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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
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