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12 Easy Hats To Make For Last Minute Gifts


In this post, you will see 12 easy hats to make for last-minute gifts.

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.

Free hat knitting patterns

Give A Handmade Gift This Year

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.

Plus everyone always needs a beanie for the cold weather!

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, babies, kids, pets, and the home.

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easy hats to ake and give for last minute gifts

Great For Those Last-Minute Gifts

Making a hat to give as a gift will surely be appreciated.

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

The hats on the list take around 2-3 hours to knit and all of them have been knit with super bulky yarn on circular needles.

easy hats to make slouchy knit beanie hat for women

The Yarn You Need

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 super bulky yarn, you can get started right away.

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

easy hats to make in super bulky yarn

How Do You Knit A Hat?

If you are new to making hats and have never knit a hat in the round before, there is one pattern with a full tutorial.

The Sofia Hat (shown above) has a step-by-step tutorial and video.

From casting on the stitches and joining in the round, to working the main body of the hat and decreasing.

Related Post – How To Knit A Hat With Circular Needles

stitching a pom pom onto a hat

Yarn Suggestion

Most of the hats listed have been knit using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn.

This is a great yarn and knits up quickly on size 10mm / US 15 needles.

Once you click on the pattern, you will see all of the pattern information in the post.

easy hats to make like this seed stitch knit hat

Knitting A Hat For Beginners Tips

Knitting a hat in the round may seem like a big step up from knitting flat but once you get started and take it all bit by bit, it’s really not that bad!

Here are some tips for you…

easy hats to make like this hat for men in black yarn

12 Easy Hats To Make For Last Minute Gifts

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.

Using 1 skein of yarn, including the pom pom, you can easily make a hat in about 2-3 hours.

With circular needles and few other supplies, you can make and gift as many as you like!

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  1. 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. 👏❤️

  2. I knit while I watch television and have made hats for all the grandkids for Christmas. Our church is collecting hats and mittens now for immigrants who have come to the US and need to be kept warm this winter. Keep this in mind in your communities.

    1. Hello Susan, thank you for leaving a comment, what a great idea to knit hats and mittens for others, I hope that the hat patterns are useful for you! Thanks for visiting and happy knitting 🙂