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"Not sure why you would leave your comment on an entirely different pattern but anyway, the pattern actually specifies and gives step by step instructions on what the chain 5 is- (Bring st back to left-hand needle. K1) 5 times Chain 5 made. Bring st back to left-hand needle. K4tog. Rep from to last 2 (3-1) st(s). Chain 5. Bring st back to left-hand needle. K3 (4-2) tog. Fasten off."
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Prepare to fight off the harshness of chilly weather and knit yourself one of these incredible hats. I know during winter and other colder months of the year when I walk outside, the first part of my body to catch a chill is my head. Why? Most of your body heat gets lost through your head first, leaving your entire body chilled.
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Our hat patterns range in both style and weight, so you can pick exactly the kind of stitch you need to keep your head and ears cozy while still looking cute as heck out in the blizzards. Most of our knitted hat patterns are easy enough for beginners to manage, but exciting and intricate enough for more advanced knitters to enjoy working with.
Free hat patterns can be hard to find, but we have done the legwork on your behalf and present to you the best of the best when it comes to keeping your noggin' nice and cozy during the cold weather months. It doesn't mattter what type of hat you're looking for or what skill level you consider yourself, because we have a special something for everyone. Don't forget: knitted hats make excellent gifts for loved ones during the holiday season.
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Trendy Free Knit Hat Patterns
Who says knitted hat patterns have to be dull? You can stay warm and also look good while doing it! Our other stylish knit hats will keep you looking fierce and adorable without any of the pain that comes from chilly ears. Try pairing these knit hats with some of our free knitting patterns for loose-knit sweaters or an adorable knit tote bag for a chic-yet-homey look.
Well, we've got the hats covered. What about the scarves? Check out Knitted Scarf Patterns: Even More of Your Favorite Knit Scarf Patterns Free eBook
Warm Knitted Hat Patterns
If you're extremely sensitive to the cold (same!), you're probably concerned first and foremost that any knit hat pattern you make is as warm as it can possibly be. Sometimes you see a knit hat pattern and you can already feel how warm and cozy it will be. If that's the type of hat you're searching for, this is the list for you. Any of these free knitting patterns will keep you comfy, sleet or snow.
Find some beautiful infinity scarf patterns to go along with all these hats! Check out our collection of 50+ Infinity Scarf Patterns You'll Love
Knit Beret Patterns
All you artsy ladies out there know how valuable hat patterns for berets can be. Berets are a great way to stay warm during the winter while mixing up your day-to-day style. The best part about these beret knitted hat patterns is berets don't go out of fashion when the snow melts and the sun comes out; pair them with a matching t-shirt or combat boots for a stylish winter-in-spring ensemble.
Scarves, hats, and mittens, oh my! To complete your warm and toasty cool weather look, check out 36 Free Knitted Mitten Patterns
Free Knit Hat Patterns with Brims
Admit it; the sun gets in your eyes, and that's the one downfall to hat patterns for the winter. Who doesn't love to wear brimmed hats? Not only will they keep you from squinting your way through life, these hats add an air of mystery to the wearer.
Do you love knitting hats, but have enough sitting around to clothe an army? You're a great candidate to knit for charity! Warm your heart and the heads of people in need by knitting some hats for the less fortunate today. Check out our list of great hats for charity: Knitting for Charity: 31 Free Hat Patterns
Even More Knit Hats
Once you start knitting hats, it can be difficult to stop. If you're addicted to hat patterns, there are all kinds of free knitting patterns for hats in this collection that are perfect for any season. Not too light, not too heavy; just right for chilly autumn or spring temperatures. You name it, it’s here, ready for you to enjoy. So just choose your favorite, break out your knitting needles, and cast on for your new favorite knit hat pattern.
We're always updating with more knitted hat patterns for the winter, so check back whenever you're looking for more fashionable knit hats or chunky and warm knits. Keeping your ears and head warm and cute is our number one priority.
