45+ Lovely Knitted Hat Patterns: {Free}

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Here’s a nice big bunch of hats to knit featuring plenty of styles to choose from and requiring a variety of skill levels (from Beginner to Intermediate and Advanced). The majority are for woman so I kept them together in the first section, next group underneath is a dozen different patterns for men (and unisex). I’ll be adding more to this collection as I find them so you may want to bookmark this page for reference, enjoy!

pickles.no

pickles.no

Waffle: Made with circular and DP needles.

Cabled Chapeau: Circumference is 22″. One size fits most women. Worked in the round on circular needles, also uses straight, DPNs and a cable needle.

stitchnationyarn.com

stitchnationyarn.com

knitty.com

knitty.com

Shroom: Lightening fast to make at two and a half stitches per inch, for both child and adult sizes. Circumference: stretches to fit 18-22 inches; Length: 9 [10.25] inches.

Sweetie Pie: Made with a circular needle and DPNs. Sized to fit 18-19 (19-20, 20-21) inch circumference.

purlbee.com

purlbee.com

knitandtonic.typepad.com

knitandtonic.typepad.com

The Not Too-Too Beret: Uses circulars and DPNs, the gauge is approximately 2.5 sts per inch.

Ruched Slouch Beanie: Made with 2 skeins worsted medium weight yarn on circulars (DPNs needed as well).

rewindknits.wordpress.com

rewindknits.wordpress.com

knittichristi.wordpress.com

knittichristi.wordpress.com

Striped Slouchy: One size, should fit most adults. Brim measures 18″ around, body measures 22″. Circulars and DPNs.

Improv: Made with bulky weight yarn on circular needles and DPNs. Includes a matching cowl.

frenchpressknits.blogspot.ca

frenchpressknits.blogspot.ca

knittingonthenet.com

knittingonthenet.com

Stocking Cap: A classic stocking cap with a very long tail, measures 27″ from beginning to end (excluding braid and tassel).

Bridget: Skills required: Knit & purl stitches, done in the round, Pompoms.

woollywormhead.com

woollywormhead.com

i-like-lemons.blogspot.ca

i-like-lemons.blogspot.ca

Button Tab: Brim is worked flat on straight or circular needles, body is stockinette on circular needles.

Auraleigh: The basket weave effect across the rim holds it in place.

geeky-knits.blogspot.ca

geeky-knits.blogspot.ca

craftzine.com

craftzine.com

Cabled Balaclava: Can be worn to cover face, under chin, as a toque or as a cowl.

Winter Pom-Pom: Includes directions for making matching fingerless gloves.

pickles.no

pickles.no

thirdbaseline.blogspot.ca

thirdbaseline.blogspot.ca

Lotus: Beanie-style designed to cover just the tips of the ears, but instructions are included for lengthening it if you like.

All Day Beret: Circumference is 21″. One size fits most women. Worked in the round on circulars and finished on DPNs.

stitchnationyarn.com

stitchnationyarn.com

straw.com

straw.com

Taos Slouch: Gauge is 5 sts per inch and and 7.5 rows per inch.

Floopy: Gauge is 3.5 stitches per inch in stockinette.

presentsknits.blogspot.ca

presentsknits.blogspot.ca

racheliufer.blogspot.ca

racheliufer.blogspot.ca

Robin’s Egg: Finished circumference size measures approximately 20 inches.

Subtle Twist: While most of this is worked in a simple rib design, subtle cables spring forth twisting into the top decreases adding interest.

pieknits.com

pieknits.com

pickles.no

pickles.no

Winter Turban: It’s actually a knitted scarf then wrap and shape around your head.

Speedy Cable: Gauge is 9 stitches and 12 rows over 4-inch square using stockinette stitch.

mathgirl40.blogspot.ca

mathgirl40.blogspot.ca

sewknitme.blogspot.ca

sewknitme.blogspot.ca

Bicycle Wheels: Cute! Skill level marked as beginner.

One Day Recipe: Will work for any gauge and is done from the top down.

throughtheloops.typepad.com

throughtheloops.typepad.com

ourquietplace.blogspot.ca

ourquietplace.blogspot.ca

Lacy Snood: You want the ribbing to be pretty snug so it will stay in place, otherwise a couple bobbypins may be needed to keep it from slipping back.

Lake Park: This can be worked flat or in the round and if you don’t like the rolled edge at the bottom, just work a few extra rows of ribbing instead.

marniemaclean.com

marniemaclean.com

knittybutton.com

knittybutton.com

Lemon Grass Slouchy: Made with DPNs, k1p1 ribbing and seed stitch for body.

February: Gull lace body with an i-cord to edge the beret as opposed to a rib, finished with a simple garter stitch crown.

sockpixie.blogspot.ca

sockpixie.blogspot.ca

knitbot.com

knitbot.com

Daisy Stitch: This is worked flat then seamed up the back.

