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His Favorite Ribbed Knit Hat Pattern

His Favorite Ribbed Hat Pattern

There's a reason this hat is His Favorite Ribbed Knit Hat Pattern. It's so versatile that it works with any outfit, and it's basic enough to fit with the simplicity of the average man's wardrobe. Knit flat and worked with worsted weight yarn, this easy knit hat takes very little time and energy to make. If you're struggling for a last-minute gift for your son, brother, or father, this hat might just be your solution. Try knitting it in blue, brown, or black, depending on his individual tastes.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • RED HEART® With Love® 1401 Pewter - 1 skein
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5 mm [US 8]
  • Yarn needle


Measurements: Finished measurement: 21” [53 cm] circumference. Hat fits most men.



dec = decrease

K = knit

k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

K1-B = knit into next st in row below

cm = centimeters

p = purl

PSSO = pass slipped st over

St st = Stockinette stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together


Gauge: 14 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Shaker Rib pattern. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.


Special Stitches:

K1-B = Knit into next st in row below.

PSSO = Pass slipped st over.

K2tog = Knit 2 sts together (decrease).


Pattern Stitches:


2x2 Rib

Row 1 (Right Side): K2, P2.

Row 2: Knit the knit sts, and purl the purl sts.

Repeat rows 1-2.


Shaker Rib Stitch

Row 1 (Wrong Side): Knit.

Row 2: K1, *K1-B, P1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1-B, K1.

Repeat rows 1-2.





Cast on 82 sts.

Row 1 (Right Side): Work in 2x2 Rib stitch pattern until hat measures 3" [8 cm] from cast-on edge.

Next Row (Right Side) Dec: Decrease 9 sts on last row as follows: *K2tog, K8. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2tog - 73 sts.

Row 1 (Wrong Side): Work in Shaker Rib stitch pattern until work measures 7" [18 cm] from cast-on edge, end on a Right Side row.



Row 1 (Wrong Side): K1 *Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, K4. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2 - 53 sts.

Row 2: K1, *K1-B, P1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1-B, K1.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: K1, *K1-B, P1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1-B, K1.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: K1, *K1-B, P1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1-B, K1.

Row 7: K1 *Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, K2. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2 - 33 sts.

Row 8: K1, P1, *K1-B, p1. Repeat from * to last st, K1.

Row 9: Knit.

Rows 10-15: Repeat Rows 8 and 9 three times more.

Row 16 (Right Side): K2tog across row to last st, K1 - 17 sts.



Cut yarn leaving a tail approximately 15" [38 cm] long. With yarn needle, draw tail through remaining sts twice, fasten securely and sew seam. Weave in ends.

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The worst pattern I have ever come across! I'm an experienced knitter and I ripped the crown out 3 times, thinking I had made some mistake. It looked awful and I finally devised my own crown shaping. And you call it easy? I'd hate to see a beginner try this!!

I agree with the above critique! I also am an experienced knitter. I finally gave up and ripped everything out.


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