Crochet a quick hat for men with this free beanie pattern! This simple hat has a great texture that guys will love.
The easy hat pattern comes in one size that fits most adults. These hats make great gifts as well as charity crochet projects!
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This classic beanie uses a variation on two basic crochet stitches.
You will be working both half double crochet stitches and double crochet stitches in the back loop only.
This photo tutorial will show you how to work in the back loop only step-by-step.
Pattern Options for the Pacifica Beanie Pattern
The Pacifica Beanie pattern is a free crochet pattern for an adult man’s hat. The pattern is written in US crochet terminology. The written pattern is included for free on the blog below.
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About the Inspiration for the Pacifica Beanie Pattern
Sometimes it’s so challenging to find projects for men! My husband is a great sport though. He loves to wear all kinds of my crochet hats.
The Spiral Style Hat is one of his favorites. I wanted to do something a little more classic with this pattern and decided to design a hat in a more classic ribbed style.
And what could be more fun than being able to make a hat and scarf set? So, the idea was hatched for my Men’s Ribbed Scarf pattern and this hat to match.
I also wanted to try out a hat design where the basic hat is worked flat in a rectangle. I thought this would make it a super quick and easy pattern perfect for gifts as well as charity crochet projects!
About the Yarn
I used KnitPicks/WeCrochet Brava Tweed Worsted for the sample hat. The Brava yarns are great worsted weight choices.
They come in a large range of colors including the great tweed colors. And the generous skeins are reasonably priced.
Because they are acrylic or acrylic blends, they also wear well and are machine washable.
You can choose another worsted weight yarn to make your hat. Any fiber blend should work.
I think the hat would be particularly lovely in wool or wool blends.
2023 Just for Him Event
This pattern is featured on September 6, 2023 as part of the Just for Him Event. This event is hosted by Two Brothers Blankets and Sunflower Cottage Crochet.
It features patterns all tailored for men.
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You can use the coupon code on Ravelry to download the PDF pattern for free on September 6, 2023.
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Pacifica Beanie Pattern
Yarn: Worsted Weight (#4 Medium) in color of choice. Approximately 200 yards.
Shown: KnitPicks/WeCrochet Brava Tweed Worsted (97% premium acrylic, 3% viscose), 218 yd [200 m] / 3.5 oz [100 g]: #641427 (Mink), approximately 1 skein.
Crochet Hook Size: Size H/8 (5.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. (these are my favorite crochet hooks)
Sizing and Gauge
Sizes: One Size Adult Large
Finished Measurements: 17” in circumference at brim and 9” tall with 2” brim folded up.
Gauge: 16 sts and 8 rows = 4” in pattern of alternating rows of hdc blo and dc blo for body of hat.
Hat is crocheted as a flat rectangle of ribbing. Then the rectangle is seamed together to make a tube. Then the top of the hat is closed, and the brim can be turned up.
- Work row one into the bottom bumps foundation ch. Learn how to crochet in the bottom bump with this tutorial.
- Find step-by-step instructions for how to close the top of the hat at this tutorial.
- Learn step-by-step how to work in the back loop only with this tutorial.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):\
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dc blo = double crochet back loop only
hdc blo = half double crochet back loop only
st(s) = stitch(es)
rep = repeat
Pacifica Beanie Pattern
Base chain: Ch 44
Row 1: Working into bottom bumps of chs, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (42 dc)
Row 2: Hdc blo in each st across, ch 1, turn. (42 hdc blo)
Row 3: Dc blo in each st across, ch 1, turn (42 dc blo)
Rows 4 to 38: Rep row 2 – 3 seventeen times; then rep row 3 one more time.
Making the Tube after the Final Row: Do not fasten off. Match up the last row of dc blo with the chain stitches from the base chain. Sew or slip stitch the edges together to make a tube. Fasten off leaving a 12” tail.
Finishing: Use the tail to sew up the top of the hat. Tutorial for how to close the top of a crochet hat at https://craftingeachday.com/close-top-of-crochet-hat/. Weave in ends. Fold up the end of the hat opposite the top to make the brim.
Other Crochet Patterns You Might Enjoy
Find lots of ideas for crochet beanie patterns for men with my round up post of more than 40 men’s free beanie patterns.
And to pair your hats with scarves, check out my round of free mens crochet scarf patterns.