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Zen Chunky Knit Hat
Zen Chunky Knit Hat
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The Zen Chunky Knit Hat is a hat knit with bulky weight yarn featuring a ribbed brim. This free knitting pattern will knit up incredibly fast, so you will certainly want to make more than one. The splatters of color found throughout the yarn add an extra special element to this knitted hat pattern perfect for beginners. The simple, yet versatile design affords you the opportunity to wear this stylish head hugger throughout a variety of seasons and climates. Plus, since you only need to use one skein of yarn to knit this pattern, you can easily work up this bulky delight in a short amount of time without blowing your budget.


Knitting Needle Size17 or 12.75 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge2 stitches & 4 rows = 1” (blocked ribbing). Get as close as you can to the gauge – because the yarn is bulky, it will be difficult to be exact on a large needle.

Finished Size20” circumference x 8.5” height

Materials List

  • Zen Yarn Garden Superfine Bulky (90% superfine superwash, 10% nylon; 55 yds per skein) Approx. 50 yds (1 skein) Colourway shown: Robust Splatter
  • US 17 circular needles Or size to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry Needle


CO 40 sts using cable cast on method. For first row, join in the round being careful not to twist stitches.
R1: k2, p2 (10 5mes)
Repeat R1 a total of 11 times
R13: Knit
Repeat R13 a total of 11 times


R25: *k7, cdd* to end of round (4 times total)
R26 and remaining wrong side rows: knit
R27: *k5, cdd* to end of round (4 times total)
R29: *k3, cdd* to end of round (4 times total)
R31: *k1, cdd* to end of round (4 times total)


Cut yarn, leaving a 6-8” tail. With a tapestry needle, thread the yarn tail through the remaining sts. Tighten to finish. Weave in ends, block and wear proudly!


central double decrease (slip 2 stitches as if to knit, k1, pass slipped stitches over knit stitch)

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Three things to love about this pattern the colorway is gorgeous, it uses only 50 yards (1 skein), and since it's made with bulky yarn and big needles you can finish it in an evening. Perfect, perfect, perfect!


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