This hat is easy to make, with a pattern created to fit anyone. And the best part? It’s unisex! I have a hard time trying to find things to knit for male relatives, and hats are usually my go-to for Christmas and birthdays. They’re quick, easy, and useful.
Feel free to use any cable pattern you wish, but if you wish to use the one shown I have included a graph for the simple braid used in the sample projects. Enjoy!
- Any weight of yarn (the gray hat is made with bulky yarn, the brown hat with worsted)
- 16 inch circular knitting needles (size should appropriately match your yarn weight)
- Double pointed knitting needles (same size as your circulars)
- Darning needle
- Cable needle
K – Knit
P – Purl
SSK – Slip Slip Knit
C2F - Slip two stitches onto cable needle, hold in front. Knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle.
C2B - Slip two stitches onto cable needle, hold in back. Knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle.
Knitting in the round
Seaming (I used the Kitchener stitch, though plain seaming will work)
Picking up stitches
Feel free to sell the items you make using this pattern, or even hand out the pattern to your friends or knitting class students. I only ask that you don’t sell the pattern or claim it as your own.