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12 Top Knit Hat Patterns Ever

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The top hats this year aren't top hats at all. Instead, they're the coziest of the knit hat patterns, which keep you warm and fashionable at the same time. Knit hats make great gifts, accessories, and head warmers, so you can never make or have enough. These caps are tried and tested by AllFreeKnitting readers, and have been picked as the best of the best. This exclusive group of knit hat patterns is filled with fun, practical chapeaus featuring beautiful textures and exquisite needlework. Just because they look and sound complicated, though, does not mean that beginners can't take a stab. Most of these knit hat patterns are favorites because they are easy and quick. Give your head some attention, and knit it one or all of the 12 Top Knit Hat Patterns Ever. And once you've knitted those, try more of The Best 100 Free Knitting Designs Ever to ensure that you're adorned with the trendiest knits.

12 Top Knit Hat Patterns Ever

The Best Hat EverJen's Sweetie Pie HatSimple Wide Brim Hat
 

  1. The Best Hat Ever

    Past the title, what more of an argument can be made for why this knit hat is a must-make? The greatest knit hat ever is perfect for absolutely anybody. It fits snugly to keep your head and ears warm. This amazing pattern provides instructions for any size you could possibly need to knit, so both your baby grandson and his dad can enjoy matching, warmth-filled beanies made with love.
     
  2. Jen's Sweetie Pie Hat

    Just one look at this lovely knit hat pattern and your heart will start to flutter. There is something about the softness yet simultaneous distinct texture that makes this the perfect cap for just about anyone. The color is absolutely darling, bringing this hat to ideal sweetie pie status.
     
  3. Simple Wide Brim Hat

    As a great unisex hat, the wide brim adds a unique detail to this otherwise simple piece. Pair this neutral and oh-so-comfy hat with any outfit. The bare-bones feel is great for the manliest of men who otherwise might pooh-pooh knit hats.


    Baby Snuggle HatWinter Push Pop HatBlueberry Crumble Beret

     
  4. Baby Snuggle Hat

    There's little more precious than watching a peaceful baby snuggle up and sleep. Help that happen by knitting a cuddly hat for the tiniest head. Because of the small size, this knit hat pattern can be completed in a short amount of time. This is the perfect gift to welcome a little one into the world.
     
  5. Winter Push Pop Hat

    Make this fun hat as a great, bright accessory for a little girl or a playful adult. Bring the rainbow wherever you go to cheer up the sad faces of winter. You can't help but smile while wearing a dazzling knit hat like this one.
     
  6. Blueberry Crumble Beret

    This hat doesn't only sound delicious, but it looks deliciously adorable as well. The name fits well this lively beret with bobbles and leaves. Set the French woman in you free, and you'll feel chic and stylish all day long.

    Simple Vanilla HatFairy Lights HatSteinway Hat
     
  7. Simple Vanilla Hat

    A basic design makes this one hat that you can pair with any outfit.  This knit hat pattern really lives up to its name--you can wear this simple hat anywhere.
     
  8. Fairy Lights Hat

    Add a bit of whimiscal charm to your wardrobe with this simple knit hat.  This is another simple hat that's perfect for showing off an artsy yarn or just adding a subtle touch to an outfit.
     
  9. Steinway Hat

    Having a bad hair day?  This is a great hat to throw over your head when you just can't seem to get your hair under control.  A simple rib stitch gives this knti hat pattern an interesting visual texture without being overpowering.


    Rickrack Rib Slouchy HatLast Minute HatSimple Slouchy Hat
     
  10. Rickrack Rib Slouchy Hat

    This gorgeous garnet colored beanie is great for adding a pop of color to a casual outfit.
     
  11. Last Minute Hat

    Short on time? Whip up this simple beanie in a flash!
     
  12. Simple Slouchy Hat

    Sometimes the best knit hat patterns are the simplest. We love this chocolate brown ribbed hat for every day of the week.

 

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