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Chunky Knit Beanie Pattern (Super Quick Easy Hat)


In this blog post, you will see a Chunky Knit Beanie Pattern (Super Quick Easy Hat), aka The Chloe Kim Hat.

This chunky hat knitting pattern has been inspired by the hat that the amazing Chloe Kim wore during the Winter Olympics in 2018.

Her Team USA chunky knit hat looked so warm and cozy that I just had to write a pattern for you to make.

This is my own version of the hat, and it has been made with the softest yarn from Lion Brand yarns and will be sure to keep you nice and cozy in the cold weather.

It is a great free hat pattern if you are in a time crunch and need a quick knit.

Scroll down to view the free pattern, or grab a printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

The Chloe Hat Pattern chunky knit beanie
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Chloe Kim Hat Pattern

Grab the printable ad-free PDF version from my shop here.


This hat is a fast knit, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable project.

A great project for all makers.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size – Adult

To fit head circumference around 22-24 inches.

The hat’s circumference > Stretched = 30′′ & Un-stretched = 20′′ Height w/o pompom > 10′′


3.5 sts / in 2″

The Supplies You Need…




  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle/ tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers

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Abbreviations  / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • Approx – Approximately
  • Beg – Begin(ning)
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit the next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place stitch marker
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
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Free Knitting Pattern

  • Knit with 2 strands together.
  • Cast on > 38 sts, join in the round, and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • 1st rnd: K1, P1 to the end of the round.
  • Repeat the above until the work measures 9.5′′ from the cast on edge.
  • Decrease as follows >
  • K1, K2tog* Repeat to the end of the round – to the last st, K1.
  • K2tog* Repeat to the end of the round.
  • K2tog* Repeat to the end of the round.
  • Break yarn.
  • Draw the end through rem sts and fasten securely.
  • Sew in any loose ends.
  • Make a large floppy pom pom and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat.
  • Optional > Stitch on a patch of your choice, a flag, or a team USA badge!
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If you enjoyed making the pattern, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

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I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

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Everything You Need To Know About Knitting A Super Bulky Hat

How many stitches should I cast on for a chunky hat?    

The number of stitches you should cast on for a chunky hat depends on several factors, including the gauge of your yarn, the size of the needles you’re using, and the head circumference you’re aiming for. 

The best way to determine the right number of stitches is to make a gauge swatch.

  • Gauge Swatch: Use the yarn and needles you plan to use for the hat. Cast on a sufficient number of stitches (usually at least 4 inches/10 cm wide). Knit a few rows in the pattern you intend to use for the hat. Measure the number of stitches per inch/2.54 cm horizontally and the number of rows per inch/2.54 cm vertically.
  • Calculate: Measure the head circumference for which you’re making the hat. Multiply the measured stitches per inch by the desired head circumference to get an estimate of the number of stitches needed.
  • Adjustments: Round to the nearest multiple of your stitch pattern (if necessary). Consider adding or subtracting a few stitches for the hat to fit snugly or loosely, depending on your preference. Keep in mind that these are just starting points, and you may need to adjust based on your preferences and the specific characteristics of your yarn and needles. It’s always a good idea to knit a few rows of the hat and check if it’s turning out the way you want before proceeding with the entire project.
  • Learn how to cast on here – How To Cast On Knitting
  • Learn everything about the cast on methods here – Knitting Cast On Methods 

What size needles for a chunky beanie?

The recommended needle size for a chunky hat pattern will depend on the specific yarn you’re using and your own knitting tension. 

Typically, chunky and super chunky yarn are associated with larger needle sizes to create a looser and more open fabric. 

However, it’s crucial to check the yarn label for the manufacturer’s recommended needle size and to knit a gauge swatch to ensure that you achieve the desired fabric density.

Here are some general guidelines based on common yarn weights:

  1. Bulky Yarn (Category 5): US 9 to 11 (5.5 to 8 mm needles
  2. Super Bulky Yarn (Category 6): US 11 and larger (8 mm and larger needles.

Always check the yarn label for specific recommendations. 

Additionally, consider the pattern instructions, as some patterns may suggest a different needle size to achieve the desired stitch pattern or tension.

If you’re unsure about the needle size, start by knitting a gauge swatch. 

This will help you determine if you need to adjust your needle size to match the recommended gauge in the pattern. 

