Crazy Hands Knitting

Men’s knit scarf pattern and slouchy knit hat pattern

Knitting ribbed set with circular needles

Winter is taking over and it’s getting colder from day to day, so you should be fully equipped with warm cloth for this type of weather. We mostly knit some nice things for women and babies, and ignore our lovely men. Now is the time to change the situation a bit and knit slouchy hat together with warm knit scarf for men. I hope this winter ammunition will be used and appreciated by your second half. This knitting set can also be used by women by changing its color you can easily get a knit hat and knit scarf for women. Enjoy this pair of knit patterns and have wonderful days before Christmas holidays!

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular Knitting Needles 3.5 mm (US 4) – for hat and scarf;

<> Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. Black color: 100 grams -130 m per skein – =1.5 balls for hat and 3 balls for scarf;

<> Hook or tapestry needle.

Cable knit hat and scarf sizes: 

Adult hat: 52-58 cm

Scarf: 21 cm wide (not stretched) and 1m 20 cm long (not stretched). Stretching to 2 m 35 cm long.

Gauge: 25 stitches = 4 inches in ribbing – not stretched (for hat)

4 stitches = 1 inch  - not stretched (for scarf)

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

p2tog – purl two together

p3tog – purl three together

yo – yarn over

selvage stitch  Always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

Using long tail cast on 88 stitches, place marker and join to knit in the round. Please be careful not to twist stitches.  If you want the hat smaller or bigger just add or subtract 4, 8, 12, 16…. stitches.

Work in k2, p2 for 20-21 cm from the edge.

Shaping the crown of the men's slouchy knit hat:

Round 1: *k2, p2tog, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 2-4: *k2, p1, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 5: *k1, p2tog [purl two together - 1 knit and 1 purl stitches from the previous round], repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 6: *k1, p1 repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 7: *k1, p3tog [purl three together – 1 purl, 1 knit, 1 purl stitches from the previous round], repeat from * to the end of round.

Cut yarn leaving 15-16 cm tail. Using hook or tapestry needle pull the yarn through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.

shaping the crown of men's knit hat

finished men's knit hat

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men's knit hat on the snow

men's knit scarf pattern and men's slouchy knit hat- side view on a person

Men's knit scarf pattern:

For the men’s knit scarf I have used the same type of yarn and needle size.

I believe that men like something simple and cozy at the same type. For the scarf I have chosen English Rib Stitch or also known as Fisherman’s rib.

Cast on 32 stitches.

Row 1: selvage stitch (slip the first stitch), *k1, yo, slip 1 st as if purled, repeat from * till the last stitch, selvage st (purl);

Row 2: selvage st , *k next st and yo together, yo, slip 1 st as if purled repeat from* till the last stitch, selvage st.

Repeat Row 2 until your scarf measures desired length. Bind off loosely.

men's knit hat and men's scarf pattern - top view on the snow

men's knit scarf pattern

men's knit scarf pattern and slouchy hat knit pattern

men's knit scarf pattern and slouchy knit hat

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Londonlisa 11th August 2018 at 12:32

Is the needle size correct for this pattern? I looked up the yarn and the recommended needle size for it is 6-6.5mm which is substantially larger, the needle seems quite small and will make everything quite tight on the needles.

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 20th August 2018 at 00:41

Hi, yes, my needles were a bit small. Please, feel free to use large needles.

Caroline 13th August 2018 at 10:08

Thank you I will knit this for my son

Althea Kerr 30th April 2020 at 13:55

For knitting the hat and scarf, I know I will need two lengths of circular needles
What is the length needed for the hat?
What is the length needed for the scarf?
As it’s circular that I’m working with
I await your reply

Knitting Guru 1st May 2020 at 05:52

Hi Althea.
You can use one length 16” circular needles for both: scarf and hat. You can also use longer circular needles but then you have to use magic loop technique. I hope it helps.


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