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What can you crochet for a man?

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WoolyPants Wed 06-Dec-17 17:17:28

Crochet is very female, isn’t it? Lovely scarves, jumpers, bags, accessories, however what about men? What sorts of things could you/do you make?

Thanks for some ideas, looking for inspiration.

SoupDragon Wed 06-Dec-17 17:18:23

Men wear scarves and hats too.

SoupDragon Wed 06-Dec-17 17:20:36

It's just a matter of picking a masculine colour way usually. Ravelry has lots of patterns.

Tinselistacky Wed 06-Dec-17 17:20:52

Willy warmer? grin

WoolyPants Wed 06-Dec-17 17:21:45

Patterns are usually quite feminine, haven’t really seen any I’d realistically imagine a man wearing.

GemmaB78 Wed 06-Dec-17 17:21:52

Scarf. Hat. iPad/tablet/kindle cover. Cup cosy for a travel mug. Fingerless gloves.

TossDaily Wed 06-Dec-17 17:22:19

Mankini.

StillGotTheTreeUp Wed 06-Dec-17 17:23:21

A lovely dark navy blue scarf is masculine. No need for patterns.

GemmaB78 Wed 06-Dec-17 17:23:41

The most basic DC beanie is masculine. This is my son's hat. Nothing remotely frilly or lacy!

WoolyPants Wed 06-Dec-17 17:24:27

That’s cute, Gemma!

MsHomeSlice Wed 06-Dec-17 17:24:54

what feminine about a plain navy scarf?

it's like saying clothes are usually quite feminine.... just because there is more choice.

Nice novelty Viking Hat

GemmaB78 Wed 06-Dec-17 17:32:08

Thanks wooly hat. I had the yarn, he needed a hat, and I fancied a break from knitting!

The viking hat will be his next hat. We live in York (Jorvik!) ; he has a scandi name. It HAS to be done.

GemmaB78 Wed 06-Dec-17 17:32:50

Woolypants, even. I got carried away by the hat theme!

SoupDragon Wed 06-Dec-17 17:36:45

This hat.

Which lead me to this scarf

There were a few other hats on ravelry if you searched for man hat

SoupDragon Wed 06-Dec-17 17:37:49

ribbed hat

Skyllo30 Wed 06-Dec-17 17:38:27

MIL made DH a lovely crochet blanket. He uses it to keep himself warm when playing Xbox. hmm

WoolyPants Wed 06-Dec-17 17:40:39

I like that hat, Soup. I can imagine DS wearing that, he might even think it was cool. The men in my life are not very adventurous with clothes or colours (whereas I love bright colours), so I guess that’s why I feel a bit uninspired with dull colours and plain patterns.

SoupDragon Wed 06-Dec-17 17:42:23

this cowl has a matching hat.

SoupDragon Wed 06-Dec-17 17:44:33

Sometimes you can get away with a mostly dull item with a strip of colour - as the last item I linked to shows.

I'm making DS1 a blanket that is 2 shades of grey with a small amount of red to lift it out of being duller than dull.

SoupDragon Wed 06-Dec-17 17:47:00

Texture is a good way of adding interest to a dull coloured hat so maybe searching for cabled hat or texured hat.

WoolyPants Wed 06-Dec-17 17:54:55

Thanks for the ideas. I’m going to finish my frilly, lacy feminine scarf first and then start on something for DS grin

prettymess Wed 06-Dec-17 17:56:31

A male friend bought me Star Wars crochet set.

WoolyPants Wed 06-Dec-17 17:58:11

Ooh, a crochet storm trooper figurine, now there’s something he’d love...!

prettymess Wed 06-Dec-17 18:40:43

There you go!

Stitchit Wed 06-Dec-17 22:30:24

I did DH a scarf a few years back, with lengthways stripes in navy, a lighter blue and grey and then a simple navy border. It's gorgeous and I've secretly coveted it ever since.

No time this year now but thinking of making him some nice thick socks for around the house for next winter, and a new hat.

I figure if I stick to navy, blues, browns and greys and keep the stitching uniform (no shells or puffs!!) then I can't go too far wrong.

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