You know when the Netflix show is so good, you just need a simple pattern? Something mindless, square, yes interesting.
This simple men’s crocheted hat works up with 1 skein in 1 hour.
- Size K crochet hook
- 1 skein chunky yarn: Lionbrand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
- Large Sewing or daring needle
Foundation chain 26 + 1. A foundation chain will make your base chain stretchy. If that’s too adventurous, just do a regular Chain 26 + 1. Turn.
Row 1: Work 1 sc in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn. (26 stitches)
Row 2: Work 1 sc in back loops only of each stitch across. (26 stitches)
Repeat Row 2, working in back loops only of each row, until you have a rectangle 16 inches long.
Your rectangle should measure 11 inches tall by 16 inches wide.
Fold rectangle in half so short ends line up and ‘ridges’ are vertical. Join ends by working 1 sc into each stitch across to stitch the two ends together. 26 stitches.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail of yarn (about 8 inches).
With a darning needle, loosely thread yarn all around the open end. 12 or so big stitches. Pull tight, closing the hole like a drawstring to form the top of the hat.
If you’d like a smaller brim, make fewer than 26 chains at the beginning. The great part about this hat is that you can try it on before you end off to make sure it’s just the right size.
Make your own? I’d love to see your version in the comments!
KatieJanuary 12, 2021
I’m making this as my first crochet project in 18 years. I am learning each stitch from YouTube videos. I don’t understand the ending, though. I’m stuck on “loosely thread yarn all around the open end.” Thread how? Instructions unclear and I’m so close to being finished…
JJCrochetJanuary 23, 2021
Hi – think of this like how a drawstring bag closes. Loosely loop yarn around the open end in big fat stitches like you would if sewing. When you pull tight, the top of the hat will close like a drawstring bag and come together. Let me know if that helps!