A cozy hat is just what you need on a cold day. However, it can be difficult to find good patterns for knitting hats for men because sometimes it looks like they are too plain or frilly. That's where I come in! Prepare to be blown away as these men's knit beanies will rock your world.
Hats make great gifts for birthdays and special occasions. They're also great as a 'just because' or 'thank you' gift, because who couldn't wear a cozy knit hat on a cold day? Whatever your reason for finding good quality knitting patterns for men's hats, you're sure to find them here!
No need to wade through page after page of hat patterns as we have them all here for you in one place. And don't worry, we've already cut out the patterns you would normally have to go over (because mislabeled patterns are very frustrating and I'm sure your husband doesn't want a baby hat!) Trust me, these are all adorable knitted hats and cozy for men that your man absolutely wants to wear!
Now, if you're sitting here thinking a lot, how do you actually knit a beanie? All good! We've all been there and the good news is that it really isn't that hard. Many of the fantastic men's knitted hats we've prepared for you are perfect for beginners, so don't worry! (There are some that are more challenging, and there are also many designs that fall somewhere in between. So what I'm really trying to say is that whatever your skill level, you have options!)
Okay, now that that's taken care of, why don't you roll around for a bit! You're going to have fun today with this curated list of Cozy Knit Hat Patterns for Men. To like!
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25 cute knit hats for men (free patterns)
1. Westsider hat
Who says men's hats have to be boring and plain? This textured, geometric bonnet design separates parts of the ribs from the parts of thegarter stitchwith simple two-step cables. The pattern is recommended for knitters ready to try braiding without a braiding needle. What a fun and useful trick to know!
Designer: Matt Kladney
We are: (sausage weight#4)
2. Back to Nature Hat
a sea ofstockinette stitchis punctuated by tiny purl stitch rivets on this basic textured beanie from Blue Sky Fibers. The design is made in a round shape from bottom to top, so there are no seams. I think this is a good project for beginner knitters because it's mostly knitted stitches with a few purl stitches to practice.
Designer: Nancy Ekvall para Blue Sky Fibers
Yarn: Spud & Chloë combed sweater (Aran weight #4)
Named after Scotland's Bay of Skaill, this hat's textured ripples are reminiscent of the rhythm of the tides. There are no special stitches involved, rather a combination of knit and knit stitches. This men's hat is characterized by its lack of brim and relaxed, slouchy fit. I like that it's cute and casual!
Designer: Solveigh Lass-Evans
Who we are: Eagle Yarn Eorsa (DK pesos#3)
4. Casa dos Bravos
Help him show off his patriotic side with a bright red, white and blue beanie. This is one of those great patterns that looks complicated but is actually really easy. The brim is made in the colorful mosaic technique (which consists only of slip stitches and knit stitches) and the rest of the hat is simple stripes in stocking stitch (all in knit stitch).
Designer: Patrick Belanger for Biscotte Yarns
Cooking: Biscotte Yarns DK PURE (DK #3 weight)
5. Single ribbed hat
The single ribbed beanie is characterized by its thick and soft ribs. The voluminous yarn really helps define each individual rib. The star of the show is, of course, the interesting construction of the crown. It gives the hat a unique look and gives you the chance to learn a new crowning method!
Designer: Crazy Hands
Yarn: Simply Bulk Wool Knit Picks (Bulky Weight #5)
6. Rainbow Blue Pimp
This intricate hunter hat design with ear flaps is inspired by the natives of Peru. The design is even cozier thanks to the ear flaps and inner lining, perfect for very cold temperatures for extra warmth (especially for the ears). You will start by knitting the ear flaps and then knit them together to work in the round from the bottom of the knit hat to the crown.
Designer: Janet Stimson
Yarn: DROPS Nord yarn studio (sports weight#3)
Following our free knitting patterns for men's hats is a tribute to nature. The stranded color design consists of a ring of snow-capped mountains, a ring of green trees and a ring of waves. You'll need almost a whole skein of yarn for the background color, but otherwise you can use leftover yarn.
Designer: Jennifer Murphy
Garen: Valley Yarns Northampton (kamgarengewicht #4)
Did you know you can recreate the coveted brioche look with the much simpler mosaic coloring technique? Try it out with this quick and colorful hat design. Pattern is worked from the bottom up in the round in 4 different colours. This is a great project for scrap yarn and mini skein packs.
Designer: Matt Kladney
Yarn: (worsted weight #4)
9. Toboggan Trio
Sometimes working with colors can be frustrating because you need a different amount of yarn for each color. This design uses three skeins of yarn to make three hats, each featuring the same Fair Isle design in a different color order. This makes it great as a gift, and the unisex design is perfect for both men and women. Pattern is worked in the round from bottom to top.
Designer: Dois de Paus
Yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me (Gross Weight #5)
10. Knitted thimble hat
If you've been knitting for a few times, it can be hard to find patterns that really grab you. Stimulate their curiosity with the Foxglove Knit Hat. The design incorporates a combination of special techniques including cable work, slip stitches and reverse loops.
Designer: Crazy Hands
Yarn: Schaffhauser Wool SuperStar (double maintenance = #4 Aran weight)
11. Winter Night Enchantment Hat
Stranded coloring (also called Fair Isle coloring) can seem intimidating at first, but it's actually a lot of fun and rewarding once you get the hang of it. There's nothing quite like seeing the shapes and patterns come to life right before your eyes! This hat is a good project for beginners because it is knitted in the round, so you can make the colored part using straight stitches only.
