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27 Free Hat Knitting Patterns

Whether you want a beanie hat knitting pattern, a bun hat, or a fun pom pom hat, we've got you covered.

By: Caley Walsh, Editor,
27 Free Hat Knitting Patterns

Keep warm in the chilly months with a well-made knit hat. Save money on winter accessories and take up a relaxing hobby with this collection of free hat knitting patterns.

Knit hats require very little yarn, making them quick and thrifty holiday gifts. When you learn how to knit a hat, you can make matching knit scarves, mittens, and other accessories for a stylish look.

Find patterns to make for everyone on your list, including women, men, children, and babies! Even beginner knitters can find an easy hat to make in this collection of knitted hat patterns.

Easy Free Hat Knitting Patterns

  • Soft Cable Hat Knitting Pattern

    This hat may look intricate in design, but it's surpisingly easy to make.  Learn how to knit a hat that both men and women to wear.

  • Snowboarder Hat Knitting Pattern

    Perfect for a trip to the snow country, this hat is fashionable and fun to wear.  Make it in your favorite colors and show it off to all your friends on your next ski trip.

  • Chunky Cable Hat Knitting Pattern

    No hat is complete without a fun pom pom!  This Chunky Cable Hat can be made in any color you'd like, and is fun to wear.

  • His and Hers Winter Hats

    You and your loved one can wear matching knitted hat patterns this winter.  Great as a Christmas gift for a recently married couple, free beanie knitting patterns are easy and fun to make!

  • Bulky Mustard Knit Beanie

    This chunky knit hat pattern is free and perfect for beginners. Chunky yarn works up faster than lighter weights, making this great for new knitters.

  • Sweet-ish Knit Hat Pattern

    If you're a fan of the heart motif, make sure to check out this pattern! Hearts make this a darling project for any time of year, but especially Valentine's Day.

  • Garter Rib Beanie

    This unisex hat won’t take much time or energy to finish using a bulky yarn and easy stitch pattern. Choose a neutral color so you can wear it season after season!

Free Hat Knitting Patterns with Matching Scarves

  • Cable Knit Scarf and Hat

    You can mix and match colors in this hat/scarf combination.  The scarf is nice and thick, so it will keep you warm, and the hat is a fun addition to your winter wardrobe.

  • Men's Winter Hat and Scarf

    This matching hat and scarf set makes a great gift for the man in your life.  Combined with a black jacket, this beanie hat knitting pattern looks sharp and sophisticated.

  • Ribbed Hat and Scarf for Child

    You can make knit hats in any color you'd like!  Great for kids of all ages, this easy solid winter set also makes a great gift.

  • Diagonal Hat and Scarf Knitting Pattern

    Free knit hat patterns are great for little girls and boys.  Make sure your little ones are bundled up nice and warm before they head out to go play in the snow!

  • Gray Knit Scarf Set for Men

    This easy to make hat and scarf set makes a great gift for any guy.  You could even change the yarn color and make a set for yourself!

  • Boucle Mittens and Matching Beret

    This classic beret is great to add to your ensemble.  Wear these knitting patterns for hats any time of year and knit up matching scarves or cloves to complete the look.

Hat Knitting Patterns for Babies and Children

  • Baby Jester Hat

    This is a fun and adorable hat for babies of all ages! Who wouldn't go crazy for a knitted hat pattern like this?

  • Stretchy Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

    The great thing about this knitted hat pattern is that it can grow along with your baby.  It's made to have some stretch, so this hat is sure to last a long time.

  • Lacy Child's Hat

    This is the perfect hat for a little girl.  The lacy look and fun pom pom on the end is sure to please little snow bunnies of all ages!

  • Silly Hair Hats for Kids

    Great for Halloween or just as a fun hat to wear, this silly hair hat is sure to please.  You could even make the hair golden yellow and have a Rupunzel costume in no time!

  • Cuddly Bear Hat

    Knit up this sweet teddy bear hat for the new little one in your life.  Perfect for a baby girl or boy, this hat makes a great gift for a new baby and is sure to please mommy's and babies alike!

  • Mommy and Me Knit Hat Patterns

    Make a darling kitty hat for your child and a matching adult version! Don't worry: you won't find kitty ears on the adult hat, but both patterns are darling and so easy to make!

  • Adorable Chunky Pom Knit Toddler Hat Pattern

    This pattern is knit flat and seamed---perfect for beginners! Plus it works up quickly with super bulky yarn and large knittng needles.

Loom Knit Hat Patterns

  • Broken Rib Hat and Scarf

    Free knit patterns make great gifts and are also a fun project to make for yourself.

  • Cozy Ribbed Hat

    This cozy thick hat is sure to keep your head warm on even the coldest of days!  You can use this pattern to create hats for men and women.

  • Double Knit Hat with Earflaps

    If you're going on a ski trip this winter or plan to spend some time outside enjoying winter sports, be sure to knit up one of these earflap hats!  It's easy to make and looks professionally one will believe you made it yourself!

  • Stripe Hat in Rib Stitch

    This classic striped hat pattern is great for everyone.  You can change the colors to be whatever you'd like.  This is a great hat for showing school spirit!

  • Loom Knit Messy Bun Hat

    The messy bun hat trend is on fire right now, and gorgeous colorful yarn will make for a truly fun new hat. It's a fantastic easy pattern!

  • Bright and Colorful Loom Knit Hat

    A loom knit hat is probably one of the easiest things ever. These hats are perfect for beginners and experts alike. 

What is your best advice for knitting hats for beginners?

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where is the pattern ? I have just received pictures of the hats,but no patterns.

Hi CrazyJanetd--Thanks for the comment. You can find the patterns by clicking on any of the links above. Hope that helps! --FaveCrafts Editor

Does anyone watch Rosemary and Thyme, TV series, via Netflix? Thyme had a super cool multicolor (?) knit or crochet hat with brim & bobbles. I think it was like the 5-8 show. I never saw this series before but I think aside from the gorgeous gardens and houses, we are going to see more knitting & crochet garments, hats, etc. Let me know if do watch where might get pattern. Thanks!

Hi tropicalmoment 5758773, We do not appear to have any of these kinds of patterns. We apologize for the inconvenience.

am looking for a christmas tree hat to knit for a baby

I just knit a christmas tree hat for my great-nephews. The pattern was written for a premie or newborn but I used larger needles 8 and 9 - and worsted weight yarn instead of DK. I found the pattern at Http:// I hope this is correct since I can't copy and paste like a normal person. If it doesn't try google for christmas tree hat pattern. Good luck and Merry Christmas!

Am looking for a knitted adult monkey hat

to advance for me. Dont real under stand the directions on the cable stitch. Very cute patterns and would love to make one

I'm so happy to receive your mail. I knit and would like to know if you have knitted hat patterns for four needles. I have knitted a hundred hats or more for charity, use a Red Heart pattern which I converted to four needles. I like simple patterns, tho' can work with some complex ones. With the four needle patterns I don't have seams to sew, makes for a better finished hat. Thank you, Dorothy Goodhart


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