10 Free Hat Knitting Patterns

Cast On Now: 10 Free Hat Knitting Patterns!

Knitters love to make hats, so if you haven’t made a hat before, now is the time to consider casting on!

While some hats may be knitted back and forth on straight needles, the majority of hats are knitted in the round on circular or double pointed needles.

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The result is a seamless knitting project that works up in just a few hours. You get the benefit of trying new stitch patterns, interesting techniques, and near instant knitting gratification.

The ten free hat knitting pattern featured below vary in both style and skill level from beginner to intermediate.

If you are a beginner, try the Felicity Hat, Conversationalist, or Quick Ombre Hat.

Advanced beginner knitters should move on to the Foliage Hat, Little Scallops, Copycat Hat, Fish Hat, or Ribbed Watchman’s Hat.

Intermediate knitters will find Antler Hat and Tied Knots an interesting challenge.

#1. Antler Hat Free Pattern to knit created by Tin Can Knits. This cable project is sized to fit the whole family. Knit yours in worsted weight yarn.

#2. Foliage Hat Free Knitting Pattern by Emilee Mooney is a leafy lace hat pattern. It’s a surprisingly simple pattern, good for someone looking to try lace knitting. Knit it with an aran weight yarn such as Manos Maxima.

Hat Knitting Patterns for Free

#3. Felicity free hat pattern is an easy beginner knitting project. Designed by Wanett Clyde, it’s shown here knitted by @crankyalyson. It’s knitted in Caron Simply Soft Solids yarn making it machine washable.

#4. From the Plucky Knitter, Conversationalist is free knitting pattern using worsted weight yarn. Choose three colors and make a lively wintertime hat.

#5. Copycat Beanie Free Knitting Pattern from Emily Ingrid. It’s an easy knitting pattern featuring one skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn.

#6. Ribbed Watchman’s Hat Free Knitting Pattern - Channah Koppel designed this warm hat for soldiers serving in the Israeli Army. The hat is loved by soldiers around the globe for its comfortable fit. The easy to knit ribbed hat uses worsted weight yarn and may be knit many of these charities.

#7. Little Scallops Hat Free Knitting Pattern - Created by Maria Carlander, little scallops is a slightly slouchy hat project. This two color knitting project uses sport weight yarn and is sized to fit infants up to children 4 years.

Fun Hat Free Knitting Patterns

Fun Hat Free Knitting Patterns

#8. Fish Hat (Dead or Alive) Free Knitting Pattern - Here’s a hat your kids will love to wear! This striped hat is a whimsical dead fish including fins, tail, and Xed out eyes. Knit it using your favorite worsted weight yarn.

#9. Quick Ombre Hat Free Knitting Pattern - In sizes for the whole family (preemie to adult), this fast and fun Fair Isle hat is knitted in the round using two colors of Plymouth Encore Worsted yarn.

#10. Tied Knots Hat Free Knitting Pattern - Justyna Lorkowska designed a unisex twisted cable hat. It’s knitted in the round using dk weight yarn.

Do you have a favorite hat in this collection? Let me know in the comments below!