Quick knits: Make a super chunky knit hat in less than an hour

Cara Corey, Knitter and overall do-it-yourselfer

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5 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Knitting the hat

    • 4. Decreasing at the top

    • 5. Seaming the hat


About This Class

This giant knit hat is guaranteed to keep you super warm in cold weather! Take advantage of a trend toward huge yarns and giant knitting needles to make a hat that works up in less than an hour. 


This project is great for beginning knitters, although you do need to know how to knit, purl, and do a K2TOG decrease. You do not need to know how to knit in the round as this project is worked on straight needles and seamed. 

Materials needed:

• 1 skein jumbo size (size 7) yarn, such as Chunky Grande Big yarn from Michaels stores or 1/2 pound wool roving (I love wool roving split to half the thickness, too. Look for seasonal chunky yarns in the fall & winter.)
• size US 50/25 mm straight knitting needles
• String or sturdy yarn for optional pom pom