Ready to knit up a simple project? These knit hat patterns are ready for you to download and gather supplies for a fun project. If you find yourself snowed in or suffering from cabin fever or need a Christmas gift idea for a friend, why not try one of these hats for a craft activity?
Come back and tell us which one you made and what you like about it!
Once winter comes, I just want to sit with a skein of yarn and needles and make something cozy.
These would make great Christmas gifts for friends and family, as well as these knit boot cuffs. Did you see this post we did on knit boot cuffs? Who wouldn’t like a set of these during the winter months?
People love handmade gifts for Christmas or birthday or just because, and knit projects like these make great gift ideas!
Knit Hat Patterns
If you’ve never made a hat, the thought may seem overwhelming. But, it’s really not! If you know some knitting basics, you can make a hat.
First, you need a good idea of what size hat you would like to make. To ensure a snug fit, you will make the circumference of the hat smaller than the circumference of the one wearing the hat. Typically, a preemie hat will be around 12″, a baby hat 14-16″, a toddler/child hat will be 18″, teen or adult small 20″ and adult large 22″. Of course your hat can be whatever circumference fits you!
25 Knit Hat Patterns
25 Knit Hat Patterns
find all kinds of different styles of hats to knit!
The Easiest Knit Hat
Not familiar with knitting in the round? Then try this hat; it's super simple to knit on straight needles.
Anker's Hat Pattern
This hat is made from a lightweight yarn giving it that lacey look.
Waffle Knit Hat
This waffle knit hat is worked on circular needles and is easy for a beginner knitter.
Citrus Hat Pattern
This simple hat looks great in solids or variegated yarn and the pattern is available in all the sizes!
Super Bulky Hat Pattern
This chunky knit hat is a good hat to have in the cold weather! It'll knit up fast since it uses chunky yarn.
The Itasca Beanie
This chunky beanie is easy to knit up and will keep you warm all day long!
Super Slouch Hat
Style and stretch are what make this hat special!
This double brimmed hat is sure to add that extra warmth you need!
True Blue Hat
If you're a beginner knitter, this pattern would be perfect for you!
Easy Slouch Hat
I love the look of this loose slouch hat! Great project for a beginner knitter, too.
Northward Cable Knit Hat
Chunky cables set this hat apart from the rest! The pattern is available in child through adult size.
The Easiest Knitted Hat Ever
This is the pattern for you if you are intimidated by knitting in the round or using double pointed needles. I love that the pattern includes directions for all different sizes and yarn types!
Chunky Knit Messy Bun Hat
This messy bun hat is knitted on straight needles and then sewn up the back. It's a perfect hat when you want to keep your hair up!
Directions for this hat are given in both knitting flat and knitting in the round. So, you can do whatever you're most comfortable with!
Little Cables Hat
Cable hats make look hard to make, but they are easier than you think!
This hat looks so cozy and perfect for a snowy day!
3 Minute Millie
This is a great last minute gift as it can be knitted up quickly!
Thistle Cap Pattern
You'll find directions for this beautiful hat from baby to adult sizes!
Road to Success Chic Hat
This slouchy hat features a cable twist and pompom finish.
Basic Knit Ribbed Hat
Knit hats for everyone in the family with this simple ribbed hat. The pattern is available in child's size 2 all the way through to adult!
Caron Lumberjack Beanie
Be trendy in this cool, buffalo plaid hat!
The texture of this knit hat makes it stand out for its beauty!
Fluffy Brioche Hat
This hat looks so soft and delicate and the perfect warmth I'd want on a cold day!
There's something about a chunky knit hat with cables that gets me every time!
Bubble Stitch Beanie Hat
I love the look of this hat in an ombre look. The chunkiness of it looks perfect for the coldest of days!
Whether you’re searching for knit hat patterns for a gift to make for a friend, or you’re needing new head accessories to keep you warm this winter, the above patterns are all you need. You’ll find patterns from casual to more intricate to chic….styles to fit your taste!
Good news! You can! Some patterns give directions for knitting in the round typically from the brim up and shaping for the crown. Other patterns will give you directions to knit on straight needles and then join the seam at the back when finished. If you’re following a pattern, find a pattern that calls for straight needles if that’s what you’re more comfortable doing.
Knitting a hat is fairly simple. If you are unsure of how to do something, find a YouTube tutorial! It may be easier to find a pattern that is knit on straight needles if this is your first knit hat project.
LoveLifeYarn says it best “Superwash wool, wool blends, and premium acrylic yarns are all good choices for hats that can be laundered. Acrylics are good because they hold up extremely well to repeated washings, but some people aren’t crazy about the way they breathe (or don’t)”
Typically for a hat you will only need one skein of yarn.
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