Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Mans Hat


(in size S/M and L/XL.)
You will need:
Hook Size H/8-5.00MM
Medium (4) Worsted Weight yarn
*I used Red Heart Super Saver in 0365 Coffee
http://www.coatsandclark.com/



Abbreviations:
Dc-Double Crochet
Sc-Single Crochet
Hdc-Half Double Crochet
Sl St-Slip Stitch
St-Stitch

Hints:
*Hat is worked in rounds--do not turn (continue crocheting
in same direction.)
*Close each row with a Slip Stitch to top of first stitch.
*Size increase for size Large/XLarge hat takes place in Row Seven.
*Chains at beginning of each row count as beginning Dc, Hdc, or Sc.
*Hat pictured is size Large/Extra Large.
(This size should also accommodate big hair.)


For size Small/Medium mans hat-
To Begin: Ch 3. Sl St to first ch to form circle. Ch 3.
Work 15 Dc in circle (16 Dc.)
Row One: Ch 1. Sc in same st . Two Sc in each st (32 sc.)
Sl St to top of 1st st.
Row Two: Ch 2. Hdc in each st. (32 Hdc..)
Sl St to top of 1st Hdc.
Row Three: Ch 1. Sc in same st. Two Sc in each st. (64 Sc.)
Sl St to top of 1st Sc.
Row Four: Ch 2. One Hdc in each st. (64 Hdc.)
Sl St to top of 1st Hdc.
Row Five: Ch 1. One Sc in each stitch (64 Sc.)
Sl St to top of 1st Sc.
REPEAT Rows four and five until hat measures 8 inches
from top to bottom, ending with of single crochet.
Tie off/weave-hide yarn ends.

For size Large to Extra Large mans hat-
Follow directions above until you reach Row 7.
Row Seven: Ch 1. Sc in next 12 stitch. 2 Sc in next stitch.
*Sc in next 12 stitches. 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * to end of row.
(70 Sc.) Sl St to top of 1st Sc.
Row Eight: Ch 2. Hdc in each st. (70 Hdc)
Sl St to top of 1st Hdc.
Row Nine: Ch 1. One Sc in each stitch (70 Sc.)
Sl St to top of 1st Sc.
REPEAT Rows Eight and Nine until hat measures 8 inches
from top to bottom, ending with Row of single crochet.
Tie off/ weave-hide yarn ends.
© 2008 Sandyfroglegs Designs

25 comments:

angelfire said...

pattern correction. on large sizes if you repeat ro 7 and 8 until it reaches 8 inches...you end up with a plate as row 7 continues to increase. you could state add a row 9 that states the same as row 5 and ends with 70 stitches stating to end at 8" with a row 8.

Sandyfroglegs said...

Oh oh--you are so right!!! Thank you so very much. I will correct the pattern and hope no one is wearing a plate.

ROZ said...

Dear Sandyfroglegs, Love your pattern, a man's crochet hat that is not too lacy, warm, and requires no pompon on the top!

MARIA said...

Dear Sandyfroglegs, I love it that you provide the deciphering of the abbreviatiations--hardly anybody does that. You know what would be great for us beginners? ...if you could post a picture of each of the abbreviated stitches; that would certainly help me. THANKS!!!

Sandyfroglegs said...

Hello Maria- My picture taking skills are lacking. But I will try to find links that will help with the stitches in future patterns! Thank you!!!

helene said...

Thanks for the pattern. We are sending hats to the soldiers to wear under their helmets. Most of the patterns are for knitters.
hkmack

M said...

where is row 6??????

Sandyfroglegs said...

M-
For size Small/Medium mans hat-

REPEAT Rows four and five until hat measures 8 inches
from top to bottom, ending with of single crochet.
Tie off/weave-hide yarn ends.

For size Large to Extra Large mans hat-
Follow directions above until you reach Row 7.

Peewee said...

On row 7, I only end up with 68 stitches - how do I increase evenly to get to 70?

Sandyfroglegs said...

Peewee--With the hat laid flat, increase by one stitch on either side of the hat so that the increase of two is worked evenly into the hat.
~Thank you for trying my design!

Sandyfroglegs said...

DONNA commented:
would anyone be interested in making the mans hat for our troops in Afghanistan? Bitter cold there and they are in dire need of headwarmers. thank you very much.
(Reposted for Donna through my name so her email address would not show.)

Natalie said...

I would be interested in making some for the troops! My brother just entered the Navy in December so my heart is there:) I can do some crocheting, I just don't really have the money to put out for the yarn/mailing it.

Kim said...

Very nice pattern. I've been searching for a pattern for my college age son. This was perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Tricia Taylor said...

I can't seem to decipher angelfire's correction. Is the current pattern that's on the blog the correct one? If not, could you please re-post the correct version? Thanks for sharing free patterns! I just picked up this hobby and it's nice to grab a free pattern from people who like to share! Thanks!

Sandyfroglegs said...

Tricia--Thank you for trying my design. Thankfully Angelfire's alert allowed me to correct the pattern, so no plates. If you are a Ravelry member, you can get a look at the hats others have made using the pattern.
Again- thank you for trying my designs. ~Sandyfroglegs

Rachel said...

I am new to crocheting--what is medium (4) worsted weight yarn? Is this the type of yarn? what does the 4 stand for? And how much yarn will I need to complete the small/medium sized hat? Thanks!

Sandyfroglegs said...

Hello Rachel- Thank you for trying my design. The yarn I used is Red Heart Super Saver Solid. I weighted the hat after crocheting it using a digital postage scale and it weighted around 2.3 ounces but each person who crochets one will use different amounts (depending on how tight or loose they crochet.) hopefully a skein of Super Saver will be enough. Here is a link that will help explain the (4). http://www.coatsandclark.com/Products/KnittingCrochet/Yarns/Coats+and+Clark+Knitting+and+Crochet+Yarns.htm
Thank you and hope this info helps-Sandyfroglegs

Cherish Michael said...

How many rows does it typically take to get to 8 inches on the large/xl hat? I would like to alternate colors, but I don't know how many rows of each I should do. Thank you for the awesome pattern!

Sandyfroglegs said...

Cherish Michael said...
"How many rows does it typically take to get to 8 inches on the large/xl hat?"

Hello Cherish--I don't have one on hand to measure but if you belong to/or join Ravelry you can view several of the hats there.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-mans-hat/people
Thank you for trying my design! ~Sandyfroglegs

lesa in mn said...

I love this pattern!! Thank you for sharing this with us!

NYCSilk said...

I would like to make this hat with super bulky yarn which uses a 9mm hook. The man's head is 23 1/4". Usually, I'd consider that "large". But given that this calls for a size 8 hook, should I make the smaller size?

Thank you,
NYCSilk

Sandyfroglegs said...

Hello NYCSilk--Thank you for the compliment of wanting to try my design. I hope you have access to Ravelry! Here is a link to someone who used a bulky yarn. Please take advantage of the comments for the hat they made (thank you to all those who have tried my designs!)

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/loftysara/the-mans-hat

Again-thank you.

The Schlossers said...

Thank you for this pattern! I have used this one a lot this year for gifts!! I appreciate it very much :D

Joann Belcher said...

I am in the process of making this
hat, but after the second increase it will not lay flat. It is all
wavey. Is it supposed to be that way?

Sandyfroglegs said...

For Joann~ Thank you for trying my design! I crocheted a baby hat a few days ago. It would bunch up on each increase row; then smooth out on each even row. I hope this helps!!!!