Mens Hat Crochet Pattern

Mens Hat Crochet Pattern

Attention, crochet enthusiasts! Get ready to craft the perfect accessory for the modern man with this free and easy Mens Hat Crochet Pattern. This easy crochet pattern is designed with simplicity in mind, making it a breeze for crocheters of all skill levels.

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The highlight of this free pattern is the ribbed brim, which adds a touch of sophistication and style to the hat. The ribbed single crochet brim creates a snug and comfortable fit, ensuring that the hat stays securely in place.

Whether you’re looking to make a great gift for an adult male or expand your crochet repertoire, this easy pattern is a must-have. It offers the opportunity to create a classic beanie and timeless accessory that any man would be proud to wear.

So grab your hooks, and yarn in your favorite colors, and let’s get started on this exciting crochet adventure. Get ready to make the perfect men’s hat that combines practicality, style, and the satisfaction of handmade craftsmanship.

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

Skill Level

Beginner. Basic stitches, such as double crochet stitches & single crochet stitches, in basic form. Simple repeats in rounds.



Crochet gauge is the number of stitches and rows per inch achieved when crocheting with a particular hook size and yarn. By following the recommended gauge, you can ensure that your finished hat will have the correct size and fit. Gauge is very important for this easy men’s beanie crochet pattern.

Gauge is important for this free crochet pattern.

15 stitches and 10 rows = 4″

To check your gauge, make a gauge swatch by crocheting the first five rounds of the hat. It should measure close to 4.5″ across the middle.

If your swatch is larger than 4.5 inches, your gauge is looser than mine. Try using a smaller crochet hook.

If your swatch is larger than 4.5 inches, your gauge is looser than mine. Try using a smaller crochet hook.

Mens Hat Size Chart

This simple hat pattern was designed for adult men but it is also a unisex crochet hat pattern. 

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

Pattern Notes

  • This easy crochet hat pattern starts with a magic circle (also known as a magic ring or adjustable ring). Crochet beginners should check out my magic circle tutorial
  • Leave a long tail for weaving in when you make your magic circle.
  • The chain at beginning of each round does not count as your first stitch
  • At the end of each round, you should join your yarn with a slip stitch (sl st) to the first dc stitch made in that round.
  • Repeat the written pattern instructions between the asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round and also working from the top of the hat down. 
  • If needed, you can adjust the hat length for different sizes by repeating or eliminating the last row of the hat. Keep in mind that the ribbed brim will add length to the hat.  


  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • blo = back loop only
  • inc = increase
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
Mens Hat Crochet Pattern

Crochet Stitches & Techniques

Double Crochet Stitch (dc)

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

Single Crochet Stitch (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.

Back Loop Only (blo)

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

front and back loops

Mens Hat Crochet Pattern

I/5.5 mm hook

dc inc = double crochet increase
Make 2 dc stitches in the same stitch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ribbed Brim for Mens Hat

Ribbed style brims are great for crochet hats. The elasticity and flexibility of a ribbed brim, allows it to stretch and fit snugly. This ensures a secure and comfortable fit.

blo = back loop only

Begin where you left off for the hat.

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

Step 2: Slip Stitch in the next two stitches.

mens hat crochet pattern
mens hat crochet pattern
mens hat crochet pattern

Step 3: Turn your work clockwise

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

↓ 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.

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 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 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 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.

What is the best technique for adding pom-poms or tassels to a hat?

To add pom-poms, make them separately and then attach them to the top of the hat using a yarn needle. To add tassels, cut several pieces of yarn of the same length, fold them in half, and use a crochet hook to pull the loop through the stitch on the hat. Pull the ends of the yarn through the loop and pull tight.

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.

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