Basic Men’s Hat – Free Crocheting Pattern

Quickly done crocheted basic men's hat or beanie in dark grey

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.

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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.

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Learn how to crochet

Learn how to crochet, a collection of Stitches, abbreviations, and video tutorials curated by Habiba from

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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Katia, Tirol, recommended wool for puff stitch hat and loop -

I fell in love with Katia TIROL yarn. I’ve made soooooo many hats and infinity scarfs for friends and family with it so far. The yarn comes in the most adorable colors, too.

  • 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.
  • scissors
  • 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)

Necessary tools for puff stitch hat and loop by Habiba from

Free Crocheting Pattern – Basic Men’s Hat

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Enjoy this free and easy crocheting pattern for a Basic Men's Hat

As this hat is crocheted in the round, mark the end of each 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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Comments (13)

  1. Habiba, I so enjoy reading your happy blog, and seeing what you’re creating. When I have a miserable cold, I make a pot of chicken soup and I do the same for the rest of my family. Taking chicken soup for a cold or flu is not a myth. It works. love, Claudia

    1. Dear Claudia, chicken soup it will be then for my next cold. Will you share your recipe?! Also I am very happy that you like what I do ??

  2. Hi! Thank you for the pattern. What is the circumference for the men’s hat?

    1. Hi Tami, honestly, I don’t know. I made this one and gave it away. Also it depends on the size of yarn, hook and the tightness of your crocheting. You’ll have to increase until you’re happy with the circumference and by doing so adjust the pattern to your liking. I hope that helps? Happy crocheting, Habiba

  3. I do not see instructions to join and the end of each row nor any remarks that this is made in the round. What is your intent?

    1. Hi Nita, it’s crocheted in the round. Hence the use of the stitch markers so you won’t loose track of the numbers of rounds you’ve already accomplished. I’ll be adding a note to the tutorial to make it more clear. Thank you for letting me know it’s confusing. Happy crocheting ? Habiba

  4. Habits, I also have a question about the end of each round. When you make the magic circle you use a skip knot to join it together. I’ve been doing that at the end of each round, but it doesn’t look seamless. I’m assuming now that I didn’t need to do that? Thanks in advance.

    1. Dear Dorothy, I am so very sorry for the late reply! My maternity leave is still going…I sure didn’t expect motherhood being so hard on you and adjusting to the new role taking so long. But I did sew a little something for my precious boy today and wanted to make sure to make quick notes for an upcoming tutorial and thus found your comment! As I mentioned in the post, this hat is crocheted in the round (like a spiral) so it won’t have a seam. Which means that you don’t need to join using a slip knot at the end of each round. I hope that helps? I am very glad you love the hat and enjoy crocheting along my pattern. Love, Habiba

  5. Yes that helps, Habiba. Thank you. :-). Congratulations on your precious new little one!

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