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

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  2. I am making as I type this message

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  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!

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    1. Do you have this.paytern for circular needles?

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    2. I actually made this with circular needles. Here's how I adjusted the pattern:

      Brim:
      CO 80 stitches (since my yarn was much thicker).
      Row 1: (K2, P2) to the end of row.
      Repeat Row 1 till the brim measures 2.5 inches.

      Increase Rows:
      Row 1: (KFB,K1) to the end of row. End with 120 sts.
      Row 2: Knit across.

      Body:
      Row 1: (SL1K, K1) to the end of row.
      Row 2: Knit across.
      Repeat Rows 1 & 2 untill the deried length.

      Crown:

      *I'll explain this one in detail, but just know you'll work 10 sts (slipping or knitting as corresponds), k2tog and repeat across. Then one entire row of plain knitting. Then work 9 sts, k2tog. Knit across. Then 8 sts, k2tog; and so on.

      Row 1: {(SL1K, K1) 5 times, k2tog} to the end of row. End with 110 sts.
      Row 2 (and all even numbered rows): Knit across.
      Row 3: {(SL1K, K1) 4 times, SL1K, k2tog} to the end of row. End with 100 sts.
      Row 5: {(SL1K, K1) 4 times, k2tog} to the end of row. End with 90 sts.
      Row 7: {(SL1K, K1) 3 times, SL1K, k2tog} to the end of row. End with 80 sts.
      Row 9: {(SL1K, K1) 3 times, k2tog} to the end of row. End with 70 sts.
      Row 11: {(SL1K, K1) twice, SL1K, k2tog} to the end of row. End with 60 sts.
      Row 13: {(SL1K, K1) twice, K2tog} to the end of row. End with 50 sts.
      Row 15: (SL1K, K1, SL1K, K2tog) to the end of row. End with 40 sts.
      Row 17: (SL1K, K1, K2tog) to the end of row. End with 30 sts.
      Row 19: (SL1K, K2tog) to the end of row. End with 20 sts.
      Row 21: K2tog across. End with 10 sts.

      Finally, end the hat.

      If you're going to change colors (for stripes or the like), make sure to do it on a knit-all row. The color jog correction (Which malkes your stitch twice as high) will be absolutely invisible, since the first stitch of the next row is a SLK.

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