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.

Capelet, Hat, Scarf and Wristlets Set

Intermediate.

Gauge: 2.5 stitches per inch or 10.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Via Russian Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. Our felted Russian cossack hat is elegant cold weather wear.

Stocking Cap

Intermediate. Knit on Circular and Double Pointed Needles. US size 7 needles. I recommend using needles two sizes smaller for ribbing.

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

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Knit Shortie

Intermediate.

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Felted Hat

Beginner/Intermediate.

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Cable Knit Cap

Intermediate.

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

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Ridged/Ringed Cap

Beginner/Intermediate.

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

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Rolled Brim Cap

Beginner/Intermediate. Great basic hat pattern. Uses double pointed needles, as do most of these hats (you can do it!).

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

Roll Brim Stash Hat

Intermediate.

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

Ski Hat with Ear Flaps

Intermediate.

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

Marsan Watchcap

Beginner/Intermediate. Nice hat for guy or gal.

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

Vinter Lue

Intermediate.

Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch or 14.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Pattern book.

Three Flowers Hat

Intermediate.

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

Ribbed Head Bands

Beginner. Looks even better in k2, p2 ribbing (use a multiple of 4 stitches). Make it on straight needles and sewn it up the back, for a beginner project. Use needles 2 sizes smaller than recommended for yarn for ribbing.

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Bidda's Head Hugger

Beginner/Intermediate.

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

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Cold Weather Hat

Beginner/Intermediate.

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

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"No Hair Day" Chemo Cap

Intermediate.

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

Official Kitty62 Hat

Intermediate/Advanced.

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

Adults Only Devil Hat

Intermediate/Advanced.

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

Nakiska ear warmer

Intermediate.

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

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