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Hats Off to You: 20 Knit Hat Patterns for Men

By: Morgan Metcalf, Editor for AllFreeKnitting

One thing that many knitters seem to have in common is finding great joy in knitting for others. I can even recall a time when I had gotten extremely ambitious and promised knitted gifts to Hemp Beanieeveryone I knew. In the midst of all of the knitting, however, I think that we can agree that knitting for the men— old and young— can be a tad bit on the difficult side. Some men will wear your frills and thrills with pride while other will casually toss them to the side. While you can get a feel for what he likes by hashing out a couple of quick and easy knit scarf patterns, learning how to knit a hat he'll actually wear is another story entirely.

Your job as a knitter is hard enough without having to figure out which knitting patterns will work and which ones won't. So, we here at want to make it a tad bit easier on you. Compiled in this list you'll find many of our knitting hat patterns he's sure to love. These knit hat patterns are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to man-approved knits. While they are subtle enough to not be viewed as "over the top" by him, they are also fun enough for you to knit. So, cast on one of these lovely free knit hat patterns today and show that stubborn man in your life that he, too, can enjoy the cozy warmth of your knits.


Hats Off to You: 20 Knit Hat Patterns for Men

Hats Off to You: 20 Knit Hat Patterns for Men
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How to Knit a Hat — Knit Hat Patterns for Beginners

Whether you've just learned how to knit or you're looking for another mindless knitting pattern to cast on between projects, these beginner-friendly knits are for you. Don't know how to knit a hat already? No problem! Many of these easy knitting projects use only the most basic knitting stiches to make your experience an easy one. For those of you who absolutely refuse to give up on straight needle knitting, some of these knit hat patterns can be worked flat and seamed in the end.

Harrison's Ribbed HatComfy Cozy Hat

Simply Stairs Hat

Charlie Brown Knit Hat

Harrison's Ribbed Hat

Rugby Stripes Winter Hat

Zissou Hat

Basic Boyfriend Ribbed Hat



Time to Relax — Easy Knitting Hat Patterns

Sit back; relax; and knit. These easy knitting patterns are a good way to keep those needles busy without worrying about the frustrations fo more advanced patterns. From the spirited Go Team! Sports Hat for your sports buff to the conservative Steinway Hat, there is definitely something here for every man in your life.

Dad HatIce Storm Beanie

Go Team! Sports Hat

Dad Hat

Steinway Hat

French Blue Beanie

Twisted Rib Hat

Hemp Beanie

Men's Cabled Hat



Kick it Up a Notch — Intermediate Knit Hat Patterns

So, you've been expanding your knitting techniques for a while now and feel up for a good challenge? Well, we've got just the thing for you. These intermediate knitting patterns incorporate a little bit of everything— from cable stitch knitting to extensive colorwork knitting. Don't be afraid to cast on one of these handsome knitting hat patterns for that special man in your life. Whether he's old or young, he's sure to appreciate the extra time and effort you put forth to provide him with an abundance of warmth and style.

Thin Stripes BeanieWinter Woodsman Hat

Subtle Cable Pattern Hat

Winter Weekend Hat

Thin Stripes Beanie

English Toffee Hat



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