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Chunky Knit Hat Pattern | The Larisa


This chunky knit hat pattern is a great advanced beginner project for anyone who is learning how to knit with more than one colour.

Whether you’re indulging in an après-ski, strolling the streets in the snowy weather or just travelling to work on a cold morning, the Efimia hat will keep you warm and look stylish.

With the perfect amount of stretch and slouch, the Larisa hat tops off the snow bunny look with elegance and comfort.

pink and grey knitted beanie hat

An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an 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.

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

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

There is also stranded colourwork in the pattern, this means that you will knit with more than one colour.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

Chunky knit hat pattern for women

Fair Isle Knitting

Fair Isle knitting, which also known more accurately as stranded knitting, is a technique for working two (or more) colours of yarn in the same row.

The colour changes in Fair Isle are close together, as this allows you to simply carry the yarn you aren’t knitting with across the back of the piece as you go.

You will pick up each strand as you need it and this leaves a strand of yarn on the inside of the work.

  • Fair Isle knitting is pretty easy to do and in this case, makes a nice warm knitted hat because all those strands of yarn add extra bulk and warmth.
  • Stranded knitting is often worked in the round, and it’s even easier to do that way than flat.

fair isle hat

The Yarn I Used…

I made the beanie hat using two yarns – the first was Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn in Chicago Charcoal.

I also used Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn in Neon Pink as the contrasting colour.

This was knit up quite quickly and used less than one skein from both colours.

Any super bulky weight yarn 06 will be okay to use for this pattern.

chunky knit hat

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

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

fair isle chuky knit hat

More Hat Patterns

If you would like to make more knitted items/hats for women, please take a look at the other patterns in the women’s knitting pattern library.

You may also like these free patterns for adult-sized hats:

fair isle chunky knit hat

The Larisa Chunky Knit Hat Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.


The hat knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

  • Adult woman
  • Hat length lying flat w/o pom = 9 inches
  • Width lying flat = 8 inches
  • To fit a head with circumference size – around 22-26 inches.

Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4in/10cm in Stockinette stitch.

The Supplies You Need…




Other Tools

beanie hat with neon pink pom pom

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • PM Place marker
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)


Yarn A – Chicago Charcoal / Yarn B – Neon Pink

Cast on > 38 sts in Yarn A, join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.

1st round: K1, P1 to the end of the round.

Cont to K1, P1 every round for 2 inches.

Next round – Knit

  • Round 1: K1 Yarn A, K1 Yarn B – rep to the end of the round.
  • Round 2: K round in Yarn A.
  • Round 3: K1 Yarn B, K1 Yarn A – rep to the end of the round.
  • Round 4: K round in Yarn A.

Rep the 4 rounds above until the hat measures 8 inches from the cast-on edge.

End on the 4th round ready for the decreases.

Decrease > In Yarn A

  • Round 1: K1, K2tog – rep to the last st, K1.
  • Round 2: Knit.
  • Round 3: K2tog – rep to the end of the round.

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 Yarn B.

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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  1. I just finished this hat pattern and I love it!! I’ve not done two color knitting so this was a perfect project. It’s also a super quick knit. Thank you for sharing this great free pattern.

    1. Hello Pamela,
      Thanks so much for your feedback, I’m so happy you enjoyed the pattern.
      Happy knitting!