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.
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.
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
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*
10 hdc st = about two inches
- 1 and one quarter skeins of sock weight yarn (I used Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Yarn in black)
- size E/3.5 mm crochet hook
- yarn needle
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!
If you liked this pattern, you can check out some of my others too!