With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, there is still time to make a gift or two for the little ones in your family.
Kids sometimes don't feel the cold weather as much as adults when they are playing outside, but they do need to kept wrapped up well, wearing a winter hat, scarf, gloves and coat.
One of the best accessories you can give to a little one is a handmade knitted hat. There are many patterns to choose from, a simple beanie hat, slouchy hat, animal hats and earflap hats.
Some of the knitting patterns in this roundup even come in adult sizes, so you can make matching hats in various colours for everyone you know!
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The patterns in this post are just a small taste of what you can create with your knitting skills, if you want to see a wider range of projects, take a look at my knitting pattern library, with patterns for women, men, baby, kids, pets and the home.
If you are learning how to knit many of the hat patterns below are great for any beginner knitters and also for the more experienced.
A great way to spend an evening is getting all cosy in the house, with your new pattern and your knitting bag, watching your favourite series on Netflix.
Here is a collection of some really sweet hat patterns for kids, choose one and make a unique gift that everyone will admire.
**Click on the images to view the free patterns**
1. Animal Hat Knitting Pattern
Knit this cute polar bear hat in a fluffy yarn with this free knitting pattern from Yarnspirations.
The hat has been made with a super soft yarn that looks so cuddly and cosy.
2. Bear Hat Knitting Pattern
This bear hat for kids is a great free knitting pattern by Donna Sires on Ravelry.
Click on the image to view the free pattern.
3. Kids Earflap Hat Knitting Pattern
This earflap hat is a quick knit that will look awesome on any little one and knit in any colour.
Take a look at the wonderful free knitting pattern from ball to the wall knits.
4. Cable Knit Baby Hat Knitting Pattern
Make this lovely cable knit baby hat with a free pattern from Jodi Lewanda.
This pattern is intermediate, with clear instructions on how to work those cables.
5. Baby Hat With Ears Knitting Pattern
A cute baby bear hat will look adorable on any little one this winter!
Take a look at the free pattern from Little Red Window.
Let me know what gifts you are making this year in the comments below! xoxo
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