Unlock a FREE Cap Knitting Pattern for Both Men and Women Knitting Materials, Knitting Abbreviations, Measurement, Knitting Pattern & Video Tutorial.
Greetings, dear friends! How are you all doing? I sincerely hope that joy and wellness fill your days. Today, I’m thrilled to present yet another exquisite knitting pattern to each and every one of you – an elegant hat or cap that exudes style and charm. What’s even more delightful is that this captivating cap can be fashioned for both men and women alike.
I’ve provided complete details about knitting this cap below, such as the type of yarn I used, the size of the needles, the knitting pattern of the cap, the required length, how to knit the cap’s border, and the amount of yarn needed.
Additionally, I’ve included a video tutorial below for this men’s cap, simplifying the knitting process for your convenience.
I am simplifying the knitting process for your convenience. Now, let’s embark on the journey of knitting a stylish cap suitable for both women and men.
Table of Contents
Knitting Needles– 10 Number Straight Needles
Knitting Yarn– 100 Gram Vardhman Wool
- K – Knit
- SL – Slip
- P – Purl
- STS- Stitches
- K2Tog – Knit 2 stitches together from the front loop
- P2Tog – Purl 2 stitches together
Free Cap Knitting Tutorial
In today’s blog post, we will take you through the complete process of knitting a men’s cap, beginning from the very start and concluding at the finishing touches.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced knitter, we have provided a detailed, step-by-step guide for crafting a yarn cap designed for men, all right here.
Stitches – To knit the Cap, we’ve cast on 120 stitches onto the needles.
Knitting Cap Border
The cap begins with the knitting of its border. For the cap’s border, I’ve knitted a simple pattern consisting of two knit and two purl stitches. Below is the pattern for the border:
- Row 1 ( Right Side ) – * K2, P2 * repeat from * to * till the end of the row
- Row 2 ( Wrong Side ) – ( Knit in knit & Purl in purl ) * P2, K2 * repeat from * to *
Continuing with these two rows, I’ve finished knitting the border for the men’s cap. Feel free to customize the length of the border based on your preference. In my cap, I’ve added a border of 2 inches or 16 stitches.
After knitting the border of the cap, we need to increase the stitches. In this cap, I’ve added 20 stitches on the straight side, so now we will have a total of 140 stitches. The pattern for this increase is provided below:
- Row 17 (Right Side) – We need to increase the stitches on the right side. For this, we will knit the sixth stitch twice. First, knit the stitch from the front, then knit the same stitch from the back.
- Row 18 ( Wrong Side ) – Purl all sts
Once the border is finished and the stitches have been increased, it’s time to proceed with knitting the design for the men’s cap.
This pattern involves a combination of both knit and purl stitches, which is repeated once within a span of 20 rows.
Here is the pattern for the cap:
- Row 1 – SL1, * P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K10 * repeat from * to * …………………..last sts K1
- Row 2 – SL1, * P10, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2 * repeat from * to * ……………….. last sts P1
- Row 3 – SL1, * P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, P10 * repeat from * to * …………….. last sts K1
- Row 4 – SL1, * K10, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2 * repeat from * to * ………….. last sts P1
- Row 5 – Same as row 1
- Row 6 – Same as row 2
- Row 7 – Same as row 3
- Row 8 – Same as row 4
- Row 9 – Same as row 1
- Row 10 – Same as row 2
- Row 11 – SL1, * K10, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2 * repeat from * to * ………………… last sts K1
- Row 12 – SL1, * K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P10 * repeat from * to * ………………. last sts P1
- Row 13 – SL1, * P10, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2 * repeat from * to * ……………… last sts K1
- Row 14 – SL1, * K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, K10 * repeat from * to * …………….. last sts P1
- Row 15 – Same as row 11
- Row 16 – Same as row 12
- Row 17 – Same as row 13
- Row 18 – Same as row 14
- Row 19 – Same as row 11
- Row 20 – Same as row 12
As we work on knitting, we will gradually fill the length of the cap. I’ve replicated the entire design four times in this section.
Decrease & Bind Off The Cap
Once the cap’s length is complete, we will initiate the process of decreasing stitches. The pattern for decreasing stitches is outlined below.
- Row 1 ( Right Side ) – * K10, K2tog * repeat from * to * …………….. last 10 sts K10
- Row 2 ( Wrong Side ) – Purl all sts
- Row 3 ( Right Side ) – * K9, K2tog * repeat from * to * …………… last 10 sts K10
- Row 4( Wrong Side ) – Purl all sts
- Row 5 ( Right Side ) – * K8, K2tog * repeat from * to * …………….. last 10 sts K10
- Row 6 ( Wrong Side ) – Purl all sts
- Row 7 ( Right Side ) – * K7, K2tog * repeat from * to * …………….. last 10 sts K10
- Row 8 ( Wrong Side ) – Purl all sts
- Row 9 ( Right Side ) – * K6, K2tog * repeat from * to * …………….. last 10 sts K10
- Row 10 ( Wrong Side ) – Purl all sts
We’ll cut the yarn and make sure the stitches that are left are safe using a needle. We’ll put the extra stitches onto the needle, pull tightly to keep them in place, and hide the loose yarn end. Once we do all of this, the cap will be done.
So, there you go, our fashionable men’s cap is all set. We wish you liked the men’s cap pattern and hope you’ll try making one yourself.
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Gents Cap Knitting FAQ
How many stitches do you cast on a men’s hat?
120 stitches were cast on this hat using 10-number needles. But the number of stitches you cast on for a men’s hat can vary based on the yarn weight you’re using, the needle size, and the desired finished size of the hat. Generally, for an adult-sized men’s hat, you might cast on somewhere between 80 to 120 stitches.
Can we increase or decrease the border length of the hat?
Yes, it is possible to increase or decrease the border length of the hat.
Is this hat suitable for beginners to knit?
Yes, this hat is suitable for beginners to knit.
Are the measurements for the cap and knitting video tutorials also provided?
Yes, measurements and knitting video tutorials are shared. Make sure to follow the pattern or instructions carefully, and you’ll be on your way to creating a stylish wool hat. Good luck with your knitting project!