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Knit Pillar Hat Pattern for Men

men-style pillar hat knitting pattern

men-style pillar hat knitting pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

Double-pointed or circular knitting needles 3.25 mm or 3 mm (US 3/UK 10) for the ribbing and 3.5 mm (US 4) – for the main part.

Guobao, Knitting Wool – 100% Wool.

Weight Category – 3 (DK). Quantity: 90 grams. If you have difficulty to find aforementioned brand of yarn, use something else that will have about 200 m (220 yards) per 100 grams skein.

Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Men’s knit pillar hat size:

Head circumference: 54-58 cm (21-22”).

Gauge: 21 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

left side of men's knit pillar hat shot on a male model

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

K – knit

P – purl

Pm – place marker

K2tog – knit two together

P2tog – purl two together

st(s) – stitch(es)

gray color knit pillar hat made for men shot on a flat surface next to a white flower

Men-style pillar hat knitting pattern:

Using smaller size knitting needles cast on 112 stitches (multiple of 28). Place stitch marker and join to knit in the round. Rib k2, p2 until the piece measures 5-6 cm.

Switch to bigger size knitting needles.

Rounds 1-3: [k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p18] – repeat 4 times.

Rounds 4-6: [k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k14, p2] – repeat 4 times.

Rounds 7-9: [k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p18] – repeat 4 times.

Round 10: knit all stitches around.

Rounds 11-13: [p14, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4] – repeat 4 times.

Rounds 14-16: [k10, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4] – repeat 4 times.

Rounds 17-19: [p14, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4] – repeat 4 times.

Round 20: knit all stitches around.

Repeat Rounds 1-19 once more. At this point, the hat measures about 18 cm.

Now, begin shaping the crown.

Round 1: [k10, k2tog, k2tog, k10, k2tog, k2tog] – repeat 4 times.

Round 2: [k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2tog, p10, p2tog] – repeat 4 times.

Rounds 3-4: [k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p12] – repeat 4 times.

Round 5: [k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p1, (k2tog)- 5 times, p1] – repeat 4 times.

Rounds 6-7: [k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p1, k5, p1] – repeat 4 times.

Round 8: [ k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2tog, p3, p2tog] – repeat 4 times.

Rounds 9-10: [k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p5] – repeat 4 times.

Round 11: [k2tog, p2tog] – repeat around. At the end, there will be 1 single stitch; simply purl 1.

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

Optionally attach yarn, faux or real fur pom pom.

back side of men's knit pillar hat shot on a male model

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