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Caitlin Eaton is the managing editor of I Like Knitting, I Like Crochet, We Like Sewing magazines, and so much more.
When she's not frequenting record stores in Chicago, she loves to absorb the culture in coffee shops while her veins absorb some caffeine. She graduated from Marquette University with a degree in journalism and is grateful for the wonderful professors that helped her hone her writing skills.
Narrowing down her interests is nearly impossible, but she does have a soft spot for any craft projects or clothing that are vintage or vintage inspired. To her, nothing is more beautiful than an object that was able to stand the test of time, like her grandmother’s pearl brooch, a black-and-white photograph, a Twinkie—well, perhaps not the latter, but you get the idea.
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heathermcantrell 9 447824
Mar 15, 2020
Is there a matching scarf pattern for the Vintage hat?
Jan 31, 2019
waiting just for this pattern. , plus all the others. Thank you. Do you have preemie patterns, I lost mine. Mom and I did this all the time. crazy cat lady. Thanks
Nov 05, 2018
I'm looking for a hat knitted with a lighter yarn and not too low on the head. Help!
Nov 06, 2018
Hi horseyfolks, we recommend using our advanced pattern search in the upper lefthand corner of this site to select the yarn weight you wish to use as well as the "Knit Hats" category. From there, you can peruse our entire collection of hats for a certain yarn weight and pick your favorite. We hope this helps! Happy knitting! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Feb 12, 2018
I love to knit berets and wide brim hats - I just like to knit hats because I love hats (apparently so much that my H on my keyboard is about to leave me!)...I love boots too, and if I could knit those... lol
verleybridges 9214 514
Feb 08, 2018
I'm looking for a knitted ponytail hat pattern......not too complicated a pattern.
Feb 09, 2018
Hi verleybridges, here are some links for ponytail hat patterns: https://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knit-Hats/Trendy-Knit-Bun-Hat-from-Red-Heart, https://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knit-Hats/Messy-Bun-Hat-Knitting-Pattern, https://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knit-Hats/How-to-Knit-a-Messy-Bun-Hat. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Feb 12, 2018
I just want to say - you guys are right on it - you're great!
sam55bystitch 6949 747
Dec 07, 2017
I am looking for a Santa Hat pattern done with 2 needles not circular needles using knitting worsted weight yarn .
Dec 18, 2017
Hi sam55bystitch, you can find our full collection of Christmas knitting patterns by following this link: https://www.allfreeknitting.com/tag/Free-Christmas-Knitting-Pattern. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Jul 10, 2017
I am looking for a pattern for a knitted hat with #5 yarn. I want to keep it simple and knit it in the round. Any suggestions?
Jul 10, 2017
Hello Susan Ferry, you can find our full collection of bulky weight knitting patterns by following this link: https://www.allfreeknitting.com/tag/Bulky-Weight-Yarn. Hope this helps! -Kathryn, Editor of AllFreeKnitting
shellykataria 7578 052
Jan 09, 2017
snug and easy hat patterns
Dec 27, 2016
I would like a girls ponytail hat pattern please
Dec 28, 2016
Hello dawn 4272841, you can find a collection of ponytail hats on our blog, Stitch & Unwind. Here's the link: http://www.stitchandunwind.com/ponytail-free-knit-hat-patterns/. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Dec 27, 2016
Looking for a pattern for the angora hats with ties from the late 50s, early 60s
Dec 22, 2016
looking for the pattern that has an opening for a pony tail.
Dec 22, 2016
Hello jfbanes 7473930, you can find a collection of ponytail hats on our blog, Stitch & Unwind. Here's the link: http://www.stitchandunwind.com/ponytail-free-knit-hat-patterns/. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
kathystofer 314387 3
Dec 21, 2016
Looking for a knit pattern for a "bun hat," on that has an opening at the top for a pony tail. Suggestions?
