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Men’s Hat Knitting Pattern (Two Colors)


This chunky men’s hat knitting 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 quickly!

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.

Please scroll down to view the free pattern or grab the ad-free printable PDF from my shop here.

Men's hat knitting pattern

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.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches, there are also simple decreases to shape the crown of the hat.

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

There is also stranded colorwork in the simple beanie pattern, this means that you will knit with more than one color.

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The Yarn I Used To Knit The Beanie Hat

I made the hat using Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in 436 greys and 433 white.

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn or something similar would also be fine to use.

Alternatively, you can use any super bulky yarn that can be knit on size 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circular needles.

You will need a super bulky weight yarn 06 or super chunky if you are in the UK.

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What Is Fair Isle Knitting?

Fair Isle knitting, which is also known more accurately as stranded knitting, is a technique for working two (or more) colors of yarn in the same row.

The color changes in Fair Isle are close together, as this allows you to simply carry the yarn you aren’t knitting with across the back of the piece as you go.

You will pick up each strand as you need it and this leaves a strand of yarn on the inside of the work.

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The Heracles Men’s Hat Knitting Pattern

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Skill Level – Easy

The hat knits up quickly and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

The brim is knit with 2×2 ribbing, and the main body of the hat is knit in the round (giving the appearance of stockinette stitch on the right side of the work) using two colors.

This beanie has a slouchy fit with a pompom added – you can add the pom or not depending on your own preferences.

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  • Adult Large
  • Adult Medium
  • Finished measurements – laying flat and unstretched = approx – smallest size – 20/large size 24 inches circumference/11 or 12 inches long.

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

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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)
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Pattern Instructions

The first set of numbers is for the adult medium size, the second set is for the adult large size.

Yarn A – Dark grey / Yarn B – White

  • Cast on > 38,(44) sts in Yarn A, join in the round, and PM, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • 1st round: K2, P2 – rep to the end of the round.
  • Cont to knit in rib (rep round 1) until work from CO edge measures 3 inches.
  • Next round: K1, M1, Knit to the end of the round (39/45 sts).
  • Next round: (Join in Yarn B) Then – *Knit 2 Yarn A, Knit 1 Yarn B – rep from * to the end of the round.
  • Next: Knit 2 rounds Yarn A.
  • These two rounds above form the pattern – continue until the hat measures 10′′ from the cast-on edge.


  1. 1st round: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * to the end of the round.
  2. 2nd round: Knit to the end of the round.
  3. 3rd round: *K1, K2tog. Rep from * to the end of the round.
  4. 4th round: Knit to the end of the round.
  5. 5th round: K2tog – all remaining sts to the end of the round.

Break yarn and thread the end through a yarn needle (or a darning needle).

Draw the end through the rem sts and fasten securely.

Sew in any loose ends.

Make a pom pom and securely fasten it to the top of the hat.

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Happy Knitting!

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