Mens Crochet Ball Cap

Mens Crochet Ball Cap

My buddy requested a mens crochet ball cap, I normally don’t take orders because I enjoy making patterns more then following patterns, but sometimes when receiving orders it’s a great opportunity for me to make an order while at the same time writing out a pattern, only problem with this is that orders can take a little longer then usual.

This hat was a request by a friend, and as much as I procrastinate and try to create the perfect piece, I’m sure my friend doesn’t mind the wait. I originally made ‘a hat for him‘ but this was not the type of hat my friend wanted so I’m editing my original pattern to make this mens crochet ball cap.

Crochet Mens Ball Cap - Dearest Debi Patterns

Mens Crochet Ball Cap Pattern..


DIFFICULTY RATING
ADVANCED BEGINNER

Crochet Pattern Difficulty Rating - Advanced Beginner

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Hook:
US J10/6.00mm

Yarn:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, this hat is worked in 2 colours (instructions included for colour change) but can be worked all in one colour.

Sizes:
Adult

Gauge:
3 dc = 1 inch

Special Stitches: 
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet, if you need help watch this video –> FPDC
Invisible Join

Notes:
*Beg ch3 counts as a dc.
*Join to 3rd ch of beg ch3.
*Do not turn unless otherwise specified.
*I tried the traditional increasing but ended up with lines that were not exactly straight as shown below..
Crochet Mens Ball Cap - Dearest Debi Patterns

Rnd 1: Using master colour, start with a magic ring, ch 3, dc 11 times in the ring, join. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, *fpdc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* around, fpdc around the last dc, join. (12 dc, 6 fpdc)

Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *fpdc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* around finishing with a fpdc around last post, join. (18 dc, 6 fpdc)

Rnd 4: ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, *fpdc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc* around finishing with a fpdc around last post, join. (24 dc, 6 fpdc)


Rnd 5: ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, *dc in next 3 dc, fpdc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* around, fpdc around the last dc, join. (30 dc, 6 fpdc)

Rnd 6: ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *fpdc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc* around, fpdc around the last dc, join. (36 dc, 6 fpdc)

Rnd 7: ch 3, dc in same st as beg ch 3, *dc in next 5 dc, fpdc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* around, fpdc around the last dc, join.  (42 dc, 6 fpdc)

Rnd 8: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc,  2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, *fpdc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc,  2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc* around finishing with a fpdc around last post, join.  (48 dc, 6 fpdc)

Rnd 9: ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *fpdc in next dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc* around finishing with a fpdc around last post, join.  (54 dc, 6 fpdc)

Rnd 10: ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, *fpdc in next dc, dc in next 9 dc* around finishing with a fpdc around last post, join. (54 dc, 6 fpdc)

Rnd 11-19: rep rnd 10, on last rnd fasten off, invisible join.

Crochet Mens Ball Cap - Dearest Debi Patterns

Adding a brim..

Using the next alt colour, count off 21 sts at the front, use the fpdc stitches as a guide (they should line up the same as a baseball cap)

Join in 2 strands of yarn by drawing up a loop, sc in next 19 sts, sl st in last st. (19 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each sc across. (19 sc)

Row 3: ch 1, sk 1st sc, sc in each sc across, finishing with a scdec in last 2 sc. (17 sc)

Row 4: rep row 2. (17 sc)

Row 5-7: rep row 3 finishing with 11 sts, do not fasten off, evenly sc along the side of the brim and all the way around the hat and back up along the other side of the brim finishing just before 1st st of rnd 7, fasten off, invisible join, weave in ends.

Mens Ball Cap

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Comments

  1. Trish says

    Dearest,
    Love this hat. Wondering if this would be suitable as a chemo hat in cotton. My young friend (33 yo) has breast cancer and I think a funky pink cotton ball cap would be just the thing to perk her up on chemo days. I prefer the brim to brimless hats because summer sun can be brutal on the eyes when you are not feeling well.

  2. Patrice says

    Why doesn’t my brim look as big as your brim? It looks like a tiny flap, not a brim at all. I’m using worsted weight yarn and a j hook. I followers your pattern to the letter. I’ve never had this problem before.

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