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Double-Sided Man Hat

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Double-Sided Man Hat

Category: Hats
Gauge: 6 sts/in in Stockinette stitch
Technique: Magic Loop
Yarn Weight: Fingering (14 wpi)

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When designing a hat for my man, I tried to think of the perfect brim. While ribbed brims are ok and rolled brims are certainly girly, the best brim was an invisible folded edge.

To make this comfty hat with an invisible brim, you cast on at the brim with a provisional cast-on and knit two hats, one tucked inside the other.

The hat is made with self-striping sock yarn.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: One size
  • Finished Measurements: 7 in. deep x 20 in. around. Stretches to fit a head 21-23-in. in diameter.

  • Yarn Weight: Fingering (14 wpi)


  • Yarn: 350 yds fingering- weight self-striping sock yarn such as Trekking, Hunterwazzer, or Opal.
  • Needles: 1 pair circular needles, 40-47"
  • Needle size: US 5 - 3.75 mm or size required to get gauge (6 sts/in)
  • Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle, waste yarn


  • 6 sts/in in St st

Shown: Opal sock yarn

Pattern Notes

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Published July 17, 2018
Last Updated: - Current Version: 1.5
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  1. Candy Franks – KnitFreedom Customer Happiness

    If your gauge is off, your hat will not match the patterns finished measurements and you might not be happy with the fit. We recommend that you do a swatch first and then adjust the pattern.
    Happy Knitting

    1. Candy Franks – KnitFreedom Customer Happiness


      I am sorry, but there is not a video for this pattern.
      Happy Knitting

  2. This looks like what I need for guidance. Thanks!
    Could one knit the “inside” hat plain and the outside hat with a stranded pattern? And, is there value in putting a purl row at the junction between the two hats so that it is clear to the wearer where the “fold” line is?

    1. Hi there,
      I’m so glad you like the hat! You could absolutely knit the outside hat with a stranded pattern. Consider using a larger size needle for the outside hat and be careful that you give plenty of room for the floats to stretch.
      As far as putting a purl row at the junction, I think it might ruin the seamless look of the brim. My guy wears his hat all the time and it stays perfectly folded even though there’s no purl row. But you could definitely try it if you want to add that extra visual detail right at the brim.
      Happy knitting!

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