17 Incredibly Easy Crochet Hat Patterns for Super Bulky Yarn (free!)

A hat is the perfect accessory to stay cozy during the cold winter months, and there’s no better way to make one than with super-bulky yarn! Also known as size 6 yarn, super-bulky yarn is great because it’s thick and warm, and your hats will work up quickly when you use it. Keep reading to learn about the best and easiest crochet hats made with this yarn!

1. Easy Breezy Super Chunky Beanie

Free pattern by The Turtle Trunk here!

This absolutely gorgeous chunky beanie works up quickly and will keep your head warm all winter long! The designer used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, which is one of the coziest super bulky yarns, but you can use any size 6 yarn you want. The pattern includes eight sizes, from newborn through adult large, and you can even adjust your hat beyond those sizes by starting with a longer or shorter chain. Because the pattern only calls for simple stitches and includes a YouTube video tutorial, it’s a great choice for beginners.

2. Beginner Bulky Beanie

Free pattern by MJ’s off the Hook Designs here!

Another hat made with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is this Beginner Bulky Beanie. Isn’t the pom-pom just the cutest? The designer has also listed a few other yarn options, but be sure to check your gauge before making a whole hat with them! The pattern includes five sizes, from baby through adult, so you can make one of these beanies for anyone in your life! You’ll need to know how do to back post and front post double crochet, but don’t worry—the pattern includes written instructions and a YouTube tutorial!

3. Black Cat Slouch Hat

Free pattern by Persia Lou here!

Looking for a hat for Halloween? Or maybe you just love cats? Check out this purr-fect Black Cat Slouch Hat! It’s super easy to make—you only need to know half-double crochet and foundation single crochet, and the pattern links to written, photo, and video instructions for the latter! Plus, the hat is super adjustable so you can make it to fit anyone!

4. 30 Minute Basic Beanie

Free pattern by Diane Serviss here!

Like the name suggests, this beanie works up in just 30 minutes! The double crochets give it a beautiful textured look, and it uses only easy stitches so it’s a great beginner project. If you choose to use Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn like the designer did, you’ll not only stay warm, but you’ll also have a huge range of gorgeous colors to choose from.

5. Annie Bucket Hat

Free pattern by Two of Wands here!

This hat is extra soft and warm because it’s made with fluffy Go For Faux yarn! The pattern includes four sizes and calls for only super-easy stitches: chain, single crochet, and slip stitch. It can be a bit hard to see your stitches while working with faux fur yarn, so this is a good pattern for intermediate beginners.

6. Quick Gift Crochet Slouch Hat

Free pattern by Fiber Flux here!

This super fun, textured slouch hat uses double crochet stitches so it works up quickly! It’s a great project for beginners who are ready to learn new skills, because the pattern includes links to tutorials for front post and back post double crochet, and the whole pattern comes in both written and video form. The pattern calls for bulky size 5 yarn, so it’s a good choice if you don’t feel quite ready to make the jump straight from worsted yarn to super-bulky size 6 yarn. And your hat will still be thick and cozy!

7. Crochet Bear Hat

Free pattern by ChristaCoDesign here!

This adorable bear-ear hat uses a fun chunky yarn called Lion Brand Hometown. This is a 100% acrylic size 6 yarn, so it’s a good choice if you have a wool allergy. Plus, it’s machine washable and dryable! The hat itself can be made in ten sizes from newborn to adult, and it calls for easy stitches and works up quickly!

8. Crochet Baby Teddy Hat

Free pattern by Crochet Dreamz here!

Another cute and easy bear-themed pattern is this baby hat by Crochet Dreamz! It uses Bernat Baby Blanket chenille yarn, so it’ll work up quickly and keep your baby’s head snug. The pattern includes four sizes from newborn to 12 months, and the stitches are simple so it’s a good beginner project.

9. 1.5 Hour Beanie

Free pattern by Crochet Dreamz here!

