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Easy Men’s Crochet Hat Pattern for Beginners

Looking for an easy, uncomplicated men’s crochet hat pattern? Something that’s good for a beginner? Search no more!

I’ve written out the pattern and avoided crochet abbreviations so you know exactly what to do. Sized for a man, but will also fit women’s heads, too.

Easy Men's Crochet Hat Pattern

This simple men’s crochet hat pattern is easy. No frills, no weird stitches, just a tried and true shape that’s guaranteed to fit the guy in your life. Make one for your brother, you hubby, your friend or mailman. Side note: I have curly, thick hair which means I need a bigger hat. This hat fit my head so don’t let the “men’s” part of the title scare you away – this would be just as good for a women as a guy! 

All you need to know is how to make a double crochet, single crochet, chain stitch and slip stitch.

Grab your hooks and let’s go!

Easy Men's Crochet Hat Pattern

Men’s Crochet Hat Pattern

Skill Level: Easy


Size: Men, Adult, Women



Chain 3, slip stitch into first chain to form loop.

Round 1: Chain 2 (counts as first double crochet now and throughout). Work 12 more double crochet into ring. Slip stitch into top of chain 2 to join into a circle. (13 double crochet total).

Round 2: Work 2 double crochet into each stitch around. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2. (26 double crochet total).

<<Stop and measure work to check your gauge! Laid flat, circle should measure just under 3.25 inches across. If smaller or larger, adjust your hook size or yarn.>>

Crochet Gauge

Round 3: Work 2 double crochet into first stitch, 1 dc into the next stitch. Repeat pattern of *2 1 2 1 double crochets* around. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2. (39 double crochet total).

Round 4: Work 2 double crochet into first stitch. 1 dc into each of the next 7 stitches. Repeat pattern of *2 double crochet…. 7 double crochets into next 7 stitches…. 2 double crochet into the next stitch* around. It’s ok if you don’t end perfectly. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2. (46 or 47 double crochet).

Rounds 5 – 13: Double crochet into each stitch around. (46 or 47 double crochet).

Round 14: Chain 1 (counts as first single crochet). Single crochet in each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of chain 1 to join. Fasten off. (46 or 47 double crochet).

Crochet Men's Hat Close Up

You did it! This pattern is basic and simple enough that you can customize to your liking. You can add a stripe in of a different color for Round 11. Or maybe you’d like to make a fold-up brim? Simple repeat Round 5 a couple more times and your hat will be longer so you can fold up the ends.

I’d love to hear if you make your very own men’s hat for someone. Leave a comment below!

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Close Up Men's Crochet Hat



  • Sharon

    November 13, 2017

    In round 4 of Mens Easy Crochet hat that is 1 dc in nx 7 stitches. Correct?
    Tried it for my granddaughter to learn.

  • Wendy

    December 1, 2017

    I just finished my first one of these. It was easy and quick to work up. It only took me one evening to work start to finish. I would send a pick but I don’t know how. I used variegated yarn (white, grey, and black) until row 12. Then i used solid black yarn for 5 more rounds so that I could fold the hat up for extra style and also to be thicker covering over my ears. I had never crocheted a round patern before, and was excited to learn how easy it is. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I love it! 🙂

  • Jade

    January 10, 2018

    I did this and it ended up being too tight. I counted and recounted. Idk what I did wrong

  • JJCrochet

    January 11, 2018

    Hi Jade – that’s strange! Did you double check your gauge? You might have to go up a hook size or use bigger yarn if it’s too small. Let me know if you have any trouble.

  • Felicia R COOK

    January 15, 2018

    would this be a good cancercap?

  • Autumn

    January 17, 2018

    This hat is super simple and great for beginners!
    I’ve already made it in about every color there is
    Plus I’ve added stripes of another color as well!!
    Love this pattern 💗

  • Vee

    June 26, 2018

    Hi! In rounds 5 thru 13, did I need to do slip stitches after each round? I didn’t and I think I should have. I never seem to be at a place where I can start to SC without there being an obvious change in stitch size

  • JJCrochet

    July 6, 2018

    Hi, Vee – yes, you should join each round with a slip stitch. That will help keep the stitches nice and tight when you start and end the rounds.

  • JJCrochet

    July 6, 2018

    Glad you found it useful, Autumn! Enjoy!

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