One for gentlemen. Free pattern


On a local fair a friend of my husband-to-be came to our stand and picked one coolishek asking for a bigger one.

I usually crochet mainly for babies so I was quite surprised when he demanded  to be measured and placed an order for a man size. That was a challenge. To make a real man size coolishek was something which I had on my mind for a little while. So I tried and this is the result. It is not a big deal and I would like to share this pattern with you.


Man-size Coolishek
Size: 57-59 cm/22.4 – 23.2 in
Yarn: Himalaya Baby Dolphin Chenille Yarn green-yellow (4150) zde and white (4002) zde and Himalaya Baby Dolphin dark grey (80320) zde
Yarn alternatives for overseas are:
– Kartopu Yumurcak
– Universal Yarn Bella Chenille
– Katia Bambi
– King Cole Yumi
– Red Heart Velvety
Weight: Super Bulky
Meterage: 100 g (3.53 ounces)/120 m (135 yards) (! be careful original yarn Himalaya is a little bit thinner than Bernat blanket yarn so the result might vary)
Hook size: 6 and 5  (I crochet pretty tight so you may need smaller hooks)
Pompom: I made my own from Kartopu Pamuklu Bebe, but also Jeans Kiwi works well or you can buy one.
Needle and thread
strong>Decorative button and a simple button
Time: at about 2 hours
Price to sell this hat is 350CZK/$ 14 plus shipping.

Suitable for beginners

US terminology:
MC – Magic Circle
Sl St – slip stitch
CH – chain stitch
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
FP HDC – front post half double crochet
BP HDC – back post half double crochet

Each row starts with either 1 CH = Single Crochet or 2 CH = Half Double Crochet/DC and ends with SlSt.

Green (hook 6)
1st row: 10 SC into MC
2nd row: 2 HDC into each SC from previous row (20 HDC)
3rd row: 2 HDC and 1 HDC, repeat (30 HDC)
4th row: 2 HDC and 1 HDC, repeat (45 HDC)
5th row: Start with 2 HDC, then 1 HDC into HDC from previous row, 2 HDC into every fifth HDC (55 HDC)
6th row: Start with 2 HDC, since now one crochet HDC into the gaps between HDC from previous row (56 HDC)
Dark Grey (hook 6)
7th – 10 th row: HDC into gaps (56 HDC)
White (hook 6)
11th – 16th row: HDC into gaps (56 HDC)
Green (hook 6)
17th row: HDC into gaps (56 HDC)
18th – 22nd row: start with substitution then repeat FP HDC and BP HDC (56) – due to lower size of hook it makes the coolishek a little bit smaller around the hat but this type of yarn has the tendency to get bigger, with this help it stays longer elastic
Dark grey (hook 6 – to help the coolishek to stretch a little bit)
23rd row: SC into loops (56 SC)


Finish: Make/sew the pompom to the hat. With a made pompom I usually pull the strings of the pompom through the top of the hat and sew the button from the inner part to secure the pompom.
Then sew the decorative button.

That it is. Please click on any advertisement or share this pattern on social networks as a “thank you” for this free pattern.
If you have any questions please leave me a message in a chat box or in the form on the webpage (called Kontaktní formulář). You can also subscribe to this website (called Odebírejte blog mailem). To place an order for this hat please use my FB page Krampolinka.

If you like this hat and try this pattern please share your pictures in the comments for the others to get inspired.

Thank you very much for your visit.

Have a great day.


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  • Reply Simone 16.1.2017 at 3:40

    I love all of you baby, toddler hats. Do you have patterns posted for mittens and booties?

    • Reply Krampolinka 17.1.2017 at 10:29

      As soon as I translate them into English, I post a note either on my FB page or in Ravelry Library.

  • Reply Simone Grossman 21.1.2017 at 4:31

    Thank you. Looking forward to making mittens and booties, to go with the beautiful hats.

  • Reply Daniela 25.9.2017 at 9:28

    Dobrý den,
    manžel by chtěl podle návodu uháčkovat kulicha. Budu háčkovat z doporučené příze Tango.
    Mohla byste mi poradit jaká by byla spotřeba? 100gr/ 120m.
    Děkuji Daniela

  • Reply Marketa 10.10.2017 at 14:26

    dobry den
    chtela jsem se zeptat, jestli jste zakoncovala radu PO nebo je to delane spiralove?

    predem dekuju a preji pekny den

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