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FREE Scally Cap Crochet Pattern (Including VIDEO!)

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If you’ve been looking for a great hat crochet pattern for a certain someone… this is it! Work up a Scally Cap for men using this free crochet pattern.

Free Scally Cap Crochet Pattern

Whether you call it a scally cap, a flat top hat, or a golfers hat, it is sure to be the perfect accessory for that certain someone in your life. For this scally cap crochet pattern we are using a worsted weight yarn, preferably with partial wool content. I am using Cascade 220, a worsted weight/size 4 100% Peruvian Wool yarn.

For all sizes of this cap we need less than ONE hank of yarn. Love that!

golfers hat free crochet pattern

Of course you could use regular worsted weight acrylic yarn but I think the feel of the wool really pulls everything together. If you do not have access to Cascade 220, you could substitute Wool of the Andes Worsted, Twill Worsted, Lion Brand Wool Ease, or Fishermen’s Wool. In fact, the Fishermen’s Wool skein is large enough that you could get TWO caps from one skein!

This hat style is a classic design that is instantly recognizable. With it’s stiff brim and comfortable fit, many like to wear this type of hat while golfing or otherwise out and about. Going golfing with the guys? Grabbing a beer on the patio with friends? Wear the flat top cap. 😉

The top of the cap is flat, hence the name Flat Top Hat, and the front is folded in on itself making the bill nearly indistinguishable from the sides. The way this crochet pattern is constructed means that there is very little sewing. We only seam the back of the head, and not much at that.

This hat is sized to fit an adult human head, up to about 22″ circumference.

For this pattern we are using the Alternating Single Crochet Spike stitch. I decided to use this stitch because the fabric it creates is as bit stiffer than other stitches, meaning that it is nice and thick, helping to keep its structure without being too floppy.

See a full video tutorial for the Alternating Single Crochet Spike stitch to get your feet wet before starting.

alternating-sc-spike stitch

Other patterns using this stitch:

Swagger Sweater: Crochet Sweater for Men

Swagger Sweater CHILD Sizes: Free Crochet Pattern

Free Cross-Body Bag Crochet Pattern

Ready to make your golfers cap? Grab your supplies and let’s start!

Grab the ad-free, printable version of this pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home Blog Shop. Thank you!

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn (Cascade 220 pictured, 100% Peruvian Wool)
-approx. 210 yards

Crochet hook in size I/5.5mm

(2) stitch markers

Paper plate or empty milk carton (for hat bill)

Scroll down to follow along with the VIDEO tutorial!

Gauge:

14 sts x 20 rows = 4” square using the Alternating Single Crochet Spike Stitch

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

The chain at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

Make the first Ssc of the increase rows nice and tall.

“Right side” is odd numbered rows, “wrong side” is even numbered rows.

Pattern:

Row 1: Ch-8, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 5 chs, 2sc in final ch. (9)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, Ssc over same st, sc in next. * Ssc over next, sc in next * repeat between * * until one st remains. Ssc over final st, sc in same. (11)

Rows 3 – 6: repeat row 2 (ending with 19 sts)

Row 7: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, Ssc over next, * sc in next, Ssc over next * repeat between * * across. Sc in each of final 2 sts. (19)

Row 8: Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, Ssc over next, * sc in next, Ssc over next * repeat between * * across. Sc in final st. (19)

Rows 9 – 17: repeat rows 2, 7, 8 in order (ending with 25 sts)

Row 18: repeat row 2 (27)

Rows 19 – 38: alternate rows 7 & 8 (27)

Row 39: Ch-1, turn, sc2tog using first 2 sts, Ssc over next, * sc in next, Ssc over next * repeat between * * across. Sc2tog using final 2 sts. (25)

Row 40: repeat row 7 (25)

Row 41: repeat row 8 (25)

Rows 42 – 47: repeat rows 39 – 41 (ending with 21 sts)

Do not fasten off. Place a stitch marker in the base of the first and the final stitch of row 47.

Continue to make the “back” where still attached…

Rows 48 – 61: alternate rows 7 & 8 (21)

Fasten off leaving a ~10” tail for seaming.

With wrong side facing and completed “back” on your right, leave a ~10″ tail. Attach where the stitch marker is on row 47…

Row 1: Ch-1, sc 28x evenly up to row 1, sc 7x times across row 1, sc 28x evenly down the other side to opposite st marker. (63)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, Ssc over next, * sc in next, Ssc over next * repeat between * * across. Sc in each of final 2 sts. (63)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, Ssc over next, * sc in next, Ssc over next * repeat between * * across. Sc in final st. (63)

Rows 4 – 15: alternate rows 2 & 3

Fold up the “back” and, using the yarn tails, seam the back left and back right as pictured.

