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This simple men's chunky winter hat knitting pattern is an excellent beginner project. Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.
The basic beanie shape is enhanced with stripes and topped with a fluffy pom.
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Men's Beanie Hat Pattern
- 3 balls of chunky yarn (in dark grey, light grey and white - I used YarnArt Alpine Alpaca in 436, 433 and Alpine 334) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles. Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar would also be fine to use. Super bulky weight - 106 yards. Scrap yarns can be used, as you do not need a full ball for each colour. However, whichever colour you make the pom in will need to have more yarn available.
- Gauge - 5 stitches = 2"
- Set of 10.00mm (US 15) circulars
- Stitch markers
- Scissors/Darning needle/Tape measure
- Pom pom maker
Men's Striped Hat Pattern
Yarn A = Dark Grey / Yarn B = Light Grey / Yarn C = White
Cast on > 42 sts in Yarn A
1st rnd: K1, P1 to form rib
Knit in rib until work from beg measures 2".
Continue to knit every stitch in Yarn A until it measures 3.5" from the cast on edge.
Next row: Change yarn colour to Yarn B then knit every round until that colour block measures 3".
Next row: Change yarn colour to Yarn C and knit that colour block for 1".
- Shape top: 1st rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around.
- 2nd rnd: Knit.
- 3rd rnd: *K1, K2tog. Rep from * around.
- 4th rnd: Knit
- 5th rnd: K2tog, till last stitch K1.
Break yarn. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
Sew in any loose ends.
Make a pom pom and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat in a coordinating colour.
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P - Purl
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
For any help with the knitting stitches please visit the video tutorials page here >