Men's beanie hat knitting pattern
Style up the fellas in your world with our men's beanie hat knitting pattern. And why not knit one for yourself while you are at it, too
This beanie has knitting pattern is easy to customise to make a personal gift for a fella. Knits and purls and easy decreases make the means beanie hat knitting pattern a dream for a beginner to tackle. Worked in chunky yarn, it shouldn't take more than a night or two for you to knit up too, as it will grow very quickly. So choose his favourite colours, match his football team’s strip, or alter the stripe pattern to suit your wishes.
An alternative version of the beanie hat knitting pattern could be made working in alternate stripes of four rows each of five colours. When working stripes on rib, the first row of a new colour should be knitted (rather than ribbed) for a neat finish. So if you opt for this version, remember to alter the pattern in the rib section so a new colour is always knitted in the first row.
The beanie hat knitting pattern was created using Deramores vintage chunky yarn.The merino and acrylic blend of this yarn made the beanie hat super cosy and hardwearing all year long. Deramores has since ceased trading. so it won't be easy to get hold of this yarn anymore. But your can substitute any other chunky weight yarn you like to use in this pattern instead. Make sure you work a tension swatch though, so you can check the substitute yarn behaves as expected! For more on tension and why it is important in knitting, see our article on knitting tension squares.
The mens beanie hat knitting pattern is designed to be very stretchy so should fit most adult male heads, despite looking small while relaxed. For a slouchier fitting hat, work the unshaped part of the hat until it measures 25cm from cast-on edge before starting the shaping. And as women and men have very similar heads, there is no reason why this beanie hat knitting pattern can't work just as well for women as it does for men. For an alternative pattern, take look at our knitted beanie pattern.
Designed by Sarah Murray for Simply Knitting magazine issue 134, we are delighted to be able to share this mens beanie hat knitting pattern with all our Gathered makers. Choose your chunky yarn colours and cast on for a cast and satisfying knit. It would make a great gift for Father's Day! Or perhaps your dad would prefer our mens jumper knitting pattern or our mens sock knitting pattern instead? The mens beanie hat knitting pattern makes a great portable project to keep you busy on holidays or commutes too. Sure to be a big hit, make this everyday hat today!
Beanie hat knitting pattern materials
- Deramores, Vintage Chunky (50% Merino wool, 50% acrylic, 100g/140m) 1 ball of each
Yarn A Marsh (012)
Yarn B Maritime (010)
- A pair of 5½mm needles
Beanie hat kitting pattern tension
Yarn used knits as chunky to this tension: When relaxed, 15 sts and 22 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over rib patt using 5½mm needles
Beanie hat knitting pattern abbreviations
This pattern uses standard UK knitting abbreviations. For a full list, see our article on knitting abbreviations.
Beanie hat knitting pattern
Cast on 63 sts using 5½mm needles and Yarn A.
Row 1 *K3, P1; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.
Row 2 *P3, K1; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.
Rep rows 1 & 2 twice more.
Row 7 Using Yarn B, knit.
Row 8 *P3, K1; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.
Row 9 Using Yarn A, knit.
Row 10 *P3, K1; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.
Rep rows 1 & 2 twice more.
Row 15 Using Yarn B, knit.
Row 16 *P3, K1; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.
Row 17 Using Yarn A, knit.
Row 18 *P3, K1; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.
Rep rows 1 & 2 until work measures 16cm from cast-on edge.
decrease for crown
Next row *K1, k2tog, P1; rep from * to last 3 sts, K1, k2tog. [47 sts]
Next row *P2, K1; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.
Next row *K2tog, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog. [31 sts]
Next row *P1, K1; rep from * to last st, P1.
Next row K1, *k2tog; rep from * to end of row. [16 sts]
Next row *P2tog; rep from * to end of row. [8 sts]
Break yarn leaving a long end and thread through last 8 sts.
Making up the men's beanie hat knitting pattern
Sew up back seam using long end of yarn. Sew in any loose ends.
Download the mens beanie hat knitting pattern
We know many of our Gathered makers will want to print out the mens beanie hat knitting pattern to use while they are knitting, so we have created this PDF version of the pattern which is printer pronely. It is a single A4 page containing the beanie hat knitting pattern, a photo of the finished hat and a simple k2tog step by step guide. Click to download the mens beanie hat knitting patternPDF.
More like the beanie hat knitting pattern
We have plenty more hats for you to try here on Gathered! Try our free cable hat knitting patterns and our how to knit a bobble hat tutorial. For little heads, try our basic baby hat knitting pattern and our free premature baby hat knitting pattern. We also have a baby bucket hat knitting pattern and a santa hat knitting pattern or Christmas pudding hat knitting pattern to cover other seasons, too!
Sarah Murray is a freelance knitting and crochet designer who lives and works in Cornwall. She loves to take inspiration from the coast and countryside around her, using colours and textures reminiscent of the sea. Sarah has had designs published in several magazines such as Simply Knitting and Simply Crochet, Knitting Magazine, Knit Now and Let’s Knit. She has completed many commissions for Deramores, some of which have appeared on television. She also writes and edits patterns and knits for photography. Sarah’s Etsy shop has lot of digital patterns for instant download and can be found at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/cornishknittingco and her twitter account is @cornishknitting
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