I’m always looking for the perfect and easy hat pattern. One that I don’t have to concentrate too much with but at the end will looks GREAT. It’s even better if the pattern calls for super bulky or jumbo yarn. 🙂
Well, since I am the spokesperson for Red Heart yarns and since they have this fantastic new yarn out called Collage, I figured I should kill two birds with one stone and design a simple hat using this jumbo weight yarn. Thus the Absolute Beginner Chunky Hat was born.
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The Making of the Absolute Beginner Chunky Hat:
Once I chose the yarn, I had to write up the pattern. As you know, that is part of my job here at MarlyBird.com 😉 I wanted the pattern to come in several sizes and I also wanted to make sure that I write the pattern in such a way that, again, true beginner knitters would be able to understand. So, the free pattern isn’t written in a standard format (like most all my other patterns) but it is written in a way that I have found beginners really understand.
Anyway, I wrote the pattern, made the sample, and then I did a step-by-step video tutorial, because what could be more help to a true beginner than a video? By the way, have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet?
So there you have it, now you know how this pattern came to be part of the many free patterns offered here at MarlyBird.com. I hope you find the pattern easy, the video helpful, and the finished product to your liking. Please share with me the hats you make with this pattern, as I would love to see them. Tag me on social media #MarlyBird.
Absolute Beginner Chunky Hat Materials:
- RED HEART® Collage™: 2 balls 9981 Dollhouse
- Red Heart Knitting Needles:9 mm [US 13] (suggest using a 24 inch circular needles as straight needles to accommodate the number of stitches)
- Bent Tip Yarn needle
- Good pair of scissors
- Susan Bates Pom Pom Maker
- Optional: Aunt Lydia’s Cotton Thread
- FREE Absolute Beginner Chunky Hat Pattern
Making Your Own Absolute Beginner Chunky Hat:
Now that you know about the pattern and what you need let’s get started together in making the hat. You can get the FREE pattern on my website. There is also a video tutorial to walk you through the making of this hat. I can’t wait to see how yours turns out!