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Knitting for Charity: 23 Free Hat Patterns


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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 23 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.


Knitting for Charity: 20 Free Hat Patterns

Knitting for Charity: 23 Free Hat Patterns

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Basic Hat Patterns

Baby Hat Patterns

Chemo Hat Patterns

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Basic Hat Patterns

Maker Monday 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. 



Baby Hat Patterns

Lickety-Split Baby 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.



Chemo Hat Patterns

Berries Blast BeanieOne 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.





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I love this site! Also love the allfreecrochet site, too! So simple to follow, and the patterns are right there with the photos. Just click on the hyperlinks (in color) and there they are! THANK YOU!

I am going to love this site!

The lovely hat pictured in knitting for charity free hat patterns - it looks like amulti-colored yarn in seed stitch with ribbing. Is it a free pattern and what is it called??

I want to join, but stay in SOUTH AFRICA. Is it possible please to register for the free patterns.

the hat featured in the Knitting for Charity pic (1st hat...chunky multi-colored) can't find the pattern or name....anyone help me?

Yes, this site is very confusing. At least, they could LABLE every hat! I search and search and never find the pattern for the very one I would like to make.

Wild Flower Preemie Hat - the hat featured in the Knitting for Charity pic (1st hat...chunky multi-colored) Read more at

I am a student council advisor and will teach students to knit these items as a service project. I can't wait to use these patterns to help others.

Love the fact that you list a nice selection of hats to make for all ages/sizes! Great idea!

love the charity hat. It is very easy. Good teaching material.

This is the hardest website to understand. I am very disappointed

i am looking for a cemo hat that will use fine yarn--the hats i have made-- some of the ladys say are to warm--i am a beginner knitter so nothing to hard please help me .

Hi, rooibos1 0993998. Here is a link to all of our chemo cap patterns: Hope this helps! --Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am sending you all a nice kemo hat easy to do and beautiful just send me your e-mail addy and I will send it to you all

Could you send your easy hat pattern to me also.

None of the directions for your hats would appear on my computer. I wasted a lot of time and tried many times with no success.

I find this very hard to understand, I found a hat yesterday to print, it printed the picture of the hat but not the instructions. Today I can't even get a picture unless I click on something that looks interesting, but it takes me to company sites that want large amounts of money for the pattern and I am assuming the yarn to make it. I thought this was free patterns. Barbara Crisher.


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