Hat Bill (make two):

Row 1: Ch-11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end. (10)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, sc in 9 sts, 3sc in last, rotate, 2sc in row end. (14)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, 2sc in first, sc in 12 sts, 3sc in next, rotate, sc in row end, sc in base of row 1. (19)

Row 4: Ch-1, turn, 2sc in first, sc in 17 sts, 2sc in last. (21)

Row 5: Ch-1, turn, 2sc in first, sc in 6 sts, 2sc in next, sc in 5 sts, 2sc in next, sc in 6 sts, 2sc in last. (25)

Row 6: Ch-1, turn, 2sc in first, sc in 23 sts, 2sc in last. (27)

Row 7: Ch-1, turn, 2sc in first, sc in 10 sts, 2sc in next, sc in 3 sts, 2sc in next, sc in 10 sts, 2sc in last. (31)

Row 8: Ch-1, turn, 2sc in first, sc in 29 sts, 2sc in last. (33)

Row 9: Ch-1, turn, 2sc in first, sc in 31 sts, 2sc in last. (35)

Row 10: Ch-1, turn, 2sc in first, sc in 33 sts, 2sc in last. (37)

Row 11: Ch-1, turn, 2sc in first, sc in 35 sts, 2sc in last. (39)

Line up the two brims, insert cardboard (I used a paper plate) or a milk carton cut to size.

With wrong sides together, sl st the two bills around the curved (outside) edge. Do not fasten off.

Rotate and sc 31x evenly along the inner curve using both thickness of fabric. Do not fasten off.

Edging:

Using yarn still attached on the hat bill, insert hook in the 16th stitch to the right of the seam as pictured…

Row 1: Ch-1, sc in same as join and next 15 sts, sc in each of 21 “back” sts, sc in next 16 sts. Sc through both thicknesses (bill and hat body) of all 31 sts across.

Row 2: Do not turn, sc in each st around entire opening (81)

Feel free to add an additional row or two of single crochet if needed.

Fasten off leaving a ~20” long tail. Fold the top of the hat down to the edge of the hat bill. Use the tail to sew together as pictured. Weave in all ends.

CROCHET SCALLY CAP VIDEO TUTORIAL:

If you would rather watch this video on YouTube, you can find it on my channel here. Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there! 😉

 

That’s it! Remember that you can grab the ad-free, printable version of this pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home Blog Shop. Thank you!

flat top crochet hat pattern

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scally cap crochet pattern

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7 Comments

  1. Hi, Your hat looks great and the clear instructions make it seem quite doable. My only concern would be that the paper plate insert would dissolve if the hat was washed. Have you tried washing the hats you have made? If yes, how did they turn out?
  2. Like Susan, I'd like to know how to size this pattern up for a larger man's head. About 24" in circumference. Would you be able to tell me please how do to that?
  3. Your boys are so grown up!! Where has the time gone?! I've been following your CHD story, and it makes me happy to see your eldest looking so well Thank you for this awesome pattern; looks beautiful AND fun to make. Take care ❤
  4. How would you suggest making this hat larger for adult male with more than 22 inch head....more like 26 inches.
  5. I am going to make this for my 5yo, 20.5" head circumference. Rather than mess with the pattern itself Im going to attempt to adjust with tension and possibly hook size depending on how a gauge swatch comes out. I have a beautiful wool yarn from a late indie dyer Cyborg's Craft Room that I want to use but the kiddo only wants it if it's "rainbow colors." Had to compromise with Yarn Bee Glowing -shopping spree. I happen to be a seasoned pattern tester if the designer is interested. Pattern purchased and Ravelry project page is set up- wish me luck! Ravelry project page set up, wish me luck! https://ravel.me/CuriousTiff/x0d6cu
  6. Hello, this is a beautifully done pattern. What I would like to know, where is the download bottom for the free PDF pattern? This page is taking a very long time to load. These few lines is taking over 5 minutes to compose. Please advise. Thank You, Ruthie
    1. Hi Ruthie! The free printable pdf was only on 09/21/2023...but the free version will always be available here on the Heart Hook Home blog...The printable is available for purchase now on Ravelry, Etsy or on the Blog Shop.