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
- 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
Crochet Beanie Size
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 as 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.
More Free Patterns for Crochet Hats
If you love the Salt of the Earth Beanie pattern, you might also like to check out these other crochet hat patterns:
- Ribbed Wonder Crochet Hat
- Crochet Sock Monkey Hat
- Crochet Pumpkin Hat in all sizes
- Big Bay Beanie
- Wish You Were Beer Crochet Cap
- Buckeye Beanie
- Crochet Bucket Hat Collection
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