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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Best beanie pattern ever :) Simple and well written pattern and the teen loves it. I did use a 4.5mm needle and find it is plenty big enough. Thank you for this pattern.
Was extremely easy to make. Husband loves it.
A fun project! Hubby loves his new beanie and ordered more of them. And yes, it's true, all of his working mates asked, where he bought this hat! Plus: The pattern is perfect for all those men with a lil' bigger head circumference.
Love it! Fast and easy.
So quick and easy. Needed a last minute gift and this was perfect
I actually just finished 2 of these for family who will be visiting our cold weather for the holidays. It was super easy and depending upon the yarn, dictated using size 9 or 8 needles. This is one of those patterns where you can simultaneously knit and be social too!
I just finished this hat today. I don’t have very strong knitting skills and was very happy that this was easy for me to follow and I love the way the hat came out.
I loved this pattern was easy to follow and helped my practice my K2tog
This is an awesome pattern that was easy to follow and fun to knit. As a beginning knitter, I appreciate the simplicity of the pattern. But the end result looks fabulous, not like a beginner project! This is my go-to touque pattern.
Great little project! My husband wanted a simple hat for the winter and this was perfect to throw together. Great for beginners.