Thursday, October 16, 2008

FREE PATTERN - Cheeky Charlie's Hat for Guys



VERY QUICK KNITTING PROJECT!

Have a hard time finding men's patterns? Well here's a Men's hat you'll like to knit and he'll love to wear (You'll want to wear it, too)!

Note: All humans were out of the house when I photographed this, so I used my friend "Cheeky Charlie" as a model. On a human, this hat fits the head, if you like the loose part at the top (like on Charlie), just knit it a bit longer.

The yarn I used was even designed just for guys. What makes a good men's yarn? Good colors and soft yarn. Linus yarn from Knit One, Crochet Too fits the bill. This randomly self-striping hats comes in great colors made just for men and has the soft feel they love.



Cheeky Charlie's Hat for Guys Knitting Pattern

Sizes: Child (Adult)
Circumference: 16 (18)"

Materials
Gauge
18 sts to 4" on US 7 needles

Pattern
  1. Using the circular needle, Cast on 72 (80) sts
  2. Rounds 1 -4: *Knit 2 sts, purl 2 sts.* Repeat from * to * around.
  3. Knit all rounds until hat measures 5.5 (7)" from the beginning.
  4. Size Large Only. *Knit 8 sts, knit next 2 sts together.* Repeat from * to * around - you will have 72 sts.
  5. Size Large Only. Knit one round.
  6. Both Sizes work all remaining rounds. *Knit 7 sts, knit next 2 sts together.* Repeat from * to * around - you will have 64 sts.
  7. Knit one round. Change to double pointed needles.
  8. *Knit 6 sts, knit next 2 sts together.* Repeat from * to * around - you will have 56 sts.
  9. Knit one round.
  10. *Knit 5 sts, knit next 2 sts together.* Repeat from * to * around - you will have 48 sts.
  11. Knit one round.
  12. *Knit 4 sts, knit next 2 sts together.* Repeat from * to * around - you will have 40 sts.
  13. Knit one round.
  14. *Knit 3 sts, knit next 2 sts together.* Repeat from * to * around - you will have 32 sts.
  15. Knit one round.
  16. *Knit 2 sts, knit next 2 sts together.* Repeat from * to * around - you will have 24 sts.
  17. *Knit 1 st, knit next 2 sts together.* Repeat from * to * around - you will have 16 sts.
  18. *Knit next 2 sts together.* Rpeat from * to * around - you will have 8 sts.
  19. Cut yarn leaving approximately an 8" tail. Using a yarn needle, weave tail through remaining 8 sts then remove them from the needles.
  20. Fasten off and weave in yarn ends. Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. Cheeky Charlie still looks good ... must have liked the move to CA ... hat is cute :-)

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  2. Anonymous12/12/2008

    If i start this on dpns instead of the circs
    1)how would i go about doing so?
    2)will it still look the same?
    Thank you for any help! I can't wait to make this for my 13 year old son!
    Wendy

    Wendy.burgess@murraystate.edu

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  3. Love the hat! Since I am a fan of magic loop, I'd probably start on shorter circs and just go to longer circs and do magic loop at the end of the hat. I think my son would love this hat! Thanks!!

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  4. Hi from the Bronx, NY, I'm a beginner knitter :O)and just started on a scarf. Any tips, or easy patterns I can use?

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  5. Anonymous10/05/2009

    Love this pattern. It was so easy and fun to make.

    skzolno@aol.com

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  6. Is this the Linus Yarn in Hemlock 573? Love the colors! Nice!

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  7. Is there a pattern for regular knitting needles?

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