Free Knitting Patterns: Hats

Everyone loves a nice warm knit hat. A hat is a fun project that doesn't take a lot of yarn or time. Hat patterns can vary in their complexity, from simple beanies and toques, to complex lace slouches and cloches. In this directory of hat patterns, we have noted the complexity of the pattern from beginner knitter to advanced.

Dylan's Beanie


Gauge: 5.0 stitches per inch or 20.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Blue Box Beret



Argyle Hat


Lamb's Pride Hat Set

Beginner/Intermediate. Lovely hat and scarf using Brown Sheep's Bulky Lamb's Pride yarn.

Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch or 18.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Simple Stocking Hat

Beginner. Knit with a double strand of Impeccable yarn by Loops and Threads, this little hat knits up quick!

Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch or 18.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Beret, Mittens and Scarf

Beginner/Intermediate. A lovely set, beret, mittens and scarf knit with Lamb's Pride wool yarn.

Gauge: 3.0 stitches per inch or 12.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Crazy for Color Cap

Intermediate. A beautiful and colorful hat knit in fair isle colorwork.

Gauge: 5.5 stitches per inch or 22.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Blue Fir Hat


Gauge: 3.75 stitches per inch or 15.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Basic Striped Hat

Beginner. Just your easy beginner stripped hat.

Gauge: 4.0 stitches per inch or 16.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Anna of Green Cables Hat


Gauge: 3.0 stitches per inch or 12.0 stitches per 4 inches.

We Call Them Pirates Hat


Gauge: 6.0 stitches per inch or 24.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Tychus Hat


Toque with Earflaps


Gauge: 3.25 stitches per inch or 13.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Strawberry Fields Hat

Beginner. This is a basic beanie style hat with an easy stitch pattern that looks complicated but is easy peasy.


Snowtracks Cap


Secretive Storms Hat



Zebra Hat


Wolf Motif Hat


Gauge: 25.0 stitches per inch or 100.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Vinea Hat

Intermediate. Vinea is the Latin word for Vineyard in reference to the pattern which forms the band of the hat.

Strawberry Floppy Hat


Gauge: 6.5 stitches per inch or 26.0 stitches per 4 inches.

There's 339 Hats patterns. Use the links below to view more:

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