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Hats Off To You: 7 Free Hat Patterns


During the winter, one of my favorite things to knit is hats. Not only can knit hats [3] be made in just a night or two, but they also make great gifts for family members and friends. Can I tell you a little secret? I’m kind of a sucker for quick-knit patterns [3], so I suppose my love affair with hats was meant to be. It’s just as well, because even though the calendar is nearing spring, no one told the Chicago weather! So, to beat that late-winter chill, I recommend that a good hat knitting session is in order!  That’s where this fun selection of free knitting pattern comes in. After just a few minutes of searching, I already found a few patterns I can’t wait to cast on. I hope you enjoy looking through this little hat round up as much as I loved putting it together. And remember, if you’ve written any patterns that you’d like for AllFreeKnitting to link to, just submit a link here [4]. We love showing off patterns from talented readers like you!

7 Free Knit Hat Patterns


Thorpe Earflap Hat by Kirsten Kapur from Through the Loops [5]: Boy, girl, adult or child, everyone loves a cozy earflap hat.  This fun free pattern shows off the design in several colors, making all the more fun to play around with customization.


The Not Too-Too Beret Pattern by Knit and Tonic [6]: If you’re looking for a pattern to make in one night, look no further than this slouchy hat.  Made with super bulky yarn, this hat is truly a treat to whip up in a snap!


Winter Push Pop Hat by Hugs for Your Head [7]: Liven up your normal knitting routine with this vibrant pattern that’s bursting with color.

For even more hat knitting inspiration, don’t miss our round-up of the 15+ Top Knit Hat Patterns Ever [8]. Inside you’ll find delicious patterns like the Blueberry Crumble Beret [8], the Sweetie Pie Hat [8] and more!

Tell us: Should all hats have pom poms?  Yay or nay? Let us know below in the comments!