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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!

  • LJ

    October 27, 2018

    Thank you so much for posting a free simple cap pattern. My daughter and I have been making hats scarves and fingerless gloves for the homeless and hats scarves and mittens for children in schools who need them and the police hand them out in our area. Since it is just the two of us and I’m retired, I greatly appreciate not having to pay for a pattern.
    We started doing this after my son passed away 2 years ago on Thanksgiving as a way to honor him. He passed away while making turkey dinner for his neighbors who had nowhere to go.
    My daughter was having difficulty with the gloves and hats so this is a perfect pattern for her. Now to find an easy glove pattern. Bless you for you kindness. Thanks again.

  • Ruth C

    November 14, 2018

    Thank you for the simple pattern. I am making them for the homeless . Did this last year and have already been asked for more. Just wish I had a partner too help me.

  • Carmela Pascascio

    December 20, 2018

    I’ve made this pattern many times and now making it again for my sister and thank you so much for sharing, keep on crocheting !

  • Rachel Soule

    February 11, 2019

    I love your hat pattern and it works up so quick.. I used your pattern to make hats to sell and put your name and website on the tag that I add to them.. Is that ok to do?? As it helps get your name out there as well. I also gotta say you’re a beautiful woman. Thank you for putting this pattern out for us boonies to hat making.. It’s a big help.

  • Rachel Soule

    February 19, 2019

    I love love love this pattern it’s Soo easy to whip up.. I’m curious of something.. Would it be ok to sell the hats that are made with your pattern as long as you’re given credit for the pattern??

  • JJCrochet

    March 18, 2019

    Of course, Rachel – feel free. You do the work, I merely provide the inspiration. Enjoy!

  • JJCrochet

    March 18, 2019

    You’ve very welcome, Carmela!!

  • Rachel Soule

    March 18, 2019

    You are a doll thank you again for this simply sweet pattern

  • Sharon Mann

    June 11, 2019

    Thanks for the free pattern. I intend to make this.
    Sharon Mann

  • JJCrochet

    September 14, 2019

    You’re welcome, Sharon! I hope you find it useful. 🙂

  • Kimberly Johnston

    February 14, 2020

    I am making easy mens hat. It’s supposed to be Vana’s choice

  • Pat

    November 27, 2021

    Thanks for the pattern but Im having trouble understanding about round 4 doing ok on 1st part 2 dc& then 1dc but not sure about if to repeat 2dc&1dc around or 2dc & 7 dc in each next 7 st. Just confused not sure what to !

  • Jayne

    September 25, 2022

    I want to make a teen beanie,,should I use a smaller hook to make it fit?

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