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How to knit a hat for a man


Yarn - Red Heart Soft / worsted 4 / Net Weight - 113 g / 212 yds (194 m) / less than 1 ball needed
Needles - 16 in long circular needles US 5 and double pointed US 3
Gauge - about 13 sts go into 4 inches (10 cm)
Head Circumference - 58 cm
Complexity - Easy

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Men’s hat knitting pattern
Step-by-step knitting instructions
Step 1
Cast on 72 stitches on two needles (I used 16 in circular and one double pointed needle). That way you make initial loops bigger and it will be easier to knit the first round.
Remove the double pointed needle and spread the loops on the circular needle making sure that there weren’t any twists developed.
Step 2
Begin to knit in round – knit 2 and purl 2 for 10 rounds.
Step 3
Mark your starting point.
Step 4
Make your wrong side as right side. Continue knitting in opposite direction. Knit all stitches to end. Decrease two stitches (knit two stitches together twice).
Step 5
Start to knit a new pattern.
1st round – [make a loop (yarn over), skip 1 (slide the st on the right needle without knitting it), knit 1] repeat that to end. Skipping stitches won’t only create a unique design for your hat, but make it warmer compare to other regular patterns.
2nd round and all even rounds – knit all stitches to end (knit a regular stitch with a loop together and knit 1).
3rd round – [knit 1, make a loop, skip 1] to end.
Repeat that for about 40 rounds.
Step 6
Begin gradually decreasing the number of stitches.
1st round – knit two stitches together in 14 sts.
2nd round and all even rounds – knit all stitches to end (knit 1 st. and knit a regular stitch with a loop together).
3rd round – knit two stitches together in 12 sts.
5th round – knit two together (k2tog) in 10 sts.
7th round – k2tog in 8 sts.
9th round – k2tog in 6 sts.
11th round – k2tog in 4 sts.
13th round – k2tog in 3 sts.
15th round – k2tog in 2 sts.
17th round – k2tog all stitches.
18th round – knit 3 stitches together.
Step 7
Cut the yarn and secure it.


Knit a hat for a man


Hi Eirraca,

Hi Eirraca,
I decreased two sts to have multiples of 5 sts. I decreased one st at the beginning of a row, and then I did it one more time at the middle of the row. Happy knitting!

Hi Shaziashafibhat,

Hi Shaziashafibhat,
To adjust the gauge, you may use larger size knitting needles/thicker yarn or cast on 4 more stitches. Happy knitting!