This men’s knit hat pattern would make a wonderful project for an advanced beginner knitter.
The knitted beanie hat has a great fit, which you can make longer if you want an extra slouch or a brim.
I wanted to make and share a hat pattern that is super quick to knit, warm to wear, and makes a great gift!
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An Easy-Level Free Knitting Pattern
This is a simple knit 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.
As this beanie pattern is knit in the round you will need circular knitting needles.
If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here.
The yarn I used to knit the classic hat
I made the hat using Rico Design Creative Melange Chunky Yarn in grey 07 using two strands knit together.
This is a bulky weight yarn and it is really good to work with and comes in a range of beautiful colors.
I love how the colors are self-striping and the yarn has a nice texture to it.
Not only is the hat cozy but it is warm too.
Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick (a super bulky yarn) or something similar would also be fine to use – knit with a single strand.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This is a great pattern for any advanced beginner knitters who are practicing their knitting skills.
- Knitting cast-on methods.
- Knitting Lessons
- How to cast on knitting.
- How to cast off knitting.
- How to knit the garter stitch.
- How to knit the purl stitch.
- How to knit stockinette stitch.
- How to read knitting patterns.
- Knitting abbreviations and terms.
- How to knit rib stitch.
- How to kit two stitches together – K2tog.
- How to knit in the round.
Men’s Knit Hat Pattern
The hat is a quick knit and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
The yarn used was knit with two strands together to make it a super bulky yarn weight, if you decide to use that yarn weight you will need one skein of yarn instead of two skeins of bulky weight yarn.
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute, or republish this pattern.
- If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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Skill Level – Easy
- Hat lying flat and unstretched – Height = 10 inches / Width = 10.5 inches
- Head circumference – 22/24 inches.
Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4 in/10 cm
The Supplies You Need
- 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.
- 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″ circular needles.
- Please note – you may have to change your needles for the decrease 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 method.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations 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)
- Cast on > 44 sts, join in the round, and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
- 1st round: K2, P2 to form rib
- Rep round 1 and cont to knit in K2, P2 ribbing until work from CO edge measures 2 inches.
- Next round – Knit
- Cont to knit every round until the work from the CO edge measures 9 inches.
- 1st round: *K1. K2tog to last stitch, K1. Rep from * to the end of the round.
- 2nd round: Knit to the end of the round.
- 3rd round: *K2tog. 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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