Chunky Knit Beanie Pattern: Mint Chocolate Chip Beanie

I’m excited to join in with my fellow King Cole North American Brand Ambassadors for the Autumn Accessories Make Along! My contribution is the chunky knit beanie pattern for the Mint Chocolate Chip Beanie. This gender-neutral, stretchy and textured beanie fits a variety of head sizes from child through adult.

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One of my favorite things about being a King Cole Brand Ambassador is getting to see new yarns before they are released. It’s also the worst part, because I have to keep the yarns secret from you until the time is right! When I first saw Rosarium Mega Chunky, I thought it might be love at first sight. Then, when I actually knit with it, I was convinced! This is a super soft, super bulky weight yarn that has a bumps texture and is available in beautiful, muted colors.

When I first got a sample in 4703 Rose Thorn, the yarn was a few months from launch, but it was already starting to get warm outside. I knew I wanted to get started on a super cozy beanie that would be ready for me once the weather got cold again.

I guess I might have also been craving some ice cream at the time (smile) because I picked the 4708 Rose Leaf to go with it. As soon as I finished my beanie, I texted this picture to my friend and she replied back “Mint Chocolate Chip!”

I think the name fits it perfectly! Rosarium Mega Chunky is really a lovely yarn to work with. As I mentioned, it’s a very soft Merino wool. It doesn’t shed a lot while you’re knitting as wool yarns sometimes do. Even if you knit as slowly as I do, there’s no need to worry because Rosarium Mega Chunky knits up very quickly since it’s so thick. I used a smaller needle size than what’s recommended because I wanted the hat to be very cozy for a New York City winter, but the drape is still really nice and not stiff.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Beanie

Chunky Knit Beanie Pattern by Underground Crafter

This gender-neutral, chunky knit beanie pattern includes instructions for knitting flat then seaming, or knitting in the round seamlessly. Make it your way and keep your head cozy in fall and winter. This pattern was designed for the King Cole North American Brand Ambassadors Autumn Accessories Make Along.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 17” (43 cm) ribbing circumference/21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 8.5” (21.5 cm) height. The finished hat is quite stretchy and will comfortably fit a variety of head sizes from child through adult large.

Materials

  • King Cole Rosarium Mega Chunky yarn (100% Merino wool, 3.5 oz/100 g/43 yd/40 m) – 2 skeins in 4708 Rose Leaf (CA) and 1 skein in 4703 Rose Thorn (CB), or approximately 60 yd (55 m) in CA and 40 yd (36.5 m) in CB in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size 17/12 mm knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US Size 15/10 mm knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
    • Use straight needles to knit flat and seam, or use double pointed or circular needles to knit seamlessly in the round.

Gauge

  • 9 sts = 4” (10 cm) wide in pattern (Rows/Rounds 1-4) using larger needles. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 stitches together (decrease) – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for the k2tog decrease here.
  • p – purl
  • p2tog – purl 2 stitches together (decrease) – Purl Soho has a helpful video tutorial for the p2tog decrease here.
  • rep – repeat
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • A helpful video tutorials for finishing the top of a knit hat is available below.
  • If you can’t see the video for finishing the top of a knit hat above, click here to watch it on YouTube.
  • A helpful video tutorial for seaming with the mattress stitch is embedded in the Knit Flat and Seamed Version of the pattern below.

Pattern Instructions

Beanie – Knit Flat and Seamed Version

Ribbing

  • Starting at brim with CA and smaller needles, CO 48.
  • Ribbing Row: [P2, k2] across.
  • Rep Ribbing Row 5 more times, or until ribbing section measures approximately 2” (5 cm) in height.

Work Even in Stitch Pattern

  • Switch to CB and larger needles. Fasten off CA with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming.
  • Row 1: (Right Side) K across.
  • Row 2: P across.
  • Row 3:Rep Row 1.
  • Row 4: [K2, p1] across.
  • Rows 5-8: Rep Rows 1-4. Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming. Change to CA.
  • Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 1-4. Fasten off CA with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming. Change to CB.
  • Rows 13-16: Rep Rows 1-4. Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming. Change to CA.
  • Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 1-4. Hat should measure between 7.5” (19 cm) to 8” (20.5 cm) in height. If hat is too short, rep Rows 1-4 as necessary. Continue in CA.

Decrease to Crown

  • Row 21: [k4, k2tog] across. (40 sts)
  • Row 22: [P2tog, p3] across. (32 sts)
  • Row 23: [K2, k2tog] across. (24 sts)
  • Row 24: Rep Row 4.
  • Fasten off CA with long yarn tail (approximately 18”/45.5 cm) for closing top of hat seaming.

Assembly and Finishing

  • To close crown (see video tutorial, above, in Pattern Notes), thread yarn needle with long yarn tail from Row 24, draw yarn tail through remaining sts, remove sts from needle, pull yarn tight and secure to close crown.
  • With yarn needle, seam hat from crown to ribbing using mattress stitch (see video below), changing yarn colors as you work.
  • If you can’t see the video above for seaming with the mattress stitch, click here to watch it on YouTube.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside (Wrong Side) of hat.

Beanie – Knit in the Round Seamlessly Version

Ribbing

  • Starting at brim with CA and smaller needles, CO 48, place stitch marker. Being careful not to twist, being knitting in the round. Move stitch marker up each Round to mark end of Round.
  • Ribbing Round: [P2, k2] around.
  • Rep Ribbing Round 5 more times, or until ribbing section measures approximately 2” (5 cm) in height.

Work Even in Stitch Pattern

  • Switch to CB and larger needles. Fasten off CA.
  • Rounds 1-3: K around.
  • Round 4: [p2, k1] around.
  • Rounds 5-8: Rep Rounds 1-4. Fasten off CB. Change to CA.
  • Rounds 9-12: Rep Rounds 1-4. Fasten off CA. Change to CB.
  • Rounds 13-16: Rep Rounds 1-4. Fasten off CB. Change to CA.
  • Rounds 17-20: Rep Rounds 1-4. Hat should measure between 7.5” (19 cm) to 8” (20.5 cm) in height. If hat is too short, rep Rounds 1-4 as necessary. Continue in CA.

Decrease to Crown

  • Round 21: [k4, k2tog] around. (40 sts)
  • Round 22: [K3, k2tog] around. (32 sts)
  • Round 23: [K2, k2tog] around. (24 sts)
  • Round 24: Rep Round 4.
  • Fasten off CA with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for closing top of hat.

Assembly and Finishing

  • To close crown (see video tutorial, above, in Pattern Notes), thread yarn needle with long yarn tail from Round 24, draw yarn tail through remaining sts, remove sts from needle, pull yarn tight and secure to close crown.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside (Wrong Side) of hat.
© 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/2021/08/25/chunky-knit-beanie-pattern-mint-chocolate-chip-beanie/ Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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