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35+ Knitted Hats For Babies, Toddlers & Kids: {Free Patterns}

Here’s another round of cuteness with this collection of knitted hats for babies, toddlers and older (some patterns even go up to Adult sized if you like). Plenty of styles to choose from ranging from bonnets, toques, ear flaps and pom poms to fun character designs. I’ll be adding to this list over time so you may want to bookmark this page for future reference, enjoy!


Pixie Bonnet [1]: Sized for newborns up to 24 months old. Made with circular and straight needles. Features pom pom and buttoned chin strap.

Stella Pixie [2]: For sizes 3 to 24 months. A rectangle is folded in half and grafted together, then a strap is added along the bottom to secure in place.



With Brim [3]: Finished circumference sizes measure: for a newborn (14″) , small (16″) , med (18”), large (20″).

Ties Under Chin [4]: Made with straight and DP needles, two sizes available: 1 to 3 years and 4 to 6 years. Two I-cords to tie under chin.



Strawberry Cap [5]: Sized for preemie/newborn and 3 to 6 months (You can make it larger if you wish). Made with DPNs and circulars.

Fair Isle [6]: Sized 0 to 6 months and 6 to 12 months. Made with circulars and DPNs.



Ponytail Beanie [7]: Simple to make (on straight needles), make this for your favorite gal that wears ponytails, she needs it! 🙂

Bananahead [8]: Two different sizes available for Newborn (0-3 months) and (3-6 months). Worked on DPNs.



Jester [9]: Sized to fit 12 (14, 16, 18) inches. Made with DPNs and Gauge is 18 sts to 10 cm/4 inches.

Jewel [10]: Worked circulars and DPNs and sized to fit Newborn to 3 month old though it can be adjusted for larger size.



Berry [11]: Made with circulars and DPNs and features an I-cord topknot and pretty roll-up edging.

Bear & Panda [12]: Includes matching mitts. Sized to fit Newborn and 12 months. Use brown & pink for bear, white & black for panda. Made with straights and DPNs.



Bunny Beanie [13]: Fits ages 3 to 6 months, skill level noted as Intermediate. Made with DPNs.

Acorn Cap [14]: Made with DPNs and sized to fit 6 months (15″ unstretched circumference).



Lace Swirl [15]: Size 2T to small adult but very stretchy to fit a wide range of sizes. Made with circulars and DPNs.

Vintage Style [16]: Made with straight or circular needles one or two sizes smaller than yarn recommends. Tips for custom sizing included.



Small & Clever [17]: Sized 0-4 and 5-12 m and worked with circulars and DPNs. Matching booties & mittens.

Tri-Peak [18]: Made to fit size: 12 (14, 16) inches, made with DPNs. Gauge 20 sts to 10 cm/4 inches.



DROPS Bonnet & Scarf [19]: Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4) years. Features crocheted borders.

Giacomos [20]: Worked circulars and DPNs, finished size is 14.5″ circumference (fits approximately 6 – 18 months old).



With Jacket [21]: Sizes 0-6 mos (6-12 mos, 18 mos, 2 yrs, 4 yrs). Made with circulars and DPNs.

Flower Power [22]: Sized to fit 0-3 months (3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-36 months) and requires six different balls of yarn but you’ll get several hats from that. Made with DPNs, circulars and straights.



Noggin [23]: Sizes Small Newborn to 12 months and made with circular and DP needles. Features an I-cord tassel.

Tomato Beanie [24]: Sized to fit 6 to 12 months and worked on circulars or DPNs.



George [25]: This is worked flat on straight needles then joined and seamed at the top. Made to fit size 12 months.

Easy Bee [26]: Worked on DPNs but can use circulars if you prefer. To fit from 3-6 months but can be adjusted in size if needed. Matching booties included.



Heirloom [27]: Finished size measures 13 1/2 inches in circumference. Three different styles to choose from (Garter Brim, Roll Brim & Striped).

Twirl & Tie [28]: Made with DPNs and sized to fit baby and larger (up to adults). Gauge: 11 stitches in stockinette = 2 inches.



Ruffle Brim [29]: Made with circulars and DPNs using worsted weight wool. Embellish with flowers or whatever else you like.

Clochette [30]: Sized to fit Newborn (3m, 6m, 9m, 1-3y). Made with DPNs or circular needles. There is a single row of crochet along the bottom edge.



Soft Angel [31]: Worked on DPNs and gauge is 5 sts = 1″ in stockinette stitch on US 7 needles. Features a pretty flower on the side.

Cabled [32]: Size Newborn, Preemie and made with two circulars or one circular and one set of DP needles. Two designs available: 5 cable and 10 cable.



Cotton Bam Boo [33]: Skill level marked as Intermediate, for sizes 0-6 months and 12-24 months.

Rock Candy with Ear Flaps [34]: Fun design that works up quickly, sized to fit 3-9 months, 16″ circumference. Worked on DPNs and circular needles.



For Preemies [35]: Has a cute flower design with button center, includes directions for making matching tube socks.

Scrappy Gnome [36]: Made with DPNs and a whole lot of worsted and bulky weight yarn scraps (great stash buster). Two sizes: baby/toddler and child/adult (stretchy so there’s quite a size range).



Elongated Stitches [37]: Will be about 16″ around and 8″ long (for 12 months), recommends a k2p2 ribbing cast off for a neat finish.

Buggie [38]: Three cute “bug” designs (bumblebee, ladybug, butterfly). Sized to fit preemies (12″ head circumference).



Easy Bonnet [39]: Features pull ties for underneath the chin and ribbed brim (k2,p2) to frame the face.