Learn how to make a warm & cozy looking chunky knit hat and mittens with this free knitting pattern. These are quick to knit, a wonderful project to take on if you’re relatively knew to knitting, and they also make lovely Christmas gifts!

Free Knitting Pattern! This chunky knit hat and mittens is quick to make and would be a beautiful Christmas gift

Thanks to Tracey Jazmin for the gorgeous photos featured here.

This project is part of the Seasonal Simplicity blog hop hosted by The Happy Housie, so after you read my post make sure to see all of the other DIY Christmas gift ideas linked at the bottom!

Free Knitting Pattern! This chunky knit hat and mittens is quick to make and would be a beautiful Christmas gift

I’ve recently re-found my love of knitting. 10 years ago I used to knit obsessively, but since I’ve had kids (and a blog, and a YouTube channel etc!) I haven’t been able to find the time. Now that the kids are a wee bit older, I’ve picked the craft up again and remembered how calming and stress relieving it is. It helps me relax, stop scrolling through my phone mindlessly, and I love all the things I can make! (Check out my Instagram account to see some of my recent sweater knits, and I also knit the one pictured using a We Are Knitters kit.)

Free Knitting Pattern! This chunky knit hat and mittens is quick to make and would be a beautiful Christmas gift

Inspired by the chunky knit hats and mittens I’ve been seeing in stores this Fall, I created these super-duper easy knitting patterns to share with you today. These patterns will create a hat and mittens set to fit most women, and I’ll try to expand the pattern for men and kids one day soon too if there’s interest. I’m definitely making the hats for most of my family and friends this Christmas, so if any of you are reading this I hope you’re not sad that you won’t be surprised!

Free Knitting Pattern! This chunky knit hat and mittens is quick to make and would be a beautiful Christmas gift  

The patterns are below, and I’ll also embed some helpful YouTube videos featuring some knitting basics from some of my favourite knitters there. I think learning to knit via video is a great way to get started, or refresh your skills!

Chunky Knit Hat

Chunky Knit Hat

Yield: 1 medium womens winter hat
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10

This chunky hat is warm and cozy, features a faux fur pom-pom, and it's quick to make!

Materials

  • 1 skein bulky weight yarn (category 6)
  • 10 mm double pointed needles OR 10 mm circular needles
  • faux fur pom-pom
  • thread

Tools

  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • sewing needle

Instructions

Cast on 40 stitches and join in the round (you can use the invisible join technique that I link to below).

Rounds 1-8: *K1, P1, repeat from * around.

Rounds 5-28: K all stitches in the round.

Round 29 & 30: *K2tog, repeat from * around.

Round 31: *K2tog, repeat from * around.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and pull it through the remaining loops with a tapestry needle. Knot it to secure.

Weave in all the ends.

Decide if the hat will be worn with the knit or purl side facing out (the purl side facing out is shown here), and then secure a faux fur pom-pom with a sewing needle and thread to the top of the hat.

Notes

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together

Chunky Knit Mittens

Chunky Knit Mittens

Yield: 1 pair womens mittens
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10

These chunky knit mittens are warm and cozy, and quick to knit!

Materials

  • 1 skein chunky yarn (size 6 weight)
  • 6.5 mm double pointed needles
  • 12" piece of scrap yarn in a contrasting colour

Tools

  • tapestry needle

Instructions

Cast on 22 stitches. Join in the round.

Row 1-12: *K1, P1, repeat from * to end of round.

Row 13-20: K to end of round.

RIGHT MITTEN Row 21: drop working yarn,K4 with scrap yarn, turn work and P4 with scrap yarn, pick up main yarn again and K to end of round. You've created a placeholder for your thumb.

LEFT MITTEN Row 21: K until 4 stitches left on round, drop working yarn,K4 with scrap yarn, turn work and P4 with scrap yarn, pick up main yarn again to continue to row 22. You've created a placeholder for your thumb.

Row 22-39: K to end of round.

Row 40 & 41: *K1, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.

Row 42: *K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.

Cut yarn leaving a long tail, and thread the yearn through the remaining loops with a tapestry needle. Tie to secure.

Knitting the thumb:

Place the 4 stitches of the main yarn under the scrap yarn placeholder onto a double pointed needle. Place the 4 stitches of the main yarn on top of the scrap yarn placeholder onto a double pointed needle. You can now remove the scrap yarn, or remove it later.

Row 1-10: K to end of round.

Row 11 & 12: *K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.

Cut yarn leaving a long tail, and thread the yearn through the remaining loops with a tapestry needle. Tie to secure.

Weave in all ends.

Create both a right and left mitten.

These can be worn with the knit or purl (as shown) side out.

Notes

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

Free Knitting Pattern! This chunky knit hat and mittens is quick to make and would be a beautiful Christmas gift  

Helpful YouTube videos on knitting techniques featured in these patterns:

Welcome to the second week of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series! Today a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our DIY Gift Ideas to help inspire you for the upcoming holiday season. Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to the different posts.

Free Printable Coffee Gift Card Holder at The Happy Housie
White Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods at She Gave it a Go
Chunky Hand Knit Hat and Mittens at The DIY Mommy
How to Wrap Baked Goods for Gifts 2 Ways at Modern Glam
Cinnamon Sugar Scrub at A Pretty Life

2020 Free Printable Calendar at Clean & Scentsible
Homemade Vanilla Hostess Gift at My 100 Year Old Home
Coal Rice Krispie Cookies at Life is a Party
Homemade Christmas Potpourri at Cherished Bliss
DIY Wood Burned Spoons at Cassie Bustamante

Mini Bread Loaves for Gifting at My Sweet Savannah
Peppermint Sugar Scrub at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
DIY Wood Slice Holiday Wrath at Jenna Kate at Home
Easy Christmas Snack Mix at This is Our Bliss
DIY Deconstructed Stamped Books at Lolly Jane

Petite Christmas Bouquet at Craftberry Bush
DIY Bath Bomb Ornaments at The Turquoise Home
Gold Detailed Candle Votive at Zevy Joy
DIY Ornament Gift at Summer Adams
DIY Christmas Centrepiece at Place of My Taste

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