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.
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An Easy Level Knitting 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.
Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.
If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here.
*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*
The Yarn I Used…
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.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable working the purl stitch.
- You should be comfortable knitting in the round.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
The Diomedes Men’s Beanie Hat Pattern
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
- Hat lying flat and unstretched – Height = 10.5 inches / Width = 9 inches
Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4in/10cm.
The Supplies You Need
- 1 skein of Alize Lanagold in black 60 – (knit using two strands knit together) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
- Substitute yarn – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Grey Marble
- Super bulky weight (06)– 106 yards.
- Yarn weight guide
- 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circulars
- Please note – you may have to change your needles for the decreases of the hat if working on the circulars becomes too tight.
- This would mean using a set of size 10 mm double-pointed needles (DPNs).
- If you do not have those, you could use a 60cm/24′′ cable and use the magic loop technique.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- CO – Cast on
- Cont = Continue(ing)
- K = Knit
- K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
- P – Purl
- PM – Place marker
Rem = Remaining
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd(s) = Round(s)
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
- 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 rnd: 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.
- 1st rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * to the end of the round.
- 2nd rnd: Knit.
- 3rd rnd: *K2tog, K1. Rep from * to the end of the round.
- Break yarn.
- Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
- Sew in any loose ends.
Other men’s hat patterns you may like;
- Mariner’s Hat Pattern
- Free Men’s Hat Pattern – The Adonis
- Easy Men’s Hat Pattern – The Fotios
- Men’s Hat Pattern – The Heracles
- Leopard print Hat Pattern – The Leonidas
- Men’s Hat Pattern – The Hektor
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Happy Knitting! xoxo