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Knitting for Charity: 20 Free Hat Patterns


Knitting for charity does more than give the person donating warm fuzzies.  It helps provide babies with hats, homeless people with cozy blankets - and more importantly, it shows someone that you care.  Use this collection of 20 knit hat patterns to start knitting for charity.  If you don't know where to begin, try contacting your local hospital.  Many hospitals are looking for chemo caps and hats for underprivileged patients.  Additionally, there are many charities that take knitting for charity very seriously.  Find a list of common charities here, get knitting, and start making a difference in someone's life.

Bonus! Three patterns from designers who knit specifically for charity, plus our Top 9 Knit Hat Patterns ever!


Knitting for Charity: 20 Free Hat Patterns


Knitting for Charity:
20 Free Hat Patterns

Basic Hat Patterns
Baby Hat Patterns
Chemo Hat Patterns


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Basic Hat Patterns

Spin Cycle HatClassic hat patterns are a great way to start knitting for charity.  Hats are both simple to make and a joy to receive as a donation.  Enjoy the following hat patterns that are perfect patterns to knit for a charity, hospital or any place in need.  These particular patterns are great to give to homeless shelters.  








Spin Cycle Hat
Runnin' Beanie
All Day Beret
Basic Rolled Brim Hat
Slouchy Hat
Beany Cap
Basic Adults Knitted Beanie



Baby Hat Patterns

Baby in Bloom HatsWhat is more rewarding than knitting patterns for babies?  Use these patterns to make a thoughtful baby gift set, or an adorable Bunny Hop Baby Hat.  The Baby Hoodie with Rosebuds is one of my favorite baby patterns.  Knitting for charity is rewarding, especially when you're making gifts for babies in need.  You can donate your knitted hats directly to hospitals or contact a charity running a drive.




Andohalambo Hat
Baby Hoodie with Rosebuds
Baby in Bloom Hats
Bunny Hop Baby Hat
Wild Flower Preemie Hat
Stockinette Flower Baby Beanie



Chemo Hat Patterns

Lace Edged Chemo CapsOne of the most popular ways people choose to get involved with knitting for charity, is by donating chemo hats to their local hospital or through a local charity.  There are plenty of chemo hat patterns out there, but here is a collection of easy patterns that can be made quickly.







Lace Edged Chemo Caps
Ridged/Ringed Chemo Cap
Rolled Brim Chemo Cap
One Ball Chemo Cap
Crossed Comfort Cap
Ribbing and Lace Chemo Cap
Striped Chemo Hats




Hadley Striped HatThe following gruop of knit hat patterns are not only reader favorites, but from designers who knit specifically for charity!

Hadley Striped Hat
Bumpy Textured Beanie
Comfort Weave Hat


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