Bulky Tam: This produces a small woman’s size hat. If you would like something larger or floppier/more dramatic, simply add 1 or more additional decrease/increase sets.

whatifknits.com

whatifknits.com

naturallycaron.com

naturallycaron.com

Mimosa: Finished size measures 18″ brim (stretched) circumference, skill level marked as “Intermediate”.

Elvira: Design features a lovely smocked brim.

knittingglasses.wordpress.com

knittingglasses.wordpress.com

stixyarn.com

stixyarn.com

Lollipop: Diagonal design combined with easy short-row shaping creates the candy-cane striping effect.

Easy Cable: Made with worsted weight yarn (or cotton and wool mix), features a cabled band around the brim.

rewindknits.wordpress.com

rewindknits.wordpress.com

classiceliteyarns.com

classiceliteyarns.com

Textured: Great style for skiing, skill level is noted as “Intermediate” and is worked on circulars and DPNs.

Terzetto: Will fit up to 24″ but can be adjusted for larger/smaller sizes easily.

goodknits.com

goodknits.com

knitsandnotes.blogspot.ca

knitsandnotes.blogspot.ca

Saxon Braid: It features a cable that’s worked sideways all in your luscious sock yarn of choice.

Circle Band Design: Includes chart, doesn’t provide specific instructions at the end for how to decrease when finishing but I’m sure whatever method you choose would work.

womansday.com

womansday.com

loopknits.com

loopknits.com

Elaine: Directions are for one size (women’s medium) with a 20″ circumference, uses both DPNs and circulars.

Sluggy Bonnet (pdf): Has earflaps, braided strands to tie under chin and topped with a fluffy pompom. From fiberfarm.com.

fiberfarm.com

fiberfarm.com

For Men

redlipstick.net

redlipstick.net

Marsan Watchcap: Made with worsted weight wool , available in two sizes.

Jacques Cousteau: Made with a 3 1/2 mm circular needle and 3 1/2 mm dpn’s for the crown decreases.

punaisensydamentorppa.wordpress.com

punaisensydamentorppa.wordpress.com

purlbee.com

purlbee.com

His & Hers: Made in a simple spiral rib stitch using circulars and DPNs. Finished circumference size is 20″ (women’s) and 22″ (men’s).

Red Light Special: Sized to fit an average adult’s head (21-23″), skill level marked as Intermediate to Advanced.

brooklyntweed.blogspot.ca

brooklyntweed.blogspot.ca

needyl.com

needyl.com

Men’s Cabled: Made with one skein worsted weight, circulars or DPNs and a cable needle. Sized to fit an adult women’s/men’s head.

Basic: You do not need to know how to use circulars or double point needles – this is meant for straights. Finished length is 10″.

cyberseams.com

cyberseams.com

knotions.com

knotions.com

Amber: This unisex design is done entirely on circulars, making it the perfect project for the adventurous beginner or anyone intimidated by DPNs.

Irish Hiking: Made with 24″ circulars (size 8) and DPNs (for the crown) using worsted weight yarn.

bitchinknit.com

bitchinknit.com

terrathree.livejournal.com

terrathree.livejournal.com

Cabled: Made with worsted weight wool and 16″ circular needles (US 8). Due to all the ribbing, it is nice stretchy that would fit most any adult head.

Ribbed: Worked in the round; increase & decrease techniques.

woollywormhead.com

woollywormhead.com

dewdropsdesigns.com

dewdropsdesigns.com

Blue & White: Worked on DPNs or circulars, band is a 2×2 ribbing.

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Published: March 23, 2011
Updated: September 5, 2012

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9 Comments to “45+ Lovely Knitted Hat Patterns: {Free}”
  1. Shanni D. says:

    These are really cute. I only recently learned to knit, so I’m still in the headband phase at best.

  2. Deidre hockin says:

    The link for the mushroom cap is for a different hat.

    • Tipnut says:

      Thanks for the heads up Deidre, it looks like they changed the pattern page. I’ve removed the link and if I find something similar, I’ll make sure to add it :).

  3. Dor says:

    Lovely hats,Ill try some of them for my children & grandkids ,.thank you

  4. JOANNE says:

    Thank you for the pattern for the stocking cap, planning to make one for my 9 yr. old grandson for this Winter

  5. LindaMay says:

    Teaching myself to knit…and I think I in the round HAS to be next…I have 2 skeins of a bulky weight…and live in a warm climate where a cowl would be an accessory more than for warmth…question is: would using a single strand rather than double make the improv cowl too flimsy / floppy?
    Thanks for all the great free patterns…now if I could make a decision!!!

  6. laura gaudette says:

    love all of them thanks

  7. cynthia says:

    I wish you had knit summer hats and vintage knit hat patterns

  8. Julia Johnson says:

    Which one of the straight needles patterns do you think would be best for guys?


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