11.06.2010

Man Hat Here



Man Hat:


A no-fail hat, perfect for the man that is hesitant to wear knitwear. Both yarns are super soft for their ever-so-sensitive heads. Makes a fairly large hat.


Needles: 16” US Size 8 (5.0mm) circular needle, 4 US Size 8 (5.0mm) double pointed needles.
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande or Malabrigo Yarn Chunky, one skein of either.


CO 64 stitches using a long tail cast on. (For smaller or larger sizes, add or subtract CO stitches in multiples of 8, or change yarn size.)
Connect and begin to work in the round.


Round 1: *k1, p1* repeat between *’s until the end of the round.
Round 2: knit around


Repeat until hat measures 7”, ending with a Round 1. Divide stitches evenly onto double pointed needles and begin decrease rows.


Decrease Rounds:
1: *k6, ssk* repeat between *’s to end of round.
2: *k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1* repeat between *’s to end of round.
3: *k5, ssk* repeat between *’s to end of round.
4: *k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1* repeat between *’s to end of round.
5: *k4, ssk* repeat between *’s to end of round.
6: *k1, p1, k1, p1, k1* repeat between *’s to end of round.
7: *k3, ssk* repeat between *’s to end of round.
8: *k1, p1, k1, p1* repeat between *’s to end of round.
9: *k2, ssk* repeat between *’s to end of round.
10: *k1, p1, k1* repeat between *’s to end of round.
11: *k1, ssk* repeat between *’s to end of round.
12: *k1, p1* repeat between *’s to end of round.
13: *ssk* repeat between *’s to end of round.


Eight stitches remain. Break thread, leaving around 8” of yarn. Pull through remaining 8 stitches with a tapestry needle. Weave in ends.


Pattern copyright Haven Leavitt 2010. This pattern is for personal use only. By using this pattern, you agree to use it only for your personal non-commercial use. You may not distribute this pattern in any way, but you may sell items produced using the directions in this patten.

57 comments:

  1. I just made your hat for two of my brothers for Christmas. The pattern is great! Thanks so much for sharing it.

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    1. THat's awesome! I'm going to give this pattern a go, as well.

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  2. what was the finished measurement of the hat/gauge for the project? love the pattern!

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  3. So beautiful one!!! I'm knitting one for my husband for Xmas! thanks a lot for the explanations!

    Casa

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  4. Great pattern! Thanks so much! I made 3 with various modifications for my boyfriend, his brother, and his brother in law!

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  5. Cute hat! Do we have a gauge for this? Or what was the finished measurement? Thanks.

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  6. Thank you for your pattern - made a lovely hat in an tweedy alpaca mix yarn for my Dad's birthday - a hairdresser cut his remaining hair too short and this will keep the chill out!

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  7. Does this copyright (that I can't sell the pattern but could sell the hat) apply to all patterns on your site? I'm looking into selling knitted products and am not sure of copyright issues, but there's another hat on your blog that I really like and would like to see if I can figure out well enough to sell (as well as this one, although the first one is going to be for my husband). Thank you!

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  8. MelanieBeth -

    Sorry, but this copyright does not apply to any of the other patterns on this blog or available through Ravelry. This hat was an exception that I made, but for the most part, patterns are released for personal use only.

    Best of Luck,
    Haven

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  9. Can't seem to figure out how the k1 p1 for the rows in between decreases. After the first decrease on each dpn the pattern dictates that you are knitting in a purl row and vice versa. Is that supposed to be correct? It seems to mess up the rib.

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  10. If I increased to 72 stitches, will that change my decreasing rounds? Right now I am on three dpns (24 stitches each). Do I need to start with a larger number of k before I ssk?

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  11. Hi Emily,
    You would not need to start with a larger number of k before the ssk. You will just have an extra repeat of the decreases, i.e. 9 decreases around instead of 8 because you increased by a multiple of 8. Just follow the directions as they apply to your number of stitches, and you should be fine!

    Thanks!
    Haven

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  12. Reading the decrease rounds - *k1, p1, k1, p1, k1* repeat between *'s. Does this mean I will have 2 k1s together? Example - k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, k1...etc. Am I reading it correctly?

