Gift-giving for men can be tricky, whether it’s Father’s Day, their birthday or Valentine’s Day . But knitting them a hat is always a solid choice. Just pay attention to their style preference — some guys are more adventurous, while others prefer a more classic look. Whatever their deal, you’re sure to find a pattern worth stitching below. Now grab those circular needles and get going!
1. Simple Stranded Hat
The hardest part of this pattern: choosing what colors to use! This hat is the perfect starting point for stranded knitting, or a quick-and-easy project for anyone well-versed in colorwork.
2. Cabled Hat
There’s something cool about cables, as they bring lots of texture while still creating a classic, unisex look. Bonus: there’s only one type of cable used in this hat pattern, so even if you’re new to the style you can still give it a try.
3. Waffle Hat
If you can knit and purl, you can stitch this hat — it’s all about combining those building blocks to make a waffle stitch cap in the round. The pattern calls for sport-weight yarn, but feel free to use any skein you have on-hand (so long as long as you pay attention to gauge).
4. Classic Men’s Hat
This ribbed hat is as basic as it gets, while still looking (and feeling) cozy and cool. It’s knit with bulky-weight yarn, so it works up in no time.
5. Textured Hat
Use a light color if you really want the texture in this hat to stand out, or make it more subtle with darker yarn. Either way, your guy is sure to love this gift.