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Standard Guy Hats

Standard Guy Hats

Standard Guy Hats

Here’s the thing:  I’ve discovered that little boys don’t have quite the extensive accessorizing capabilities as girls.  No bows, pearly necklaces, headbands, flowery hats, sparkling bracelets… the list continues.  Once an article of clothing even smells of being girlie, it’s off limits to boys.  Why?  I could go into a rant about societal expectations, but it’s just the way things are these days.

 

I’ve noticed a similar trend in men’s apparel, too, and was thus inspired to write out a crochet pattern for a men’s hat.  In fact, not wanting to limit it to a singular hat, I made two: One, a warm, thick hat perfect for a blustering winter day, and the second a thinner (yet just as cozy) hat great for sunny autumn afternoons.  Special thanks to Jeremy Benson for modeling one of the hats…

 

Winter Standard Guy Hat

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Winter Standard Guy Hat

Materials:

  • Crochet Hook size J
  • Two different colored skeins of worsted weight yarn using two strands at once (I used a medium gray [color 1] and charcoal gray [color 2]).
  • Darning needle (to weave in ends)

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet

 

Directions:

R1: Using two strands at a time of color 1 yarn, ch 3 and sl st to make a ring (or make a magic loop); ch 2, 12 dc’s in center of ring, sl st to join (12).

R2: ch 2, 2 dc’s in ea st around, sl st to join (24).

R3: ch 2, *1dc, 2dc* repeat around, sl st to join (36).

R4: ch 2, *1dc, 1dc, 2dc* repeat around, sl st to join (48).

R5: ch 2, *1 dc in first 7 st’s, then 2 dc’s in next* repeat around, sl st to join (54).

R6-R12: ch 2, 1 dc in ea st around, sl st to join.  Note: when doing sl st to join R8, tie in yarn color 2 to inside of hat using two strands and sl st with new color to change.  Continue rest of rows (R9 – R12) using second color.

Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Permission to Use this Pattern:

You may use this pattern for personal or commercial use, but please reference this website as it’s creator and link back to this pattern page.  The pattern (including any photos associated with it) may not be reproduced or posted elsewhere in any capacity.  Thank you!

Autumn Standard Guy Hat

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Autumn Standard Guy Hat

Materials:

  • Crochet Hook size K
  • Two different colored skeins of worsted weight yarn (I used a chocolate brown [color 1] and a light brown [color 2]).
  • Darning needle (to weave in ends)

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • hdc = half double crochet

 

Directions:

R1: ch 3, sl st to make ring (or make magic loop); ch 2, 12 hdc in ring, sl st to join (12).

R2: ch 2, 2 hdc in ea st around, sl st to join (24).

R3: ch 2, *1hdc, 2 hdc* repeat around, sl st to join (36).

R4: ch 2, *1hdc, 1hdc, 2hdc* repeat around; change to second yarn color by tying yarn to inside of hat and sl st to join using second color (48).

R5: ch 2, *1hdc, 1hdc, 1hdc, 2hdc* repeat around, switch back to yarn color one and sl st to join (60).

R6-R : ch 2, hdc in ea st; for even rows: yarn color one, for odd rows: yarn color two.

R16 – 18: using only yarn color one ch 2, hdc in ea st.

Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Permission to Use this Pattern:

You may use this pattern for personal or commercial use, but please reference this website as it’s creator and link back to this pattern page.  The pattern (including any photos associated with it) may not be reproduced or posted elsewhere in any capacity.  Thank you!

 

Hopefully this will add a few more accessory options for the men-folk out there.

 

~M

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