Dec 22, 2016
Hello kathystofer 314387 3, you can find a collection of ponytail hats on our blog, Stitch & Unwind. Here's the link: http://www.stitchandunwind.com/ponytail-free-knit-hat-patterns/. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
The Designing Peng uin
Dec 17, 2016
and now a collection of hats, and what a collection! 66 patterns of hats - can't decide if it is an abundance of wonders or a conspiracy to keep me knitting until the next millenium
Dec 01, 2016
mens visor/bill hats knitted
joanannmortimer 97 87738
Oct 09, 2016
Wonderful hats but how to download the 61 patterns please? Keeps sending me round in circles but no download button
Oct 10, 2016
Hello joanannmortimer 97 87738! You will have to click on the individual pattern you want to download. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to download all 61 patterns at once. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Feb 08, 2016
Is it possible to download these patterns as a complete eBook? (and how) - as opposed to looking at each pattern separately?
Oct 10, 2016
Hello Av8nlady! You will have to click on the individual pattern you want to download. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to download all 61 patterns at once. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Feb 02, 2016
looking for this pattern Lacy Downtown Abbey Wrist Warmer
Feb 02, 2016
Hello! If you type in "Lacy Downton Abbey Wrist Warmers" in the search bar in the top left of the page, you will be able to find that pattern. Hope this helps! -Kathryn, Editor of AllFreeKnitting.com
jamesmorgan 097733 7
Jan 30, 2016
Jan 13, 2016
Dec 25, 2015
Hi, Please guide me for all hem hat knitting with photo.
Dec 10, 2015
lookinf for the pattern of the little boy with the ear flap and can be for the whole family reminds me of the old days it is in the 48 hats section but I can't find it again thanks love the patterns for us shutin.
Dec 11, 2015
Hi marslaska 5202808! Can you describe the hat a bit more? As you probably already know, we have many hat patterns on the site, so if you remember the color/style of the hat you are looking for, it may be easier to locate. Thanks! -Kathryn, AllFreeKnitting.com
Dec 10, 2015
I would like the knit cap with the ear flaps for the family it is so cute
careydavis67 40066 26
Oct 10, 2015
I loved these hats so many, I can't wait to get started. I wanted to let you know I shared your site and article on my blog post at http//www.snugglebuggknits.com/knitting/surviving- == seasonal-depression-through-knitting/ I hope you will check it out. But thank you so much for the hats.
Dec 11, 2015
Hi careydavis67 40066 26! Thank you so much for the kind words and support! We're so happy you enjoy these patterns and thank you for sharing our site with others. -Kathryn, AllFreeKnititng.com
Nov 26, 2014
looking for the green hat pattern under 48 hat patterns for winter. the one with the blonde girl. not the Butterfly Beret hat.
Dec 01, 2014
Hi mejalford 6875854, Unfortunately that pattern is no longer available on our site. We're sorry for the inconvenience. You may find it on the designer's website (www.shemakeshats.com) under "L.A. Winters Hat." Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Nov 26, 2014
does anyone have the pattern for the green ribbed hat under 48 hats for winter. the one that has the blonde in it. not the Butterfly Beret
Nov 18, 2014
Looking for a knitted hat/cowl combination pattern preferably for kids
Nov 18, 2014
Hi glhjdh81 3978492, You may be interested in this children's hood: www.allfreeknitting.com/knit-childrens-hats/dice-check-balaclava Happy knitting! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Nov 16, 2014
does anyone have the pattern for the green ribbed hat under 48 hats for winter. pls
Nov 17, 2014
Hi mejalford 6875854, That pattern is called the Butterfly Beret. Please find it here: allfreeknitting.com/knit-berets/butterfly-beret
Sep 25, 2014
was trying to dl the rolled brim hat pattens, but was taken to a different page. Are any of them available anywhere else?
Sep 25, 2014
Hi sandeleh, Thanks for notifying us! We have updated the pattern links. Please find them above. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Sep 25, 2014
Hi sandeleh, Thank you for notifying us! Please find the updated pattern links above. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Apr 09, 2014
I love the Waffle Hat! The design is just so gorgeous.
