Quick Knits for the Guys

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. This week I’ve rounded up a few accessory patterns we’ve designed specifically for the guys (but they’re all great for gals, too).

Hinkley (shown at the top of the page) is a great classic hat from our booklet #366 the Vintage Men’s collection. It knits up in no time in Berroco Vintage Chunky. The Family Hats pattern is free and comes in 3 sizes—the pattern was originally written for Berroco Blackstone Tweed, but would work beautifully in Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Berroco Vintage, or Tuscan Tweed.


The Hook pattern for fingerless gloves from the Vintage Men collection are knit in Berroco Vintage DK—so they’ll work up quickly. They use only one skein and with a few cable twists on the back of the hand, they’ll keep you interested, too.


Keel Socks, also from the same booklet (and also knit in Vintage DK), were designed to be a quick knit—stockinette stitch in the round can go pretty quickly and the contract stripes you can personalize with school or team color combinations.

How’s your holiday gift-knitting progressing?

4 thoughts on “Quick Knits for the Guys

  1. I have knitted a long time. I have always been challenged to know the correct weight of yarn to use in a particular pattern. Please help me. Is the correct weight for Family Hats worsted or dk or??? Thanks

    1. Hi Sandra,

      The Family Hats pattern is knit in Berroco Blackstone Tweed, which Ravelry lists as an Aran weight. I would suggest using a worsted weight or aran weight yarn—you can always check your gauge against the pattern’s stated gauge to make sure you’re getting the right gauge.

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