Learning how to make a hat is one of the basics of knitting! Here are 12 free knitted hat patterns to get you started – and to keep your head warm.
I’ve been knitting for almost 30 years now. I might be dating myself, but I’ll just tell you – I learned when I was 15 years old! My mom taught me to cast on and I learned the rest.
I practiced on scarves, but once I was done with large, flat rectangles, I moved on to hats. And with the way the weather has been around the country lately, knitting a hat is just the thing to do these days.
Free Knitted Hat Patterns
Not only do they keep your head warm, but they make great gifts. Use a chunky yarn and they work up that much more quickly. If you want some free patterns for knitted hats, I’ve gathered twelve I really love. Scroll down to see them!
If you want a knitted hat but the added benefit of a cute brim, this is your pattern.
This pattern makes unique bubbles that look good in both patterned and solid color yarns.
You definitely need a rainbow yarn to get the full effect of this oversized hat with a pom pom.
This pattern reminds me of 70s skiing caps – and would be good for men or women.
What makes this hat is the mini i-cord bow and button you add at the end.
Cables are much easier than you think, and this hat works up quickly.
If you live in a really cold area, this might be the pattern for you – the ear flaps will keep you extra warm.
I’ve always wanted to try fair isle, and I think this hat is the perfect pattern to do it with.
This pattern with the double pom poms is definitely going to get you noticed – and in a good way.
This hat is cool because you tie it up at the end with six individual i-cords that you knit.
This awesome pattern gives you everything you need in a silly hat – including stripes and ears.
If you want a simple ribbed hat that works up quickly, this is your pattern.
Which of these free knitted hat patterns is your favorite? I’d love to know in the comments!