Single Crochet Mens Beanie Pattern (Free!)

Meet the Isaac Beanie – an easy mens crochet hat pattern made from simple single crochet! If you’ve been wanting to crochet a man’s hat but you need something soft, warm, and masculine all at once, this pattern might be perfect. My boyfriend is already loving to wear it on cold work days!

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Single Crochet Mens Beanie Pattern with Bulky Yarn

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Mens Crochet Hat Pattern with Bulky Yarn

I used #5 bulky weight velvet yarn to make this mens crochet hat. Yes, I used BLACK VELVET YARN and yes, it was very difficult to see the stitches! LOL.

I know this will not be doable for everyone, but don’t worry! You have lots of options. You can either use a different color of velvet yarn that is easier to see, or you can change up the look and use a regular bulky weight yarn!

If you do decide to go with the latter option, I would recommend picking something very soft, with an even texture. Just know that the look of the beanie will be a bit different if you decide against using velvet.

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Isaac Beanie Crochet Pattern For Men

All right, let’s get onto the free pattern!


  • Bernat Velvet Yarn (100% polyester, 315 yds / 288 m, 10.5 oz / 300 g) 1 ball Blackbird
  • Or a similar #5 weight velvet yarn (see notes for more info)
  • H/5mm crochet hook (or size to obtain gauge)
  • G/4mm crochet hook (or one size smaller than hook that obtains gauge)
  • Yarn needle


First 8 rounds of hat = 4” in diameter

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  1. Hat is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join at the end of rounds unless otherwise specified.
  2. Place a stitch marker at the end of the first round and move it up for every single round. It is very easy to lose your place when working with velvet yarn, so you don’t want to skip this!
  3. Ch 2 at beginning of rounds (on the brim) does NOT count as a stitch.
  4. I recommend using any #5 weight velvet yarn for this pattern. However, if you would prefer not to use velvet yarn, feel free to swap out a similar weight. Just know the look will be very different (and make sure to obtain gauge!)

Measurements/Sizing for a Mens Hat

This hat pattern comes in 3 sizes, 1 of which is free here on the blog, and 2 others that are available in the premium pattern only. The free size is a men’s large, which should be a good size for many men. I have included all the sizing info here so you can see what ALL the measurements are.

To Fit Head Circumference: 22-23 (24-25, 26)”

Actual finished measurements:

Men’s medium: 20.5” circumference, 6.5” crown (this size is available in the premium pattern only)

Men’s large: 22” circumference, 7” crown (available for free!)

Men’s xlarge: 23.5” circumference, 7.5” crown (this size is available in the premium pattern only)

Choose a size that measures 2-3” SMALLER than your head circumference. To get a warm, tight-fitting hat you will want to have that negative ease. If you prefer your hats looser, size up. For reference, the size shown is large, worn on a 25” head.

Purchase & Print this Crochet Pattern in 3 SIZES Right Here!

Or, size large will be shown for free in the instructions below.

Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Slip stitch – sl st

Single crochet – sc

Space(s) – sp(s)

Double crochet – dc

Front Post Double Crochet – fpdc

Round(s) – rnd(s)

Repeat – rep

Skip – sk

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Beginning – beg

How to Crochet a Beanie for a Man – Instructions


Make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: 7 sc in magic ring, do not join. Place stitch marker in last sc.  (7 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in every sc around. (14 sc)

Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (21 sc)

Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (28 sc)

Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (35 sc)

Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (42 sc)

Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (49 sc)

Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (56 sc)

Rnd 9: (Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (63 sc)

Rnd 10: (Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (70 sc)

Rnd 11: (Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (77 sc)

Rnd 12: (Sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (84 sc)

Round 13: Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (Sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. Sc in last 6 sc. (91 sc)

Rnd 14: Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (Sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. Sc in last 6 sc. (98 sc)

At this point your flat circle should measure 7”. It is important that your circle meets this measurement to achieve the right finished size. If your circle measures less, add one more round with just 2 increases spaced to put each increase on opposite sides.

Body of Hat:

Rnd 15: Sc in each sc around. 91 (98, 105) sc

Work in even single crochet rounds until your hat measures approximately 8.5” from top to bottom when laid flat. (Or until hat reaches your desired length!)

Last Rnd: Sc around entire hat. Join with a slip stitch to first st. (98 sc)


Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does NOT count as a st), dc around hat. Join with a sl st to first dc, TURN.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, (fpdc in next st, dc in next st) around. Join with a sl st to first fpdc (NOT ch-2). Do not turn. 

Rnds 3-5: Ch 2, (fpdc around next fpdc, dc in next dc) around. Join with a sl st to first fpdc (NOT ch-2). Do not turn. 


  • Weave in all ends, fold brim up, and enjoy!
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FAQ About Mens Crochet Beanie Patterns

How do I make sure my hat fits?

In order to make sure your crocheted hat fits, you want to pay attention to the finished measurements, gauge, and ease included in the pattern. For the Isaac Beanie, it is important that you choose a finished size that is 2-3″ SMALLER than your actual head size. This will result in a snug, warm beanie.

How do you crochet a large beanie?

To make crochet beanies larger, you just have to keep adding increase rounds! The bigger the crown of your hat is, the bigger the finished circumference is. In the premium version of the Isaac Beanie, I have an extra-large size that will fit very large heads (up to 26-27″!)

Can I make this beanie in regular bulky weight yarn?

You can, just know that the look will be very different. The velvet yarn I used gives this hat a unique, soft look and a warm feel.

Can I adjust the size of the brim?

Yes! You can easily make the brim of this hat longer or shorter. To make it longer, just keep repeating the same as you did for rounds 3-5.

Can I make this hat for women or children too?

Yes! You just have to make the size of the crown smaller. I am actually working on sizing this pattern for women and children right now! Keep a lookout for when that is all done and released.


The Isaac Beanie is great for keeping your man warm on cold winter days! The sleek velvet yarn and simple stitches are sure to please any dad, husband, etc. Make this crochet hat for their birthday, Christmas, or just because you love them! I hope you enjoyed this crochet pattern. Make sure to check out my other blog posts centered around men’s crochet:

Now, let’s finish off this post with one more picture where I caught my boyfriend in a goofy moment😍😝


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  1. Funny, I actually bought a ball of black velvet yarn just last week! But too me it kinda seems too feminine for a guy’s beanie.

    1. Oh how funny – my boyfriend would NOT wear something if he thought it was feminine and he loves this beanie! 🙂

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