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Crochet: Finding Free Crochet Patterns for Men's Hats

Updated on October 20, 2015
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Finding Crochet Patterns For Men's Hats

Windy days bring thoughts of warm hats, but it can be very difficult to find crochet patterns suitable for men. Men suffer from earache and cold heads as much as anyone else does, and yet suitable patterns can be difficult to find, however the internet comes to the rescue, as so often, when looking for crochet patterns. There are many free crochet patterns for men’s hats on the internet; it is simply a question of knowing exactly where to look amongst the myriad of information.

As always, when looking free crochet patterns, the large crochet pattern directories are the first place to look. Crochet Pattern Central has several men’s hat patterns on their men’s clothing page, as well as on their adult hat page, amongst all the women’s hats there are earflap hats, Rasta hats, watchman’s cap, a tam, yarmulkes, and other hats which are suitable for men.

Allcrafts has links to free crochet men’s hats patterns and its links include thumbnail pictures, to help you to choose the most suitable project. This is a great time saver, since you need not waste time looking at the instantly rejectable. There are also links to free men’s hat patterns at Crochet

Ski masks and Balaclavas are important in very cold weather conditions and fashionable. A Sherlock Homes Hat, (deerstalker) could suit your favourite detective and give him the look of a favourite actor. If you are a novice crocheter, all free crochet has some free beginner patterns, although most hat patterns are not difficult.

More Men's Hat Patterns

Bev’s Country Cottage website has some excellent guidelines for crocheting hats and links to many hat patterns. The Craft Yarn Council has an earflap hat, which would keep the man in your life warm and cozy.

Look at Wolf crochet for the bike chain stitch hat and scarf, a pattern designed by a male crocheter and pattern designer. If you are looking for a man’s hat which will crochet up quickly, do look at the very quick ribbed hat.

Crochet blogs are also a great place to look free crochet patterns and they are well worth checking out. Suzie’s Yarnie Stuff has an excellent selection of beanie hats for men, women, and children. Knotty Generation blog has a beautiful Rasta Tam pattern, which would make a suitable hat project for either men or women.

Many web pages carry men’s hat patterns, but one of the best free pattern resources on the web is Ravelry. Ravelry is a Knitting and crochet community, it has links to patterns you will not find anywhere else on the internet. You do have to register as a member, but this does give you access to a huge free pattern resource, as well as to the lively community and the help that the members provide to one another. Ravelry has 47 free crochet men’s hat patterns, and you are sure to find one that suits your purpose.

Men need hats just as anyone else does. Masculine crochet patterns are easy to find when you know where to look for them. There are some excellent men’s patterns around the internet. Crocheting hats is an excellent and practical way to use all those odd balls of yarn left over from other projects. Many homeless charities gratefully accept men’s crochet hats and it will make you feel good to know that your small contribution is worn by someone, who really needs it. Whether you are crocheting your hat for a friend or relative or for charity, your hat will bring warmth, comfort, and pleasure.


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  • SaraDuggan profile image

    Sara Duggan 

    6 years ago from California

    So very true - finding crochet for men is difficult same goes for boys. Thanks for all the research you did to help us find hats for men.

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    6 years ago

    Making crochet patterns for making men's hat should be fun. This is a good article which explains the lengthy yet fun process. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mercia Collins profile imageAUTHOR

    Mercia Collins 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank-you for your kind comment and vote RNMSN.

  • Mercia Collins profile imageAUTHOR

    Mercia Collins 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    I wrote this article because I was looking for a pattern for a man's hat and thought that it would help others. Thank-you RTalloni for your kind comment and your vote and feedback.

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    6 years ago from the short journey

    Thanks much for this terrific resource for men's crochet hats. Voted up and bookmarked.

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    Barbara Bethard 

    6 years ago from Tucson, Az

    allcrochet and crochet central are my favorites and I love finding other crochet sites!! thank you for this great hub!!


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