Mens Crochet Beanie Pattern Free

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Free Silver Beach Crochet Beanie Pattern for Men

Looking for a mens crochet beanie pattern free online probably qualifies as my second favorite hobby at this point. There are lots of options around, but none of the free crochet hat patterns for men I found looked quite right for my guy! So, I designed a men’s crochet beanie pattern to share with you all!

A Silver Mens Crochet Beanie Pattern Free

Men’s crochet beanie patterns are best with lots of crochet texture stitches, and this one doesn’t disappoint! I absolutely love the lemon peel stitch texture, but the rows of camel stitch and star stitches take it to another level!

I know my little guy will love wearing his Silver Beach beanie! He almost didn’t let me sneak it back from him to take pictures after trying it on for size.

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Silver Beach Mens Crochet Beanie Pattern Materials

H/5.0mm Crochet Hook; Red Heart Soft, 100% Acrylic Worsted (4) Weight Yarn (5oz/141g, 256yd/234m) 1 skein used, shown in Light Gray Heather Colorway; Scissors; Yarn Needle

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch- chain, Hdc – half double crochet, Dc – double crochet, Sk – skip, Sl- slip, St- stitch

Special Stitches

HDC through 3rd loop: Yarn over, insert your hook under the 3rd loop of the st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Star Stitch: For the first star in round, ch 3, pick up a loop in the 2nd ch from hook and next 4 spaces (6 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, ch 1 to complete st. For next stitches, pick up a loop in the center of previous star, in the legs of previous star, in the same st as previous st, and next 2 sts (6 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Gauge / Finished Size

8 sts and 4 rounds dc = 2” square.

Sized for Baby, Child, and Adult sizes.

Finished hat measures 15”, and 18”, 21”, and will fit a 17”, and 21”, and 23” head.


Hat is worked from top down, in joined rounds.

Crown of Hat

Round 1: Ch 2, and work 12 Dc into a magic ring, sl to join. [12]

Round 2: Ch 2, work 2 dc into each st around, sl to join. [24]

Round 3: Ch 2, *dc in first st, 2dc into next st,* repeat * to * around, sl to join [36]

Round 4: Ch 2, *dc in first 2 sts, 2dc into next st,* repeat * to * around, sl to join [48]

Stop here for Baby Size.

Round 5: Ch 2, *dc in first 3 sts, 2dc into next st,* repeat * to * around, sl to join [60]

Stop here for Child Size.

Round 6: Ch 2, *dc in first 4 sts, 2dc into next st,* repeat * to * around, sl to join [72]

Worried your hat might not fit perfectly?

I designed this hat with a very simple crown to make it easy to size. You can easily adjust the sizing by checking out my hat sizing tutorial. There’s even a free printable hat size checker to download! Click here to go check it out my flat circle hat sizing tutorial in a new tab.


Round 7:  Ch 2, hdc in each st around. [48, 60, 72]

Round 8-9: Working through 3rd loops, ch 2, and hdc in each st around. [48, 60, 72]
Baby size: omit round 9.

Lemon Peel Stitch Section

Round 10: Working in 3rd loops of previous round, ch 1, *sc in first st, dc in next st,* repeat * to * around, sl to join. [48, 60, 72]

Round 11: Ch2, *dc in first st, sc in next st,* repeat * to * around, sl to join. [48, 60, 72]

Rounds 12-15: Repeat Rounds 10-11. (Note: You will NOT be working through the third loops.)

Baby size: omit rounds 14-15.

More Ridges

Round 16:  Ch 2, hdc in each st around. [48, 60, 72]

Round 17-18: Working through 3rd loops, ch 2, and hdc in each st around. [48, 60, 72]

Baby size: omit round 18.


Star Stitch Rounds:

Round 19: Working through 3rd loops, ch 3, work the star stitch around, working the final star across the slip stitch from the previous row; sl to top of ch to join. [24, 30, 36 stars]

Round 20: Ch 2, work 2hdc in the center of each star around, sl to join. [48, 60, 72]


Rounds 21-23: Repeat rounds 7-9. Baby size: omit round 23.

Round 24: Working through 3rd loops, ch 1, and sc in each st around. [48, 60, 72]

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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  1. cindyzs says:

    Love the look. ..I think your yardage is a bit off! 😉

    1. Ha! Thanks for letting me know, I fixed it. But you know that would have been a really convenient excuse the next time you’re questioned about how many extra skeins of yarn hop into your cart. 😛

      <3 Katie

  2. Hello, Sorry but I don’t see this pattern on Ravelry.

    1. Hey there! I’ve just made sure my draft got published, sorry for the confusion!
      You can see it on Ravelry here.

      <3 Katie

  3. Traci Hernandez says:

    Love this hat!

  4. I am about halfway thru crocheting this hat and I must tell you that it is the most fun pattern I have ever done. And it’s a great mens hat – not just DC or HDC I love the texture and the mix of stitches. Love love it!!!!

    1. Katie says:

      I’m so glad you love it as much as I do! <3 Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment, and I'm glad you love it as a mens hat! Those are so hard to come by.

  5. Joyce says:

    Love this pattern, especially for an eager beginner like me. I am getting stuck on the second set of ridges, though. When I get to it, and go through the third loop, the ridges go appear in the inside instead of the outside. What did I do wrong?

    1. Katie says:

      Hi Joyce! I’m so glad you’re enjoying this pattern! If your ridges are appearing on the wrong side of your work, is it possible you might be turning at the end of each row? This hat looks best when you work in joined rounds without turning.

      Hopefully that helps, if not, let me know and we can trouble shoot!

      Happy hooking!

  6. Eileen Cooke says:

    Love this pattern and your tutorial is super. Thanks!

    1. Katie says:

      You are welcome! Thank you for coming to let me know you made one! Hope you had as much fun as I did creating it!

  7. Tanya says:

    thanks for this pattern as well as the sizing lessons. i made this hat for my husband using a wool yarn, and he loves it! don’t know how to post an image.

    1. Katie says:

      Hi Tanya!
      So happy to hear he loves it! I’m always especially proud of a hat that the men in my family will wear.

      Happy crocheting!

  8. Hi Katie, can you tell me, do you count the chains at the beginning of each round as a stitch?

    1. Hi Sally, great question!
      I do NOT count the chains at the beginning of the round as a stitch. I just personally feel my hats look neater in the end.

      Usually I try to put a note of this in the notes section, but that’s easy to overlook with all the photos and such.

      Thanks for your comment, hope you enjoy crocheting this!

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