This Super Bulky version of the Daphne Beanie uses Size 6 (Super Bulky) yarn to create an ultra thick and chunky hat with tons of texture!
If you’re going for that trendy, over-sized look, this is just the beanie for you! The doubled up brim, plus a cute faux fur pom pom, take this statement piece over the top!
The Origin of This Pattern
The original version of the Daphne Beanie was created in a size 5 yarn, Red Heart Hygge. It is soft and squishy and also a good thick hat.
However, when I first began dreaming up the Daphne Beanie, I was imagining something even more chunky! So, though I love the design in a size 5 yarn, I also created a version of the beanie in this size 6 Super Bulky yarn, just to see how it turned out!
The Yarn For This Pattern
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The yarn I chose for this super bulky crochet hat pattern was Lion Brand Hometown USA in Durham Woods. It is sooo beautiful! I love the mixture of peachy rose with dusty green and a few neutrals. It created such a nice pattern!
It is also just what I needed for sheer bulk and thickness, in all it’s size 6 glory!. It is soft and smooth to work with and I’m so happy with how it turned out!
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Size 6/ Super Bulky yarn, 160-190 yards (I used roughly 2 ½ skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA in Durham Woods)
US N/ 9.00 mm Crochet Hook
4” x 4” square = 9 hdss x 8 rows
brim/ band: 19”-20” circumference
height: 12” (without pom pom and brim unfolded)
This pattern at this gauge will create a size small adult hat. If you would like to resize the hat, see notes on page 3, at the end of the band directions.
Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
(yo) yarn over
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
(hdss) half double slip stitch
(dc) double crochet
(dc3tog) double crochet three together
(fpdc) front post double crochet
Per the pattern title, and the use of super bulky yarn, this finished hat is VERY bulky and thick! Be sure that is the style you are going for when you choose to begin!
I tend to crochet tightly. So be sure to check your gauge and if you are crocheting more loosely you can move to a smaller hook (or larger if you crochet even more tightly). Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge. The best time to check gauge would be after approximately 4” of the brim has been completed and you can compare it with the gauge swatch measurements.
The chain at the beginning of each row or round does not count as a stitch.
In round 3 of the hat, you will use two advanced skills simultaneously: the front post double crochet (fpdc) and double crochet 3 together (dc3tog). Make sure you understand each concept separately before attempting them together.
If you would like to re-size the pattern, you can adjust the number of rows in the band to the size you want, as long as the number of rows is a number divisible by 3.
Band/ Brim construction:
Chain 14, or until your chain is about 5 ½ inches long.
Note: The band is wider than a typical band so that it can be folded up.
Row 1: Hdss in the 3rd chain from the hook and in each chain across. (12)
How to Crochet the Half Double Slip Stitch
Yo. Insert hook into desired chain or stitch. Yo. Pull yarn through the chain/stitch and then also through the 2 loops on your hook.
Row 2: Ch 2. Turn. Hdss in the same stitch and in each stitch across. (12).
Row 3-45: Repeat row 2, until your band is about 19 inches long.
Note about gauge and sizing: At this point my band was about 5.5” across the row and 19” from foundation chain to the last row. If your sizing is very different from that, you can start again with a larger or smaller hook.
If you are at correct gauge, but just want a larger or smaller band in order to make a smaller or larger hat, then adjust the number of rows to the size you want, making sure the final # of rows is divisible by 3.
Sc the two ends of the band together. (your seam will be showing on the outside of the hat, but that is because later we will fold it up and it will be hidden)
Body of the hat:
Round 1: Ch 1. Place a sc in the end of each row around the band. (45). Join with a sl st to the first sc of the round.
