Mar 03 2010

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Free Crochet Pattern for Men’s Hat

Free Crochet Pattern for Men’s Hat

Free crochet pattern for men’s hat.  This beanie works up quickly while holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together.  You can substitute with bulky weight yarn.   Just make sure to check your gauge.  it’s a fairly easy pattern suitable for beginners (you need to know how to make basic stitches).

There is the pattern for Maksim’s Hat I was talking about.

Size: Adult men (head circumference 23 inches)
Yarn:Patons Classic Wool (100% Pure New Wool; 100g/3.5 oz/205 m/223 yds) black, A, and grey, B.
Possible substitutes:Caron Simply Soft, Bernat Satin, or any worsted weight yarn
Hook: 5.0 mm, US H/8, or hook needed to obtain the gauge
Gauge:12 sc and 13 rows to 4 inches
Notions: Yarn needle and stitch marker

Notes: The hat is worked holding two strands of yarn together in continues rounds without joining.


Rnd 1: Option 1 – Make an adjustable ring*, ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), work 6 sc in ring, place stitch marker (SM) in last st. Pull the ring tight to close (6 sc)
*Option 2 – Ch 2, work 6 sc in first ch. (6 sc)
Rnd 2:2 sc in every st around, move SM to last stitch (12 sc)
Rnd 3:[1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] repeat 6 times around. Move SM (18 sc)
Rnd 4:[1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st] repeat 6 times around. Move SM (24 sc)
Rnd 5:[1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st] repeat 6 times around. Move SM (30 sc)
Rnd 6:[1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st] repeat 6 times around. Move SM (36 sc)
Rnd 7:[1 sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st] repeat 6 times around. Move SM (42 sc)
Rnd 8:[1 sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st] repeat 6 times around. Move SM (48 sc)
Rnd 9:[1 sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next st] repeat 6 times around. Move SM (54 sc)
Rnd 10:[1 sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in next st] repeat 6 times around. Move SM (60 sc)
Rnd 11-22:1 sc in each st around (60 sc)
Rnd 23:change color to B. 1 sc in each st around (60 sc)
Rnd 24:change color to A. 1 sc in each st around (60 sc)
Rnd 25:change color to B. 1 sc in each st around (60 sc)
Rnd 26:1 sc in each st around (60 sc)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Copyright does not restrict your right to sell finished items made using this pattern.


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  1. Peggy

    That hat is awesome! I love the stitching.

  2. Anastasia

    Thank you, Peggy :). That’s just single crochet all the way around

  3. Sarah

    Did I do something wrong the color change stitching is uneven??? help please

  4. crochetnj.com

    No you did not do anything wrong. The hat is made in spiral rounds, so the change of color is seen. It is usually not a big deal, but if you want to see clear stripes, you need to join rounds.

    To starting working in the round with joining, in the last round before changing color, sl st in the next st. Then work every round like that: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to ch 1.

    Hope it helps!

  5. Goldibug

    Thanks so much for writing this pattern down! I made a hat just like this for Grease Monkey about 5 years ago. He loves it and was wanting me to make him a backup hat for when his first one gets dirty. With your pattern I can quickly whip it up without thinking about what I’m doing. It’s nice to relax while crocheting once in a while instead of always doing free form and counting stitches 🙂

    1. crochetnj.com

      Glad to help 🙂

  6. Christine

    This pattern is awesome. Thank you so much for posting. I was having trouble finding a good hat pattern for my husband. This was super easy and it looks great!

    1. crochetnj.com

      That’s wonderful that you like it Makes me want to create more!

  7. arwa

    I was lokig for it thank you

  8. kathleen

    I tried making this hat and even happened to purchase the recommended brand of yarn for it. I followed the pattern to a T and it came out wayyy to small. I could tell when I was making it that it seemed small but I figured I might as well finish it to make sure and take it apart if I had to. I did not check the gauge because honestly who is going to make 13 rows of 12 sc to check a gauge for such a small project. I don’t usually have a tight stitch, and if anything my stitches usually end up a little large.

  9. Luke

    Hi, so I have never chochetted before, but I love that beanie! Can you clarify a couple things for me please? I am going to try to do this, but there are a few things I would like to know first: What does SC and ST mean? And how do I start it? Please help!

  10. Cindy K

    Whew, I have some friends who want to learn to crocet hats and crocet in the round. I had such a time finding a pattern. We meet today thanks for sharing.

  11. Kelsey

    Thanks for posting this! I was having a hard time finding a pattern to make for my dad you saved the day!

