Free Knitting Patterns: Hats

Everyone loves a nice warm knit hat. With over 300 free hat patterns you're bound to find the perfect one for your next knitting project. A hat is a fun knitting project that doesn't take a lot of yarn or time. Knitted 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 basic beginner knitter to advanced. Happy Knitting!


Gryffindor Lion Knit Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. This red and gold stranded colorwork knit hat features a proud lion for any Harry Potter fans!


Gertrude Slouchy Hat

Intermediate. Made in Fine yarn, in the round, with an alternating pattern of lace and cables - Perfect for summe


Garter Ridge Headband

Beginner/Intermediate. The Garter Ridge Headband combines a simple, textured stitch to allow the the yarn to shine.


Alien Hat

Intermediate. This monster is out of this world, featuring a cable design down the centre of the head.


Bird Tracks Beanie

Beginner/Intermediate. This textured beanie in 4 sizes features a traveling stitch pattern.


Hummingbird Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. The Hummingbird Hat is a stretchy, striped hat in 12 sizes from preemie through adult large


Yukon Beanie

Beginner/Intermediate. This beginner-friendly stranded knitting project features eye-catching vertical stripes.


Slouchy Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. Seed stitch elevates a simple color pattern on a winter warmer topped with a fun fur pompom.


Grey Days Beanie

Intermediate. This stretchy hat with distinctive cables will keep your head cozy.


Cable-Rib Beanie

Intermediate. This beanie combines cables and ribbing for a fresh look that is both fun and quick to knit.


Purple Haze Hat

Intermediate. A simple cable pattern combines with a snug fit to make a cozy hat.


Garter Ridge Hat

Beginner. This light and simple hat looks great in any fingering weight yarn and any color!


Braided Beanie

Intermediate. A single, braided cable adds visual appeal to this stretchy, unisex beanie.


Wicker Headband

Beginner/Intermediate. Perfect for the morning jogger to keep their ears warm.


Vine Lace Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. This sport weight hat is made with 140 - 160 yards of yarn and size US 5 & 6 needles.

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


Inside Outside Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. This attractive unisex hat is sized from toddler to adult and made with US 5 & 6 needles.

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


Sandy winter cable hat

Beginner/Intermediate. Easy and cute hat that can be easily adjusted for kid's size. As a bonus you can find matching cowl


Winter cable knit hat

Beginner/Intermediate. Warm and cute winter cable knit hat that can be easy adjusted for any size.


Hoxton Basic Hat

Beginner. This is a stylish and easy-to-wear beanie is equally suited to a apres-ski or urban exploring.

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


Juxtapose: A Cabled Beanie

Intermediate. Three styles of cables interact to create an exciting texture for a stretchy beanie.

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


Cupcake Hat

Intermediate. This bobbled hat with stretchy ribbing makes a perfect gift for a special little girl!

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


Slouchy Horseshoe Cable Hat

Intermediate. Horseshoe cables combine with garter stitch to create a textured, slouchy hat.

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


Adorable Toddler Beanie

Beginner/Intermediate. This is a fun and simple knitting pattern for a toddler beanie.


Basic Adults Beanie

Beginner/Intermediate. This is a colorful pattern for a basic adults knitted beanie.


Nom Nom Garter Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. This back-and-forth hat is a scrap-gobbler that uses roughly 150 yards of worsted- and dk-weight.

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


Boutique Bunny Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. This sweet bunny hat is worked flat and seamed. It works up fast with super bulky yarn.


Blue Angel Headband

Beginner/Intermediate. This fun headband uses less than 75 yards of super bulky yarn and size US 15 needles.

Gauge: 2.75 stitches per inch or 11.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Belt Welt Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. This relatively easy knit-purl hat uses roughly 175 yards of heavier worsted weight yarn.

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


Double Pom Earflap Hat

Intermediate. This fun two-color hat is made with roughly 150 yards of worsted weight yarn and size US 7 needles.

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


Coin & Medallion Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. This fun cabled hat uses heavy worsted or light chunky weight yarn and size US 6 & 9 needles.

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

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