As the weather turns colder, we all need a nice crochet hat to keep us warm – fella’s included! So whether you’re a crochet dude making one for yourself, or making them as a gift for the men in your life, you’ll love this free crochet hat pattern by Sara Huntington. This crochet bobble hat pattern uses two strands of wool worked together at the same time, helping to make it a super warm and chunky hat. And if you’re not a fan of bobbles, simply leave it off and hook it up as a mens crochet beanie hat pattern instead!
You will need:
- Novita 7 Veljesta Pohjola (75% wool, 25% polyamide, 100g/200m) 1 ball of each: Ruka (881), Saana (800) – or alternative Aran weight yarn
- Novita Natura (100% wool, 50g/100m) 1 ball of Lake (015) – or alternative Aran weight yarn
- A 4mm (US G/6) hook
- A 6.5mm (US K/101⁄2) hook
- Stitch marker
- Pompom maker, large
14 sts and 17 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over stitch pattern
Hat circumference measures 48cm (183⁄4in)
The Hat is worked in rows from the bottom up as a flat piece and seamed together at the end. The ribbing is worked first in short rows with the main stitch pattern worked into the long edge.
For the main stitch pattern you will use two strands of yarn held together as one. To prepare, wind off half of Ruka and Saana so you have 2 balls of each.
Change colours on the final yrh of st before colour change is indicated, carry unused yarn up the side of the work ready to pick up again as directed. Chain spaces are not included in stitch counts unless otherwise stated.
Free mens crochet hat pattern
Using a 4mm hook and Natura Lake, ch9.
Row 1 (RS) Ss in bl of second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. [8 ss]
Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as a st throughout), ss in bl of each ss across, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until ribbing measures 48cm.
Rotate Ribbing to work into the row ends.
With RS facing and using a 6.5mm hook, join double strand of Ruka into right-hand side of long edge.
Row 1 (RS) Ch1, 62dc evenly along, turn. [62 sts]
Row 2 (WS) Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), *skip next 2 dc, tr in next st, ch1, tr in first of 2 sts just skipped; rep from * to last st, tr in last dc, turn. [42 sts]
Row 3 Ch1, dc in each st and ch-1 sp to end, turn. [62 sts]
Change to 2 strands of Saana.
Row 4 Ch3, *skip next 2 dc (pm in first skipped st), tr in next st, ch1, FPtr around post of tr below marked st (remove marker); rep from * to last dc, tr in last dc, turn. [42 sts]
Repeat Rows 3-4 until piece measures 15cm from bottom of Ribbing, alternating between Ruka and Saana every 2 rows.
Continue using a 6.5mm hook and double strand of Saana.
Row 1 Ch1, dc in each st and ch-sp across, turn. [62 sts]
Row 2 Ch1, dc in first st, (dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog) 12 times, dc in final st, turn. [50 sts]
Row 3 Ch1, dc in first st, (dc in next st, dc2tog) 16 times, dc in final st, turn. [34 sts]
Row 4 Ch1, dc in first st, (dc in next st, dc2tog) 11 times, turn. [23 sts]
Row 5 Ch1, dc in first st, (dc2tog) 11 times. [12 sts] Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Using the tail seam, the two short sides of the work together from the top, changing to Natura Lake to seam the ribbed section. Hide the carried yarns on the WS so they are not visible from the RS of the Hat. Using Natura Lake, make a pompom and attach to the top of the Hat
Weave in all ends.