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Beanie Hat Pattern | The Diomedes


I wanted to make and share a men’s beanie hat pattern that is really easy for any advanced beginner knitters.

This simple and easy-to-knit men’s hat is timeless in its design and style.

The knitted beanie hat would take you around an hour or two to make (depending on how fast you knit!) and will be welcomed in the colder weather.

Scroll down for the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

Slouchy Beanie Hat Pattern

An Easy-Level Beanie Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog, and knitting in the round.

This hat has a ribbed brim and a stocking stitch pattern main section, with a bit of extra length that gives it some slouch.

If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here. – How to join knitting in the round with circular knitting needles

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mens knitted beanie hat

The yarn I used to make the beanie

I made the hat using Alize Lanagold yarn in black 60, using two strands knit together.

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

You can find Alize yarns for sale on Etsy or from YarnStreet.

Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar would also be fine to use – knit with a single strand.

Alternatively, any yarn that can be knit on size 10.00mm (US 15) needles will be fine for this project.

slouchy knit beanie hat for men
knitted hat for men

The Diomedes Men’s Beanie Hat Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.


The hat knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size Information

  • Adult/Man (adult medium)
  • Hat lying flat and unstretched – Height = 10.5 inches / Width = 9 inches
  • Head circumference = 22/24 inches.

Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4 in/10 cm.

The supplies you need




free hat pattern for men

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue(ing)
  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit the next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

Pattern Instructions

  • Cast on 45 sts, join in the round, and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • Work in 3/2 Rib as follows:
  • 1st round: P2, K3 – rep to the end of the round.
  • Rep round 1 – Cont to knit in rib until work from the CO edge measures 3′′.
  • Then knit every round until the work from the CO edge measures 9 inches.
  • Decrease:
  • 1st round: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * to the end of the round.
  • 2nd round: Knit.
  • 3rd round: *K2tog, K1. Rep from * to the end of the round.
  • Break yarn.
  • Draw the end through rem sts and fasten securely.
  • Sew in any loose ends.

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Happy Knitting!

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  1. Great basic men’s hat pattern — thanks so much! I’m knitting gifts for our local Warming Shelter and this pattern will help me “bless” a whole bunch!

    1. Hello! That’s fantastic! I am so happy that you like the pattern and that it can be used for such a good cause. 🙂

    1. Hello Corina, if you use the super bulky yarn – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick you do not need to knit with two strands together. This is only if you are using a lighter weight yarn. I hope that helps! Happy knitting 🙂

      1. First, let me thank you for the great pattern. I have been terrified as a new knitter on expanding my skills to hats. I do have a question in follow up to the one above. You mention using 2 strands together when you are using the recommended yarn. My question is how would this be handled if you want to use worsted weigh (#4) yarn. I have some beautiful colors I would love to use with your beautiful pattern. THANKYOU again for your pattern and assistance. I look forward to hearing back from you.

        1. Hello Marilee, I’m so happy you like the pattern, if you want to use a medium weight yarn, you may have to add more stitches, because even if you use two strands together to knit with, depending on the yarn, it will not look the same. You can check out the Mariner’s hat pattern for guidance on sizing, as that uses a medium weight yarn and a cast on of 80 sts. You could try adjusting this pattern to cast on 80 sts and then work the pattern as it is. But again I cannot guarantee that it will look exactly the same as the hat in the photos. I hope that helps and happy knitting!

  2. I’m not a very experienced knitter yet, but I have decided to make this hat for my dad for Christmas. He liked the LB Hometown yarn best. How can I use this pattern for that yarn? It is super bulky yarn but it feels different, and calls for 9mm needles, so would it work? Thank you for any guidance you can offer. Love your work!!!!!

    1. Hello Jessica,
      The LB Hometown yarn should work ok with this pattern as it is similar to the LB Wool Ease Thick and Quick.
      You can use it with 9mm or 10mm needles.
      You could knit a sample swatch to check the gauge also before you start if you wish to check that the size will be the same.
      I hope that helps!