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.


Chrysanthemum Hat

Beginner. A super simple, bright and stretchy beanie knit in the round from the brim up with a ribbed welt stitch pattern.

Chili Pepper Hat

Beginner. The hat is very versatile. It could be for a baby, child, woman or man.

Gauge: 7.0 stitches per inch or 28.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Cross-Country Chullo

Intermediate/Advanced. The styling of the Peruvian Chullo inspired this hat.


Ireland Rugby Hat

Intermediate. A nice celtic motif. Would be a good knit for St. Patrick's Day.


Kindling Hat

Beginner. Easy, breezy knitting in super-bulky yarn.


Madison's Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. An easy hat in two colors of bulky yarn that knits up quickly. A good project to do to learn stranded knitting (fairisle).


Palindrome Hat

Beginner. This pattern creates a thick & warm hat that gently hugs your head with reversible cables on the brim. Wear it with the brim folded up or down!


Princess Daisy Hat



Swirl Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. A long spiral of garter stitch moves the shifting colors of Mochi Plus in interesting ways.


Wise Nora Lacy Beret

Intermediate. Wise Nora is an airy summer beret knit from a lightweight blend of cotton and linen. The cabled brim band is worked first. Stitches are then picked up along one edge for the lace top.


Vortex Hat



Striped Cable Hat

Beginner. No need for circular or double-pointed needles as you knit this tri-colored hat flat and seam it up the back.


Pinky Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. A silly novelty knitted hat.


Monarch Lyon Hat



Knotty But Nice Manly Hat

Beginner. A nice knit hat for a man.


Iceland Felted Cloche Hat with Splash Trim

Beginner. A fun twist on a felted hat. Felted knit projects are great for beginning knitters.

Fountain Hat


Gauge: 6.25 stitches per inch or 25.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Flirty Hat

Beginner. A easy beginner hat pattern using a fun fur yarn.


Dragon Ribs Hat


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