This is a hat design that I had worked up way over a year ago and for some reason I never wrote the pattern for it. But I guess now is the perfect time to publish it and share it with all of you!!
Each year around this time I always see people asking on various social media platforms about men’s crochet hat patterns. So, I thought that this hat design that was sitting around was perfect for a men’s crochet hat.
This is a slouchy style crochet hat. Meaning, it has a little extra length to it than a regular beanie may have. This pattern also uses a worsted weight #4 yarn. This weight of yarn is a favorite of mine when it comes to creating hats.
This specific design is worked bottom up. The band is worked in rows and then joined. The body of the hat is worked in a continuous spiral round.
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I am excited for the release of this pattern to be part of the November Winter Fashion Crochet Blog Hop hosted by Claire of E’Claire Makery. You can find the list to all of the featured patterns on her blog post HERE for each day in November.
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Better Together Unisex Slouchy:
- Yarn: #4 Worsted Weight (155-175 yards) – Used in example 2 colors of HL I Love This Yarn; a suitable substitute would be Lion Brand Heartland
- Hook: US Size (H/8) 5.0mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Other Tools: Yarn Needle, Scissors, Stitch Marker
- 13 hdc sts x 8 rows = 4”
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- hdc – half double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- blo – back loop only
- 3rd loop of hdc – behind the front and back loop of the hdc there is another loop in which to work
- hdc2tog – half double crochet two stitches together
- Women’s Head Circumference (21-22.5”)
- Men’s Head Circumference (23-24”)
- The hat is crocheted from the band up and the band is crocheted in rows and the rest of the hat is crocheted in a continuous round.
- Crochet in back loop/ridge of beginning foundation chain.
- You can easily make this hat more of a custom fit by making the band shorter or longer and adding or subtracting from the number of stitches you place around the band in Round 1.
- The band used for this hat is a slip stitch ribbing but you can easily do a single crochet ribbing, just adjust the band length to meet the circumference you need.
Sizes are indicated as such within the pattern – Women’s, (Men’s)
Band: (both sizes)
Row 1: With color A, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 7 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, in blo sl st in each st across, turn – 7 sts.
Repeat Row 2 until the band measures a length of 13, (14) inches unstretched. Adjust the length as you feel needed. This type of band is extremely stretchy.
Fold band together, ch 1, sl st band closed in the front loop of last row and back loop of the bottom of the first row. Keep right side out.
Round 1: Ch 1, hdc 68, (72) evenly around the band, do not join – 68, (72) sts. Attach color B to last st and fasten off A.
**From here on you will be crocheting in a continuous round. Because you are crocheting in a continuous round and not joining after each round you will need to place a stitch marker on the first st of each round.**
Round 2: Hdc in each st around – 68, (72) sts.
Round 3: Hdc in 3rd loop in each st around – 68, (72) sts.
Round 4: Hdc in blo in each st around – 68, (72) sts.
Rounds 5-18, (20): Repeat Rounds 3-4.
Round 19, (21): *Hdc in 3rd loop in next 2, hdc2tog in 3rd loop; repeat from * around – 51, (54) sts.
Round 20, (22): *Hdc in blo in next, hdc2tog in blo; repeat from * around – 34, (36) sts.
Round 21, (23): In both top loops hdc2tog around, join with a sl st to first st in that round – 17, (18) sts.
Fasten off leaving a long tail about 14 inches. Using your needle weave the tail in and out of the stitches of the last round, pull tight and securely weave in ends.
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*This pattern has been fully tested to ensure accuracy*
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