Learning how to make a hat is one of the basics of knitting! Here are 20+ 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.
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 over 20 I really love. Scroll down to see them!
Free Knitted Hat Patterns
From beginner to advanced level knitting, you are sure to find your next project in this list of 20+ free knitted hat patterns.
You'll love this pattern because you tie it up at the end with six individual i-cords that you knit! This knitted beret has fullness around the edge, the yarn is soft and feather light and more importantly, it stays on.
Are you one of those confident knitters who tackles new techniques with ease, but admits to being afraid of cables? This hat was designed with you in mind – it is a great introduction to cables. There are not too many of them, so there will be plenty of relaxing knitting to enjoy.
I really like the ridges on this hat! It looks really nice with the variegated yarn. It is a simple project that creates a satisfyingly squishy and stretchy hat that will keep you warm on those cold days.
If you want a knitted hat but the added benefit of a cute brim, this is your pattern. Its gently variegated colors create a smooth transition from one to another – with a strand of slubby silk adding interest in the form of a subtle tweedy look.