Shown in colors: Grey(ish), Gun Metal(ish) and Red(ish)
My Guy Hat
When designing for guys, I always say simple is best. That's why I love plain ol' beanies. They're a great way for a dude to show a little style without really having to commit to anything crazy. If you go with a stockinette look, I can pretty much guarantee that your man will wear it. Use color and stripe placement to add or subtract his chosen level of funk. The My Guy Hat is designed to be a bit longer than average to cover the ears and slouch a bit, and includes spiral decreases at the crown for an added effect. Make this project now, or bookmark it for this year's holiday gift ideas!
1 ball each of Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell in colors: (A) Grey(ish) and (B) Gun Metal(ish), plus scraps of (C) Red(ish).
Size 5 mm/US 8 , 16”/41cm circular needles
Size 5 mm/US 8 dpns
Stretches to fit up to: 23(24)”/58/61cm
17 sts x 22 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch
With Color A, CO 80(84) sts. Join, taking care not to twist.
Rnds 1-8: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rnds 9-10: With Color B, knit.
Note: When working in-the-round, stockinette stitch is achieved by knitting every rnd.
Rnds 11-12: With Color A, knit.
Rnds 13-14: With Color B, knit.
Rnd 15: With Color C, knit.
Rnds 16-17: With Color A, knit.
Rnds 18-19: With Color B, knit.
Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 15.
Rnd 21-22: With Color A, knit.
Rnd 23-24: With Color B, knit.
Repeat the last four rounds, maintaining Color A & B stripe pattern and ending with Color B until piece measures 6 1/2(7)”/16(18)cm from edge.
Note: for less slouchy version, work body 1/2”-1”/1-2.5cm shorter.
L/XL size only:
Next Rnd: With Color A, knit around while dec 4 sts (using k2tog) evenly. (80)
Next Rnd: With Color A, knit.
Meet Dave, my husband.
Spiral Decrease for Crown
Change to dpns when necessary.
Dec. Round 1: *K8, k2tog* (rep. to end)
Rounds 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, & 16: K all sts.
Dec. rnd 3: *K7, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 5: *K6, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 7: *K5, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 9: *K4, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 11: *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 13: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 15: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 17: *K2tog; rep from * to end.
Thread tapestry needle through remaining sts. Pull tight and secure. Weave in ends.