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A collection of free crochet hat patterns. These hat patterns use either Bulky or Super Bulky weight yarn.
When you want to make a crochet hat do you normally want a quick project that results in a warm cozy beanie? When a bulky or super bulky weight yarn is used to make a chunky crochet hat it normally results in a quick project.
Whether you need to make a few hats for a craft show or make some as gifts, making a hat with a bulky weight yarn is a great way to go.
How do you know whether a yarn is Bulky or Super Bulky?
You will need to refer to the yarn label for that information. A bulky weight yarn is categorized as a #5 and is also referred to as Chunky. A Super Bulky Weight yarn is categorized as a #6.
What if you have a yarn that doesn’t have a label? There is a trick to finding out what weight it is if you aren’t sure. You can use wraps per inch to check what weight category your yarn is.
Wrap the yarn around something like a pencil and then measure how many wraps it has in 1 inch. Bulky weight yarn can have 6-9 wraps per inch and super bulky weight yarn can have 5-6 wraps per inch.
Examples of #5 bulky weight yarn:
Lion Brand Color Made Easy, Hue & Me, Boogie Nights
Red Heart Soft Essentials, Hygge
Premier Serenity, Puzzle
Examples of #6 super bulky yarn:
Lion Brand Wool Ease Quick & Thick, Hometown Yarn
Bernat Softee Chunky
Caron Chunky Cakes
I put together a list of some free crochet hat patterns that use bulky or super bulky yarn. There is a nice variety within this list of hats.
Some are worked in the round bottom up. Some are worked in the round top down. Some are worked back and forth in rows and then seamed to form the hat. There are also a couple messy bun hat versions in this list as well.
I hope you find some beanies that you might enjoy making either to sell at craft shows or to make as gifts or even to donate. Some of these will be great to donate to HAT NOT HATE. Learn more about Hate Not Hate HERE – an anti-bullying campaign.
You can also find other free crochet patterns on my site HERE.
Hats and Beanies That Use Bulky and Super Bulky Weight Yarn