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Father's Day Knits

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More knitters probably think of knitting for mom for Mother's Day and other holidays than think about knitting for the men in their lives for Father's Day.

Knitting for men doesn't have to be the traumatic experience passed down in fables of the sweater curse. It can be a fun experience appreciated by the recipient. Here are some pattern ideas to get you started.

Garter Stitch Tie

garter stitch tie
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Yes, a tie for Father's Day is a bit of a cliche, but dad's sure to prefer this quick handmade version to another one bought from the store, particularly if he wears ties often.

Ribbed Hat

ribbed men's hat
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This easy knit hat is a snap to whip up for any occasion, and the fact that it's ribbed makes it more forgiving for fitting on a variety of dad-sized heads.

Camouflage Hat

camouflage hat
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Another easy hat choice for the dad who hunt is this camouflage hat. It's sized for a big guy, and has a deep section of ribbing that can be folded up to keep the ears extra toasty when out hunting his game of choice on cool mornings.

Woven Rib Socks

woven rib socks
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If your guy (like mine) is sure to not be excited about a knit sweater, why not try knitting him some socks instead. This relatively easy pattern knits up quickly but isn't too frilly for a guy.

Knit Pencil Bag

knit pencil bag
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This super-simple bag is a great way for dad to stash a lot of little things, from pencils to small tools. It knits up in no time and can be lined with a plain fabric (or stripes or something masculine) to make a great useful gift.

Bottle Cozy

bottle cozy
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Whether dad's a fan of beer or handcrafted sodas, why not buy him a six-pack of his favorites and supply him with a cute knit bottle cozy or two? These keep some of the cold and condensation off you hands while drinking and can also be used for cans.
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