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
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
S(M, L) –Shown in S & M
(Note: M Fits from pre-teen to standard Women’s, L fits standard Men’s)
Stretches to fit up to: 22(23, 24)”/56 (58, 6) cm
17 sts x 22 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch
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.
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)
Spiral Decrease for Crown
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.
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!