Men’s Crochet Beanie Pattern

The Cedar hat is a men’s crochet beanie pattern made with 1 skein or less in your favourite chunky yarn. If the men in your life can be picky like mine, this pattern has simple classic stitches that nobody could refuse.

This pattern is a design that’s easy to wear for the whole family, coming in sizes newborn to large adult. Worked bottom up, it’s beginner friendly and very quick.

Men's Crochet Beanie Pattern

Faux fur pom pom or not, it’s up to you, I personally love the look of both.

The tweed yarn in these two samples is King Cole and while I love the rustic vibes from the tweediness, the solid colour versions look great too with amazing stitch definition.

Men's Crochet Beanie Pattern

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Men’s Crochet Beanie Pattern

What you’ll need

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  • <160 yards or 100g of chunky weight yarn (1 skein)
  • 6.5mm hook
  • Scissors and needle for finishing

I used King Cole Chunky Tweed in Canna and Eigg, it’s very soft for a chunky yarn and doesn’t have that stiffness that a lot of bulkier yarns tend to have.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Chain – ch
Slip Stitch – sl st
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Skip – sk
Single Crochet – sc
Herringbone – hb
Decrease – dec

Special Stitches

Herringbone:

  • yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
  • pull 1st loop through 2nd (2 on hook)
  • yo, pull through 1 loop (2 on hook)
  • yo, pull through both loops

Decrease:

  • pull up a loop in 1st st, pull up a loop in 2nd st (3 loops on hook)
  • pull 1st loop through 2nd (2 on hook)
  • yo, pull through 1 loop (2 on hook)
  • yo, pull through both loops

Gauge

Ribbed brim: 8 rows of 8 sc blo in 2.5″ x 2.5″

Notes

  • Stitch counts will be in brackets at the end of each row
  • Pattern is worked on the right side with no turns
  • Some rows have 2 versions differing by size, check your size in brackets

Men’s Crochet Beanie Pattern

Ribbing

Row 1: ch9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and to the end (8)

Row 2: ch1, turn, sc in the back loop of each st (8)

Repeat Row 2 until you have (58) rows.

Join the first and last rows with sl sts to form a loop. Turn the right way round to continue, leaving the sl sts on the inside.

Hat Body

Row 1: turn to work horizontally, ch2, hb in the top of each row from the ribbing section, sl st (58)

Row 2: ch2, hb in each st, sl st (58)

Row 3: ch2, hb in each st, working 4 dec sts evenly spaced throughout the row, sl st (54)

Row 4: ch2, hc in each st, sl st (54)

Row 5: repeat Row 3 (50)

Row 6: Repeat Row 4 (50)

Row 7: Repeat Row 3 (46)

Row 8: ch2, hb in each st, working 6 dec sts evenly spaced throughout the row, sl st (40)

Row 9: ch2, *hb in next 3, dec* repeat around, sl st (32)

Row 10: repeat Row 9 (26)

Row 11: ch2, dec around (13)

Row 12: ch2, dec around finishing on a hb (7)

End Cinch the hole closed with a needle or hook and attach pom (optional).

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