I don’t know about you, but the men in my life are notoriously hard to shop for. When the holidays roll around and I ask what they want, it’s always, “Oh, I don’t need anything,” or, “You know, whatever.” Then, when the actual holiday rolls around, they’re never all that thrilled with the shirt I’m getting them for the umpteenth time (although I will say I have a pretty good eye for men’s fashion.) This year, though, I’ve finally figured out the perfect gift for all of the men on my list—a handmade crochet hat!
See, if it’s handmade, that automatically bumps it up to “great gift” status. Anyone would appreciate the time and effort that goes into working up a handmade gift. Plus, it seems to me that men just never buy things like hats or gloves for themselves, so by gifting them a hat you’re ensuring they’ll stay warm this winter. If you don’t know how to crochet a hat, don’t fret—I’ve rounded up 11 easy crochet patterns for beginners and advanced crocheters alike that will teach you all you need to know! Don’t find yourself wandering aimlessly around the aisles of the hardware store this holiday season. Give the gift of warmth with these free crochet patterns!