Classic Gentleman

In each of our lives there is someone that comes to mind immediately when we hear the phrase ‘classic gentleman’. This could be a friend, a family member, a movie star or even yourself. They have simple, but impeccable taste in life and in fashion, and a simple, no-fuss love for the classics that have stood the test of time.

This pattern emulates the simple classic of combined cables and ribbing. It is perfect for the person in your life that loves classic lines and the warmth that only a hand-knit hat can provide. It is knit from the bottom up and has enough brim length to be folded up and customized to the perfect fit. It features a crown motif that emerges from the decreasing cables, so even the view from the top down looks refined.

Sizes Available

Adult: Medium (Large) to fit head circumference of 19 (23 in.) / 48.3 (58.4 cm)


US 3 (3.25 mm), 16 in. (40 cm) circular needle, DPNs or longer circular needle for magic loop method

US 4 (3.5 mm), 16 in. (40 cm) circular needle, DPNs or longer circular needle for magic loop method


US 4 (3.5 mm), 22 sts & 31 rnds = 4 in., in stockinette stitch in the round, unblocked


Universal Yarn Uptown DK, 100% Anti-Pilling Acrylic, 273 yds (250 m / 100 g)

Color Used: Navy Blue (144) x 1


Yardage Used: 158 (190) yds / 145 (174) m


Stitch marker(s)

Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Hat is knit from brim to crown in the round.

Consider placing an optional stitch marker every 19 stitches to separate body pattern repeats.

Yarn Substitutions

When substituting yarns, please choose a yarn of the same weight and fiber content as the yarn listed above. Do a test swatch and confirm that your gauge matches the gauge needed for the pattern.

Purchase Information

Downloadable PDF copies of this pattern are available for purchase on and

Pattern published February 2022.