break yarn. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.

Sew in any loose ends.

Make a pom pom and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat in a coordinating colour.


Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

M1 = Make 1 stitch

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

SKPO – Slip one, knit one

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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