FREE Crochet Pattern | “Knit-Look” Chunky Headwarmer (Child)

Knit Look Chunky Headwarmer Kids 1WM

I had been trying to come up with an idea for super quick gifts this year and then one day inspiration struck for this “Knit-Look” Chunky Headwarmer! It’s PERFECT for teacher gifts and gifts for family….even picky teenagers! πŸ˜€ And since I like matching “Mommy & Me” accessories, I had to make it in Toddler & Child sizes too! *Click Here for Adult Sizes*

It’s also PERFECT for craft fairs! I used Lion Brand Hometown USA (less than a skein and usually found for around $3.00) and a large button. But the BEST part?!?! It took less than a half hour to make, including sewing on the button! The combination of the cost and time to create makes it a PERFECT item for craft fairs! πŸ˜€


“Knit-Look” Chunky Headwarmer (Toddler/Child)

Materials: US Size M/N 9.00mm crochet hook ( My hook of choice can be purchased through our affiliates:Β Clover 1056/MN Amour Crochet Hook, Size M/N/9.0mmΒ ) (or proper hook to obtain gauge), yarn needle, scissors, button (1-3/4″ – 2-1/2″)

Yarn: Bulky / 6 Weight (55 yards), Lion Brand Hometown USA was used for the head warmers in the photos

Difficulty: Intermediate

Gauge: In pattern stitch (6.67 sts X 4.36 rows = 3″)




  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • yo: yarn over
  • BLO: back loop only
  • modified slst2tog: See Special Stitches


Special Stitches

  • (Modified) Slip Stitch 2 Together (slst2tog): Insert hook into same st as previous st worked, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up loop and pull thru both loops on hook. **This st is modified because you begin each one in the previous st worked, therefore, your st count will not decrease. **Note: It will seem as though you’re working these sts along the backside of the previous row of sc.
  • Click here for a photo & video tutorial of this stitch pattern.



  • The ch-1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
  • First stitch of each row is worked into the same st as the beginning chain, unless noted otherwise.
  • Changes for sizes are written as follows: Toddler (Child)


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Photo & Video Tutorial can be found here: Modified Slst2tog

Row 1: *Right Side* Ch 45 (47), sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 7 chs, sc in remaining chs. – 44 (46) sts

Row 2: Ch 1, Turn, sl st in same st as ch 1, work 35 (47) slst2tog, BLO sl st in remaining 8 sts. – 44 (46) sts

Row 3: Ch 1, Turn, BLO sl st in next 3 sts, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, BLO sl st in next 2 sts, BLO sc in remaining sts. – 44 (46) sts

Row 4: Ch 1, Turn, sl st in same st as ch 1, work 35 (37) slst2tog, BLO sl st in remaining 8 sts and chs. – 44 (46) sts

Row 5: Ch 1, Turn, BLO sl st in next 8 sts and chs, BLO sc in remaining sts. – 44 (46) sts

Row 6: Ch 1, rotate to work along the short end into the sides of the previous rows, sc in the side of each row. – 5 sts

Row 7: Ch 1, Turn, sc in each st across. – 5 sts

Row 8: Ch 1, Turn, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in last st. – 5 sts

Row 9: Ch 1, Turn, BLO sl st in each st and ch across. –5 sts
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Continue below to Finishing.

Knit Look Chunky Headwarmer Kids 2WM

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*Tip: It is normal for crochet items to stretch out when worn so don’t be afraid to make your initial fit a little snug.

From bottom to top, insert the buttonhole end of headwarmer thru the loop created at the opposite end (see close up photo above). The buttonhole end should be on the outside of the headwarmer. Try it on for fit. Adjust the buttonhole end to adjust size. Once you have a good fit, sew your button on the Right Side of the headwarmer, opposite the buttonhole end.

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Happy Crocheting, Jennifer.

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