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!

Attack of the Killer Pom-Pom Hat


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


Brambles Hat


Entrelac Beret



Super Pink Toddler Hat

Beginner. A super girly toddler hat.


Cool Skull Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. It actually has a skull motif.

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


Dogwood Hat

Intermediate/Advanced. This hat features a simple, repeating eyelet pattern that continues right up to the top of the hat, creating six panels somewhat reminiscent of the leaves of a dogwood tree.

City Hat

Beginner. A cozy hat inspired by the beautiful city skylines.

Hat with Cable



Zaggity Hat

Beginner/Intermediate. The zaggity stitch pattern is basically a purl zig-zag with slip stitch borders.

Stripey Beanie

Beginner. Retro inspired stripped hat complete with pom-pom.

Lace Beanie

Beginner/Intermediate. Feminine beanie with a lacy textured rib.

Gauge: 4.25 stitches per inch or 17.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Fiddlehead Hat

advanced. Kind of ridiculous looking but fun!

Beltane Flame Hat


Gauge: 4.25 stitches per inch or 17.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Misty Hat

Beginner. This simple faux-cable hat works up quickly in one skein of Noro Silk Garden on size 7 needles.

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

Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap / Djevellue

Beginner. A Baby hat with large chevron shaping.


Turn a Square

Beginner/Intermediate. A handsome winter hat for a man.


The November Hat


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

Felted Hat

Beginner. A simple felted hat great for beginning felting.

D'arcy Spice Beret

Beginner. A chunky knit stylish beret.

Gauge: 2.25 stitches per inch or 9.0 stitches per 4 inches.


Cashmere Ribbed Hat

Beginner. A simple and elegant ribbed hat.

Elegant Beret

Beginner. A simple beginner's level beret hat pattern.


Antelope Hat

Intermediate. There are some sweet, but simple details on this hat.

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


Nautilus Hat


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

Pilgrim Bonnet


Russian Hat



Seed Stitch Alapaca Hat


Watch Cap Hat


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


Waldo Watch Cap


Witch's Hat

Intermediate. A fun hat that would make a great addition to a witches or wizard costume.

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