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    1. You'll just have some rows that will begin with k1 and end in k1, and then you'll start the very next row with another k1.

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  13. Does this stitch pattern have a name or is it one you made up? I would like to use it in other patterns as it is a great all purpose tight weave stitch.

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  14. Where is says "4 US Size 8 (5.0mm) double pointed needles" does this mean I need two set of size 8 knitting needles???

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  15. It means you need to buy a US size 8 double pointed needle set. There are 5 needles in a package. Those are the kind you need. Not the straight knitting needles with an end. You need double pointed ends. Check youtube if you are uncertain. Youtube is great for instructional knitting!!

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  16. This is my first time knitting a hat, and it is for a friend's husband who she says has a "larger" head. But you say this makes a fairly large hat? Do you recommend increasing it, or would it stretch and fit nicely on a larger head? I am using a baby alpaca wool, needle size 10, 3.5 st per 1" and am a tight knitter. Thanks!!

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  18. Hi Haven,

    Thanks for this lovely pattern:)I want to knit for my husband and my brother. Could you pls tell me if I understand true:
    I will K1, P1 and go on like this on the 1st row and then on the 2nd row I will only knit till the end of row (not K1,P1)..Is it correct?
    Also the same problem here, when we start to decrease, you say K6..Is it "6 stitches knitted normal and ssk " or "6 stitches knitted as K1-P1-K1-P1-K1-P1 and ssk"??

    Thanks

    Sebnem

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    1. Did you ever get an answer to this question? The photo seems to show a k1, p1 all the way to the top. It doesn't look like there is a knit stitch every other row. Also, the photo looks like there is 2k and 2p all the way around, maybe it is that it is stretched. Could someone help? I am a new knitter. Thanks

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    2. Hi Stuff I Do! Don't look at the photo, just go with the pattern. The first round is k1, p1 till the end of the round, the second round is simply knit to the end of the round, then repeat these 2 rounds for the length of your hat, after a few rounds you will begin to see the pattern. For the decreases, don't question it just follow the instructions and remember to repeat between the *'s, I promise it will turn out just fine and you're gonna love it.

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    3. When you read a pattern, you always want to follow the directions in between the two asterisks first, and repeat those stitches between the asterisks if it tells you to do so. The directions are crystal, but here's a breakdown of what I did and I ended up with a lovely reversible cap:

      Row 1: knit 1, purl 1: repeated to the end.
      Row 2: just knit all the way to the end.

      Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 7" long

      To decrease: knit 6 stitches normally, slip 2 knit wise and then knit those two together (you turn 8 stitches into 7). Then knit 6 normally, slip 2 knit wise and then knit those two together (you should have 14 stitches completed). Repeat this set until you reach the end of the row.
      On the next row, k1,p1 until the end.
      knit 5 stitches normally, slip 2 knit wise and then knit those two together (you should have turned 7 stitches into 6)...repeat this all until the end.
      On the next row k1,p1 until the end

      On the k1,p1 rows, every other k1, p1 row ends in a knit stitch.

      Here's an awesome ssk video tutorial:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGwcYW3GG3M

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  19. Love this pattern! Thanks for taking the time to write it up and for making it free. I just finished one for a Christmas gift and will be casting on for another soon!

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  20. Hello,

    Can anyone please help me about my above mentioned pattern reading problem asap? Because the new year is coming and also I will start full time working in 1-2 weeks so I don't have too much time to knit the caps for my husband and my brother..

    Thanks for any kind advice

    Sebnem

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  21. Lovely!
    I'd like to give it a try, but I only own 4mm dpn.
    How should I modify the pattern if I were to use them?

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  22. Thank for the easy hat pattern! I featured it on my knitting blog as a great gift idea.

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  23. This is great. My only question is, what is the best way to make the brim stop rolling? (I'm new to making hats!) I definitely don't want this to be a roll brim hat.

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  24. Dewpoint, you should Knit 6, then ssk, because you are on the knit-only row.

    For the other person who asked whether there would be two knit stitches together on the decrease rows, the answer is 'yes' for the odd number decrease rows. Because you are losing stitches, some of the ribs have to disappear during the decrease rows.

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  25. hola , me gusta mucho este gorro, pero no entiendo bien el ingles, lo tienes en traduccion al español, gracias

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    1. Ha recebido una repuesta a su post?

