8 Easy Hats To Make For Last Minute Gifts

slouchy beanie hat pattern for women

Christmas is just a busy time, with work and everything else, so going shopping for gifts or finding time to make extra special gifts can be exhausting!

Some gifts may fall through the cracks until the very last minute and well, sometimes it’s just a bit late to go shopping, or maybe you just can’t face going back to the mall with all the hoards of people and queues.

Giving a handmade gift in the form of a hat is really special and can be a lot quicker and easier than you might think.

I often give people hats (which are so popular!) as everyone always needs a beanie for the cold weather.

Mens hat

When my husband and I wear our hand knitted hats out and about, people always ask where we got them from and they want one for themselves.

If you are new to knitting and want to learn how to knit there are many easy and free patterns on my website, just take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, baby, kids, pets and the home.

I have put together for you a list of 8 easy hat patterns for both men and women that will take you around 1-2 hours to make.

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last minute gifts

You could have one finished while watching a movie, or a couple of episodes from your current Netflix series.

I’m often knitting while watching The Crown or some other series I’m currently enjoying.

I don’t knit though during Peaky Blinders, as I find it needs my full attention, and I don’t want to miss Tommy Shelby doing anything!

Handmade gifts are cherished by people and hats are practical, with men especially appreciating the thought.

With the right tools including circular knitting needles and chunky yarn, you can get started right away.

If you don’t have chunky yarn, you can substitute by using 2 or 3 strands of a DK yarn knit together.

Take a look at the 8 easy hats you can make for last minute gifts >>


1. Men’s Beanie Hat and Cowl Knitting Pattern

This beanie hat and matching cowl pattern are really easy and great for beginner knitters or the more experienced.

You need to know how to knit and purl and how to do simple decreases like knit two stitches together.

It will also help you if you have a pom maker. But the beanie hat doesn’t have to have a pom, depending on if you know the person you’re giving it to likes poms or not.


2. Men’s Black Beanie Knitting Pattern

This simple black beanie for men (can be made in any colour!) is also a very easy pattern to follow and can be made up in 1-2 hours.


3. Chunky Pom Pom Beanie Knitting Pattern

This chunky pom beanie for women is a very quick and easy make, knit with chunky yarn on 10mm circular needles.


4. Men’s Chunky Winter Hat Knitting Pattern

This simple men’s chunky winter hat knitting pattern is an excellent beginner project.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

The knitted beanie hat would take you an hour or two to make (depending on how fast you knit!) and will be welcomed in the colder weather.


5. Women’s Chunky Bobble Hat Knitting Pattern

This chunky hygge women’s bobble hat would make a great gift for yourself or someone else this winter!

The knitted beanie hat is a relatively easy pattern and can introduce you to working with two yarns in the upper tier.

This hat is made from thick chunky yarn, which will keep you warm and toasty in the colder weather.


6. Men’s Grey Bobble Hat Knitting Pattern

This chunky men’s bobble hat would make a great gift.

The knitted beanie hat is a relatively easy pattern and can introduce you to working with two yarns.

It has a slouchy look which can be altered, you can knit it to be slightly shorter than 9″ if you want to have a closer fit.


7. Women’s Winter Bobble Hat Knitting Pattern

This chunky woman’s bobble hat would make a cozy gift for someone.

The chunky knitted beanie hat is a relatively easy pattern and can introduce you to working with two yarns.

This hat was made with Alize Alpin Alpaca yarn, which is 50%wool and 50% alpaca.

It’s so soft and warm! If you can’t find that wool you can substitute it with Lion Brands thick and quick, as it has a similar weight and feel.


8. Men’s Winter Beanie Knitting Pattern

This easy to knit men’s winter beanie hat would make a wonderful project for a beginner knitter.

The knitted beanie hat would take you an hour or two to make (depending on how fast you knit!) and will be welcomed in the colder weather.


I hope you have found a hat knitting pattern to inspire you in this post and that you want to make one or more of the hats.

Let me know what you think in the comments below >

Happy knitting 🙂

2 Comments

  1. Mimi
    December 18, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    This is great! Thank you for the easy patterns. I use to knit, but these seem easy to complete. I’m going to make a few for Christmas. 👏❤️

    • Louise Bollanos
      Author
      December 18, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      Hi Mimi! Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy the patterns 🙂

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