Best Knit Hat Patterns

Handknit hats are the perfect project for anyone from beginner knitters to experienced. Everyone loves a hat knitting pattern! They’re quick, fun knits, on top of being wonderfully portable projects to take to knitting groups. Whether you love cables, fair isle, or lace – beanies, caps, toques, or slouches – we have hat patterns for all tastes and styles.

Andean Chullo Hat

by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence, knit in Palette
Andean knitting is known for its brightly-colored stranded designs. Geometric patterns as well as depictions of common things, like farm animals, are the main motifs seen in this region. Knitting and textile creation are as ubiquitous in Andean society as coffee is to Americans. This cap pattern with earflaps is inspired by the Andean Chullo (pronounced tchoo-yo), which is a traditional garment knit by Andean men, women, and children.

Fir Bough Hat

by Emily Kintigh, knit in City Tweed DK
Inspired by the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the beautiful cables on the Fir Bough Hat resemble entwining tree trunks and branches. Even the decreases mimic trees as the “branches” become smaller and smaller near the top. This DK weight hat pattern will please any knitter who loves cables!

Halloween Hats Collection

by ReLo Designs, knit in Brava Worsted
This trio of simple striped and colorblocked beanies are just the perfect project to gift loved ones, available in 7 sizes ranging from child to adult. This is a great beginner trio for anyone wanting to take a dive into knitting hats, featuring a nice worsted weight yarn that makes working them up quick and simple. 

Payne Hat

by Fabienne Gassmann, knit in High Desert Worsted
Payne is all about showcasing beautiful worsted weight yarn. A simple argyle cable, reminiscent of Scottish plaids, crisscrosses its way up this cozy, slightly slouchy hat, leaving plenty of space for any unique characteristics of your yarn to shine through. Payne is the perfect companion for long walks in the crisp fall air or in-between seasons.

Portland Saturday Market

by Kimberly Golynskiy, knit it in Stroll Tonal
Portland Saturday Market is a reversible, super slouchy hat that has a fisherman ribbed brim and uses the Fibonacci sequence for the knit sections and purl ridges. This pattern is great for both fingering weight & sport weight yarns!

Campware Hats

by Dana Addy, knit in Brava Speckle & Brava Worsted
Inspired by the “spattered” enamel mugs that recall cozy camping vacations, these quick-knit, gender-neutral beanies have seven complementary versions to fit the whole family from babies to adults. Tell everyone’s apart easily by the number of stripes on their hats!

The Best Dude Beanie

by Amy Kate Sutherland, knit in Simply Wool Worsted
This worsted weight knit beanie is specifically designed to satisfy any dude! Featuring an all over 2×2 rib, it’ll fit a multitude of different head sizes perfectly. I have made so many of these hats, and given them as gifts to family members. All of them have appreciated it at first, but then love it more after using it.

Chai Latte Beanie

by Kalurah Hudson, knit in Tuff Puff
This cabled beanie works up quickly with just two skeins of our super bulky yarn Tuff Puff! The pattern is charted and also includes written instructions for the beanie. Only two different 4-stitch cables are used for this hat, making this a great pattern for introducing yourself to cables. 

Swirly Hat

by Stana D. Sortor, knit in Wool of the Andes Worsted
This simple yet elegant slouchy hat is knitted in the round with textured details. The rolled brim and other details highlight the unique curling waves of stockinette and reverse stockinette. The simple stitch pattern is created by shifting the knit and purl stitches to left each row.

Thunderbird Hat

by Jenny Noto, knit in High Desert Worsted
The Thunderbird Hat is an intermediate level knitting pattern that uses twist stitches against a background of purls to showcase the stitch definition of High Desert Worsted and the pattern of a bird rising from the brim. Twisted decreases accentuate the beauty of this crown.

Coast to Coast Beanie

by Claire Jackson, knit in Swish Worsted
The Coast to Coast Beanie is a simple, classic folded brim beanie that could be worn in fall and winter, and with or without a pom pom! The hat is knit flat in worsted weight yarn using garter stitch, with an I-cord edging, and seamed up the edges. This design is wonderful to showcase any worsted yarn, whether it is solid, tonal, variegated, or striped!

Oasis Beanie

by Erin Gates, knit in High Desert Worsted

This stretchy worsted weight beanie knitting pattern is full of cabled texture in varying directions and spacing. A slim column of slipped stitches in between each cable section creates an even more defined look. Included with this pattern are instructions in both written and chart form, depending on your preference.