Brawny Beanie Men’s Crochet Hat

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Crochet men's beanie hat.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 with super bulky yarn

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Brawny Beanie Men’s Crochet Hat

Here is what you will need:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS 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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Brawny Beanie Men's Crochet Hat

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  1. I don’t quite understand the working in the rounds, if you make a magic ring, don’t you slip stitch it together? A video would help alot.

    1. Working in a round means that you work in a continuous spiral and do NOT join each round with a slip stitch (or chain up for the next row). (It is a different technique than joining a round with a slip stitch and chaining up for the next row.)

  2. Could you explain why you’re chaining 2 in row 13 and chaining 3 in rows 14-17? Also, how do I join the rows? I’m fairly new to crochet, and the first time I used this pattern I ended up with noticeable holes where I chained before those rows. Thanks!

    1. You are working in continuous rounds (like a spiral) until its time to work the brim.. so you won’t have holes at the start of those rows. Row 13 preps for the brim and row 14 starts the brim. At the time I designed the pattern, I felt the starting chain worked best as written. You could try a chain 2 in rows 14-17 if you prefer. Hope that helps!