Designer: Design DROPS
Cooking: Garnstudio DROPS Karisma (DK #3 weight)
12. North Side Hat
Free Knitting Patterns for Men's Double Brim Hats are a popular choice because of their comfort and ability to stay in place. (Because nobody wants a hat that keeps falling off) The double brim was made using a makeshiftlist, but otherwise everything goes well with just knit and purl stitches and easy decreases.
Designer: Ashley Coon
Yarn: (worsted weight #4)
13. Grote Wants Basic Courage
I love the definition of the point you can getsuper bulkywire weight. It makes even the most basic seam feel special, and most novice knitters find it easier to work with than lighter weight yarn. Try this design that works in the round from bottom to top. Simple and fast, it has a relaxed fit and a discreet rolled brim.
Ontwerper: Know the Churchmouse Case
Garen: Rowan Big Wool (super bulky weight #6)
14. Hat with squared visor
As for free knitting patterns for men's hats, it doesn't get any cozier than this! This design features mitered earmuffs to protect your ears from the cold. Because of the miter technique, you don't have to make the ear flaps separately, and you don't have to weave in extra ends. As an added feature, the back of the hat is longer to provide comfortable neck coverage.
Designer: Lucky Painted Drawings
Garen: Malabri Garen Rios (kamgarengewicht #4)
15. Super simple work sock hat
Do you recognize the icon that inspired this particular hat's color scheme? That's right, the old-fashioned sock romper gets a modern update in this cozy knit beanie. The design is worked in the round from bottom to top using two different styles of rib stitch patterns. Finish with a pompom and you're done.
Designer: Katie Pomper
Fio: Estelle Yarns Kamgaren (kamgarengewicht #4)
16. Lighthouse Hat
Give your man some options with a hat that can be worn with the brim tucked in for a snug fit or unfolded for a casual, slouchy fit. The design has a deeply ribbed edge and an attractive spiral at the top formed by reducing the number of stitches. There are no special points, and the design is very simple, suitable for adventurous beginners.
Ontwerper: The Knit McKinley
Garen: Lion brand wool eases solids, heathers and twists (Aran weight #4)
17. Adult hat with green patch
Are you looking for knitting patterns for men's hats suitable for beginners? If you know how to knit a tea towel, you can knit this hat too! Yes definitely! You would never guess it by looking at it, but this beautiful hat actually starts out as a simple garter stitch rectangle. Sew on one side and close at the top, and you have a cute hat.
Designer: Button my designs
Fio: Vardhman Chinar (peso DK #3)
18. Football hat
Help him show his love for his favorite sport with this easy and cute football cap. The design is made in a round from bottom to top. You just change the color of the wide white stripes. The soccer ball laces are added later in the double stitch embroidery technique.
Ontwerper: fox and pine designs
Yarn: Impeccable™ Tweed Loops and Threads (#4 Aran weight)
19. Winter Wonderland Hat
Shades of blue and silhouettes of trees are the hallmarks of this seasonally themed men's hat. The design is worked in the round using the braided colorwork technique. The pattern recommends a bundle of mini skeins of yarn, but you can also use leftover yarn from other projects.
Designer: Mary Pranica para Blue Sky Fibers
Garen: Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Kamgaren (kamgarengewicht #4)
20. Hat Tied to Ice
The next one of our men's knit hats has a wide tucked-in brim and a snug-fitting crown. When working in the round, start with the circular needle and finish with the double pointed needles as the crown gets narrower at the top. The simple design and medium yarn make this project a good choice for beginner knitters.
Designer: Design DROPS
We are: Garnstudio DROPS Alaska (Peso Aran #4)
21. Choose your crown hat
This highly detailed, beginner-friendly tutorial shows you exactly how to knit a hat using a basic rib stitch pattern. It can be knitted using the magic loop method or double pointed needles, and the pattern allows you to choose between slouchy and fitted crowns. Tips for working with a different yarn weight are included.
Designer: Agile Needles
Yarn: Pascuali Tibetan (#4 worsted weight)
22. Simple hat with pompom
Update a basic beanie with a modern color block design. Using just knit and knit stitches, you can make this slouchy wide hat. After the ribbed edge, the pattern is mostly stockinette stitch with a few rounds of garter stitch as the colors change to add texture and interest.
Yarn: Daruma GEEK (bulky weight #5)
23. Geribde touch 120
Keep it simple with a ribbed hat knitted from bottom to top. The hat is long enough to be tucked in once for a slouchy fit, or tucked in twice for a fitted crown and extra cozy double brim. The fully fluted design continues seamlessly into the crown molding for a truly polished finish.
Designer: Michelle Porter
Garen: Ancient Arts Fiber Crafts 100% Superwash BFL (fingering weight#1)
24. I wish for a winter hat with twists
The super thick yarn is a good choice for beginner knitters as it makes the stitches easier to see and allows you to work with big, nice needles. Try this design that works in the round from bottom to top. Simple 2-pitch cables are a good choice if you are trying cables for the first time.
Designer: 99 percent coffee
Yarn: Easy, Thick, Fast Lion Brand Wool (Super Bulky Weight #6)
25. Chapéu Go Around Fair Isle
Have you seen those new yarn donuts? They're a bit like cake yarn in that they come with several pre-matched colors all rolled into one skein. As an added bonus, it should also be pretty easy to find the start. Try this design, knitted in the round from bottom to top on double pointed needles.
Yarn: Caron Colorama O'Go (bulky weight #5)
Hope you found the perfect hat you were looking for! I know it can be hard to find good quality patterns for men's knitted hats, so I hope I've helped you find some good patterns all in one place. Do you have a favorite pattern from this list? Let me know in the comments below!
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