The Green Dragonfly

Crochet hat for a man

My husband recently requested a hat. A plain one please. In black. No fancy bits. Could it look like this… produces a photo of a knitted hat? With a brim too. Me: ok, so let me check I’ve got it all… plain, black, if possible with a brim? Yep, that’d be good…

The knitted part obviously didn’t happen, but he was pretty happy with the hat, which turned out like this, using 8ply possum merino mix and a 4mm hook:

Here’s the pattern if you would like to make one for your man (or yourself even!).

Crochet Manly Man Hat:
Make a magic circle and ch1, 5 sc into the ring (6sc).

Use a stitch marker at the start of each round, do not join… this means there will be no seam at the back of the hat (yay!)

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next st, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30)

Round 6: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat around (36)

Round 7: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat around (42)

Round 8: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat around (48).

Round 9: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat around (54)

Round 10: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat around (60)

Round 11: 2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat around (66)

At this point you can continue adding more rounds for a bigger head, but remember that the hat will grow quite a bit more as you do your following (non-increase) rounds. Id say 66 is a medium size head, and 72 or 78 for a large head.

Rounds 12 – 35: Sc in each stitch around. Fasten off.

Now we will make the brim…

Top Side: Using a couple of stitch markers, mark out 22 stitches on front center of hat.

Row 1: With right side facing, join yarn in first marked st, working in front loops only, sc in each of the 22 stitches.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loops in next 4 stitches on the hat (26)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loops in next 4 stitches on the hat (30)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loop in next stitch on the hat (31)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loop in next stitch on the hat (32)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loop in next stitch on the hat (33)

Fasten off.

Bottom Side

Row 1: With wrong side facing, join yarn on wrong side of Row 1 of brim, sc in back loops of first 22 stitches.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loops in next 4 stitches on the hat (26)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loops in next 4 stitches on the hat (30)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loop in next stitch on the hat (31)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in back loop in next stitch on the hat (32)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across, sc in front loop in next stitch on the hat (33)

Fasten off.

You will need to make a plastic or heavy cardboard brim to fit inside the pieces you have just crocheted. I used the cut down brim from an old hat we had, which worked out well.

Fit the brim piece inside the two pieces and sew the front edge to enclose it. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

I lined this hat, so tomorrow Ill share a tutorial about how to make a lining for any crochet hat.

J

Edited to add; here is the link for the tutorial to add a lining to this (or any) hat: here