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Iron Knit Hat for Men Pattern

iron knit hat pattern for men

iron knit hat pattern for men

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

  • Double-pointed or circular knitting needles 6.5 mm (US 10 1/2 /UK 3).
  • Roving, Bernat – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice.
  • Weight Category – 5. Quantity – less than1 ball. If you have difficulty to find aforementioned brand of yarn, use something else that will have about 100 m (110 yards) per 100 grams skein.
  • Pom pom – black/white/purple color. Material – natural fur / faux fur / yarn pom pom. Size – 15-16-17 cm.

Iron knit hat size:

Head circumference: 56-58 cm (21-22”).

Gauge: 13 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

K – knit

P – purl

Pm – place marker

P2tog – purl two together

skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done

st(s) – stitch(es)

iron knit hat on the mannequin head - side view

Pattern of the iron knit hat for men:

Using long tail method cast on 60 stitches or any other number divisible by 4. Place marker and join to knit in the round. Rib k1, p1 until piece measures 14 cm.

Round 1: [k1, p3] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 2: [k1, p1] – repeat till the end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1- 2 until hat measures 13-14 cm from the ribbing.

iron knit hat on a male model - backside view

Shaping hat’s crown:  

Round 1: [k1, p2tog, p1] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 2: [k1, p2] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 3: [k1, p2tog] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 4: [k1, p1] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 5: [skpo] – repeat till the end of round.

Break yarn and leave 10 cm tail. Thread end through remaining 15 stitches and fasten securely. Weave in all ends securely.

Optionally add yarn, faux or real fur pom pom.

crown of the iron knit hat for men

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Diane 7th May 2022 at 14:25

Like your hatsthank you

Knitting Guru 8th May 2022 at 13:11

Thank you. Please enjoy!

Jo 9th May 2022 at 14:04

I am working on this hat Ann and am now past the ribbing and about 5cm into the pattern. Not a perfect yarn match or needle size but it is coming out nicely so far. YIPEEE. My concern now is when I look at the yarn left on the skein and how much I have yet to knit……I fear I haven’t enough. I’ll let you know if my ‘mission’ gets accomplished Hahaha

Knitting Guru 9th May 2022 at 19:58

I understand your fear))) I usually start knitting faster hoping I can finish the project faster and see if it was enough yarn))) Crazy right)))

Wanda Gibson 11th May 2022 at 18:30


Sandra Livingstone 16th June 2022 at 08:56

Thank you do much much appreciate

Janie 29th June 2022 at 21:15

Love this pattern with hopes to use up some chunky yarns in my stash. Interested to see how much I will really need. Most skeins say 109 yards thought the pattern says 110. Found a set of Pom poms to use. Getting ready for Christmas! Thank you so much!!

Knitting Guru 3rd July 2022 at 10:39

I used less than 1 ball. So 1 skein will be enough

Lizzie 9th October 2023 at 06:14

I have 6 weight bulky, what size needles can I use to make the pattern work? it’s so gorgeous!

Ann 14th October 2023 at 10:24

for super bulky i usually use 9 mm knitting needles. Cast on 44 or 48 sts


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