This simple striped men’s hat pattern is an excellent advanced beginner project.
Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to working in the round, decreasing and shaping.
The basic beanie shape is enhanced with stripes and topped with a fluffy pom.
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Knitting In The Round
I made the hat using Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca which is suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circular needles.
Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick yarn or something similar would also be fine to use – or any yarn that can be knit on size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
I knit this hat in the round on circular needles, so there was no seaming involved, just a few loose ends to sew in at the end.
The three colours used to make the hat were all neutral colours I had leftover in my stash from making other hats.
What better way to use them up than to create another hat?!
Men’s Hat Pattern
The hat pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles.
The hat uses basic stitches – knit and purl, to knit ribbing and then for the main body of the hat.
If you are an advanced beginner it will also introduce you to shaping through simple decreases.
These are the techniques that you need to know in order to make the hat;
Men’s Striped Hat Pattern
You can even experiment and personalise the hat by adding embroidered initials or adding stripes in favourite colours.
The hat size can also be adapted if you want to make it smaller or larger, just measure the circumference of the recipients head and adjust the number of stitches you cast on.
If you would like to make more knitted items for men, please take a look at the other patterns in the men’s knitting pattern library.
Other men’s hat patterns you may like;
The Hektor Hat Pattern
The hat knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to www.handylittleme.com in any listings. Thank you!
Skill Level – Advanced beginner
Size – Men’s medium
The hat measures approx 10 inches in width at the widest part (the brim) and around 10 or 11 inches long w/out the pom pom.
Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4 inches/10cm
- Approx = Approximately
- Beg = Begin(ning)
- 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)
- 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circulars
- (*Please note if you use 16″ circulars you will have to use the magic loop technique).
- 3 skeins of super bulky yarn (in dark grey, light grey and white – I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in 436, 433 and Alpine 334) Suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles.
- Scrap yarns can be used, as you do not need a full skein for each colour.
- However, whichever colour you make the pom in will need to have more yarn available.
- Substitute yarn – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Grey Marble
- Super bulky weight (06)– 106 yards.
- Yarn weight guide
Yarn A = Dark Grey / Yarn B = Light Grey / Yarn C = White
- Cast on > 42 sts in Yarn A, join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
- 1st rnd: K1, P1 to form ribbing.
- Cont to knit in rib until work from beg measures 2″.
- Continue to knit every round in Yarn A until the hat 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 * to the end of the round.
- 2nd rnd: Knit to the end of the round.
- 3rd rnd: *K1, K2tog. Rep from * to the end of the round.
- 4th rnd: Knit to the end of the round.
- 5th rnd: *K2tog, rep from * to the 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.
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