Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Manliest Beanie (a free crochet pattern)

men's slouchy hipster beanie free crochet pattern

Ermuhgersh you guys, I'm so excited to share this project with you today. And not just because I get to show off the modeling of my handsome husband.

men's slouchy hipster beanie free crochet pattern

Noah was in desperate need of some cold weather gear this year, so I knew I'd be making him at least one beanie. And of course I'll be sharing my pattern for this slouchy, cool, manliest of crocheted beanies with you too! Want to learn how to make your own? Click through and I'll show you. 


men's slouchy hipster beanie free crochet pattern
men's slouchy hipster beanie free crochet pattern
men's slouchy hipster beanie free crochet pattern
men's slouchy hipster beanie free crochet pattern
men's slouchy hipster beanie free crochet pattern
men's slouchy hipster beanie free crochet pattern

This beanie was designed to be slouchy but still warm. I decided on a sock weight yarn for this beanie, mainly because I feel like it gives men's crochet hats a more professional look. For whatever reason I associate 'chunky' beanies with women, and softer floppier more finely crocheted hats with menswear. Who knows why...if you're into chunky hats on your man more power to you! Noah prefers pretty understated textures as well so I knew he's like this look. 

Anyways, this beanie turned out pretty danged awesome (at least Noah thinks so!) I tried to make it look vaguely like it had been studded across the bottom by incorporating popcorn stitches, and a row of single crochet at the bottom keeps the hat from stretching out and in place on his head. He loved it!

Ok! Now for the fun part: You make get to make your own! Don't worry, this is a pretty beginner project, and in case you're a total novice I linked you to tutorials for all the stitches I use. Here we go!

The Manliest Beanie crochet pattern



key:

st: stitch
magic loop: loop into which you begin crocheting (tutorial here)
sl st: slip stitch (tutorial here)
ch: chain stitches (tutorial here)
sc: single crochet (tutorial here)
hdc: half double crochet (tutorial here)
dc: double crochet (tutorial here)
popcorn stitch: cluster that looks like a little ball (tutorial here)
*in the parenthesis there are the number of stitches you should have in each row around*

gauge: 


10 hdc st = about two inches

supplies:


pattern:


Row 1: in magic ring, ch 1, hdc 5, sl st to join (6)

Row 2: ch 1, hdc 2 in each st, sl st to join (12)

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc 2 in each st, sl st to join (24)

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in next st, continue around (36)

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in next st, continue around (54)

Row 6: ch 1, hdc 4 in next 4 st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, continue around (63) 5/2

Row 7: ch 1, hdc 5 in next 5 st, hdc 2 in next st, hdc 6 in next 6 st, hdc 2 in next st, continue around (72)

Row 8: Ch 1, dc 6 in next 6 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 st, 2 hdc in next st, continue around (81)

Row 9: Ch 1, dc 7 in next 7 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 st, 2 hdc in next st, continue around (90)

Row 10: ch 1, hdc 8 in next 8 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc 9 in next 9 st, 2 hdc in next st, continue around (99)

Row 11: Ch 1, hdc in next 9 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc 10 in next 10 st, 2 hdc in next st, continue around, sl st to join (108)

Row 12: Ch 1, hdc in next 10 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc 11 in next 11 st, 2 hdc in next st, continue around, sl st to join (117)

Row 13-40: Ch 1, hdc around (117), sl st to join.

Row 41: Ch 2, dc in next 4 st. In the next stitch, crochet 7 dc, keeping the last loop of each st on the hook. After you crochet your 7 dc, sl st your 8 loops together (this makes one 'stud' or popcorn stitch) dc in next 5 st. Continue around. At the end of this pattern you will have 4 extra dc stitches.

Row 42-44: Ch 1, hdc around. Sl st to join.

Row 45: Ch 1, sc around. sl st to join. Weave in ends.

Give that hat to the lucky guy!

men's slouchy hipster beanie free crochet pattern

If you liked this pattern, you can check out some of my others too!

Chunky Fingerless Gloves (free pattern)



Chunky Cowl Scarf





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17 comments:

  1. the little bobbles really dress up this manliest beanie and make it unique. Love it!

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  2. Very nice. Is the pattern going to change for a guy w a big noggin? My brothers is regular size but both my dad & BIL have big heads. I was thinking this would be a nice gift for christmasgiftideas but there is no way I can measure their heads!

    Also we get really cold weather so I'll need something warmer than a sock yarn. Would something like vannas yarn or the I love that cotton work? I can't see that those will be very stretchy tho.

    Thoughts?

    (I'm visiting from the sits girls linky - would love a visit back if your looking for a good turkey potato soup. :)

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  3. Very nice. Is the pattern going to change for a guy w a big noggin? My brothers is regular size but both my dad & BIL have big heads. I was thinking this would be a nice gift for christmasgiftideas but there is no way I can measure their heads!

    Also we get really cold weather so I'll need something warmer than a sock yarn. Would something like vannas yarn or the I love that cotton work? I can't see that those will be very stretchy tho.

    Thoughts?

    (I'm visiting from the sits girls linky - would love a visit back if your looking for a good turkey potato soup. :)

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    1. Thanks Tina! I think you could use a different kind of yarn but it would need to be very fine, because I used a super fine weight yard to get a really professional look for this beanie. Also, thanks for the visit, I'm headed your way!

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  4. I found you on Merry Monday! I love this. Pinned and will be trying soon!

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  5. How clever and stylish, I'd love to have a go at this #TuesdayPintorials

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  6. I love it! Do you have a manliest slipper pattern as well? ;) I'm DESPERATE for a slipper pattern for my brother!

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    1. Oh man, no not yet, I've never attempted slippers! I was eyeballing a slipper boot pattern yesterday for my daughter trying to see if I could do it....I have heard good things about this one though, I can't personally vouch for it http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mens-padded-sole-slippers

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  7. Super cute beanie, Jessica! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern! GOD bless you, Love! :-)

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  8. Love the pattern. Pinned & Shared. Thanks for joining in at the Inspiration Spotlight party!

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  9. Thanks for linking up with From The Archives Friday!! We love your post and wanted to feature you/this post but couldn't because your post was new. Next time can you please post something 6 mo or older? We love your work and want to promote you :)

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  10. I never advanced past a basic washcloth in my crochet. I'm always impressed by the amazing things people can create with the technique! I need those finger-less gloves for sure! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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  11. Oh how I wish I could crochet! This would make such a wonderful Christmas gift. Thank you for sharing your free pattern with us at The Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  12. Do u have a tutorial on this hat? I haven't ever worked with yarn so thin and I'm having a hard time finding my stitches. I kinda don't understand how u continue around. Where do I start my count to make sure I have the same amt of stitches?

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    1. Hi Tonia! I know that this tiny weight yarn can be difficult to work with at first, and black yarn (if you're using black) makes it 10 times harder. But don't despair! 'Continue around' just means to continue the pattern around until you finish your current row, and slip stitch to join. This is not a spiral-crocheted hat, I don't like spiral crochet either because it's too hard for me to count stitches too. With this hat, you'll start counting after your ch 1 at the beginning of each row, and 'continue around.' Don't stress too much if it's not perfect, either! With stitches this small it's easy to hid a mistake if you make one! If you have any questions please feel free to email me!

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  13. I like this cap and I am making it now, but I think there is an error from rows 6 to 12: the pattern says 'HDC 4 in next 4 ST' and sometimes 'HDC 8 in next 8 ST, ... HDC 9 in next 9 ST.' All those HDC in one ST would make a huge bonnet. I think it should be more: HDC in next 4 ST, HDC 2 in next ST, HDC in next 5 ST.'

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