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Men’s Knit Hat Pattern | The Fotios


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 extra slouch.

I wanted to make and share a hat pattern that is super quick to knit and warm to wear!

knit hat for men

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.

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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 Fotios hat knitting pattern

The Yarn I Used

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

This yarn is really good to work with and comes in a range of beautiful colours.

I love how the colours are self-striping and the yarn has a nice texture to it.

Not only is the hat cosy but it is warm too.

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

mens hat in chunky yarn

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

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

knitted hat for men

Men’s Knit Hat Pattern

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


The hat knits up quickly 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 inches / Width = 10.5 inches

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

The Supplies You Need




easy knit beanie hat pattern

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 > 44 sts, join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • 1st rnd: 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.
  • Decrease:
  • 1st rnd: *K1. K2tog to last stitch, K1. Rep from * to the end of the round.
  • 2nd rnd: Knit to the end of the round.
  • 3rd rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * to the end of the round.
  • Break yarn.
  • Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
  • Sew in any loose ends.

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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