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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 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!

Please scroll down to view the free pattern or purchase a printer-friendly ad-free PDF in my shop here.

The Fotios hat knitting pattern

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. – How to join knitting in the round with circular knitting needles

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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.

mens hat in chunky yarn
knitted hat for men

Men’s Knit Hat Pattern

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


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.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size Information

  • Adult/Man
  • 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

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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)
easy knit beanie hat pattern

Pattern Instructions

  • 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.
  • Decrease:
  • 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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Happy Knitting!

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