Free Crochet Pattern: Chunky Bun Beanie

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Chunky Bun Beanie

In this beanie pattern I have compiled two popular elements in crochet right now, the bun beanie aspect and the crochet knit stitch. When I started designing this hat I didn’t intend to make it into a bun beanie but after coming to the end of the pattern it just seemed to be a good idea.

The single crochet stitch used in this pattern for the majority of the body is called many things — waistcoat stitch, center single crochet, center post single crochet, shallow single crochet, and the crochet knit stitch. However you call it, what attracts most people to the stitch is that it looks a whole lot like the stockinette stitch in knitting.

But don’t let this intimidate you, this is as easy as single crochet, because that is exactly what it is! By inserting the hook into the lower middle of each single crochet, you will have effectually created a “knit” crochet stitch. Have fun!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: Fits Adult size, 20” (51 cm) – 22” (56 cm) head circumference

Materials:
Super Bulky Weight yarn (approximately 100 yards)
Crochet hook L (8.00 mm) and P (11.50 mm)

Gauge:
4 sc = 2’’
4 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 2’’w x 2’’h (5 cm x 5 cm)
With P hook, ch 5.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 4 sc
Row 2 – 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 4 sc
Finish off.

Chunky Bun Beanie closeup

Stitch Notes: Single crochets from Round 2 and following are worked as the knit stitch. Work your single crochet as before only insert your hook into the lower middle of each single crochet.

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Chunky Bun Beanie back

Crochet Pattern: Chunky Bun Beanie

Band
Row 1: with crochet hook L, ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across: 4 sc
Row 2 – 36: ch 1, turn, sc in back loops only of each sc across: 4 sc
Single crochet both ends together, do not finish off, continue with body.

Body
Round 1: with crochet hook P, ch 1, turn, (working with seam facing inside) work 1 sc along the side of each row around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc
Note: Single crochets from Round 2 and following are worked as the knit stitch. Work your single crochet as before only insert your hook into the lower middle of each single crochet.
Round 2 – 9: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc
Round 10: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 11: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 12: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 13: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 14: ch 1, sl st in each sc around, sl st in beginning ch-1: 12 sl st
Finish off.

Let me know if you need any help crocheting!

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