Dec 07, 2013
I would like to see a double knit mittens. It resembles a "Brioche" stitch. They are fast and easy to make. Please try to get one & post it.
Dec 30, 2012
When you says my answer will be posted, where am I to find where it will be posted?
Dec 30, 2012
Why am I not able to print the patterns for the above hats or one in particular?
Dec 23, 2012
I am looking for a free pattern for twisted knit headband. Do you have one?
Aug 20, 2012
My Mom is the knitter in the family, but she has no computer. I signed up to be able to give her the description and patterns for the hats. Who cares if you have pop ups on your site? I just ignore them if I am not interested. There are plenty of sites that are advertisement supported to keep them free. So thank you "allfreeknitting.com" this is a great site :-)
Dec 20, 2012
I agree with you.... love this site....
Aug 09, 2012
I thought I had seen a hat that looked like a lace swirl hat but was made with a knitting loom?.. Is there such a hat??..
Jun 24, 2012
I guess I just have a good pop-up blocker, because I don't have that problem on this site. Also, if you want something for free, you have to expect to 'pay' for it somehow. I have found countless wonderful patterns here, and will stay subscribed forever!
marilynlennis 9600 679
Apr 28, 2012
This site is far too commercial with all the pop up ads and the like. Free patterns doesn't mean free patterns with advertizing attached. I will unsubscribe ASAP
Apr 30, 2012
Hi marilynlennis, Like most web sites, we are advertising supported just like radio and TV. We do not charge to subscribe to our newsletters or create accounts for the web site. Ads on our site are typically sold using contextual technology by large firms such as Google, Vibrant and RGM/Meredith (publisher of Better Homes & Gardens).Thanks!
Dec 08, 2012
Sorry marilynlennis, but I find your comment a bit too self-serving and lacking knowledge. What part of 'free patterns' aren't you understanding? Do you simply not comprehend just what is involved to bring you (and the rest of us) those free patterns? Do you seriously think it costs the site owners nothing at all to provide them? I can't imagine that you're an adult with such abject lack of knowledge about how the world works so can only think you're both young and a new knitter. That's a good thing--welcome to the knitting world since we love knowing more people are taking up our beloved pursuit, but please take a look around and learn to APPRECIATE those who provide you with these wonderful patterns. In order to do so they must have 'some' sources of funding, i.e. advertising! Otherwise there is one alternate solution I can think of: frequent your local library where you might find some books with patterns as I once did, or spend money and BUY patterns or knitting books!
Dec 21, 2012
goodness me woman,whats a few adds,your getting free lovely patterns.well all i can say is im very happy with this site.
karennarita 806707 5
Mar 31, 2012
For a beginner who doesn't know what is what it's difficult to find a pattern that's easy to start out with. Especially since you can't see them
Feb 29, 2012
Great, but I need a pattern for a tubon style wrap around knitted/crocheted hat. Please!!
Feb 03, 2012
I need the patterns on my computer
Jan 31, 2012
Granddaughter (16) had serious head injuries in accident - need to knit headbands for her. Any free patterns? Thanks
lauriemallon 71994 66
Jan 08, 2012
I'm looking for hats for softee chunky yarn
Jan 04, 2012
Can not get any!!!!!
eileenrscales 7701 208
Jan 04, 2012
It would really be helpful if the pictures were shown of the hats. A lot of time is wasted opening each link, then finding that that isn't the kind of hat, then opening another...etc. etc. etc.
Feb 08, 2012
I completely agree - to be able to see the designs would save so much time. I find it very frustrating to have to open each link.
Jan 03, 2012
Looking for knitted animal (head) caps like monkey, bear, etc.
