Easy Men’s Hat Pattern | The Fotios

easy men's hat pattern

This easy men’s hat pattern would make a wonderful project for a beginner knitter.

The knitted beanie hat has a great fit, which you can make longer if you want extra slouch.

I wanted to make and share a men’s hat pattern that is really easy for any beginner knitters, this pattern uses basic techniques, including; knit and purl stitches.

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mens hat pattern

Men’s Cap Pattern

I made the hat using Rico Design Creative Melange Chunky yarn in grey 07 using two strands knit together.

This made it suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circular needles.

Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar would also be fine to use – or any yarn that can be knit on size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.

mens knitted cap pattern

Men’s Beanie Pattern

I knit this hat on circular needles, so there was no seaming involved, just a few loose ends to sew in at the end.

The hat pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles, you could knit this hat on DPN’s if it is your preference.

The hat uses basic knitting stitches – knit and purl, to knit ribbing and then for the main body of the hat.

If you are a beginner it will also introduce you to shaping through simple decreases.

Easy Men’s Hat Pattern

This easy hat knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning the basic knitting stitches.

You can even experiment and personalise the hat by adding embroidered initials or adding stripes in favourite colours.

The hat size can also be adapted if you want to make it smaller or larger, just measure the circumference of the recipients head and adjust the number of stitches you cast on.

If you would like to make more knitted items for men, please take a look at the other patterns in the men’s knitting pattern library.

men's hat pattern


You can scroll down to see the free pattern below or you may choose to purchase the printable ad-free pdf version from my shop.

There is also a pattern bundle for sale featuring 6 of the men’s knitting patterns which is great value.

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The Fotios Hat Knitting Pattern

The Fotios Hat Knitting Pattern
This easy to knit men’s winter beanie hat would make a wonderful project for a beginner knitter.
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner


  • 2 skeins of Rico Design Creative Melange Chunky in grey 07, which if you knit 2 strands together is suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
  • Any super bulky yarn (06).


  • Set of 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circulars
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure


  1. Cast on > 44 sts
  2. 1st rnd: K2, P2 to form rib
  3. Knit in rib until work from beg measures 2″.
  4. Then knit every round until the work from beg measures 9″.
  5. Shape top: 1st rnd: *K1. K2tog to last stitch, K1. Rep from * around.
  6. 2nd rnd: Knit.
  7. 3rd rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around.
  8. Break yarn. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
  9. Sew in any loose ends.


Gauge – 5 stitches = 2″

Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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