Bulky Yarn Crochet Hat Pattern: Twist Top Beanie

I’m so excited to be joining my friends, Amy at The Stitchin’ Mommy and Rhondda at Oombawka Design, for the second annual Scarf of the Month Crochet Along! My contribution is the Twist Top Beanie, a super bulky yarn crochet hat pattern. This pattern uses simple stitches to get great texture and it works up quickly in super bulky yarn.

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I love projects that are simple to make but look more intricate. If you feel the same, you’ll definitely want to make this super bulky yarn crochet hat pattern! The Twist Top Beanie uses various crochet loops on the half double crochet to get a lot of texture, and twists because it’s worked in the round. It’s much simpler than it looks and in super bulky yarn, you’ll be finished in no time!

For my version, I used King Cole Timeless Super Chunky, a super chunky (#6/super bulky) weight yarn that you can find at your local yarn shop or online at LoveCrafts. Timeless Super Chunky is an acrylic/alpaca blend yarn with a delightful twist.

This pattern is part of the 2021 Hat of the Month Crochet Along with The Stitchin’ Mommy and Oombawka Design. Visit their sites for links to the other patterns included in this fun CAL.

Get the pattern for Amy’s Tidal Ridge Hat here and for Rhondda’s Happy to Be Here Hat here.

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Twist Top Beanie

Bulky Yarn Crochet Hat Pattern by Underground Crafter

This cozy, textured beanie works up quickly in a super bulky yarn. The stitch pattern highlights the twist from crocheting in the round.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 8.5” (21.5 cm) height.

Materials

  • King Cole Timeless Super Chunky yarn (90% acrylic/10% alpaca, 3.5 oz/100 g/87 yd/80 m) – 1 skein each in 4454 Grey (CA) and 4453 Turquoise (CB), or approximately 81 yd (74 m) in CA and 58 yd (53 m) in CB in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US Size L-11/9 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 6 sts = 2” (5 cm) wide in pattern for Hat Band with smaller hook. For best fit, always check your gauge.
  • 11 hdc = 4” (10 cm) wide with larger hook. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 3L – third (back) loop only – Heart Hook Home has a helpful video for identifying the third loop (3L) on hdc stitches here.
  • 3Ldec – third loop decrease – [Yo, insert hook in 3L of next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook. The 3Ldec is a variation of the hdc2tog decrease. Whistle and Ivy has a helpful video tutorial for the hdc2tog here. When working the decreases for this pattern, be sure to insert the hook into the appropriate loop (third) as indicated.
  • BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat Band is crocheted flat in rows until it reaches desired hat circumference length. After seaming Hat Band, stitches are picked up along long edge of seamed Hat Band. Hat is worked even in joined rounds, then decreased to crown, and then cinched closed.
  • A helpful tutorial for the slip stitch seam is available here.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row or round does not count as a stitch.
  • Change colors when joining Rounds with sl st. Carry the unworked yarn along the inside of the hat when not in use. When picking up color, be sure not to pull too tightly or hat will pucker. After CA is fastened off, crochet over the yarn tail as you crochet. Fiber Flux has a helpful tutorial explaining how to do this here. For best results, point yarn tail end towards inside of hat.
  • A helpful photo tutorial showing how to cinch and close a bottom-up crochet hat is available here.

Pattern Instructions

Beanie

Faux Mistake Rib Hat Band

  • With smaller hook and CA, ch 7.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk first ch, [sl st in next, hdc in next] 3 times. (6 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st [slst3L, hdcBL] 3 times.
  • Rep Row 2 until Hat Band measures approximately 21” (53.5 cm) or desired hat circumference. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold Hand Band so short edges (foundation row and final row) are touching. Being careful to match up stitches, join with slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes) through both layers. Do not fasten off.

Pick Up Stitches

  • Set Up Rnd: Continuing with CA and smaller hook, ch 1, work 64 sc (or a multiple of 8 sc) evenly around long edge, change to CB while joining with sl st to first sc. (64 sts)

Work Even

  • Switch to larger hook.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, starting in same st *hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * around; change to CA while joining with sl st to first hdc.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st *ch 1, sk 1 st, (working over ch-1 sp, hdc into skipped st from previous Rnd); rep from * around; change to CB while joining with sl st to first ch-1 sp.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in same st *(working over ch-1 sp, hdc in skipped st from previous Rnd), ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * around; change to CA while joining with sl st to first hdc.
  • Rep Rnds 2-3 until hat measures approximately 4.5” (11.5 cm) long, ending after a repeat of Rnd 2. Fasten off CA.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in same st *(working over ch-1 sp, hdc in skipped st from previous Rnd), ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first hdc.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in same st *sc in next st, (working over ch-1 sp, hdc into skipped st from previous Rnd); rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in same st and in each st around, join with sl st to third loop of first hdc.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc3L in same st and in each st around, join with sl st to third loop of first hdc.
  • Rep Rnd 7 until hat measures approximately 7” (18 cm) long.

Decrease to Crown

  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in same st *3Ldec in next 2 sts, hdc3L in next 6 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to third loop of first 3Ldec. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, starting in same st *3Ldec in next 2 sts, hdc3L in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to third loop of first 3Ldec. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, starting in same st *3Ldec in next 2 sts, hdc3L in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to third loop of first 3Ldec. Fasten off CB with long yarn tail, approximately 18” (46 cm) for cinching closed.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, cinch hat crown closed (see Pattern Notes).
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2020, 2021 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2021/03/28/bulky-yarn-crochet-hat-pattern-twist-top-beanie/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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