Jan 03, 2012
can i knit a hat on 2 needles
marioncohen 910950 1
Jan 02, 2012
looking for red heart curly q stretch hat pattern wr2182
Jan 28, 2012
marion - go to redheart.com - enter curly Q stretch hat in search box. The Free pattern will come up for WR2182
Dec 23, 2011
Time for another rant about this site - sorry. Your list of patterns says "31 Hat Patterns for the Winter." Okay, so where are they? Why can't you just show the pictures of the hats all in one place instead of following one link after another and ending up wanting to pull your hair out? I wanted to check out the Waffel Hat pattern but can't find it...there doesn't seem to be any "click here for pattern" button. I decided to try "Save Pattern" thinking it would show up, but NO, that didn't work either. Honestly, if it wasn't that you do have some nice patterns that you can actually FIND, I wouldn't waste my time (and my hair!) coming here. This is one of the (if not THE) hardest craft sites to navigate. It has to be easier than this. I'd love to have the pattern for the Waffel hat, but I've pulled out enough hair for one day!
Dec 24, 2011
Hi barbra1531 Somebody must have fixed the link to the waffel hat pattern. I followed it and landed here http://www.pickles.no/waffel-hat where the pattern is shown. Good luck and happy knitting :-)
Dec 27, 2011
Hi, barbra1531 5940086. I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble accessing the pattern you desire. I was just able to access the pattern for the Waffel Hat without trouble. If you click the link above that says "Waffel Hat," you should be directed to the Waffel Hat pattern page on AllFreeKnitting. Then, once you're there, there should be a "Click here for the knitting pattern" link just like on any of our pages. If you click that link, a new window should open with the pattern in full on the designer's website. Please let us know if you continue to experience difficulty. Thanks! --Editors of AllFreeKnitting
FaveCrafts Editor JL
Dec 19, 2011
Hi rae673 5056355, We do not have any men's ski hat pattern. I apologize for the inconvenience. Byrdhaus 6621915, Here are all of our cowl patterns: http://www.allfreeknitting.com/?task=search&search_term=cowl
Dec 17, 2011
I am looking for a pattern for a mens ski hat. one that covers the head and neck with just the face exposed.
shanegrilala 07631 76
Feb 16, 2013
There is a pattern that may be what you want at "Warmth for Warriors". It is also known as a helmet liner. I've made several for them. They are a volunteer organization knitting and crocheting hats for soldiers serving overseas. Good luck.
Dec 03, 2011
looking for a child's size hoodie/scarf or cowl--knitted thanks!!
Nov 29, 2011
Hi, everyone. You can find more free hat patterns by clicking on the "Knit Hats" tab under "Categories" along the left-hand side. These tabs are there to help you navigate the site and find what you're looking for among all of our free knitting patterns. You can also try typing keywords into our "Search" box in the upper right side of the web page. Hope this helps! - Editors of AllFreeKnitting
Nov 26, 2011
I am looking for a pattern for a ladies helmet had with ear flaps.
Nov 06, 2011
hat of a 3 year child
Oct 27, 2011
you offer free hats. Can't find a single one would appretiate an explanation
truelight19 125754 5
Oct 16, 2011
I love the patterns Iam looking for a spider web pattern without the spider for a beanie.thanks.
Sep 11, 2011
Thanks for the help returning to knitting after a few (24) years. Free patterns really help. Carol
Aug 29, 2011
Just lovely hats
Aug 09, 2011
Hi paknitter-- We just tested the links on our end and they all seem to be opening without a problem. Please check your internet settings and make sure there is nothing blocking the patterns, such as pop-ups. We apologize for the inconvenience, --Editor of AllFreeKnitting
Aug 08, 2011
I can't get anything on this site to open for me so I can see the directions. Can anyone give a clue as to waht might be wrong.
Jun 11, 2011
There are more pictures, just click on the pattern name for the pattern and a picture with the hat on a head
May 24, 2011
Thank you so much for all the free patterns, really love them.
Apr 03, 2011
I can not print off the free patterns --why--I am login in!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 01, 2011
needs to have more picures with the hat on
Jan 16, 2011
Look beautiful I realy want to learn how to start thank you so much for show it to me
Jan 13, 2011
Thank- you for all the free patterns ,they all so nice.
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