Ribbed Crochet Beanie for Men

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Discover the perfect blend of style and comfort with our FREE and EASY crochet beanie for men Pattern! This classic crochet patterns for men is not just a great project for beginners. It is also a fantastic choice for seasoned crocheters looking for a quick and rewarding creation.

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The secret to creating the oh-so-stylish ribbed look is we’ll be working in the back loops only. The result? A classic mens beanie with a great texture that’s sure to impress.

Make one for yourself or as great gifts for the salt of the earth men in your life. This easy crochet hat patterns ensures a hat that fits perfectly.

Embrace the joy of crocheting with basic crochet stitches and simple techniques, creating a hat that’s both cozy and stylish. It’s a great project to enjoy during a lazy weekend or on-the-go moments when you need a creative escape.

So, gentlemen, let’s grab our hooks and dive into this fun and easy project. Unleash your creativity and whip up your very own mens crochet hat patterns – the ultimate fashion statement for any season! 

Did you enjoy this great pattern? Be sure to check out my other free mens crochet beanie patterns.

Skill Level

Beginner. This beanie hat crochet pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in both rows and rounds. 


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Crochet gauge measures stitches and rows made in one inch using a specific crochet hook and yarn. By following this measurement, you can make sure your men’s hat will be the right size and fit well. It’s like a helpful guide to get your free crochet pattern just the way you want it!

18 stitches = 4 inches

18 rows = just under 4 inches

Crochet Beanie for Men Size Chart

The designer specifically designed this hat for men, but anyone who fits it can wear it!

Head CircumferenceCrownHeight
Mens Adult Size Hat20-23 inches7 inches8 inches
Crochet Beanie for Men Size Chart

Pattern Notes

  • Work the beanie crocheted flat and then sew together in the round.
  • You are crocheting in the back loops only (blo) (rows 2-72). This gives the hat the ribbed look. 
  • The end of the row or round indicates the stitch count.
  • The beginning of each row/round starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Work the top of the crochet beanie for men in the round.
  • When working the top of the hat, join your yarn to the first double crochet stitch with a slip stitch.


US Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side

Crochet Stitches & Techniques

Single Crochet Stitches (sc)

  1. Firstly, insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Then, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  3. Lastly, yarn over and pull through both loops.

Single Crochet Decrease (sc2tog)

  1. Firstly, insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Secondly, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  3. Thirdly, insert hook in next stitch.
  4. Next, yarn over and pull up another loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
  5. Lastly, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook. 

Back Loop Only (blo)

Worked the indicated stitch in the back loop only (blo) of the next stitch.

front and back loops

Crochet Beanie for Men Pattern

I/5.5 mm hook

​Row 1: Ch 49, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch, turn (48 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, turn (48 stitches)

Rows 3- 72: Repeat row 2

After 72 rows, my crochet beanie for men measured 15.5 inches wide. It will have a lot of stretch to it. You can make your hat wider, if needed, by adding more rows. 

Use a tapestry needle to sew the two ends together.

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Top of the Hat

Work the top of your crochet beanie for men in the round.

Join your yarn to the first row.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, join (36 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, join (18 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, join (9 stitches)

Sew the top of the hat shut. Then fold the bottom up for your ribbed single crochet brim.

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Yarn Pom Pom

Pictures are from my Toddler Hat crochet pattern.

A faux fur pom pom in a brown shade would be really fun if you used camoflauge yarn.

Use your large Pom Pom maker and worsted weight yarn.

Firmly and evenly wind your yarn around each set of arches. After the first set of arches, close them and then wind your yarn around the second set. 

Next, cut the yarn between each set of arches.

Then, use your scrap piece of yarn to tie the pom pom. I recommend you double knot it.

Use a tapestry needle to attach your Pom Pom to the top of your hat.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the best yarn for crocheting hats?

The yarn you choose for crochet hats should be soft, warm, and long-lasting. You can pick from acrylic, wool, or cotton yarns. Acrylic is cheap and easy to take care of, while wool keeps you warm and lasts a long time.

Cotton is lightweight and lets your head breathe. Just choose the one that matches your style, keeps you warm, and feels best for you.

What is the ideal size for a hat to fit most adults?

Adult crochet hats usually have a size of about 22 inches around and are 8-9 inches tall. To get the perfect fit, measure the circumference of your head. Keep in mind that the yarn’s stretchiness and the stitch pattern used can also impact the hat’s size.

Some patterns might show you how to change the size if needed. The best hat is one that fits snugly, feels cozy, and stays in place comfortably on your head.

What is the recommended method for finishing off a crochet hat to prevent unraveling?

You don’t want your crochet hat to come undone. It’s a good idea to weave in the loose ends with a tapestry needle. First, put the yarn tail through the needle.

Then, weave it through several stitches in the hat. If there’s any extra yarn, you can trim it. For extra safety, you can tie a knot at the end of the yarn tail before weaving it in. This will keep everything nice and secure.

What is the proper way to measure head circumference for a hat?

To find the size for your crochet hat, you need to measure your head’s circumference. Wrap a measuring tape around your head above your ears and eyebrows.

Make sure you go across the widest part at the back of your head. You want the tape to be snug, not too tight or too loose. Write down the measurement and use it to know what size hat you need..

What is the difference between single crochet and double crochet stitches in hat making?

Single crochet stitches create a tight and dense fabric, ideal for warm and sturdy hats. Double crochet stitches create a looser and more open fabric, great for breathable and lightweight hats. Double crochet stitches also work up more quickly. The choice of stitch depends on the desired style, warmth, and preference.

What is the difference between a beanie and a slouchy hat in crochet terms?

A beanie is a hat that fits nicely on your head and doesn’t have a brim. A slouchy hat is a more relaxed and looser hat with extra fabric at the top, which makes it slouch down. Beanies look simple, while slouchy hats are longer and come in different stitch patterns.

How do you care for a crochet hat?

To care for a crochet hat, gently hand wash it in cool water using a mild detergent. Avoid twisting or wringing the hat, and instead, gently squeeze out excess water. Reshape the hat and lay it flat to air dry. Avoid using harsh chemicals, bleach, or machine drying, as they can damage the fibers.

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