Welcome to Rich Textures Crochet! Today we are going to learn how to crochet a classic knit looking men’s beanie! This pattern contains two variations – with a brim and without.
I mentioned in a previous post that my husband had been looking forward to the day when I would finally crochet something for him! I set to work designing a classic looking scarf and hat combination that he fell in love with!
Did you miss the men’s scarf crochet pattern from last week? Don’t worry, you can find the free pattern and video tutorial here: Men’s Classic Crochet Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern. This is the scarf pictured below:
Gorgeous right? He definitely needed a hat to go with it! Something simple, easy to make and easy to coordinate. This is the result below:
You’ll see that there are two variation for this hat, and I include the instructions for both in this post. You see, I really couldn’t decide between the hat with a brim or without – you’ll have to let me know in the comments which you choose!
Both hats are constructed the same way, worked sideways. I started by making a small chain loop, and then after crocheting a longer chain, worked the pattern in rows. Each time I returned to that small starting chain in a loop, I slip stitched into the centre. Confused? Check out the free video tutorial following the written pattern.
This hat and the scarf are both made using the gorgeous yarn called “Rapture” by Sugar Bush Yarns. This yarn is a Llama/Merino blend. So it carries the warmth of wool, but is super soft! For my husband, he loved it as he always finds wool a bit too itchy against his skin. Rapture is a happy medium!
If you would like to check out Sugar Bush Yarn’s selection of premium fibre, you may do so on their website: https://www.sugarbushyarns.com. I highly recommend it and I thank them for generously supporting this new pattern!
Where to find the pattern:
The written pattern will be written out below, followed by a free video tutorial. However, if you would like to purchase a PDF copy of the pattern ($2.50 CAD) or add this pattern to your library, you may do so from either my Etsy or Ravelry Shop linked below:
Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Crocheting!
Men’s Classic Crochet Beanie:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 20 sts x 31 rows of pattern = 4 inches.
Finished Size: Approximately 8 x 9 inches laid flat, 20-21 inch circumference when stretched.
Yarn: Rapture by Sugar Bush Yarns (50% merino/50% Llama Soft; 3.5 oz/100g; 211 yds/193 m); For Hat with Brim: 1.5 Skeins Smoky Spirit; For Hat with no brim: 1 Skein Smoky Spirit
Hook: Size J/10 (6.0 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- This pattern contains the instructions for 2 styles, one with a brim and one without.
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows lengthwise.
- Ch 1 at beg of row does not count as stitch.
- After row 1, the rest of the pattern will be worked in the BLO.
- Each time you return to your starting loop after working the row, sl st into the centre of the loop before turning.
- Weave in ends as needed.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Ch 12, without twisting chain, join in first ch with a sl st.
For hat with brim ch 66, for hat without brim ch 56.
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each across; at the end of the chain, when you reach your beginning loop, sl st into the centre of the loop. Turn. (65/55 sc)
Rows 2: Ch 1, working in the blo sl st in each sc all the way across; turn. (NOTE: Do not work in either the turning sl st or chain.)
Row 3: Ch 1, working in the blo sl st in each st all the way across; at the end of the chain, when you reach your beginning loop, sl st into the centre of the loop. Turn
Row 4: Ch 1, working in the blo sl st in each st all the way across; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, working in the blo, sc in each st across; at the end of the chain, when you reach your beginning loop, sl st into the centre of the loop. Turn.
Rows 6: Ch 1, working in the blo sl st in each st all the way across; turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, working in the blo sl st in each st all the way across; at the end of the chain, when you reach your beginning loop, sl st into the centre of the loop. Turn
Row 8: Ch 1, working in the blo sl st in each st all the way across; turn.
Repeat rows 5-8 until work from the beginning measures approximately 18 inches.
Turn hat inside out so that wrong side is facing. Working through both thickness and the blo of both sides, sl st in each st across crocheting the two ends together. Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Using the long tail, sew the top of the hat closed. Fasten off and weave in your ends.