Men’s Ash-Lead Beanie

As already mentioned in men’s mesh scarf,  the real challenge for making products for elder people is the choice of colour and usage of the item. Close knit items are always preferred when making a winter wear for men.

With safe colours as shades of grey, brown, blue, and green, and black already in my mind, I chose slate or ash colour (i.e. shade of grey) for making a beanie. Since the colour is rich, the pattern can be simple to maintain the balance. It can also be worn as a beanie-scarf set. The men’s Wavy Scarf (coming in next post) and men’s Ash-Lead Beanie can be paired together. Though they represent different shades of grey, it can still be complimented with a white-colored sweater. The richness of the colour makes it suitable for a middle-aged adult man too.

Process:

The beanie is the basic beanie with different gauge and thickness of wool. Though the pattern is simple double crochet stitched beanie, the thickness of the wool gives a different look.
The beanie height is 9.5″ and hat circumference is 23-24″. It gives a slouchy effect but that depends on the size of the head of the customer.

Body:-

R1: Started with a magic circle, and 12 Double Crochet stitches (DC), join at the beginning. Total 12 DC.

R2: Ch 2, *2 DC in each DC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 24 DC.

R3: Ch 2, *2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 36 DC.

R4: Ch 2, *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 2 DC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 48 DC.

R5: Ch 2, *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 3 DC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 60 DC.

Note: The total counts should be greater than 60 for any adult hat. It depends on the yarn, chosen crochet hook and your strength applied in each stitch.

R6: Ch 2, *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 4 DC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 72 DC.

R7: DC in each DC, join at the beginning. Total 72 DC.

R8-R13: Repeat R7.

R14: Single Crochet (SC) in each DC for edging.

Product Specifications:

Dimensions:-

  • Height for an adult man hat: 9.5″
  • Circumference: 23″-24″

The sizes could be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

Alterations:-

  • For edging, you can use fur, Crab Stitch, Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC) or Slip Stitch of same or contrasting colours.
  • One line of contrast colour edging – White, Creme, Maroon, lighter shades of blue, lime, yellow.
  • You can increase the base diameter to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
  • You can increase the Brim by more than 1 row to define a brim.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Men’s Ash-Lead Beanie

Crochet Men's Ash-Lead Beanie free pattern for winter - Knot My Designs

Crochet Men's Ash-Lead Beanie free pattern for winter - Knot My Designs

Crochet Men's Ash-Lead Beanie free pattern for winter - Knot My Designs

Crochet Men's Ash-Lead Beanie free pattern for winter - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Select the yarn colour matching with your winter wear. Try out the Hat-Scarf combo, Hat-Gloves combo of the same pattern.
  • Choose the contrast colours matching with your jacket.
  • Choose the wool colour based on the palette in the wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Big Twist Chunky – Slate
  2. Crochet Hook: 6.5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

Appendix:

Care Instructions:

Care Instructions Defined Icon Machine Wash, Warm, Permanent Press Care Instructions Defined Icon for Drip Dry In Shade Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Tumble Dry Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Dryclean Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Wring Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Iron Care Instructions Defined Icon for Do Not Bleach

Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

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