Easy Mens Hat Crochet Pattern for Beginners

Learn how to craft a beanie hat for the special guys in your life with my free Mens Hat crochet pattern. This easy crochet pattern is a great project for beginners. I think it would also be the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. The free crochet pattern is below.

If you like this classic crochet beanie, be sure to check out my other free crochet hat patterns before you go!

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Melissa Hassler holding her mens hat crochet pattern design

Free Mens Hat Crochet Pattern

Hats and beanies are some of my favorite accessories to design. Although this classic beanie is a very simple hat design, the ribbed single crochet brim gives it a touch of style. It also creates a snug and comfortable fit so that your hat stays securely in place. It’s the perfect men’s hat! So, grab your hooks and yarn, and let’s get started on this easy pattern.

Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: I-9 (5.5 mm) or, the correct mm hook size to obtain gauge.
  • Worsted weight yarn (#4 weight): I personally love working with acrylic yarn.
  • Yarn needle: You will need this for weaving in your yarn ends.
  • Stitch marker: I always use these when designing my hat patterns. They help me keep track of where to make my increases.

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Mens Hat Crochet Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner. This easy crochet hat pattern uses basic stitches in rounds or rows. 

Finished Size

Adult size. I designed this hat to fit an adult male with a head circumference of up to 23 inches. 

The height of the hat measures 8 inches.


15 double crochet stitches = 4″ and 10 rows = 4″


Hook: I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook

Yarn: one skein of worsted weight yarn

Notions: tapestry needle

Crochet Terms

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • blo = back loop only

Special Techniques

Back loop only

Insert your hook into the back loop only and make your next stitch. You will skip over the front loop.

Pattern Notes

  • Repeat the instructions between the asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • Hat is made in the round from the top down.
  • Pattern is written in US terms.
Melissa Hassler holding her mens hat crochet pattern design


Crochet the Main Section of the Hat

Round 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (11 stitches)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Round 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Round 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Round 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Round 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Round 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Round 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Round 9: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 14 sts*, join (64 stitches)

Round 10: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 15 sts*, join (68 stitches)

Round 11: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 16 sts*, join (72 stitches)

Round 12: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (72 stitches)

Rounds 13– 18: Repeat round 11 (72 stitches)

Do not fasten off. You will now start the ribbed brim.

Add the Ribbed Brim

Begin the brim where you left off for the hat. You will be making single crochet stitches that are worked into the back loops only. The images below are from my crochet toddler hat pattern.

Step 1: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, (8 stitches)

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

Step 2: Slip Stitch in the next two stitches.

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item
images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

Step 3: Turn your work clockwise

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

↑ Step 4: Do not chain, sc blo in each st, (6 stitches)

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

↓ Step 5: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, (6 stitches)

Repeat steps 2-5 all the way around. 

mens hat crochet pattern

Finally, use a tapestry needle to sew the seam where the two ends of the brim meet.

mens hat crochet pattern


Fasten off and weave in your ends. 

More Free Crochet Patterns

Interested in more free patterns for hats made with simple stitches? Check out my slouchy beaniesmen’s crochet beanie patterns, and my slouchy hat crochet pattern.

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