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. Magic Loop Hat
This ribbed brim hat is simple and sure to be loved by the man in your life. Stitch it up using the magic loop method and prepare for him to be wowed.
3. 3-Color Helix Hat
Say goodbye to jogs , because this colorwork hat simply doesn't have 'em. After you choose your colorway, you'll work in the round to create those fine stripes.
4. 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.
5. 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).
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Fair-Isle Hat
There's so much to love about this slouchy-style hat, from its two-color ribbing and Lithuanian colorwork motifs to a section of stripes and a block of stockinette stitch . It's a great gift for any time of year, but is particularly fitting around the holidays.
9. Charlie Hat
Just picture how good your guy will look in this striking two-color hat. The simple ribbed pattern comes together quickly — all you have to do is pick your yarn.