Men’s Cap-Free Crochet Pattern


Men’s Winter Cap

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Skill Level:  Easy

Supplies: Size H/8/5mm and I/9/5.5mm crochet hook, 4 ounces Red Heart Super Saver, Camouflage (#971).

Stitches used: ch (chain), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet), fpdc (front post double crochet), bpdc (back post double crochet).

Gauge: With I hook, 4 pattern stitches (sc, dc) = 2 inches, 5 pattern rows = 2 inches.

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Directions:

Rnd. 1: with I hook, ch2, work 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to beginning sc, ch1, turn.      8 sc

Rnd. 2: sc, dc in each sc around, join to beginning sc, ch1, turn.      16 st

Rnd. 3: repeat rnd. 2.        32 st

Rnd. 4: sc in first dc, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc*, repeat from asterisks around, join to beginning sc, ch1, turn.            32 st

Rnd. 5: sc, dc in each st around, join to beginning sc, ch1, turn.       64 st

Rnd. 6: repeat rnd. 4.        64 st

Note-for smaller size hat, skip to rnd. 8.

Rnd. 7: sc in first dc, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc*, repeat from * 4 times, [sc,dc in next dc, sc, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, dc in next sc*, repeat from asterisks 5 times], repeat from brackets 2 times, repeat from asterisks 5 times, ch1, turn.       72 st

Rnd. 8: repeat rnd. 4.       72 st

Rnds. 9-13: repeat rnd. 4.       72 st

Rnd. 14: repeat rnd. 4, ch3, turn.         72 st

Rnd. 15: (ribbing) with H hook, dc in each st around, join around post of beginning dc, ch3 (counts as first dc in following rnd.), do not turn.       72 dc

Rnd. 16: bpdc in next dc, *fpdc in next dc, bpdc in next dc*, repeat from * 33 times, join around post of beginning dc, ch3, do not turn.        72 st

Rnd. 17: bpdc in next bpdc, *fpdc in next fpdc, bpdc in next bpdc*, repeat from * 33 times, join around post of beginning dc, ch3, do not turn.        72 st

Rnd. 18: repeat rnd. 17, join to top of beginning dc, ch1, turn.        72 st

Rnd. 19: working in back loops, sc in each st around, join to beginning sc, ch3, do not turn.         72 sc

Rnd. 20: dc in each sc around, join around post of beginning dc.        72 dc

Rnd. 21: repeat rnd. 16.        72 st

Rnd. 22: repeat rnd. 17, fasten off.      72 st

Pom-Pom:Wrap yarn 50 times around 2 fingers, tie securely in center, cut ends.  For extra fluff in pom-pom, lightly brush pom-pom with clean toothbrush.  Tie pom-pom to top of cap.

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