For Him on V-day: My Guy Beanie!

Shown in colors: Grey(ish), Gun Metal(ish) and Red(ish)

My Guy Hat
Slouchy Beanie

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
Tapestry Needle

Adult S/M(L/XL)

Finished Measurements
Stretches to fit up to: 23(24)”/58/61cm

17 sts x 22 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch

Hat Body:
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

Both Sizes:
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.

Psst! We love to see your finished projects! Don't forget to tag @BernatYarn & @VickieHowell on Twitter & Instagram, or post it on the Bernat Facebook page!


Very nice pattern. Could use stash to make.

Thanks for the pattern...need to make for my son cold out! Loving the hexagon crochet bag in your blog header... is the pattern available?

Hi Natalie! The bag is from our 'Summer Days' pattern book. You can see the patterns from the book and purchase it in hard copy or as a digital download here: Hope that helps!

Great design, casting on now!

I love the colors you used, I think my hubs would like a splash of yellow instead of red. But I'm sold!

I love yellow with grey -- be sure to share an FO picture here or on Facebook!

Great pattern. I've not ventured into color work per se, so this will be a good project for that. I recorded a lot of your Knitty Gritty shows and glad I did. I bring them out to watch once n a while. KNIT ON!!!

This is a great, intro to color work project. Have fun!

I like the purse pattern could you please send the pattern Thanks Eva

I knit hats to donate to winter clothing drives in our community. This will be a great addition for the guys... and as Merilyn says, it's a great way to use up my accumulated stash! Thank you for sharing.

Love this pattern, I'm knitting one for my husband, he works outside most of the time, this will be great for him, Sheep(ish) is really warm and cozy. It's my new favorite to work with! I'm using Olive(ish) for the main color and Grey(ish) for B and Red(ish) for C. They look nice together. Now I just need a neck warmer pattern to go with it.

I love the look of this beanie, but I don't knit, i there a crochet version of this