One of the best things you can make for the colder months is a knitted hat!
With so many free hat knitting patterns out there, you will be spoilt for choice.
Often when I go shopping I see many knitted hats in stores that I think I could make, for half of the price and much better quality.
You also get the added bonus of saying to people that you made it (because you are so talented..!).
Once you start making hats, it can get addictive, experimenting with various patterns, stitches and colours.
The patterns in this roundup are mostly easy for beginners, with some intermediate choices too.
Basic knowledge of knitting is all that is required for you to get started.
The knitted hat patterns below have been chosen with variety in mind, from adult hats to baby hat knitting patterns there is something for everyone.
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Knitted Hat Patterns
Making hats for yourself or loved ones can be great projects for the cooler months.
In the fall or winter, making a chunky knit hat is just what is needed to stay warm and cosy in the cold weather.
I love to get comfy on the sofa with my knitting and watch something on Netflix, knitting hats with chunky yarn like Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.This is one of my favourite yarns to work with, especially Fisherman (in the white).
The hat in the photo below has been made in one of my favourite yarns and knit up on big needles – size 9mm (US 13) 16″ circulars.
Knit Hat Patterns
For a selection of easy knit hat patterns to make, take a look at my hat knitting pattern library, where all of the hat patterns are free.
There is also an option to buy the patterns from my shop I am forever thankful for all of your support!
If you are new to making hats, take a look at this post and learn How To Knit A Hat.
You may also like these free patterns for adult-sized hats:
- Knit Hat Pattern | The Fir
- Fair Isle Hat Pattern
- Double Pom Pom Hat Pattern
- The Chloe Hat Knitting Pattern
Hat Pattern Roundup
As well as looking at my own free patterns, there are so many free patterns available online.
Take a look at the various styles in this knit hat pattern roundup and find something you want to make.
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Knitted Beanie Hat Pattern
Make knitted beanie hats for all of your friends this Christmas!
With a lovely free hat pattern from Life on Laffe.
This hat pattern looks like it will be great for beginners, as it uses a basic knitting stitch – garter stitch and looks like it has been knit using worsted weight yarn.
Cable Knit Hat Pattern
This wickerwork bobble cable hat pattern by Balls to the Walls Knits has an amazingly intricate design that uses charting.
If you are new to cables or want to give them a try, this pattern will be perfect for you!
Intermediate Cable Knit Hat Pattern
This free cable knit hat pattern by Tin Can Knits, is a wonderful design that allows you to get to grips with cables!
It looks like such a lovely design and those cables once mastered would look fantastic on sweaters or scarves.
Free Knit Hat Patterns
Knitting for charity has put together a collection of 23 hat knitting patterns for you to use.
There are basic hat patterns, baby hat patterns and chemo hat patterns.
Slouchy Beanie Hat Pattern Collection
Another fantastic collection of hat patterns can be found on the blog Diary of a Creative Fanatic.
There are chunky bold knits, as well as slouchy beanies and bobble hats.
You will be spoilt for choice with this collection of patterns.
Swirled Ski Cap Knitting Pattern
Make this gorgeous swirled ski cap and be the envy of all of your friends this year!
Get the free pattern from the Craft Yarn Council.
I think this hat would look great in grey with a mustard pom.
Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern
If any beginners want an easy project, this hat could be it!
Knit using stocking stitch the pattern will show you how to shape through increases and decrease.
Make a slouchy beanie in no time at all, with this amazing pattern from She Makes Hats.
Fisherman Ribbed Hipster Hat Knitting Pattern
This cute fisherman ribbed hipster hat with a very large pom will look good on anyone.
Get the free knitting pattern from Classy Crochet.
Baby Hat Pattern
Knit this incredible baby hat with a free pattern from Curious Handmade.
There are many sizes too, so you can make one for everyone in your family!
Baby Hat Knitting Pattern
Get this free knitting pattern for a newborn hat with a top knot from Mack and Mabel.
This hat also looks really easy for any new knitters out there – using garter stitch (knit every row) and stocking stitch (knit 1 row/purl 1 row).
The knot on the top of the hat is super sweet too!
Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern
Make an awesome earflap hat in garter stitch with this pattern from Purl Soho.
There are three sizes available, so you can make one for everyone in the family.
Kids Hat Knitting Pattern
This is one of my own designs that I added to the roundup – modelled by Grace.
Make a bobble hat for your toddler that will keep them warm and cosy!
This hat was knit with super bulky yarn in grey on circular needles with a white oversized pom pom.
Men’s Knit Hat Pattern
This is also one of my designs, which has proven to be very popular.
Try out one of my own hat patterns! Super easy and super quick, this men’s knit hat will keep you warm in no time at all!
It also has a matching cowl pattern.
Easy Ribbed Mariner’s Hat Pattern
Make a really easy beginner hat with this Mariner’s hat pattern.
This hat would look good knit up in any colour, from neutrals to brights.
It is also unisex, so the adult size will fit both men and women.
Which one are you going to knit? Let me know in the comments below.
Happy Knitting! xoxo