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Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern – Video Tutorial

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Hi there! Today, I’m excited to share a new crochet hat pattern, the Chunky Shell Crochet Hat! It’s made using size 6, bulky yarn and works up so quick.

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Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
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This crochet hat pattern falls under my crochet for beginners category and I love how dynamic it looks but how simple it is. This crochet hat pattern is bound to be a favorite!

Chunky Shell Crochet Hat

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Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern – Beginner friendly

Yield: 1 Chunky Shell Crochet Hat

Chunky Shell Crochet Hat

Chunky Shell Crochet Hat

This Chunky Shell Crochet Hat is beginner friendly and very quick to make! If you are a new crocheter and have made a few projects you can do this one! It uses single and double crochet 😉

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Materials

  • 1 or 2 skeins of size 6 yarn (see Notes sections for more)
  • Pom Pom (purchased faux fur pom pom, handmade faux fur pom pom or yarn pom pom all work)

Tools

  • N or 10mm crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • small scissors

Instructions

    1. Begin with a slip knot, insert your hook and tighten the free end down around the hook. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat
    2. Chain 6 to create the width of the hat band. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    3. Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each stitch all the way down. Total of 5 sc stitches. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    4. Ch 1, turn work and sc 5 in the back loop only. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    5. Ch 1, turn work and sc in the back loop again, continuing in this manner until you reach the desired size.  You can measure to your own head or refer to chart. With the ribbed band, error on the side of being more snug than loose because it is stretchy. Note:  you can stitch regularly and not in the back loop for a straight, flat look if desired.  Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    6. Once your band reaches your desired size (mine is roughly 20 inches) you can join the 2 short ends. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    7. Place the short ends next to each other and slip stitch together.  I slip stitched through 1 loop of the foundation chain and the front loop of the last row to recreate the rib looked in this connection. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    8. Ch 1 and sc at the end of each row. Do your best and insert your hook under 1 - 2 strands of yarn to create your sc.  Do this all the way around, but the end result of sc stitches needs to be a multiple of 4. (mine ended up being 44 stitches) Slip stitch to finish out the round of sc Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    9. Create the Shell pattern. Ch3 (counts as dc), dc in the same stitch the ch 3 came out of, ch 2, 2 dc … all in the same stitch to create the shell. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    10. Skip 3 sc stitches and place another shell (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in the 4th stitch. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    11. When you finish the round, there should be 4 stitches remaining - but as long as you are close even if you are off by one it won’t make a difference.  Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    12. Slip stitch to the top of the turning chain from first shell, yarn over and insert hook into the ch 2 space to begin your double crochet for your shell.  Shells will all be made inside the ch 2 space. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    13. When you finish the round, don’t worry about slip stitching, just continue creating your shells in  spiral up your hat until you have made 6 rounds of shells. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    14. Join with the beginning of the last round with a slip stitch.  Cut a tail about 12 inches long and pull it through to fasten off.  Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    15. Take your yarn needle and thread the yarn tail.  Go in and out along the top of the last round of shells so that when you tug on the yarn tail, the hat will cinch up. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern
    16. Tighten up the top of the hat and then from the inside oof the hat, use the yarn tail and yarn needle to sew up the opening and attach your pom pom as desired. Chunky Shell Crochet Hat Pattern

    Enjoy making this lovely Chunky Shell Crochet Hat! 

Notes

Here are the various yarns I used in the sample hats

Chunky Shell Crochet Hat

Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn size 6 in the color Aqua.

Chunky Shell Crochet Hat in Grey

Big Twist Natural Blend yarn, size 6 in medium grey

Chunky Shell Crochet Hat

Heartland Thick and Quick in color Katmai, size 6

Crochet Hat Size Chart

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