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Mens basic beanie [knitting pattern]

September 19, 2014

With the holidays fast approaching I thought it would be a good idea to add some mens DIY projects to the blog. This beanie is fast and easy to make and it would make a great gift!
Needles size US 10 1/2
Yarn-Loops & Threads Charisma in Royal (1 skein)
Free Men’s Basic Beanie Knitting Pattern
Cast on 64 sts. Work in K2 P2 ribbing for 34 rows.
Row 35 (Dec Row): *K2, p2, k2, p2tog; rep from * Row 36: *K1, p2, k2, p2; rep from *
Row 37 (Dec Row): *k2, p2tog, k2, p1; rep from * Row 38: *K1, p2; rep from *
Row 39: *K1, k2tog; rep from * Row 40: *K1, k2tog; rep from *
Row 41: *K1, k2tog; rep from *
Cut yarn, leaving an 8 in. tail. Thread tail through stitches of last row and pull to secure. Use the tail to sew the side seam together.

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    October 10, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you so much for publishing this pattern. I only learned to knit two weeks ago and was looking for a beginner project. Your pattern is perfect; clear and easy to follow. I knitted my beanie in one afternoon.

    Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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    October 22, 2014 at 4:20 am

    directions for the actual beginning and end would be helpful. i've mostly just read gibberish…that's how new/beginner I am. Does the pattern seal itself up or do i have to do that for the crown part?

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      Gina Michele
      October 24, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      The cast on part at the beginning is the bottom of the hat. The hat is knit flat and then when you are done, you hand sew the seam starting at the crown. I hope this helps!

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    November 13, 2014 at 2:47 am

    What does Dec row and tog mean?

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      Gina Michele
      January 1, 2015 at 11:40 pm

      Dec row- is a row where the stitches are decreased. Tog is an abbreviation in knitting for together. Hope this helps!

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    December 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    What is the weight of this yarn (worsted, bulky)? Can you suggest alternative yarns?

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    Angie Carter
    January 26, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Can this pattern be worked in the round as written?

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    February 2, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    What yarn thickness was uses?

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    February 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Is there a video of this available??

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    October 17, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Took me 7 years to finish a pullover for my husband! Hopefully he won't need to wait that long for a woolly hat this Winter 🙂 Thanks for great, easy pattern.

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    December 7, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Just finished up one of these. Really simple and quick. Thanks so much for sharing. I used the self striping charisma yarn so it's actually striped in three colours. On row 40 I had an extra stitch. Don't know what I did wrong but I just knit it and carried on.

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