Looking for the BEST free patterns for crocheted hats for men? From classic to unusual, you’re goind to find one you love here!
It can be so hard to find good crochet patterns for guys… especially good free crochet patterns for men! Here’s my gift to you this Christmas: a curated list of the absolute best free patterns for crocheted hats for men that I could find! I’ve taken all the leg work out of finding great free crochet patterns and put them all together in one convenient place for you. Seriously, this list is going to save you so much time and effort!
Have you ever wondered how to crochet a hat? There are a lot of different ways to make them – in rows or in rounds, top down or bottom up, and there are so many stitches to choose from, too! This list has lots of easy crochet hat patterns for beginners, so don’t worry if this is your first crochet hat ever! There are also a few patterns that are a little more interesting if you’re one of those people that love a challenge. Check it out and see!
The Best Patterns: Crocheted Hats for Men
1. The Easiest Hat Ever
Reasons to love this free crochet pattern: it’s worked flat, it’s available in 7 sizes, it’s extra stretchy, and it looks great too! Single crochet in the back loop only gives this hat its lovely ridged appearance and makes it more stretchy.
Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy (Medium weight #4)
2. Hyland Men’s Hat
I love the look of this slightly slouchy beanie in heathered yarn. The colorblock design is a simple but effective way of adding some color. This hat is made from the top down using yarn under single crochet and yarn under half double crochet stitches with a ribbed single crochet brim.
Designer: Yarn + Chai
Yarn: Lion Brand Jeans (Worsted Weight #4)
3. Drexel Beanie
Monochrome and bold texture are the hallmarks of this unisex crochet beanie pattern. It’s worked from the single crochet ribbed brim up to the top. The fabulous texture is a combination of popcorn and treble crochet post stitches. You’ll be using half double crochet for the last few rounds and decreasing to taper the top.
Designer: TL Yarn Crafts
Yarn: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky (Bulky Weight #5)
4. Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies
Pick a few of his favorite colors to make him a fun hat that he’s sure to love. You’ll be working from the top down in double crochet for the first few rounds. Even the patterned rows use double crochet and they’re really not as hard as you might think. This tutorial also has lots of tips and tricks like a seamless join technique and a replacement for the starting chain.
Yarn: Red Heart Soft (Worsted Weight #4)
Click here for the free crochet pattern!
5. Mackinac Beanie
This beanie features a crowd-pleasing grey color and architecturally-inspired stitch work. You’ll be using double and double treble post stitches (both the traditional straight and diagonal ones too) as well as half double and double crochet to make this fantastic textured hat.
Designer: The Unraveled Mitten
Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland (Worsted Weight #4)
6. He Said She Said
Here’s another great way to play with color! You’ll start by making a ribbed single crochet brim in one color and then slowly transition into a second color for a really cool fade effect. I love that it’s all single crochet. Beginners, you totally got this!
Designer: Snowdrop Creates
Yarn: Lichen and Lace Rustic Heather (DK Weight #3)
7. Dream Weaver Beanie
I love the look of this beanie. You can’t really tell, but the fun brickwork design is actually just the moss stitch (alternating single crochet and chain stitches). First you’ll work the top of the beanie in continuous rounds of single crochet, then you’ll do the moss stitch stitch section, and then you’ll finish with a simple single crochet edging.
Designer: Crochet by Jennifer
Yarn: Loops & Threads Charisma (Bulky Weight #5)
8. Camel Stitch Beanie
Here’s another colorblock design that looks amazing! This hat is super simple and can be made with any yarn. Just follow the size chart to figure out when to stop crocheting the ribbed single crochet brim, and then reference the chart again to see when to stop crocheting the half double crochet in the 3rd loop rounds.
Designer: Jess Hayes
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine (DK Weight #3)
9. Christmas Ornament Hat
A simple double crochet hat worked from the top down is transformed into a festive christmas ornament with the addition of a silver ornament top. This pattern is available in 6 sizes! This would be a great hat for a gag gift or you could even make one for the whole family and do fun family pictures!
Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (Worsted Weight #4)
10. Hounds Tooth Beanie Hat
You don’t need to know any more than the basic crochet stitches – single, half double and double crochet – to make this stunning houndstooth beanie. If you want to stretch yourself then learn a new stitch to make the final round in reverse single crochet (or skip it and just regular single crochet instead). 😉
Designer: ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids (Worsted Weight #4)
11. Herringbone Stitch Mens Hat
A simple top down beanie crocheted in the rounds gets a makeover with the wonderfully textured herringbone half double crochet stitch. This stitch is really nice looking and almost mimics the texture of knitting. It’s a little tricky at first, but you get used to it pretty quick!
Designer: Salty Pearl Crochet
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Solids (Medium Weight #4)
12. Alex Beanie
Slouchy beanies should drape nicely and not feel stiff. Linked double crochet stitches are the answer! It is amazing to see the crochet work move like actual fabric. This stitch is also visually interesting but not too frilly or decorative – perfect for a men’s crochet hat.
Designer: Sincerely, Pam
Yarn: Knit Picks Kindred (DK Weight #3)
13. The Jonathan Beanie
Keep it simple with this super easy and free crochet men’s hat pattern. This is a top down design that uses half double crochet in the round. The contrasting stripes on the brim are made with single crochet stitches. This crochet men’s beanie is a total classic and a best seller in the designer’s shop as well.
Designer: Shabby Sheep Apparel
Yarn: Patons North America Classic Wool (Medium Weight #4)
14. Milestone Journey Hat
Have you seen a double layered hat before? This reversible design is so versatile and fun, not to mention twice as warm as a normal hat! This hat is made in one long tube of half double crochet in the back loops only. Working in continuous rounds ensures that there’s no unsightly seam.
Yarn: Lion Brand Jeans (DK Weight #3)
15. Roman Helmet
Fair warning, this pattern uses UK terminology so you’ll have to do a bit of translating. But, c’mon, this Roman Hat is so worth it, right? This is a one size pattern that was specifically designed for men, and it only uses basic crochet stitches. I can’t believe it’s a free pattern!
Designer: Chiara Inzani
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Karisma (Worsted Weight #4)
16. Simple Seed Stitch Beanie
If you’re like me, you might find yourself getting bored with basic crochet hats. Take your crochet to the next level with these unisex textured beanies. The seed stitch is made by alternating single and double crochet. You’ll also be using half double crochet in the 3rd loop and single crochet post stitches.
Designer: Kirsten Holloway Designs
Yarn: Caron One Pound (Worsted Weight #4)
17. Men’s Classic Beanie
Can you even tell that this hat is crocheted? Because I sure can’t. You can make this amazing classic beanie using just single crochet and slip stitches. The design is worked flat in back and forth rows. Then the hat is seamed and gathered together at the top.
Designer: Rich Textures Crochet
Yarn: Sugar Bush Yarns Rapture (Worsted Weight #4)
18. The Un-basic Guy Hat
Is the guy in your life a little extra? Make him something really special like this mohawk beanie with tassels. You’ll be using 3 colors of yarn and working with single crochet. The colorful part in the middle of the hat is also worked in single crochet following color changes laid out in a chart. Double crochet post stitches are used for the brim.
Designer: Crocheters of Awesome
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Worsted Weight #4)
19. Billow Beanie
Bold texture and a neutral color make this men’s crochet hat really stand out! You’ll be using single, double and front post treble crochet. This design is worked from the top down and the sc ribbed brim worked perpendicularly is optional.
Designer: Rohn Strong Designs
Yarn: Big Twist Heather (Medium Weight #4)
20. On the Right Track Beanie
This hat was designed as part of Lion Brand’s #hatnothate anti-bullying campaign. What a great message! The bottom half of this hat is worked flat in rows of single crochet and front post double crochet. After seaming the two ends together, you’ll be working the rest of the hat in rounds of alternating single and double crochet.
Designer: Underground Crafter
Yarn: Lion Brand Jeans (Medium Weight #4)
21. Briar Hat
He’ll look so handsome in stripes! This two color crochet men’s beanie is made with single crochet in the back loop only. This is a great stitch technique for a hat because it’s much stretchier than regular single crochet. Plus, working in a spiral makes the result absolutely seamless!
Designer: Rohn Strong Designs
Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland (Medium Weight #4)
So what do you think? Which designs do you think your guy would like? Have you tried any crocheted hats for men that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
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