  12. thegrays4life

    Is it the type of yarn I used, or does this turn out pretty stiff? As in, it stands up by itself. 🙂 I used Hobby Lobby’s yarn that says 4/medium.

    1. Anastasia

      I could be a number of things. Yes it could be the yarn. Not all medium weight yarns created equally, if you would :). Those is have similar length to weight ratio? Does it have the same yarn content?
      Another important factor to consider is your gauge. I know a lot of people rather not check their gauge for a small project like a hat, but unless gauge matches exactly there is no guaranty that a project will come up to the measurements specified in the pattern. Hope it helps.

  13. Ginger

    When you say this hat is worked using two strands together, does this mean you are crocheting with two strands of yarn…ie two skeins?

  14. Anastasia

    Yes, with two strands of yarn. They could be coming from 2 different skeins. You can wind part of the skein into a separate ball and crochet with that. Or what some people do (but I personally don’t recommend) is crocheting with two strand coming from the same skein (inside end and outside end).

  15. Sandra

    Not sure if I am missing it, but how many chains in the ring?

    1. Anastasia

      The pattern calls for starting either with an adjustable ring, or ch 2 and working 6 sc into the first chain. If you prefer you can do a ring of few chains (ch 3, sl st into 1st ch), but it most likely will result in a hole on top of the hat.

      If you are interested in learning how to make an adjustable ring, there are bunch of videos of youtube (a lot of diffrent ways to make it as well!). http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=crochet+adjustable+ring&oq=crochet+adjustable+ring&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=4235l9437l0l9683l23l23l0l14l14l1l244l1560l1.5.3l9l0

      Good Luck!

  16. Skutch

    I just finished the pattern and actually added 5 more rows after row 10 because it was looking very small. I do crochet a little tightly, but this hat is definitely for a child. There is no way this will fit an adult male. It doesn’t even reach my ears. Any thoughts on what’s happening? I even used a J hook.

    1. Anastasia

      Great question!

      The only way to guarantee that the size of the hat you are making is the same as specified in the pattern is to achieve the same gauge.

      There are several aspect to achieve the right gauge and choosing the right hook size is just one of them. For some people going 1 hook size larger might do the trick, but for some it might have to be 2 or even 3 sizes larger.

      Another thing to consider is yarn. Not only will yarn weight affect you gauge, but also fiber. Same weight yarn in wool and cotton will not have the same gauge.

      Another very important part of gauge is yarn tension.

      And last but not least is your personal gauge. Just because 5 people use the same exactly the same yarn and hook does not mean that everyone making loops the same size.

      With this all said, I have 2 questions for you:
      1. Is your hat blocked? Depending on the fiber of your hat, blocking can significantly affect the size of the hat.
      2. What’s your gauge?

  17. JP

    Made this and it turned out fitting the 4 yrs old toddler. I intended for my man initially.
    The final product turns out to be very neat and pretty however for the toddler.
    Thanks for the pattern.

  18. Abby

    I have tried to crochet this hat 6 times. Each time there is a point at the top of the hat. What am I doing wrong. The beginning of the hat is not flat.

    1. Anastasia

      It’s hard to tell without seeing it. Can you email picture to anastasia@crochetnj.com ?

  19. mmoak

    This hat size is not 23inches as stated. It is meant for toddler’s which is only 20inches. Now I have to to do it again make it bigger and increase the stitch. 🙁

  20. Eva Forrester

    When I repeat rnd 3 6 times it gets bigger and bigger really quickly. Is it 1sc then 2 sc for six rounds? Is that right?

    1. Anastasia

      Hi Eva,

      In Rnd 3 you need to repeat (1 sc, 2 sc) 6 times in that round only. Not for 6 more rounds. In Rnd 4 you need to repeat the sequence that;s listed for rnd 4.

      Hope it helps,


  21. Teresa

    The stated gauge is 12 single crochet = 4 inches. Since the maximum number of stitches is 60, the finished hat will be 20 inches circumference when worked to gauge. (60 / 12 = 5 and 5 x 4 = 20)

    Wouldn’t the hat need at least 69 stitches to result in 23 inch circumference?

    1. Anastasia


      You are absolutely right, finished circumference of the hat is 20″. However,in order for a hat to stay on it needs to be smaller than the head. This hat is meant to fit with 3″ of negative ease.

      Hope this helps :),


  22. Beth

    my hat looks frilly as i am crocheting it. Am I doing something wrong?

  23. Sid Vivacqua

    I love this pattern. I have not crocheted in many years and found this pattern very easy to follow. I also used this to create a different hat that I crocheted with one strand of yarn and added five rows to the bottom so that I could roll it up for a band.
    Thank you very much

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