Men’s Cabled Golf Cap

A while ago I debuted the Big Boy’s Cabled Golf Cap as a free crochet pattern. And within the hour I had a bunch of requests for upsizing! I played around with different hooks and yarn weights, tried adding and subtracting rows, and now I finally have the details ready on how to make the Men’s Cabled Golf Cap, sized for a 23″ inch head – standard men’s size. Of course, women can wear this hat too – and if the brim is a little too big, try making the last couple brim rows with more tension or a smaller hook.

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Men’s Cabled Golf Cap

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  • Size: 23″ head
  • US – J, 6.0 mm hook
  • 178 yards worsted weight yarn (Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted Weight in Grey Heather)
  • Click for video tutorial: magic circle, fpdc, FLO/BLO, dc2tog
  • Gauge: 5″ across after Round 5

Men's Cabled Golf Cap - free pattern on Moogly!

Instructions:

Round 1: Starting with a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st) and work 12 dc in the ring. Join to the first dc with a sl st. (12 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2, work a fpdc and then a dc in each st around. Join to first fpdc with a sl st. (24 sts)

Round 3: Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, 2 dc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first fpdc with a sl st. (36 sts)

Round 4: Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, [dc, fpdc] in 2nd st, dc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, [dc, fpdc] in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first fpdc with a sl st. (48 sts)

Round 5: Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, 2 fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, 2 fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first fpdc with a sl st. (60 sts) At this point the circle should be approximately 5″ across.

Round 6: Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, [fpdc, dc] in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, [fpdc, dc] in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first fpdc with a sl st. (72 sts)

Round 7: Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first fpdc with a sl st. (84 sts)

Round 8: Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first fpdc with a sl st. (96 sts)

Round 9: Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st.. Repeat from * to end. Join to first fpdc with a sl st. (108 sts)

Round 10: Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, [dc, fpdc] in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, [dc, fpdc] in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first fpdc with a sl st. (120 sts)

Round 11 – 13: Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. *Fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first fpdc with a sl st. (120 sts)

Round 14: Ch 2, fpdc in the 1st st, skip next st, fpdc in the next st, dc2tog, fpdc in next st, dc2tog, fpdc in next st, skip next st. *Fpdc in the next st, skip next st, fpdc in the next st, dc2tog, fpdc in next st, dc2tog, fpdc in next st, skip next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first fpdc with a sl st. (72 sts)

Round 15: Ch 1, sc in the first 11 sts, skip the next st. *Sc in the next 11 sts, skip the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first sc with a sl st. (66 sts)

Round 16: Ch 1, sc in the FLO of the 1st st, sc in the BLO of the next st. *Sc in the FLO of the next st, sc in the BLO of the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first sc with a sl st. (66 sts)

Round 17: Ch 1, sc in the BLO of the 1st st, sc in the FLO of the next st. *Sc in the BLO of the next st, sc in the FLO of the next st. Repeat from * to end. Join to first sc with a sl st. (66 sts)

Round 18: Repeat Round 16. Do NOT break yarn, continue with Brim (worked in Rows) below.

Row 19: (Start brim) Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 14 sts, dc2tog. Leave remaining sts unworked, turn. (16 sts)

Row 20: Ch 2, dc2tog, *dc in the next 5 sts, dc2tog. Repeat from * once. Turn. (13 sts)

Row 21: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 3 sts, dc3tog (worked the same as a dc2tog but uses 3 sts), dc in the next 3 sts, dc2tog. Turn. (9 sts)

Row 22: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (9 sts) (Folding Row)

Row 23: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next 3 sts, 3 dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the last st. Turn. (13 sts)

Row 24: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, *dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * once. Turn. (16 sts)

Row 25: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next 14 sts, 2 dc in the last st. (18 sts) Break yarn, leaving a 24″ tail for sewing.

Men's Cabled Golf Cap

Assembly: Fold brim on Row 22, so that Rows 23-25 are on top of Rows 20-22. (See photos below.) Bring front of hat body down to meet brim, and use tail to whip st them together, being sure to sew through both layers of the brim. Finish off and weave in ends.

Men's Cabled Golf CapMen's Cabled Golf Cap - free pattern on Moogly!This cap is great for the full grown golfer or flat cap aficionado – my grandfather-in-law had an extensive collection, I wish I’d had the chance to make one for him. I hope you enjoy making this hat for the ones you love! And I want to give many kudos to my husband Geoff for playing model – he prefers working behind the camera and he was a great sport to model for me!

Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2013. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details.You can contact me via Facebook messages or at [email protected]

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Comments

  1. 1

    Susan Jackson says

    Many thanks to you Tamara and Geoff for your efforts to make and model this golf hat for men! I know my husband will love it! I will be looking for yarn this weekend! Thanks again to you both!

  2. 4

    Evie says

    Thank you so much for adapting this pattern to fit an adult head. Looking forward to making it. :o)

  3. 7

    says

    That’s interesting. When I click on the link (even in an incognito browser) it took me straight to the blog post. Not sure why it didn’t work for you. Thanks for trying though! If you’re really curious about seeing it, maybe try typing the url out rather than clicking on the link…

  4. 8

    says

    I will be making this hat today for my brother, I know he will love it!
    Thank you for making this a free pattern.
    As for the blog, it came right up for me

  5. 9

    Monique says

    I need help. I’ve made this twice now & both hats are too small for even my head much less my dad’s. I used a 6 hook first time and second time I did a 6.5 & still to small. Any advice? Should possibly increase a few rounds?

