Free knitting patterns for unisex hats suitable for the men in your life including beanies, slouchy hats, earflap hats, and more. Most patterns are free. Updated 12/27/23
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Easy slightly slouchy hat knit with 2 round repeat texture. Suitable for men and women. 2 sizes Adult S/M (L/XL). Sport weight yarn. Man's Hat in Schachenmayr Catania Denim S9353. Available in English, Dutch, French, German
Ask Me Now Hat
Beanie hat with a classic style and cable details on the side. Suitable for men and women. 2 sizes Adult S/M (L/XL). Uses just one skein 262 yards (240 m) of the recommended DK weight yarn. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns.
Cable and Rib Hat
This easy beanie suitable for men and women features an 8 row repeat cable and texture crown with a ribbed brim. Uses just one skein of the recommended Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Svetlana Avrakh for Yarnspirations.
Morgan English Driving Cap
This version of the classic English Driving Cap or Ivy Cap is designed by Anne Kuo Lukito has a unique one piece construction that is shaped with short rows. It comes in two sizes to fit most men and women.
This unisex beanie features alternating garter/stockinette stitch squares and purl-sandwiched cables that look like knitted plaid. Sizes: Child small, child medium, child large, adult small, adult medium, adult large. Designed by Christine Terramane. Worsted weight yarn.
Sons of Anarchy: Opie Slouchy Hat
Ann Weaver’s unisex slouchy beanie was inspired by the hat worn by the Opie character in Sons of Anarchy tv series.
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Käänteinen – Reversible Rib Cap
Reversible beanie with decreases designed to showcase the ribbing. Designed by Pirita Hiltunen. Pictured project by Ihanive. Available in English and Finnish
Unisex cable beanie by Alexa Ludeman for Tin Can Knits in sizes for Baby (Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
Designed by Talitha Kuomi, this unisex retro-cool hat has enough class to be appropriate for daytime, but has enough “hip” to hold its own under the club lights between sets late into the night.
Men’s Earflap Beanie
Ribbed hat by Gina Michele is a quick knit in super bulky yarn.
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Like father, like son with these matching hats for new baby and proud daddy by Tin Can Knits. This modern fair-isle hat comes in multiple sizes, from Newborn to Adult, so parent and child can be two of a kind at any age! Great stash buster!
Easy unisex slouchy beanie hat features a broken rib stitch. Designed by Jennifer Adams Pictured project by eLoomanator
Nicholas Slouchy Hat
Now Free! This beanie is designed to wear over a baseball cap in order to have both the comfort of your favorite cap along with the warmth of a winter hat. Or you can wear it alone! 4 sizes from child to adult. Designed by Melody Rogers. Rated easy by Ravelers.
Tin Can Knits designed this easy unisex hat pattern that adds style by contrasting panels of garter stitch and stockinette. Options for beanie and slouchy styles Sizes for the whole family from Baby to Adult Large. Pictured projects by LauraPNW and RiverKnits
Yarnspirations’ hat comes in regular or slouchy fit, for men or women. Uses just one skein of the recommended yarn. Great for self-striping or multi-color yarn!
NY State of Mind
Unisex beanie features the city skyline done in duplicate stitch. Designed by Julie Farmer
Jennifer Tallapaneni designed this unisex hat that is worked from the top down all in one piece, including the brim. Sizes S[M, L]
Very easy unisex ribbed beanie with decreases that create an interesting geometric design by Jane Tanner in sizes for baby, child, youth/small, adult medium, adult large
Designed by Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes, this hat pattern easy to work and really stretchy. See below for the matching scarf pattern.
Fisher Cable Hat
Lindsey Felice designed this hat that is quick to knit. It features an easy cable pattern in the brim. Great for men and women!
Jason’s Tweed Hat
Melissa Thompson designed this hat for nubby, tweed yarn but any chunky yarn will work.
This hat by Yarnspirations features stranded colorwork.
Patterns for Purchase
Hats and Gloves Sirdar 8311
No longer free. Includes Ribbed Hat, Cabled Hat, Moss Stitch Hat, Plain Hat, Gloves and Fingerless Gloves for men or women. Designed by Sirdar. Fingering weight yarn.
Cable hat for men and women with three styles, fold up brim, a relaxed fit, and a slouch. Change size by using different needle size. Uses 1 skein of recommended Worsted weight yarn. Designed by VSRDesign.
This handsome hat is easy to knit in three styles, fold up brim, a relaxed fit, and a slouch. 3 sizes achieved using different needle size. Uses 1 skein of recommended Worsted weight yarn. Designed by VSRDesign.
Zizag Beanie Hat
Unisex hat knit flat and seamed. Add a few rows for a slouchy look. Directions for size medium and large. Just just requires knowlege of the knit stitch to create the zigzag texture. Rated easy by the designer. Designed by accessoriesbynez. DK weight yarn.
Cabled Irish Driving Cap
Unisex flat cap hat pattern with a stunning cable pattern on top. Sizes Small (18” – 20”), Medium (20” – 22”), Large (22” – 24”). Designed by LydiaHawkDesigns. The designer has other driving cap knitting patterns.
Easy-Going Slouchy Beanie
Super slouchy unisex hat great for men. 1 of 7 hat designs in Knit Celebrity Slouchy Beanies For the Family ebook
Unisex Bun Beanie
Easy hat and quick knit in bulky yarn. Two sizes. And you can sell the hats you knit from the patterns.
The unisex Bartek features multiple cable bands in varied width and one large cable twist that runs vertically up the side.
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