Children’s Hat Knitting Pattern

free hat knitting pattern for kids

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This chunky kids winter hat is really warm and chunky, made with Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick in two fall colours.

The pattern is really easy to make up and will be great for any beginner knitters.

This is an easy level knitting pattern, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, and k2tog as well as knitting in the round, using either circular needles or double pointed needles (DPN’s).

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kids hat pattern

Children’s Hat Pattern

The kid’s hat pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles, you could knit this hat on DPN’s if it is your preference.

The hat uses basic stitches – knit and purl, to knit ribbing and then for the main body of the hat.

If you are a beginner it will also introduce you to shaping through simple decreases.

This easy hat knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning the basic knitting stitches.

The hat size can also be adapted if you want to make it smaller or larger, just measure the circumference of the recipients head and adjust the number of stitches you cast on.


Kids Beanie Pattern


  • 2 balls of chunky yarn (Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick in Wheat (402) and spice (135) or something similar) suitable for size 10.00mm (US 15) needles. Super bulky weight – 106 yards.
  • Gauge with yarn doubled – 2st/1″
  • Set of 10.00mm (US 15) circulars
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors/Darning needle/Tape measure
  • Pom pom maker

Size >

This hat pattern was made for size – 4 to 12 years.

Circumference = 20-21″

Length w/o pom = 8.5″

Children’s Beanie Knitting Pattern

Yarn A – Wheat / Yarn B – Spice

Cast on > 36 sts in Yarn A

K2, P2 for 2.5″

Change to Yarn B and knit 1 round.

1st round: K2, P2

2nd Round: Knit

Repeat the above until the work measures 8″ from the cast on edge.

Decrease as follows >

K2tog* Repeat all around.

Break yarn. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.

Sew in any loose ends.

Make a large pom in Yarn A and stitch it securely onto the top of the hat.


K1 then k2tog, repeat to 2 / 1 sts before the end of the row

K2, K1, K2, K1, K2

Cut yarn and pull tight to secure.

Sew in all ends

Make a pom to stitch on the top of the hat.


Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

M1 = Make 1 stitch

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

SKPO – Slip one, knit one

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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