Sometimes it can be tough to figure out what to crochet for the men in our lives. Some of them are open to all different kinds of ideas, willing to wear everything from crochet sweaters to crochet shorts. But many of them want to keep it more conservative and we have to adapt our mens crochet ideas accordingly. Men's crochet hats are always a safe choice. You can make a variety of different styles of hats for men so that they can comfortably wear one in any season. It's a nice cozy gift... that shows that you care and want to keep him cozy. Here are some great free crochet mens' hat patterns.
This article has been edited and updated by Kathryn Vercillo.
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Want to work up a crochet hat that is really simple? Oombawka Design offers a great option with the easy double crochet beanie. As the name suggests, it's just a simple set of double crochet stitches worked in the round and increased appropriately to create a hat shape. The crochet pattern provides instructions for many sizes, from newborn to adult male.
If you want to vary it up a little, the pattern includes links to another pattern that uses half double crochet stitches instead of double... crochet. And of course you can always play with color choices to make a number of hats that are the same but different.
02 of 08
Want to make a warm winter hat for a guy? If so, this crochet hat is a great choice. This design is crocheted with wool yarn for plenty of warmth, and it is a classic pattern that will never go out of style. It comes with a matching free crochet scarf pattern, which you can gift together as a set.
03 of 08
Here is a summer-friendly beanie crocheted in cotton yarn. This is an openwork design that is more about style than about keeping warm. It's a statement piece. It's actually a great unisex design, as many crochet beanies are, so you can make one for everyone in the family. This same design could be crocheted in wool or a thicker acrylic yarn for use in the cooler spring or fall months.
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This two-color hat can be made using the recipient's favorite team colors, which makes it a great choice for the season of his favorite sport. Of course, you could make it in any two colors that your guy likes to wear because it doesn't have to be a team spirit hat even though that was its originally intended design. This is a thick, ribbed crochet hat worked in the back loop only, making it fun to craft and comfy to wear.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
This is a free crochet hat pattern from Moogly that comes sized from baby through adult, so you can make matching ones for dad and baby (or anyone else in the family). The design is detailed and interesting, fun to work and cute to wear, and it's got a manly appeal but also works just fine as a unisex design.
06 of 08
This design by Nancy Smith of NLS Stitchings is a smart, textured reversible design that offers two different looks in one crochet hat. Wear it inside out for one color scheme and outside in for the opposite color layout. This is a thick, warm crochet hat that works best in the cooler months. It is a simple hat in terms of shaping and can be considered a unisex design. It is offered as a free download through Ravelry.
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Nana's Crochet offers this free mens crochet hat pattern through her Facebook page. It's a great textured design specifically intended to fit and suit adult males. The texture comes from post stitches worked specifically around the band of the hat, which is unique design detail. The smart choices of the three colors add to the great detail of this design.
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5 More Free Mens Crochet Hat Patterns
There really are a lot of great choices for crochet hat patterns that are especially suited to men. Here are five more worth checking out:
- Chestnut Beanie. This free crochet pattern, offered through Ravelry by Christine Roy, and pictured here, has terrific texture and warmth.
- Northern Stripes Beanie. This free crochet hat pattern by Pattern Paradise is a basic beanie with a bit of a twist.
- Half Double Crochet Beanie. This is a simple beginners crochet hat pattern by Crochet Treasures.
- No More... Snow. This is a ribbed (back loop only) crochet slouch hat pattern for boys and men from Hookers Don't Bite.
- Dream Weaver Beanie. This free crochet hat pattern is a Ravelry download from Crochet by Jennifer. It is a colorful hat with great unisex color design.