Free Pattern: My Little Guys Hat!

Main Colors (MC) L-R: Citrus(ish), Punk(ish), Night(ish)

Main Colors (MC) L-R: Citrus(ish), Punk(ish), Night(ish)

My Little Guys Hat

A couple of years ago, I designed a slouchy beanie for my husband for Valentine’s Day. Since then, the My Guy Hat has become a staple around our household (I wore a version to Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle last year, and Dave’s actually wearing his beanie right this very moment!) The hat was originally designed using two-round stripes — that however, is SO laborious! (kidding) Now that my new, self-striping line is out though, it’s easy to let the yarn to the work so you don’t (barely) have to!

My Little Guys Hat is the same great beanie designed for the mister, this one has just been sized-down for the sister! In addition to the added sizing option, the directions have been simplified to account for change in yarn.

Simple lines with a pop of color are always a safe bet for knitwear that’ll keep you warm, but still look cool. This season, make this beanie for all of the guys (and gals) in your life — enjoy! –Vickie

My Little Guys 2


1 ball Bernat Sheep(ish) Stripes by Vickie Howell (MC)
1 ball Bernat Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell (CC)
Size US 8 (5mm), 16”/41cm circular needles
Size US 8 (5mm) dpns
Tapestry Needle


S(M, L) –Shown in S & M
(Note: M Fits from pre-teen to standard Women’s, L fits standard Men’s)

Finished Measurements

Stretches to fit up to: 22(23, 24)”/56 (58, 6) cm
17 sts x 22 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch


Hat Body:
With MC, CO 76(80, 84) sts. Join, taking care not to twist.
Rnds 1-8: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Note: When working in-the-round, stockinette stitch is achieved by knitting every rnd.

Repeat Rnd 9 until piece measures 6(6 1/2, 7)”/(15.25, 16, 18)cm from edge.
Note: for less slouchy version, work body 1/2”-1”/1-2.5cm shorter.

Join CC.
S size only: Knit around while dec 6 sts (using k2tog) evenly. (70)

M size only: Knit.

L size only:
Next Rnd: With CC, knit around while dec 4 sts (using k2tog) evenly. (80)

Contrasting Color (CC): Teal(ish)

Contrasting Color (CC): Teal(ish)

 Spiral Decrease for Crown

All Sizes:
Change to dpns when necessary.
Dec. Round 1: *K8, k2tog* (rep. to end)
Rounds 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, & 16: K all sts.
Dec. rnd 3: *K7, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 5: *K6, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 7: *K5, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 9: *K4, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 11: *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 13: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 15: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Dec. rnd 17: *K2tog; rep from * to end.


My Little Guy 4

Cut yarn leaving a tail. Using tapestry needle, feed yarn through remaining live sts while removing needles; pull snuggly.

Weave in ends.

Psst! Sheep(ish) Stripes is available at select Jo-ann Stores, A.C. Moore, and online at Yarnspirations.com!

5 Responses to “Free Pattern: My Little Guys Hat!”

  1. Barbara

    I was just in my local JoAnn store yesterday, but alas, no self-striping sheepish. 🙁 My little hats will have to wait. Will check again on my next trip. 🙂 Yarn-overly yours