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    2. esto puede ayudar

      http://www.iknitts.com/2010/01/tutoriales-equivalencias-multi-idioma.html

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  26. Can anybody tell me the finished circumference of this hat?
    Thanks

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  27. Yes, I would also like to know the finished circumference.

    Thanks

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  28. hmmm... reduce stitches by ssk creates a twist to the left, ktog creates a twist to the right... what if my first decrease row I use a ssk then on my third decrease row I use ktog, I assume I will take out the twist created by using only ssk reduction?!?! anyone? input?

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  29. correction for above post, ktog = k2tog sorry...

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  30. HI...How can I enlarge this using chunky yarn... My son has and extra large sized head and I would like to make this for him.... Thanks, Marilyn

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  31. I want to make this hat for my husband, son, and baby grandson. My husband and son can use the adult size pattern, but how far would I decrease for say a 6-12 month old?

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  32. Several have asked for the size of the finished hat. I would like to know also

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  33. The finished size will depend heavily upon your gauge, but will fit a head 22-23". The hat appears small, but stretches liberally.

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    1. Haven,
      Can you PLEASE share the GAUGE?
      Many people are asking. Your pattern is FANTASTIC! And I want to do it right.
      3,4,5 stitches to the inch??? Everyone has a different tension. The wool you recommend says it is 4 stitches per inch, however when I did a test I knit 5 stitches per inch.
      Thank you so much!!

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  34. The gauge (which is available on the Ravelry page, is 4 stitches/inch UNSTRETCHED, but REALLY doesn't matter much, because the stitch is incredibly stretchy.

    I'm currently a veterinary student, and don't have a ton of time to answer questions, so please refer to project pages on Ravelry for future questions.

    Here's the link to the Rav page: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/man-hat-2

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  35. I just finished this hat for my husband - it looks awesome! Thanks so much, it was an easy pattern to follow :)

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  36. With the beanie style being so popular right now, this hat suit both genders. I just finished one for my daughter using Premier Yarns Cuddle Fleece and I love it...so much that I'll be making another for my self! It was a quick and easy knit! Thank you!

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  37. Beautiful! I am making one for a friend of a friend (more or less). Hoping I can send it to him soon!

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGwcYW3GG3M

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  39. awall, I think ssk means "slip stitch, knit," and the asterisk* denotes the end of a set of instructions to repeat. Please correct me if I'm wrong, knitting world.

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  40. No, I think SSK is a decrease: "slip, slip, knit" means slip two stitches and then knit them together.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGwcYW3GG3M

    Lately, I've been doing the second slip purlwise, like this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsolX0TNq_Q

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  41. I made this hat for my husband, and now my Dad has asked for the same one, so I am casting on today for him! Thanks for the awesome pattern :)

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  42. Thanks for this pattern, I've made a few for friends and family and it has given me consistently good results. I added a 2k,2p rib bottom and makes an excellent winter hat, the reverse of the patern with the rib bottom looks great.

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  43. Great Pattern! I CO 8 extra stitches, did a k1,p1 bottom for 10 rows and alternated colored yarn. It's going to make a perfect gift for my large-headed male friend.

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  44. Thank you for the pattern...simple and perfect! Just finished making with double colors. Looks awesome!

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  45. I love this pattern :) I made this hat for my hubby and he loves it. Now I want to make it for my son(age 2) and my little brother (age 12) if I decrease by 8 stitches I think it will work for my brother and maybe if I decrease the size by 24 stitches it will fit my Lil man. But I'm not sure how to do the decrease would the numbers then stay the same?

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  46. Just finished this cap, and loved knitting it. I couldn't find my dp needles, so I had to do it on straight and sew seam...son had misplaced his favorite winter cap, and was looking pretty cold, so had to make do. It works up beautifully! Gave it to son tonight, and he was so surprised and happy. I think his exact words were, "It's pretty much perfect!" Thank you so much for the pattern. I will be using it again and again.

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  47. In the process of finishing my men's hat. Forgot to knit every other row but the ribbing looks great. Using an alpaca/bamboo yarn that is so soft.

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  48. Do you have a pattern to knit flat for a mans hat?
    Thank you

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