Crochet Men’s Hat Free Pattern
My husband says that nobody can make a hat like his Oma makes a hat. I believe he is right, she makes the best hats in the history of all hats. Last winter he asked me to make him a crochet hat and I was in complete disbelief but so excited. All I could think was ‘finally, I get to make him something that he will use!’. I browsed through countless pictures of hats with him and eventually he decided that he liked one hat. Only one hat. Personally, I think that he just didn’t want to look at any more pictures, but he really did like this one. At the time, I couldn’t read patterns so I winged it by looking at the pictures. To my surprise, when I was finished, it looked like a hat! Since then I have found many patterns like this one. It is very simple and very basic. This Crochet Men’s Hat Free Pattern is a perfect project for beginners. It is entirely made up of single crochet stitches and a slip stitch to connect it. I will be sure to add lots of pictures for you too! I am still learning to write out a pattern, so if something is confusing or not explained clear enough, please feel free to ask me.
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- 1 ball of standard weight yard
- Size G/6 – 4.25 MM Hook
- Embroidery Needle
- stitch marker (can be a paper clip or anything to mark a stitch)
- ch = Chain
- st = Stitch
- sl st = Slip Stitch
- sc = Single Crochet
- blsc = Back Loop Single Crochet
NOTE: This pattern ‘steps’. Every other row will end 5 stitches shorter than the full length of the hat. This is what allows the top of the hat to be less scrunched when pulled together. The nice part is that this pattern is repetitive.
Row 1: Ch 46. Work a sc into the second st from your hook. Continue to work 1 sc into each st for the whole ch for a total of 45 sc. Ch 1, turn.
BACK LOOP STITCH: not from the same project, but it’s a good picture of a back loop stitch.
Row 2: Sc into the back loop first st. Continue to work 1 blsc into each st for the next 39 stitches. Ch 1, turn. (You should be left with 5 stitches from the end. This is the first ‘step’.)
*Row 3: Sc into the back loop of each st for the entire row for a total of 40 stitches. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc into the back loop first st. Continue to work 1 blsc into each st for the entire row for a total of 45 stitches. (When you get to st 40, simply work into the back loop of st 41 and continue until the end. There will be a small gap but you won’t notice it when it’s done. Plus these hats are very warm so a little ventilation is good!) Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc into the back loop first st. Continue to work 1 blsc into each st for the entire row for a total of 45 stitches. Ch 1, turn. TIP: I use a stitch marker to mark where the 5th stitch is from the top. This helps me as a reminder of which row I am on. I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I forgot to turn and wound up crocheting the whole row.
Row 6: Sc into the back loop first st. Continue to work 1 blsc into each st for the next 39 stitches. Ch 1, turn. *
NOTE: Your hat will begin to taper at the top, this is a good thing. Make sure to check your tension periodically so that your stitches are remaining consistent.
Row 7 – END : Repeat *row 3-6* until the hat is large enough to fit around your head.
BE SURE that your last 2 rows are the short rows (40 st), and end at the bottom. This will allow you to connect the whole seam when closing the hat. When your hat is wide enough to fit around your head, it will look like this.
Closing the Hat
To close the hat, fold it in half from side to side to form the tube of the hat. Connect your yarn with a sl st. Working through both ends of the hat, sl st up the length of the hat to crate the seam. Ch 1 and tie off your end. Work in all loose ends of yarn. I decided to make a grey hat as well so that it was easier to see what i did to close the hat. Hope it helps!
Fold your hat in half.
Starting at the bottom, work 1 sl st into the first st of both sides of the hat like this:
Do this the whole way up the side of the hat. When you get to st 40, continue into st 45 like you did fr all of the other rows. At the end of the seam, yarn over and fasten off your end. For the top of the hat, use your embroidery needle to weave around the opening into the stitches. Pull your ends tight to close the opening. Tie off the ends and weave all loose ends of yarn into the hat. You are finished!
Here are some other finished hats too!
Let me know how your Crochet Men’s Hat Free Pattern worked out! Also, a huge thank you to Krista for proof reading this for me! When you look at something for too long it stops making sense, this happened to me while I was writing this out.
If you are looking for a women’s hat, check out our other crochet hat free pattern!