Mens Crochet Ribbed Hat Pattern

Discover the perfect blend of style and comfort with my free and easy Mens Crochet Ribbed Hat Pattern! This classic crochet beanie is not only a great project for beginners but also a fantastic choice for seasoned crocheters looking for a quick and rewarding creation.

The magic behind this timeless design lies in its simplicity. The hat is worked flat in rows of single crochet stitches, but here’s the secret twist: we’ll be working in the back loops only to achieve that oh-so-stylish ribbed look. The result? A classic beanie with a great texture that’s sure to impress.

Whether you’re crafting one for yourself or planning to make great gifts for the special men in your life, this easy crochet pattern guarantees a perfect fit and a touch of handmade warmth for the chilly days ahead.

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 Men’s Crochet Ribbed Hat – the ultimate fashion statement for any season! The free crochet pattern is below.

Did you enjoy this free pattern? If so, be sure to check out my collection of free crochet hat patterns which also includes more men’s crochet beanie patterns.

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Melissa Hassler holding her mens crochet ribbed hat pattern


Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

crochet beanie for men

Size Chart

Head CircumferenceCrownHeight
Mens Adult Size Hat20-23 inches7 inches8 inches
Mens Crochet Ribbed Hat Pattern Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

18 stitches = 4 inches

18 rows = just under 4 inches

  • This easy crochet hat pattern is worked flat and then sewn together in the round.
  • You are crocheting in the back loops only (blo) (rows 2-72). This gives the hat the ribbed look. 
  • The stitch count is indicated at the end of the row or round.
  • The beginning of each row/round starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • The top of the hat is worked in the round. 
  • For rounds 1-3 of the top of the hat, you’ll join your yarn with a slip stitch (sl st) to the first stitch made in that round.
  • 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
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side

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

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Body of the Hat

​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.

crochet beanie for men being made

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.

crochet beanie for men being made

Pom Pom

The pictures are from my Toddler Hat crochet pattern.

Use your large Pom Pom maker and worsted weight yarn.

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. 

pom pom being made
pom pom being made

Cut the yarn between each set of arches.

pom pom being made

Use your scrap piece of yarn to tie the pom pom. I recommend you double-knot it.

pom pom being made

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

crochet beanie for men

Best Yarn for Ribbed Hats

When it comes to selecting the best yarn for a crochet ribbed hat, several factors come into play. One of the most popular choices is using a soft and warm wool yarn. Wool is known for its excellent insulating properties, providing exceptional warmth, making it perfect for cold weather wear.

The natural elasticity of wool ensures that the ribbed hat retains its shape and offers a comfortable fit. Additionally, the texture of wool enhances the ribbed design, giving the hat a cozy and classic appeal. 

For those seeking a vegan or animal-friendly option, acrylic yarn is an excellent alternative. Acrylic yarn offers a wide range of colors and is often soft, durable, and easy to care for.

This makes it an ideal choice for creating budget-friendly and low-maintenance ribbed hats that still possess the desired warmth and comfort. Ultimately, the best yarn for a mens crochet ribbed hat pattern will depend on personal preferences, budget, and the specific look and feel desired for the finished hat.

Whether it’s the luxurious feel of wool or the practicality of acrylic, choosing a yarn that complements the project and satisfies the wearer’s needs will result in a cozy and stylish ribbed hat.

Why we Love Ribbed Hats

Ribbed hats have earned their popularity for various compelling reasons. With a classic and timeless design, they exude simplicity and elegance, making them a fashionable choice for numerous occasions.

Their versatility extends beyond gender, appealing to both men and women with a unisex aesthetic that complements various fashion styles. Embraced for their warmth and coziness, the ribbed texture enhances the hat’s insulating properties, providing comfort during colder seasons and chilly days. 

One of the key attractions is their comfortable fit, as the ribbed design allows the hat to stretch and adapt to different head sizes, ensuring a snug and pleasant wear for most individuals. Adding to their allure is their easy wearability, effortlessly accentuating both casual and formal outfits, adding a touch of sophistication to any look.

The minimalist aesthetic of ribbed hats caters to those who appreciate understated fashion, and their clean lines and straightforward design effortlessly complement a wide range of clothing styles. 

The ribbed texture itself contributes a visual interest and detail to the hat, bestowing depth and dimension, making it visually appealing. The do-it-yourself appeal of crafting ribbed hats through knitting or crochet further adds to their charm, allowing for personalization in color, yarn type, and overall design.

Suitable for wearers of all ages, from children to adults, ribbed hats are both practical and stylish, keeping heads warm and protected during cold weather or outdoor activities. 

Overall, the winning combination of style, comfort, and adaptability makes ribbed hats a cherished and enduring accessory that has secured a cherished place in the hearts and wardrobes of countless fashion-conscious individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the best yarn for crocheting hats?

The best yarn for crochet hats is a soft, warm, and durable yarn. Acrylic, wool, and cotton yarns are great options. Acrylic is inexpensive and easy to care for, while wool provides warmth and durability. Cotton is lightweight and breathable. The choice will depend on the desired style, warmth, and personal preference.

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

Most adult crochet hats are around 22 inches in circumference and 8-9 inches in height. Measure head circumference to ensure the best fit. Yarn stretchiness and stitch pattern can affect size. Some patterns may have instructions for adjusting size. A good fit is snug, comfortable, and stays in place.

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

To prevent unraveling, it’s recommended to weave in the ends of the yarn using a tapestry needle. Thread the needle with the yarn tail, then weave it through several stitches in the hat. Trim any excess yarn. You can also add a knot to the end of the tail before weaving it in for extra security.

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

To measure head circumference for a crochet hat, use a flexible tape measure and wrap it around the head, above the ears and eyebrows, and across the widest part of the back of the head. Make sure the tape measure is snug but not too tight or too loose. Record the measurement and use it to determine hat size.

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 fitted, brimless hat that sits snugly on the head while a slouchy hat is a more relaxed, looser fitting hat that has extra fabric at the crown, allowing it to slouch. A beanie is low profile and a slouchy hat often has a longer length, made in various 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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