Mens Beanie Crochet Pattern

This Mens Beanie Free crochet pattern is the best mens crochet pattern you will find today! Simple, yet manly! It works up really fast and it’s super easy to make!

My husband picked out the colors and I must say, I love them too! He will have enough to keep him warm the whole winter! I always wanted to create a free crochet pattern that is worked flat and then crocheted together, and this one turned out perfectly. We designed it together and he decided that he didn’t like brims of crochet hats that fold over. So I then added the single crochet brim, which I think fits very well!

Without a doubt, this pattern is dedicated to my amazing and loving husband who is working away from home right now. I love you to the moon and back!

a man wearing crochet beanie
The Best Mens Beanie

Let’s dive into the deeds:

Before you start with this crochet mens hat, here are some important things to know and some background around this pattern.

a blue and green mens crochet beanie

The Style of the Mens Beanie Crochet Pattern

I’ve always struggled to find a FREE easy crochet pattern for men. This crochet mens hat has a simple yet easy design which consists of half double crochets worked in the 3rd loop and back loop only of the stitch. How easy is that?! If you are new to the 3rd loop of the half double crochet, check out the explanation in the notes of the crochet pattern below!

Back of mens beanie

Furthermore, you can even add a pom pom to the beanie to make it look funky! This was the first test I made, and my Husband actually loved this one more!! This one also has a different brim. You can add a ribbed brim instead of the single crochet brim. But I just need to take a moment to appreciate the view we had the day of our shoot!

man wearing a red white and blue crochet beanie
man wearing beanie with pom pom
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The pattern level:

This Mens Beanie crochet pattern is an Easy crochet pattern. All you need to know is the basics of crochet and how to read a crochet pattern.

You need to know the following:

If you are new to crochet and not familiar with any of the above mentioned, please click on the links and follow the easy tutorials! You will be able to make your Mens Beanie free crochet pattern in no time!!!

Some FAQ and answers:

Can I adjust the size of the Crochet Mens Beanie?

This Crochet Beanie is made to fit the average head size of an adult male. If you would like to make it more slouchy, you can by increasing your foundation chain by 5 stitches. If you want to increase the size, you will need to crochet more rows so the work measures the same as your measurements.

What Yarn and Hook Should I use?

I used #4 Worsted weight yarn for this mens hat. I used Elle Classic wool yarns. This is a blend of wool and Acrylic yarn, but you can use any type worsted weight yarn, just be sure to make a gauge swatch to see if you need a bigger or smaller hook.

I also used a Size 5mm Hook (US H/8) and 6mm (J/10) Boye Crochet Hooks!

If you reside in the US or abroad of South Africa, you can use something like Caron Simply Soft or Red Heart Super Saver, if you use yarn from full 100g balls, you will have enough left over to make another beanie in the same or contrasting colors!

When you use something else, then please leave me a comment down below! I would love to know what brands you use.

crochet mens hat

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The materials needed for the Mens Beanie Free Crochet Pattern?

You will need the following materials:

  • 150m / 164yds (100g / 7oz) of #4 Worsted/Aran weight yarn. I used Elle Classic Wool (80/20 blend of Acrylic and Wool) in the color Aloe.
  • Size 6 mm Hook (US J/10)
  • Size 5mm Hook (US H/8)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Let’s get started!

Now that you know all that is need to be known, I will not keep you any longer from crocheting The Best Mens Beanie crochet pattern of 2022!

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Mens Beanie Crochet Pattern

This pattern is written in US Terms

Patten Level:

Easy & Beginner Friendly


  • 150m / 164yds (100g / 7oz) of #4 Worsted/Aran weight yarn. I used Elle Classic Wool (80/20 blend of Acrylic and Wool) in the color Aloe.
  • Size 6 mm Hook (US J/10)
  • Size 5mm Hook (US H/8)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


  • Ch (s)= Chain/s
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • BLO = Back Loop Only
  • 3rd loop of hdc = crochet into the 3rd loop of the hdc located at the front of your work.
  • Nxt = Next
  • Sl st = Slip Stitch
  • SK = Skip – To skip a stitch means to leave it completely unworked and move on to the next one.
  • St(s) = Stitch(s)
  • RS = Right Side
  • Rnd = Round
  • R = Row
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Trn = Turn
  • WS = Wrong Side

Special Stitches and Instructions:

3rd Loop of the Half double crochet:

When looking at the half double crochet, you will see that in this pattern the 3rd loop is in the front of your work (the side facing you). The loop is located just below the stitch where you would insert your hook for a normal half double crochet.

