Fall has arrived and it’s quite windy here in Germany. This time of year calls for appropriate head-gear and thus I am making a basic men’s hat today as a gift.
As I am sitting on my sofa with a cold, I like to entertain myself with a little crocheting. Nothing to complicated, mind you. My head is all wonky because of the cold and I can’t concentrate for too long. Sorry for the yammering, but I am suffering from a severe men flu here, lol.
Good thing I am a craft supply hoarder, I rummaged in my stash and found a ball of my favorite yarn and I am ready to go.
Do you want to hang out and crochet together?
Learn how to crochet
Not sure if you know all the stitches? I’ve started a collection of video tutorials for you. Why don’t you hop on over and freshen up on the following crocheting techniques?
- Magic Circle
- HDC – Half Double Crochet
- SC – Single Crochet
- St – Stitch
- Fasten off
Supplies to crochet a Basic Men’s Hat
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- 1 ball of wool for the hat (I used Katia TIROL wool in 63 – light grey – here is a similar yarn for my US readers)
- crochet hook: USA H, English 6, Metric 5,00 – or matching to the wool you use. I recommend buying a set and never worry about having the right size crochet hook at home.
- darning needle (again, my tip: buy a set and have all the sizes you’ll ever need)
- stitch markers (a short length of contrasting yarn or a bobby pin can work, too)
Free Crocheting Pattern – Basic Men’s Hat
Mark the end of a round with either one of these happy colorful stitch markers, a piece of yarn or a bobby pin, so you don’t have to count stitches all the time.
Round 1: crochet 8 HDC in magic circle (8)
Round 2: 2 HDC in first St from round 1 and in each stitch around (16)
Round 3: *2 HDC in next St, 1 HDC in next St* repeat for this round (24)
Round 4: *2 HDC in next St, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 St* repeat for this round (32)
Round 5: *2 HDC in next St, 1 HDC in each of the next 3 St* repeat for this round (40)
Round 6: *2 HDC in next St, 1 HDC in each of the next 4 St* repeat for this round (48)
Round 7: *2 HDC in next St, 1 HDC in each of the next 5 St* repeat for this round (56)
Round 8: *2 HDC in next St, 1 HDC in each of the next 6 St* repeat for this round (64)
Round 9 – 22: 1 HDC in each St around (64)
Round 23 – 28: 1 SC in each St around (64)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Congratulations! You’ve made yourself a basic men’s hat.
Tell me: Are you happy with what you created?
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