Round 2: Ch 2. *In the next stitch, place 3 dc. In the next 3 stitches, dc3tog*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the dc at the beginning of the round. (22 stitch clusters)
How to Double Crochet 3 Together (dc3tog)
Yo. Insert hook into desired stitch. Yo. Pull through stitch. Yo. Pull through 2 loops on your hook. You will have two loops remaining on your hook. Yo. Insert hook into the next stitch. Yo. Pull through stitch. Yo. Pull through 2 loops on your hook. You will have 3 loops remaining on your hook. Yo. Insert hook into the next stitch. Yo. Pull through stitch. Yo. Pull through 2 loops on your hook. You will have 4 loops remaining on your hook. Yo and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.
Round 3: Ch 2. *In the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, using the fpdc stitch for each. In the top of the next dc3tog, place 3 dc.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the ch 2 at the beginning of the round (22 stitch clusters).
Note: in rounds 3 and 4, be sure you are using the fpdc for the dc3tog stitches. If this is not done, your hat will not be as textured.
Round 4: Ch 2. *Place 3 dc in the top of the next dc3tog. In the next 3 stitches, dc3tog, using the fpdc stitch for each.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the dc at the beginning of the round. (22 stitch clusters)
Rounds 5-9: Repeat Rounds 3-4. You may add or remove rows here according to your height preference.
Finish off and leave a long tail. Using a yarn needle, weave the tail in and out around the top of the hat and cinch shut. Tie off and weave in ends. Fold up the brim. Add a pom pom if desired.
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Your Daphne Super Bulky 6 weight yarn is adorable! The colors are just beautiful and it sure looks fantastic on You! I’ll have to give super bulky yarn a try. Thank You for sharing your newsletters, your creativity and your inspiration!
Kind Regards from Texas
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Thank you for your kind words Susan! It makes my day when I get to hear that someone is enjoying my work! ❤️ 😊
Hello! I love the look of the hat and I’m trying to make it for my friend.
Since my gauge is different, I decided to make my band 42 rows to fit the “divisible by 3” instructions. But it’s just not working. I ended up with more stitches in round 2 of the body than I had in round 1 since I could not complete a dc3tog to finish off the row.
I think your sizing instructions would be more versatile if you changed it to be multiples of 4, instead of 3, as your pattern is technically in groups of 4 stitches (3dc + 1dc3tog = 4 stitches) and utilizes 4 stitches of the row underneath for each repeat.
Just wanted to make you aware so you could decide to adjust or not as you see fit. Thanks for the pattern regardless!!
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Hi Elise, sorry to hear you’re having trouble. I’m not sure why you’re ending up with a different stitch count on round 2, but feel free to email me at [email protected] for further help. The repeat is 3 because on the second round, each 3dc utilizes 3 single crochet stitches from the round beneath it (the foundation round) so it counts as 3 stitches, rather than 1. The multiples count is based on the count at the foundation round. Also, since you have resized it by 3, be aware that you might end your round with the same stitch combo that you started the round with, rather than alternating as it would at a stitch count of 45.
Hi! I’m also noticing the same thing. Because the rounds require repeats of putting 3 dc in one stitch + 3togdc in the next 3 stitches, that makes 4 stitches total for each repeat of the pattern. So, you’d need a multiple of four or else you’re left with a round you can’t complete. I’m curious as to how you made it work with multiples of 3.
Hi Esther! I love your patterns. I’d like to make this for a child. Can you give me an idea of how to resize it for that? THANK YOU
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Hi Ann, The first step is to decide how tall you want your brim to be after it is folded. I chained enough for my brim to be 5 1/2 inches, which made it 2 1/2″ inches when folded, for an adult. Then you need to decide the circumference you want for the brim. Usually you want the circumference to be an inch or two smaller than the actual circumference of the head so that it will fit with a bit of a snug stretch. If you are using a bulky yarn like I did, it, it might not have a ton of stretch since it is so thick, so take that into consideration. Work your brim until it is the size you want, making sure to keep the number of rows to a multiple of 3. Then follow the directions for the body of the hat. You can google “crochet hat sizing” for how tall a hat generally should be for certain age groups so that you can figure out what height to stop at. Or just play it by ear. Hope that helps!
Ann Ambrosia says
That’s a huge help. Thanks!