Need a quick and easy hat for your fella?
Have no fear.
Here's why this hat pattern is so awesome.
1. It's easyyyyy to make and the pattern is a breeze to memorize.
2. It's a basic hat so even the pickiest of guys will want to wear it.
3. It's fast. Took me 5 hours to knit so you could whip this out last minute if you needed to.
4. It's fun to change up! Do stripes if you like or make a bunch of them in every color.
5. It's unisex... yep. Gals can wear it too, of course, so make one for all the gals you love.
6. It's stretchy so fit isn't crucial as it'll fit virtually all adult heads. Yay.
7. It has a brim. So again, you don't have to stress about it being the perfect height. It can always be rolled up to suit the wearer.
8. You'll be sure to get lots of responses like: "You MADE this? Wow! It looks so professional and store-bought!" Thank you. We knitters choose to take that as a compliment.
YARN: One skein of 100 g or 115 g (3.5 - 4 oz) DK or Worsted Weight yarn. I used one skein of my Dewy DK yarn in colorway GRAY PEARL. If it's not there when you click over, it's sold out. My shades sell fast and we list new ones frequently, so just choose any color you like from the DK or Worsted Weight categories.
This particular Dewy Dk yarn is a versatile blend of superwash merino wool (so the hat will be machine-washable), a HINT of silk (for a touch of dewiness, but not enough to make it ultra shimmery), and nylon for strength and longevity. Yeeyah. Again, one skein is all you need for this hat.
Make sure the yarn you choose has some STRETCH. Preferably wool or yak or even alpaca would work. It's okay if it has some silk mixed in too, like our Pearlescent Merino Silk Worsted yarns... Those would in fact look FABULOUS.
Pure silk might not be the best as it doesn't have any stretch.
NEEDLES: US size 9 (5.5mm) circulars if you prefer magic loop. Or dpns will of course work too. (Double pointed needles)
STORY BEHIND THE PATTERN: Funny thing. I called it the "Boyfriend Beanie" because they both start with b's. But that delish fellow in the photos is my husband. And... he was just modeling the hat. I actually made it for my dad. He never requests anything but wanted a basic ribbed, brimmed hat to keep his head and ears warm while he checks on his cows over on the farm so I whipped out my needles and voila. This hat was born. We snapped the pictures and then bundled up the hat and sent it off on its way to my pa.
So there you have it! If you love it, please pin it, tweet it, facebook it, instagram it, ya know. If you want. ;)
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The boyfriend hat pattern is quick, easy and good looking, especially with the alpaca silk DK yarn! Much easier than a sweater.
I just finished knitting this hat for my husband. I loved this pattern as it was long enough for a brim and due to the ribbing I didn't have to worry about it fitting! I used DK yarn and made a striped version.
Very easy to follow pattern with clear instructions on how to knit the hat. Looks great once finished. The only thing I would change is to SSK some of the decreases when combining a knit and a purl stitch instead of the written K2Tog.
Easy, love it! Thank you for sharing it... I was on the hunt for just this pattern when there it was!!!! And your model is adorable too :)
This is a perfect hat pattern. It is well written, easy to make and looks wonderful. The timing was great since I was looking for a quick, easy, last minute gift. I almost have it finished and it will make a great stocking stuffer. Your yarn for this hat is amazing. Thanks Chandi.
Easy to knit, very well explained.
I loved knitting this beanie so much I had knitted up two! I referred to your video to get the hang of it as I am a beginner. It's easy and simply enough that I had brought it with me to knit on a 6 hour flight! Thank you so much!
Great fun making this hat, quick and easy to do.
Super easy to knit, though I changed the pattern ever so slightly so that I could knit it on 2 needles rather on the loop. I made it in a week - basically whilst watching the tv in the evenings. It is lovely and warm and I have received many compliments. Many thanks.
Just love the decreasing on the top. Quick and easy. Almost finished one for my son.