This is hands down the best men's hat pattern out there. It's easy, free, and uses a single skein of yarn. I've made four out of Noro Silk Garden and see the recipients wearing them all over town. Just finished one in Cascade's Eco Duo and it's delicious.
I have to admit, I’ve knit this hat countless times, but I don’t have one for myself. Without fail, every time I finish one, a friend or family member will try it on and I exclaim how good it looks on them and gift it. This is my most recent version. I wore it exactly once before it was stolen off my head and immediately given away. They’re just so easy to make, I’m always telling myself I’ll make a new one to keep!
I love this knit stitch. Cast on multiples of 4. Knit all right side (odd) rows. Row 2 and 4: p1k3 across. Row 6 and 8: k2, *p1k3 across to end, end with p1k1. Repeat 8 rows for pattern. Or for Row 6 and 8, start with a k1 and end with p1k2.