This Brawny Beanie is a man’s hat. No muss. No fuss. But sometimes simple and quick makes the best of projects. I love it because it takes advantage of a super bulky weight yarn and simple stitches. Yet the finished beanie is a class act. Perfect for walking the dogs or heading out in the cold to a movie on date night. My readers LOVED the Salt of the Earth Beanie, made with worsted weight yarn. So I thought you might like this bulky weight Brawny Beanie crochet hat pattern! Another great look, but with super bulky yarn and thus fewer stitches to work–what’s not to love about that?!
Brawny Beanie Men’s Crochet Hat
Here is what you will need:
- Super Bulky Yarn, 4 oz. Sample used Caron Tea Cakes in Green Tea color
- US J10/6.00 mm crochet hook (here are my favorite crochet hooks)
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
22″ around x 8.5″ in length, will fit average men’s head
Make a magic ring
R1: 8 hdc into ring (8 sts). Work in rounds through row 13.
R2: 2 hdc in ea st around (16 st)
R3: *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)
R4: *hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (32 st)
R5: *hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (40 st)
R6: *hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (48 st)
R7: *hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (56 st)
R8-12: hdc around (56 st)
R13: ch 2, hdc around (56 st), join.
R14-17: ch 3, *front post hdc in next st, back post hdc in next st* repeat * to * around. (56 st).
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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