Guys get a reputation of being hard to knit for. It has been my experience that they are rather selective about what they will actually wear, but that makes it that much more satisfying when you knit a hat and he actually wears it.
Gift knitting season is sneaking up on us all so I did a little rounding up of a few favorite (free) patterns that I think he’ll really appreciate.
For Little Ones:
Truck is the classic little boys sweater. It has everything the little guys want, an easy simple crew neck shape and a sweet truck motif for style.
Fayerye (pronounced “fairy”) features a sweet floral embroidery detail for girls, but I think you could leave it plain or maybe mix in some more stripes and this hat would work well for a little guy, too.
And for the Not-So-Little Ones:
Larry‘s garter stitch panels add subtle texture to this understated men’s pullover with a mock turtleneck. The size range (36-40-44-48-52)” makes it a great choice for the hard-to-please.
Are you knitting gifts for your loved ones this year? I’d love to hear what you’re making, leave a comment and tell us about it.