Adjusting the needle size can impact the fit and drape of your chunky beanie, so it’s an important step in ensuring a successful project.

Learn how to read a yarn label here – How To Read A Yarn Label (Step By Step)

Chunky Knit Beanie Pattern

How long does it take to knit a chunky beanie?    

The time it takes to knit a chunky beanie can vary widely based on several factors:

  1. Skill Level: If you are an experienced knitter, you may finish the project more quickly than someone who is just starting.
  2. Stitch Pattern: The complexity of the stitch pattern or design can affect the knitting time. A simple stockinette or ribbed pattern may be quicker than a more intricate cable or lace pattern.
  3. Needle Size and Yarn Weight: Chunky yarn and larger needles typically result in a faster knitting process compared to finer yarn and smaller needles.
  4. Personal Knitting Speed: Everyone knits at a different pace. Some people knit quickly, while others take their time.
  5. Size of the Beanie: A child-sized beanie will obviously take less time than an adult-sized one.
  6. Dedication and Time Available: How much time you can dedicate to knitting each day or week will also impact the overall time it takes to complete the project.

As a rough estimate, a chunky beanie for an average adult size, using chunky yarn and larger needles, might take anywhere from a few hours to a few days for an experienced knitter. 

However, this is highly variable, and it’s essential to enjoy the process rather than rushing through it.

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How do I know my beanie size?    

To determine your beanie size, you need to measure the circumference of your head. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide:

  1. Use a Soft Measuring Tape:
    • Use a soft, flexible measuring tape for accuracy. If you don’t have a measuring tape, you can use a piece of string and then measure it against a ruler.
  2. Measure Around Your Head:
    • Place the measuring tape around your head, positioning it about 1 inch (2.54 cm) above your eyebrows and ears.
    • Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight. It should sit comfortably around your head.
  3. Take the Measurement:
    • Note the measurement in inches or centimeters. This is the circumference of your head.
  4. Use the Measurement to Determine Beanie Size:
    • Beanie sizes are often given in ranges (e.g., 21-23 inches or 54-58 cm).
    • Choose the size range that includes your head circumference.

Remember that the exact size may vary based on the fit you prefer. 

Some people like a snug fit, while others prefer a looser or slouchier style. If you are between sizes, consider your preferred fit and whether you want a beanie with more or less ease.

Keep in mind that if you are making a beanie for someone else, you’ll need to measure their head for an accurate fit. 

Beanie sizes can vary, so always refer to the specific sizing information provided in the knitting pattern you’re using.

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An Easy-Level Knitting Pattern

This is a quick knit, easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog and knitting in the round.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

If you have never knitted in the round before, you can watch my video tutorial here.

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any beginner or advanced beginner knitters. A fun pattern for any avid knitter to make. 

Knitting Lessons

If you are a new knitter and need help with the knitting basics, check out the knitting lessons here – Knitting Lessons (With Video Tutorials).

There, you will find step-by-step tutorials for all the different knitting techniques a newbie 

needs to know and great tips to help you along your knitting journey. 

Including how to cast on, how to knit the knit stitch, the stockinette stitch, the rib stitch, the garter stitch, the mattress stitch, short rows and a list of knitting abbreviations, and more. 

And if you need more video tutorials, check out my YouTube channel here Handy Little Me – YouTube. 

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    1. Hello! Thank you so much, I am really happy you like the site and the patterns. The Chloe hat is really great to wear, especially in freezing temperatures! 🙂

  1. Hi! When it says “suitable for size 17 needles” does that mean we could make it with size 17 needles instead and it will turn out the same? Or should we stick to the size 15?
    Beautiful pattern, thank you!

    1. Hello Elise, yes you need to use size 15 mm (US 17) needles to make the hat as you knit with two strands of super bulky yarn together. Size 15mm is the metric size and US 17 is the size in US terms. So they are the same size. If you are going by the US terms, you will need size 17 needles. I hope that helps! Thanks, Louise

  2. Can this Chloe Hat be made using the magic loop technique on 32 inch cable with a US 17 needle?

    1. Hello Mary Jane,
      You could try it out and see – the needle size is smaller so it may not be as chunky and it may be difficult to knit with two strands of the yarn together.
      The magic loop technique would have to be used with a larger cable, so you may see some laddering at either side – but with the yarn being super bulky, it should be ok.
      I hope that helps!