How to Knit | Men's Beanie

It has been requested over and over that I share how to knit a men's beanie, so I thought I'd share the patterns to one of my favorites that I've made for Joe.  It has an almost mock rib to it, so it's a little more unique, but still isn't very difficult to do!  I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do!


Materials

  • 1 skein Yarn Bee Baby Bee Sweet Delight in Licorice
  • Size 6 knitting needles
  • Yarn needle
Brim

Cast on 98 sts.

Row 1: k2, (p2, k2) to end of row.
Row 2: p2, (k2, p2) to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1-2 7 times more.

Increase Rows

Row 1: kfb, kfb, (k1, kfb) to end of row - 148 sts. 
Row 2: purl across.

Body

Row 1: (sl 1 knitwise, k1) across.
Row 2: sl 1 purlwise, purl to end of row.
Repeat until hat is desired length.

Crown

Row 1: {(sl 1 knitwise, k1) 6 times, sl 1 knitwise, k2tog, (k1, sl 1 knitwise) 6 times, k1, k2`} to end of row.
Row 2 (and all WS rows): sl 1 purlwise, purl to end of row.
Row 3: {(sl 1 knitwise, k1) 6 times, k2tog, (k1, sl 1 knitwise) 6 times, k2tog} to end of row.
Row 5: {(sl 1 knitwise, k1) 5 times, sl 1 knitwise, k2tog, (k1, sl 1 knitwise) 5 times, k1, k2tog} to end of row.
Continue decreasing in this manner, until you have worked a full row of k2tog.

Finishing
Cut yarn, and thread through remaining sts.  Pull tight to close the crown of the hat.  Seam the sides of the hat together, and weave in all loose ends.

Comments

  1. Thank you. Nice to have the written pattern as well as your excellent tutorial

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am making as I type this message

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello. I really love this pattern, it's so pretty. Though I have a few questions.
    In row 1 of the crown, what does "k2' " mean? K2tog? If so, wouldn't you have some stitches left at the end of the row, since 148 is not divisible by 15?
    Also, how long did your entire hat (8 inches plus the crown) end up being? I wanted to make my hat from the middle up in a different color, so I'd like to know to calculate when to change the color.
    Thank you!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment