Big Friendly Giant: Free Crochet Hat Pattern

Big Friendly Giant

Because sometimes you just need a big, cozy hat. A ridiculously big and ridiculously cozy hat. Whether you are tramping off to Dream Country or chasing bellyhoppers off the edge of the map, this BFG inspired hat will ensure that you do it with a maximum amount of delight and comfort. Fit for a Majester or a modest giant, this bit of whimsy in chunky yarn and big stitches is almost as much fun to make as it is to wear. You can make it in any two colors your heart desires: we chose Cameo Rose and Eucalyptus from Wool and the Gang, reminiscent of frobscottle and zozimus dream bubbles. Hold your horseflies, keep your skirts on, I is your humbug servant. In short, every human bean should have one!

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Yarn: Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool super bulky 100% wool (80m/87yds/200g per skein); one skein each in Cameo Rose and Eucalyptus.

Hook: 15 mm

Faux Fur Pom

Pattern Info

Skill Level: Easy/Advanced Beginner

Gauge: 6 rows and 8 sts = 5 inches in hdc

Dimensions: 22” circumference; 15” height

Sizes: Teen/Adult


Switch colors on the last yarn over of the last stitch of the row. Carry color up the side of the row.

Abbreviations (with links to YouTube tutorials)

ch        chain

hdc      half double crochet

rep       repeat

sc         single crochet

sc2tog single crochet 2 together decrease

st         stitch


Row 1: With Eucalyptus, ch 22, hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (20 hdc)

Row 2: With Cameo Pink, ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Row 3: Rep row 2.

Rows 4 – 5: With Eucalyptus, rep row 2.

Rows 6 – 21: Rep rows 2 – 5 four times.

Rows 22 – 23: Rep rows 2 – 3.

Row 24: With Eucalyptus, rep row 2.

Sew row 1 to final row to create a tube.

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Top of the hat:

Row 1: Attach either color to the top of hat where color changes happened, sc in each end of row.

Row 2: Sc2tog in each st around.

Finish off leaving 12” for cinching hole.

Cinch hole at the top of the hat.

Add a faux fur or yarn pom to the top of hat. Pom pictured is from The Firefly Hook’s Etsy shop – XL Paul Anka.

Fold brim and wear with pride!




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