There’s something to love about a no-nonsense kind of guy. He tells it like it is. He’s not fancy. But he cleans up nice in blue jeans and a soft t-shirt. He’s ‘salt of the earth’ … which means “basic and fundamental goodness”. The perfect description for this Salt of the Earth Men’s Crochet Beanie.It’s easy to make and yet beautiful in its simplicity.
I think it’s hard to find a good man’s hat pattern. One that is simple. Not too blingy. Understated, but classic. So I decided I’d make my own. The Salt of the Earth Men’s Crochet Beanie uses just one skein of yarn and works up really quickly. A joy to make. And great to give. My guy loves his and I hope yours does too.
Salt of The Earth Men’s Crochet Beanie
Here is what you will need:
- US H8/5 mm crochet hook (Did you know you can purchase my go-to hooks on Amazon?)
- 3 oz Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Oatmeal.
- tapestry needle and scissors
Fits a medium sized adult. Finished size: About 20″ around by 8.5″ long.
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Make a magic ring
R1: 8 hdc into ring (8 sts). Work in rounds through row 18.
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: *hdc in next 6 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (64 st)
R9: *hdc in next 7 st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat from * around (72 st)
R10-18: hdc around (72 st). At end of row 18, sl st in next st.
**Note: Starting with row 19, rows are no longer worked in a continuous round. Instead begin each row with chain(s) and end by slip stitching to the 1st st.**
R19: ch 2, hdc around (72 st), join.
R20-24: ch 2 (counts and 1st st), *front post hdc in next st, back post hdc in next st* repeat * to * around. Join with sl st to top of 1st st.(72 st).
R25: ch 1, sc around, join to 1st st. (72 st)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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