Crochet Super Bulky Scrap Hat

I’ve been showing these a lot in my videos recently and have had many questions about how to do them. Basically, it’s a single crochet hat with 3-4 strands of yarn held together. Use a hook you’re comfortable with. (I use a “P” 12mm with 4 strands of worsted weight and adjust my hook size based on the overall weight/feel of all the strands held together.)

Not enough information for you? Maybe this video will help:

Here’s a written pattern to use as a guide:

Round 1: ch 2, 6sc in the 2nd ch from hook, do not join, work in continuous/spiral (6sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Round 3: *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around. (18 sc)
Round 4: *sc in the next 2 sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from * to * around. (24 sc)
Round 5: *sc in the next 3 sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from * to * around. (30 sc)

STOP and measure your Flat Circle Diameter and refer to the chart below for sizing! If you need it larger, continue your increase rounds (increasing by 1 sc in each *repeat group* as you did above).

Subsequent Rounds: 1 sc in each stitch until you are approximately .5″ from the desired Hat Height.

Slip Stitch about 6 stitches to even out the bottom edge of the hat.

Last Round: sc blo ; fasten off; sew in ends.

Note that the chart I refer to in this video is not available in its original form. (Looks like her website was redesigned and the chart lost it’s formatting.) Just for your convenience, I put it back into an easy-to-read table below but please know that I got the information from Slugs On The Refrigerator Blog. If I see that she’s corrected the problem, I’ll edit my page. In the meantime:

Age Head Size Hat Size Hat Height Flat Circle Diameter
0-6 months 13 – 15 inches 12 -14  inches 4.5 – 5 inches 4 inches
6-12 months 16 – 19 inches 14 – 18 inches 5.5 inches 4.5 inches
1 – 3 Years 18 – 21 inches 17 – 20 inches 6.5 inches 5.5 inches
4+ years 20 – 22 inches 19 – 21 inches 7.5 inches 6 inches
Women 22 inches 20 inches 8.5 inches 6.5 inches
Men 23 inches 21 inches 9.5 inches 6.75 inches
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6 thoughts on “Crochet Super Bulky Scrap Hat

  1. Have you ever uploaded a tutorial on the great flowers you put on your hats? If so did please let me know which one and if not would please make one. Thanks. Barb Fessler

    • No, I haven’t because the pattern isn’t mine. I’d have to acquire special permission from the designer if I were to do that. However, there are plenty of great flower tutorials already on YouTube!

  2. Do you have any links or done any videos on how to make a jumper or vest on the addi kingsize? I can’t knit with needles so any help with the addi would be great. I follow you on pintrest and YouTube. Thank you

    • No, I haven’t and don’t know anyone who has however, there may be instructions in one of the Addi Express Pattern Books. (Do a Google search!)

  3. Margaret: I have been selling these hats at work as fast as I can make them! One woman came to me and asked if I could make her a “messy bun” hat that has a hole on top for a bun or pony tail, but it has to be stretchy. I used this pattern, except I started with a 2″ in diameter covered pony tail loop. I crocheted 12 single crochets over the loop and followed the rest of the pattern. She loved it and now everyone wants one. Please feel free to share this with your audience.

    • Lindaann! How clever! Thanks for letting me know about all your happy customers and especially your new messy bun model! I love smart people!

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