Back Loop Only (BLO):

Instead of inserting your hook until both loops of a chain space, you will insert it only under the back loop. The rest of your crochet stitch remains the same.


With 6mm Hook:

4” x 4” / 10cm x 10cm = 12hdc x 10 rows

Finished Size:

Fits average male size head of 22” / 56cm

Laying flat – Width x Length: 10” x 8” / 25cm x 20cm


  • This Mens Beanie Β is crocheted flat and in rows whereafter you will connect the panel and the crochet the brim.
  • Turning chain 1 does not count as a stitch through out the entire pattern.
  • The 3rd loop of the hdc in located at the front (facing you) of your hdc rows for this pattern.
  • If you would like to make the beanie longer, you can crochet more chains in the beginning of the pattern.
  • And if you want to make this beanie bigger you can crochet more rows than the 54cm stated.
  • This Beanie is crochet 1”/2cm smaller than the measured head size for a nice snug fit. If you prefer a looser fit then you may add 3 more rows.
  • Number of stitches are shown in brackets () after each row.
  • If you want to use alternate colors, you can change colors every 2nd row or make the brim a different color.

Crochet Pattern:

With 6mm hook:

Foundation Chain: ch27

Row 1 (RS): 1sc in 2nd ch frm hook, 1sc in nxt 4chs, 1hdc in each ch across until end, ch1,trn. (26sts)

Row 2 (WS): 1hdc in 1st st, 1hdc in 3rd loop of each of nxt 21sts until 5sts rem, 1hdc (working though both loops of st) in each of nxt 5sts, ch1, trn. (26)

round 1 and 2 - mens beanie crochet pattern

Row 3 (RS): 1sc in BLO of nxt 5sts, 1hdc in BLO of nxt 21sts until 1st rem, 1hdc in last st (working though both loops of st), ch1, trn. (26)

Rep row 2 and 3 (alternating) until your work measures 21.5”/54cm or as long as your head measurements are, ending on row 2.

Round 2 and 3 - mens beanie crochet pattern
Connect the short sides into a circle:

With the RS facing you, fold the work lengthwise in half (the WS will now face outward) to attach the short sides.

Sl st frm bottom to top through the 3rd loop of the 1st 15sts then through the BLO of the last 5sts.

Keep your work like this (with the WS Facing you) and move on the closing the top of the beanie.

Closing the top:
With your 6mm hook:

Rnd 1: ch1, sc as evenly as possible in every st around until you reach the end, sl st to 1st st of rnd.

Rnd 2: ch1. 1sc in each st around (place a st marker in the 1st st of the rnd), sl st to the 1st st of rnd.

Rnd 3 – 5: ch1, 1sc in 1st st (place your st marker in the 1st st), *sk 1st, 1sc in nxt st; rep frm * until end, sl st to 1st st of rnd.

At the end, finish off leaving a long enough tail to weave through the stitches between the rows at the end and pull the yarn tail tight to close the gap.

Weave in all ends and move on to the brim of the Beanie.

closed mens beanie without brim

Attach your yarn anywhere to the bottom of beanie. With your 6mmhook, ch1 and sc evenly around in every st until you reach the end. Sl st to the 1st st of the rnd, ch1 and trn.

Change to 5mm hook:

Rnd 1-7: 1sc in every st around, al st to 1st st of rnd. Ch1, trn.

Note: You can make as many rows of the brim as you want.

Finish off and weave in all your yarn tails. Add a pom pom if you’d prefer one.

And there you have it, your Easy and beginner friendly Mens Beanie!

Finished crochet mens beanie.
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