This is a free men’s crochet beanie pattern – Ainsley Beanie. Perfect as a gift to loved ones, easily adjustable.
In the world of crochet, the possibilities are as boundless as your imagination. And one versatile project that stands out for its simplicity and style is the crochet beanie.
A beanie, also known as a toque, is a timeless accessory that effortlessly combines fashion with function.
And while crochet might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of men’s fashion, it’s time to reconsider.
Men’s crochet beanies are not just a fantastic way to keep warm during the colder months; they’re also a canvas for creativity and personal expression.
Whether you’re a seasoned crochet enthusiast looking for your next project or a novice eager to dive into the world of crochet, you’ve come to the right place.
Grab your crochet hooks and let’s embark on a journey to create cozy, stylish headwear that’ll turn heads and keep you snug all year round.
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Ainsley Men’s Crochet Beanie Pattern
Crocheting your own beanie offers numerous advantages, making it a rewarding and enjoyable craft for both beginners and experienced crocheters.
When you crochet your own beanie, you have complete control over its design, size, and colors. You can create a beanie that perfectly matches your style, preferences, and even your outfit.
Handcrafted men’s crochet beanie makes a thoughtful and unique gift. You can tailor each beanie to suit the recipient’s tastes, incorporating their favorite colors or patterns.
By crocheting your own beanie, you contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle. You’re not contributing to the mass production and waste associated with fast fashion, and you can choose eco-friendly yarn options.
You can customize the size of the beanie to ensure it fits perfectly. This is especially beneficial if you or the intended recipient have a unique head size or prefer a specific fit style (slouchy, snug, etc.).
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Men’s Crochet Beanie Materials
- Audine Wools Calm by Knitcrate (DK weight; 231 yards /211 m per 100g; 80% wool, 10% silk, 10% mohair) x 1 hank in Matcha
- 5 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
19 sts x 23 rnds = 4 x 4 inch /10 x 10 cm in main hat stitch pattern
finished hat measures 20 inch /51 cm circumference x 8.5 inch /21.5 cm hat height
Stitches And Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)
ch – chain stitch
sc – single crochet
sc blo – single crochet worked through back loop only
spike sc – spike single crochet – work sc into the sc st 2nd row below directly below the stitch
spike sc2tog – work the following 2 spike sc together, insert hook under 2nd leg of first spike sc and 1st leg of next spike sc st, yarn over and pull through, finish as standard sc
sl st – slip stitch
ext sc – extended single crochet
ext sc2tog – work the following 2 sts together using the extended single crochet and the invisible decrease method
st(s) – stitch(es)
beg – beginning
rnd – round
Men’s Crochet Beanie Stitch Video Tutorial
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- the hat is worked bottom up
- the pattern starts with the ribbed brim
- ribbed brim is worked in short rows of sc blo st rows until you reach your desired circumference
- the brim is them joined into a continuous round by crocheting the last row and underside of foundation chain together
- the main body of the hat is then worked around the long edge of the hat brim
- you will be working around the end stitch of each row of the hat brim and pick up stitches in each row
- so the number of rows of the hat brim will equal number of stitches of the hat main body
- the stitch used for the main body is a 3 rows repeat of sc, spike sc and working 2 spike sc sts together to create the main body pattern
How to adjust the men’s crochet beanie size
- to adjust the size of the hat, you will need to adjust the length of the hat brim when working the short sc blo rows
- then simply join the hat brim into round and continue working along the long edge of the brim
- you can refer to the handy hat sizes chart below when adjusting the size
- please keep in mind you should work with the main body hat tension as the brim is very stretchy and should be smaller than the hat circumference in order to sit on the head nicely
- so for each 1 cm of the hat circumference you should have 1.9 sts or 4.75 sts per 1 inch
- as an example: for 3-6 months size hat, I will need 15 inch hat circumference; 15 x 4.75 = 71.25 rounded off to 72 sts; therefore you will need to work 72 rows of the hat brim and continue with the pattern
- for the stitch pattern to work you should use even number of stitches, for the decreases worked on the crown, use number of stitches that is divisible by 6.
Men’s Crochet Beanie Written Pattern
With yarn A, chain 9.
Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn. [8 sc]
Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and troughout), 1 sc, 6 sc blo, 1 sc in last, turn. [8 sc]
Repeat Row 2 another 94 times until you have 96 rows of the hat brim in total.
Fold the brim in half and line up the stitches of the last rows with the stitches of the underside of the foundation chain.
Using yarn needle or a hook, sew or crochet the two rows together to join the long strip into a brim of the hat.
Turn right side out.
You will now be working around the long edge of the brim of the hat to create the body.
You will be working around the end sc st of each end of the row of the brim.
Main Body Of Men’s Crochet Beanie
Rnd 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout the pattern), 1 sc in same end st, 1 sc in each end st around, sl st into top of first st. [96 sc]
Rnd 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to top of first st. [96 sc]
Rnd 3: 1 ch, (1 sc, 1 spike sc) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [96 sts]
Rnd 4: 1 ch, (1 sc, 1 spike sc2tog) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [96 sts]
Rnd 5: as Rnd 2.
Rnd 6: 1 ch, (1 spike sc, 1 sc) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [96 sts]
Rnd 7: 1 ch, (1 spike sc2tog, 1 sc) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [96 sts]
Repeat Rnd 2 – 7 another 3 times. Repeat Rnd 2 – 4 once more.
Shaping the beanie crown
Rnd 29: 1 ch, (10 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [88 sts]
Rnd 30: 1 ch, 5 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog, (9 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog) repeat 7 times, 1 ext sc to end, sl st to top of first st. [80 sts]
Rnd 31: 1 ch, (8 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [72 sts]
Rnd 32: 1 ch, 4 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog, (7 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog) repeat 7 times, 1 ext sc to end, sl st to top of first st. [64 sts]
Rnd 33: 1 ch, (6 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [56 sts]
Rnd 34: 1 ch, 3 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog, (5 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog) repeat 7 times, 1 ext sc to end, sl st to top of first st. [48 sts]
Rnd 35: 1 ch, (4 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [40 sts]
Rnd 36: 1 ch, 2 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog, (3 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog) repeat 7 times, 1 ext sc to end, sl st to top of first st. [32 sts]
Rnd 37: 1 ch, (3 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [24 sts]
Rnd 38: 1 ch, 1 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog, (2 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog) repeat 7 times, 1 ext sc to end, sl st to top of first st. [16 sts]
Rnd 39: 1 ch, (1 ext sc, 1 ext sc2tog) repeat around, sl st to top of first st. [8 sts]
Fasten off leaving a long tail end.
Use the tail end to cinch the top of the hat closed.
Fasten off and sew in the ends securely.
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