    • 10

      Tamara Kelly says

      Sounds like you’ve got a much tighter gauge – or it might be a different yarn. Adding a few rounds, or not decreasing as much, would definitely help.

      • 11

        Monique says

        I used same yarn. I think my problem is I have tight tension. I made it again, it fit me, but not my dad lol. I’ll try again though because he loved it :-)

  6. 12

    Chris says

    After row 14 I had a large gap in the slip stitch area. Is that right or did I mess up somewhere? I love this pattern, by the way. It’ll be a great gift for my dad.

    • 13

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Chris! I’m not sure what your referring to as slip stitch area? There aren’t any slip stitches in Round 14.

  7. 14

    Chris says

    At the end of the round when I finished with my slip stitch, I ended up with a large gap (from “skipped/leftover” stitches). If I continued with the pattern (*Fpdc in the next st, skip next st, fpdc in the next st, dc2tog, fpdc in next st, dc2tog, fpdc in next st, skip next st. Repeat from *) I ended up with more than 72 stitches :(
    Where did I mess up?

    • 15

      Tamara Kelly says

      Ah, the sl st at the end, I didn’t think of that one. Hm, I’m wondering if you are crocheting in the sts behind the post sts? The ones you made the post st around? It’s so hard to “diagnose” these things online.

  8. 17

    Paige says

    So I love this pattern, it’s very simple but I’m having an issue. My circle is curling in the wrong way. From the picture, the cables are on the outside, my circle is curling so that the cables are on the inside…any suggestions?

    • 18

      Tamara Kelly says

      This is normal with cables – as you work the hat down towards the brim you just turn in right side out. Some blocking will also help. Another thing you can do is to make sure to pull the loops of your post stitches up nice and tall before the last yo and pull through that finishes them off. :)

  9. 20

    Laura says

    Hi:

    Round 4 has a (dc, fpdc) in same stich, which I know how to do but then Round 5 has a (fpdc, dc) in same stitch, and I’m not sure where to put the double crochet after making the fpdc. Thanks for the help.

    • 21

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Laura! It’s the same just in a different order. After working the fpdc around the post, go behind the just made fpdc to work the dc right into the top of that same stitch. Does that help?

      • 22

        Laura says

        Yes, it does! Thank you so much! And thank you for such a lovely pattern. I’m only on Round 5 but it already looks great! :D

    • 24

      Tamara Kelly says

      Sure! I’ll try anyway. :) The dc is worked into the stitch just as you normally would. Then, the fpdc is worked around the post of that same stitch. The top V of the post stitch will be a little to the left of the dc stitch. Does that help?

  10. 25

    Amy says

    I haven’t made the hat yet but I’m really excited to make it. I do have a question. My husbands head is slightly larger than most. How would you suggest to add another row to to make it 24″ around?

  11. 29

    Marcela says

    I loved this pattern. Initially intended for a man but it’s the first hat I’ve liked on me. But, any chance you have more detail on making/sewing the brim? Can’t figure out how to make it look remotely like yours. Thanks

    • 30

      Tamara Kelly says

      I’m afraid I’ve shown everything I’ve done! I know some people have added a bit of plastic canvas or cardboard to help stiffen and shape it – maybe that will help?

  12. 34

    Teresa says

    Por favor si alguien me lo puede pasar en español se lo agradezco porque es un modelo que siempre busque, gracias

  13. 35

    Clare says

    Hi. I’ve tried making this with 2 different wools that match the definition of worsted weight and even using a 8mm needle, and following your pattern exactly, it isn’t coming up the right size. Not sure what to do but even using a chunky knit 4ply wool it is not crocheting up. Guess UK wool is not going to fit the bill. :/

        • 38

          Clare says

          complete muppet here. Didn’t remember that you have different names for your stitches in the USA . Your dc is our treble and single is our DC and so on. Have now saved a converter so can enjoy your patterns without stressing … My husband loved the hat (once finally and correctly crocheted) and my daughter has the other version :-)

          • 39

            Tamara Kelly says

            :D Whew! I never think of it myself – we all get so stuck in our ways I think. Glad that’s sorted!

  14. 40

    says

    My husband would love this but when I try to print it I get all the adds on the right hand side printed over the instructions. What can I do to avoid that? I love the pattern

    • 41

      Tamara Kelly says

      If you use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the post you can customize your printout – just click on things to take them off the page! :)

  15. 47

    Ray allott says

    At last, patterns for men. I have plenty of patterns for the ladies that I think are suitable for converting to male shape and size so this is great.

  16. 48

    Tammy says

    I was so happy to run across this pattern from you! I’ve made many of your designs and love them all. This one was particularly satisfying because I am working on making “cool” hats for the cancer center where my dad is getting his treatments. I wanted to make something other than just boring old beanies, and I could find lots for women, but very few quick and fun ones for men. Thanks again for another fabulous pattern!!!

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