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Beanie Hat Pattern | The Diomedes

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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.

mens knitted beanie hat

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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*

Slouchy Beanie Hat 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.

slouchy knit beanie hat for men

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

knitted hat for men

The Diomedes Men’s Beanie Hat Pattern

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

Notes

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

  • Adult/Man
  • Hat lying flat and unstretched – Height = 10.5 inches / Width = 9 inches

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

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

Needles

Notions

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)

Pattern

  • 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.
  • Decrease:
  • 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;

I love seeing your finished projects!

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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6 Comments

  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!