Herringbone Men’s Crochet Hat Pattern

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Finding a great mens crochet hat pattern can feel like finding a needle in a haystack sometimes! But finding a free crochet hat pattern for men with style and texture isn’t impossible, it’s difficult!

That’s why I’m focusing on sharing some awesome textured crochet hat patterns for men free on my blog. This simple herringbone stitch crochet hat pattern is a perfect place to start.

After you crochet this hat, you’ll know how to crochet the herringbone double crochet stitch. (Sometimes it’s called the Herringbone Half Double Crochet, too.) This stitch is perfect for dude hats because it adds really neat texture without being too lacy or frilly.

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Here’s what you’ll need for this hat pattern:


J/6mm Crochet Hook (try a Furls Streamline); Lion Brand Wool Ease, 3oz/85g, 197yds/180m, 80% Acrylic 20% Wool, Worsted [4] weight yarn in Seaspray color way, 1 skein or less for all sizes;  Yarn Needle; Scissors


Ch- chain; Hdc- half double crochet; HHdc- herringbone hdc; Sk- skip; Sl- slip stitch; St- stitch;

Gauge / Finished Size

7 sts and 5 rounds in 2” square in HHdc.

Sized Baby(Child, Adult) to fit a head sized 16.5(20, 23)”.  Finished hat measures 6.5(9, 11)” across brim, and 5(6.5, 8)”crown to brim.

Special Stitches

Herringbone Half Double Crochet- yarn over, insert hook into st indicated, yarn over and draw loop through 2 stitch and first loop on hook in a slip stitch motion, yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops on hook.

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Round 1: Ch 2, work 12 HHdc into a magic ring, sl. [12] 

Alternately, ch 3, and work 12 dc into the 3rd ch from hook.

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, work 2 dc in each st around, sl. [24]

Round 3: Ch 1, turn, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st,* rpt * to * around, sl. [36]

Round 4: Ch 1, turn, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* rpt * to * around, sl. [48]

Baby size Stop Here and Skip to Round 7.

Round 5: Ch 1, turn, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st,* rpt * to * around, sl. [60]

Child Size Stop here and Skip to Round 7.

Round 6: Ch 1, turn, *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* rpt * to * around, sl. [72]

All Sizes.

Round 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st around, sl. [48(60, 72)]

Round 8-9: Ch 1, DO NOT TURN, working through 3rd loops, hdc in each st around, sl. [48(60, 72)]

Round 10: Ch 1, DO NOT TURN, working through 3rd loops, HHdc in each st around, sl. [48(60, 72)]

Your hat will measure 2.75”(3.5”, 4”) at this point.

Round 11: Ch 1, turn, HHdc in each st around, sl. [48(60, 72)]

Repeat Round 11 {2(5, 8)} times. 


Round A: Ch 1, if needed, turn to continue working on right side of hat, working through 3rd loops, *hdc in next 4 sts, dec,* rpt * to * around, sl. [40(50,60)]count/6*5

Rounds B-C: Ch 1, working thru 3rd loops, hdc around, sl. [40(50, 60)]

Fasten off, and weave in all ends. Block lightly as desired.


Hat is worked from center crown down in joined rounds.

Herringbone rounds are turned; this will be indicated in the row instructions.

Turning chains do not count as a stitch, do not work into them.

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  1. Camille Staczek says:

    What does “working through 3rd loops” mean?

    1. Hi Camille,

      I’m working on a video tutorial for this, so hang in there! Until then, you can check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2nyqJZBfvA

      Hope that helps,

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