Stop what you are doing. Head over to Michaels. Buy a Caron Chunky Cupcake for under $5 and make this super fun chunky crochet hat.
There is so much I love about this chunky crochet hat. In fact, I love it so much that I have it on my head RIGHT NOW typing this post. Because I’m crazy that way I guess. It is so warm and cozy. And even better… it’s a super fast make. And if you know me at all, a super fast make is one of my favorite things on the planet.
Purple is my favorite color so when I spotted this Caron Chunky Cupcake yarn with the delectable purple fur pom pom and it was named Grapesicle, well.. I was a goner. I’m love crocheting with Caron Cake yarn. It just feels good gliding through my hook. And it’s so fun to watch the colors transition. Whenever I’m at Michaels I always find a way to sneak over to the Caron Cake section just for a peek.
As you know, I try to give my patterns meaningful names. Right away I knew this one would be Mrs Plum. Immediately I was taken back in time, down memory lane… digging out the Clue game from my grandma’s toy closet (ok..really… it was a coat closet that just happened to have some toys stashed away in it.) This is the same grandma, by the way, that taught me to crochet that I’ve written about here and here.
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My sisters and I would get up early and after grandma would come in our room for whispered “girl talk”, we’d head out in the living room in our PJs and pull out the Clue game, bricks or Tinker Toys (there weren’t too many selections at Grandma’s). Meanwhile, Grandma would make breakfast for each of us to order. Better than any restaurant. And to this day, breakfast is my most favorite meal of the day.
By now.. one of you is saying…. HEY… WAIT ONE MINUTE… That’s all well and good, but MRS Plum is NOT a character from the clue game… It is PROFESSOR PLUM and you’re a little gender confused as well. Sadly, this is all true. (THANK you GOOGLE for the reality check.) But you know what? I don’t care. I’m not changing it. That hat is Mrs Plum and that’s that. So there you go.
So let’s review: Super fast project. Cute hat with a somewhat goofy name. Less than $5 to make. Sigh. Heaven. Let’s get started!
Mrs Plum Chunky Crochet Hat
Here is what you will need:
- US J10/6 mm crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
- One Caron Chunky Cupcake, sample used Grapesicle
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Reverse Single Crochet (aka Crab stitch): Click HERE to learn how to do the Reverse Single Crochet.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials. I really like to use the invisible seamless join when finishing pieces that get sewn together.
The Chunky Crochet Hat is sized for an average adult and is 22″ around and 8.5″ tall
Make a magic ring
R1: 6 sc into ring (6 sts). Work in continuous rounds.
R2: 2 sc in ea st around (12 st)
R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (18 st)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (30 st)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (36 st)
R7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (42 st)
R8: *sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (48 st)
R9: *sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (54 st)
R10: *sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in next, repeat from * around (60 st)
R11: *sc in next 9 st, 2 sc in next, repeat from * around (66 st)
Measure the cap from the crown through row 11. It should be about 7 to 7.25″ across.
R12-27: sc around (66 st).
R 28: work 1 row of Reverse Single Crochet. Fasten off and weave in ends.
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