Thankfully I found Sylvie Damey online and she is kindly working on the French knitting pattern as I write this.
To make sure the pattern is perfect, I gave it another go yesterday. The only chunky yarn I had in my stash was Lion Brand Yarn 792-412 Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn, Pearls so I went ahead and cast on using the pattern exactly as written. The result was a little bigger than a small but still super cute and definitely going to be worn. The border was done in another funky yarn I had, not sure what it is called, but it has a lot of variation in it. I just liked how the two looked together.
So…stay tuned the Simple Chunky Knit Hat pattern en Francais. I plan to add a video to my YouTube channel as well. This is a great pattern for beginners. It knits up quickly and is really fun to make!