Now that fall is here and the weather has started to change, what could be a better way to occupy your hands when watching Netflix than to start a new knitting project. Recently I have been buying new yarns in gorgeous colours, made from 60% alpaca and 40% wool for a really soft blend. This type of yarn is perfect for fall knitting projects like hats and scarves.
There are so many free hat knitting patterns out there, that you are really spoilt for choice. From fine knits to super chunky knitted hats, you can make one for every outfit. When you look in the stores and see hats for sale, they are often poor quality and made with acrylic yarns....so making your own is a much better idea! Choosing your own yummy yarns and making a hat for yourself is really satisfying and sure to bring compliments from friends and family. They will say 'where did you get that hat?!' and when you say you made it, they will be super impressed at your mad knitting skills and ask for one too!
Once you start making hats, you will see how easy they are to knit and start to experiment with various patterns, colours and stitches. Take a look at the free hat knitting patterns below and feel inspired to make one of your own.
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Easy Beginner Beanie Pattern
An easy knit, this hat looks great in this burnt orange/cinnamon colour. The warm design is sure to keep the cold from nipping at your ears all fall and winter long. Knit this chunky hat in your favourite colour yarn or create a neutral hat in browns or blacks for your man. The free knitting pattern is available from redheart.com and designed by Mary Jane Protus.
Easy Fine Knit Beanie Hat Pattern
This easy beanie pattern is a great knit for the colder months. Slip this easy-fit, neutral beanie on with any outfit and look stylish. This is an easy knitting pattern made with soft cosy yarn. Before you know it, you will have a wonderful knitted hat you'll want to wear every day. The knitted beanie has a relaxed look and feel, you will find yourself wearing it every time you leave the house, this fall or winter. Available from Red Heart Yarn and designed by Cathy Payson.
Fine Knit Cable Beanie Pattern
Make a stunning knitted cable hat, that will look great with any outfit. Knit this cable beanie in neutral colours, like greys, browns or cream and wear every day to keep warm during the autumn chill. Available as a free download from Red heart and designed by Timothy Peters.
Slouchy Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern
Make a hat that will add a pop of colour to your fall/winter wardrobe, in coral, orange or hot pink. This easy knitting pattern is great for beginners or the more experienced knitter. Relax in your free time, watch something you love and get creative. This free hat knitting pattern is found on allfreeknitting.com and designed by the Patons Design Team.
Luxurious Soft Knit Beanie Pattern
Make yourself a luxurious soft beanie in a mohair yarn. Super soft strands of mohair - like Rowan Kidsilk Haze would make a gloriously soft fall/winter hat. This knitted hat is an easy make, with a ribbed edge and simple stitched main cap, all knitted on circular needles. Get the free pattern from Purl Soho.
Chunky Cable Knitted Hat Pattern
Make yourself a pretty cable knit hat with this great pattern designed by Margo Knits. A warm knitted beanie hat made with the yarn of your choice on 5.5 circular needles will definitely keep you warm during fall and winter. If you're not sure about cables, give this pattern a try and see how much fun they can be!
Super Chunky Knitted Hat Pattern
Are you just loving the trend for super bulky knits right now? Make yourself a super sized beanie hat with chunky yarn and enjoy the warmth throughout the colder months. Easy to make in around an hour thanks to the size of the yarn and needles (US size 35), this hat will be great to give as a gift or to keep for your own. Take a look at the free chunky hat knitting pattern by Gina Michelle.
Which one are you going to knit? Let us know in the comments below >>