Knitting materials and tools:
<>Double-pointed knitting needles 9 (US 13/UK 00).
<> Lion Brand Wool, Ease Thick & Quick – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice.
<> Weight Category – 6. Quantity – less than1 ball. If you have difficulty to find aforementioned brand of yarn, use something else that will have about 60 m (65 yards) per 100 grams skein.
<> Pom pom – black/white/natural color. Material – natural fur / faux fur / yarn pom pom. Size – from 13 to 20 cm.
Raindrops chunk knit hat size:
Head circumference: Teen/Adult: 53-58 cm (21-23”)
Gauge: 9 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
k2tog – knit two together
p – purl
skpo - Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch, and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done.
Chunky knit hat pattern for women:
Using long tail method cast on 44 stitches or any other number divisible by 4. Join to knit in the round being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker. Rib k1, p1 for 8 rows or until pieces measures 5.5 – 6 cm.
Knitting body of chunky knit hat:
Row 1: knit all stitches around.
Row 2: [p2, k2] – repeat till the end of round.
Row 3: knit all stitches around.
Row 4: [k2, p2] – repeat till the end of round.
Repeat Rows 1- 4 until hat measures 18-19 cm from the edge. In my case I repeat Rows 1-4 four more times and then repeat again Rows 1-2. (18 rounds after the ribbing)
Shaping crown of chunky knit hat:
Row 1: [k2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Row 2: [k1, p1] – repeat till the end of round.
Row 3: [skpo] – repeat till the end of round.
Row 4: [p1, k1] – repeat till the end of round, p1.
Cut yarn leaving 10-15 cm tail. Use hook or tapestry needle to pull yarn tail through the remaining 11 stitches. Pull tight to close the hole. Weave in ends.