This chunky men’s hat pattern is a relatively easy pattern and can introduce you to working with two yarns.
The knitted beanie hat would also make a great gift and knits up quick!
This hat would take you around an hour or two to make (depending on how fast you knit) and will be a stylish addition to any winter wardrobe.
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I wanted to make and share a men’s beanie pattern that is really easy for any advanced beginner knitters.
This pattern uses the fair isle knitting, which is also known as stranded knitting, plus knit and purl stitches and working in the round.
I made the hat using Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in 436 grey and 433 white.
Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar would also be fine to use – or any yarn that can be knit on size 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circular needles.
I knit this hat on circular needles, so there was no seaming involved, just a few loose ends to sew in at the end.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable working the purl stitch.
- You should be comfortable knitting in the round.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Easy Fair Isle Men’s Hat Pattern
The hat has a simple fair isle pattern running through it, using a different coloured yarn to create those V shapes you can see.
A great winter hat, this slouchy beanie will look good with or without the pom pom.
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 Heracles Hat Knitting 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
Finished measurements – laying flat and unstretched = approx – 20 inches circumference / 11 or 12 inches long.
Gauge – 5 sts in 2 inches
- 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).
- 1 skein of super bulky yarn (in dark grey – I used YarnArt Alpine Alpaca in 436 grey and 433 white) and 1 skein or a scrap of white 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
Yarn A – Dark grey / Yarn B – White
Cast on > 44 sts in Yarn A, join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
- 1st rnd: K2, P2 to form ribbing.
- Cont to knit in rib until work from beg measures 3″.
- Next round: knit to the end of the round.
- Next round: (Add in Yarn B) Then – *Knit 2 Yarn A, Knit 1 Yarn B – rep from * to the end of the round.
- Next: Knit 2 rounds with Yarn A.
- The two rounds above form the pattern – continue until the hat measures 10″ from the cast-on edge.
- Decrease ->
- 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 – all remaining sts to the end of the round.
- Break yarn.
- Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
- Sew in any loose ends.
- Make a pom pom and securely fasten to the top of the hat.
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