I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to release this as a FREE pattern! The Woodrow Unisex Crochet Beanie pattern is so easy and looks great on men and women alike (as seen below). It’s the only mens crochet beanie pattern I have to date, but plan on crocheting more.
This pattern is a never before released pattern and I’m so happy! I am releasing this as a part of the Autumn Harvest Blog Hop. A 31 day blog hop filled with a beautiful variety of Fall inspired crochet patterns for all skill levels. The hop is filled with home decor, wearables, amigurumi, and more! Check out all the free patterns in the Autumn Harvest Blog Hop post.
The Woodrow is named after my friend Woodrow (the model 😉.) He loves orange and asked me to crochet a beanie for him, this is what I came up with!
After crocheting it a up a few ways, I realized what a beautiful crochet beanie this is for women too. You can make it a ponytail hat, or add a fur pom for flair!
In this post You will Learn…
- How to crochet a unisex beanie.
- Decreasing a crochet stitch.
- Working in the back loop only (BLO).
It looks great on men and women :).
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Woodrow Unisex Free Crochet Beanie Pattern PDF
The Woodrow Beanie is a free mens beanie crochet pattern made with the crochet beginner in mind. It’s one of my first written patterns (and not tested, so if you find a mistake, please e-mail me or leave a comment below!)
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Woodrow Unisex Crochet Beanie Pattern – Mens Beanie Crochet Pattern
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The Woodrow Unisex Beanie | Mens Crochet Beanie Pattern
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It’s all About the Yarn…
For the sample I used Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand (it’s on sale right now for $3.74!), in the color Rust (Deep Burnt Orange) White sample is Premier yarns, Deborah Norville – Every day in cream. Of course, for this pattern you can use absolutely any yarn you’d like!
+ Skill Level
Beginner to Easy
15 sc x 14 rows = 4 x 4” or 10 x 10 cm
Directions for gauge: with 5.5 mm hook, ch 15 + 1, *sc in each ch to end, ch 1, turn. *sc in each st, ch 1, turn* – *repeat* until you reach 14 rows.
- 5.5 mm (USA H) or whatever hook you need to obtain gauge.
- Darning Needle
+ Sizes/Finished Measurements
This beanie is completely customizable. The pattern will start off with you working the brim to meet your measurements needs. A basic beanie adult size diameter is 18″ – 19″ leaving 2″ of stretch, for a finished size of 22″ (the most common adult size head circumference).
275 – 300 yards (or less)
|BLO||back loop only|
|*||*repeat instructions from *|
+ Stitch guide:
sc – single crochet
Insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops on hook.
dc – double crochet
Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops, repeat from * two times.
dec – decrease
sc dec – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook – 1 dec.
dc dec – yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through two loops, insert hook in next stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through two loops (three loops on hook), yo, draw through all loops on hook.
+ Pattern Notes:
- Chains do not count as stitches.
- 1st stitch is made in same as turning chain.
- Brim is worked first.
- Remember to turn!
- Take notes on your stitch count if you are customizing.
More Free Crochet Patterns…
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+ Woodrow Beanie Pattern:
Why are Mens Beanie Crochet Patterns are hard to come by?
I think it’s because women dominate the crochet world and we love to crochet for ourselves.
The Woodrow beanie is the perfect mens crochet beanie pattern because it’s so easy to make. You can create it using rich colors or earth tones to add some depth to it.
Adjust the Height:
Crochet the brim until you reach your desired circumference. If you aren’t certain about the size you need, here is a list of standard sizes from the yarn council.
Standard Head Circumferences for Designing & Customizing Your Beanie
Here is another great chart for sizing:
Crochet Hat Sizing Chart
|Preemie||11″ (28cm)||4″ (10)||3″ (7cm)|
|Newborn||13″ (33cm)||5″ (13cm)||4″ (10cm)|
|3-6 Months||15″ (38cm)||6″ (15cm)||5″ (13cm)|
|6-12 Months||17″ (43cm)||6.25″ (16cm)||5.5″ (14cm)|
|2-3 Years||17″ (48)||7″ (18cm)||6″ (15cm)|
|Child||20″ (51cm)||7.5″ (19cm)||6.5″ (16.5cm)|
|Teen||21″ (53cm)||8″ (20cm)||7″ (18cm)|
|Small Adult||22″ (56cm)||8.5″ (22cm)||7.5″ (19cm)|
|Large Adult||23″ (58cm)||9″ (23cm)||8″ (20cm)|
Let’s start crocheting! The brim is worked first. This is a wide brim hat with a small crown. The written pattern below will fit a standard size woman’s head (22″ circumference x 6.5″ – 7″ tall crown).
- You can use this chart as a reference if needed.
- The top of the hat and the brim are worked in the same basic pattern.
Using recommended hook size and worsted weight yarn, with a medium tension, your brim will measure around 5” (13 cm) tall (it’s folded over for the finished beanie).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end – 23 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc (BLO) to end – 23 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc (BLO) to end – 23 sc.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, dc (BLO) to end – 23 dc.
Repeat Rows 2 to 4 until you reach your desired circumference.
Do not cut yarn.
Joining the Ends of the Brim
Once you’ve completed brim, fold brim ends together and slip stitch through back loop, and front loop of back side to join the ends.
Do not cut yarn.
***note – this pattern was one of my first written patterns/stitch counts may be off***
- The following rows are worked with turns.
- At the end of each row, join with slip stitch in first stitch of each row (including dc’s)
- 1st stitch is made in same as turning chain.
- chains do not count as stitches.
Row 1: Ch 3, make 1st dc in same as ch-3, dc in each top of row around – 58 dc.
(my stitches totaled 58, throughout, I will refer to my stitch count. Yours may vary dependent on how many stitches you used to create the brim).
R2: Ch 1, turn, sc (BLO) to end – 58 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc (BLO) to end – 58 sc.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, dc (BLO) to end – 58 dc.
R5 – X: Repeat rows 2 to 4 until you reach approximately 5” (or 2.5″ shorter than the size listed on the table above for crown height – this is adjustable, you can make it a slouchy beanie by crocheting more rows, and start the decrease rows when you want to draw in the top).
The following rows are decrease rows. A decrease is made by crocheting a single crochet over two stitches. This written pattern will fit a standard woman’s head (22″ circumference, 6.5 – 7″ crown height).
Row 1: *sc (BLO) in next 3 sts, dec in next, repeat from * to end, sc in remaining 4 stitches – 47 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 2 sts (BLO), dec in next, repeat from * to end – 36 dc.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, *dc 1 (BLO), dec in next, repeat from * to end – 23 dc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, *sc 1 (BLO), dec in next, repeat from * to end, sc in remaining sts – 16 sc.
***you can stop here and have a messy bun hat or continue for a closed beanie***
note: This is where things become a little tight as the beanie closes together.
Row 5: Repeat Row 4.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc dec in each st around, sc in any remaining sts.
Leave a long tail, cut, and use darning needle to close hole, weave extra tail in.
Congratulations! You’re Finished!
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