This beanie lives up to its name and can be made in just 90 minutes! The gorgeous texture looks similar to the star stitch but is actually made with only chains, single crochets, and slip stitches. And the brim and pom-pom add an extra splash of style. The pattern covers four sizes from toddler to adult large, so these hats would make a great gift for all your loved ones—just don’t forget to make one for yourself, too!

10. Jenna Beanie

Free pattern by Crochet Dreamz here!

This third beanie by Crochet Dreamz works up even more quickly than the previous one—it only takes an hour! And once again, there’s a beautiful brim, a cute pom-pom, and an amazing texture that’s achieved with simple stitches. Plus, the pattern has tons of progress photos, so it’s easy for a beginner crocheter to follow.

11. Crochet June Sun Hat

Free pattern by Sewrella here!

Of course, using bulky yarn doesn’t mean you have to only make winter hats! This June Sun Hat calls for size 5 bulky yarn and will keep you cool and shaded in the heat of summer. It uses only two skeins of Lion Brand Rewind, a super-unique tape yarn that comes in bunches of fun colors and is even machine washable. This is a perfect beginner project because the stitches are easy, there’s a video tutorial, and the brim keeps its shape without any extra stiffening agents.

12. 1.5 Hour Crochet Pumpkin Hat

Free pattern by Make & Do Crew here!

If Halloween has snuck up on you, don’t worry: this creative pumpkin hat whips up in just an hour and a half! It’s perfect for a costume or just to celebrate fall. The pattern includes eight sizes—preemie through adult extra-large—and it uses Wool-Ease Thick and Quick so it’ll keep you cozy in the October chill. It’s worked as a rectangle and then seamed together, so it’s a good project if you prefer not to work in the round. The stitches are pretty easy, but you’ll need to know how to work in the back loop only and do a yarn-over slip stitch, so I suggest having a few other projects under your belt before you start this one.

13. 30 Minute Beginner Crochet Slouchy Hat

Free pattern by Sewrella here!

Slouchy hats are so cozy and stylish, and this one is perfect for beginner crocheters! It uses Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn and double-crochet stitches, so it works up super quickly—in just 30 minutes! With only two stitch types required, and a bonus video tutorial in the pattern, this hat is incredibly easy to make.

14. Boliviana Bulky Basketweave Hat

Free pattern by Anna R. Simonsen here!

The basketweave pattern of this beanie is one of the coolest textures I’ve seen! And even though it looks complex, it’s actually achieved with pretty easy stitches: front post double crochet and back post double crochet. The pattern calls for Cascade Yarns Boliviana Bulky, a 100% merino wool yarn that’s sure to keep you cozy. This pattern is perfect for advanced beginners, and in case you’re a beginner looking to expand your skill set, I’ll link to some tutorials for front post and back post double crochet.

15. Easy Breezy Chunky Bun Beanie

Free pattern by The Turtle Trunk here!

If you’re not a fan of stuffing your hair into a hat, this is the perfect project for you! The pattern includes four sizes, from child (3-10 years) to adult large. Everyone in your family will love this super-stylish hat with its thick turned-up brim! The pattern calls for only easy stitches and also has a video tutorial, so this is a great beginner beanie.

16. Toffee Apple Pompom Beanie

Free pattern by Hopeful Honey here!

This cozy hat is perfect for fall activities like visiting an apple orchard on a crisp autumn day! It’s made with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick so it’ll work up quickly, and the easy stitches and progress photos make it a great beginner pattern. It comes in three sizes, for kids, teens, and adults, and everyone is sure to love the fun pom-pom!

17. Super Simple Beginner’s Beanie

Free pattern by Sweet Softies here!

Let’s end the round-up with one of the easiest hats you can make! All you’ll need for the adult-sized beanie are one skein of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick or a similar super bulky yarn, 30 minutes of time, and knowledge of basic crochet stitches like single and double crochet. Or, if you want to make an adorable newborn hat, just switch out the size 6 yarn for worsted-weight yarn.

Which hat will you make from this round-up? No matter what pattern you choose, you’re sure to stay warm and get lots of compliments!