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26 Flat Knit Hat Patterns

These free knitting patterns for hats on straight needles are great for people who aren't comfortable knitting in the round yet.

Updated February 22, 2023
Flat Knit Hat Patterns

It's finally happened: you've finished your third scarf, your kitchen cabinets are full of dishcloths, and you're cozying up in your knitted blanket just about every night to watch the newest season of your favorite show. It's time, you think to yourself, to finally try knitting a hat. You'll be happy to hear it's really not much more difficult than scarves, dishcloths, and blankets. These flat knit hat patterns are the perfect patterns with which to start, because they don't demand anything from you except the basics.

Though you have your pick of a ton of free knitting patterns for hats on straight needles, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind while choosing your next project. Firstly, consider the kind of environment in which you live. Are the winters harsh, or mild? This should influence the thickness and yarn composition of the hat pattern you choose. Next, will you actually wear this hat? Is it your style, or will it collect dust in your closet as you consistently choose your $10 department store hat over your lovingly hand-knitted one? Finally, are you knitting for yourself, or a loved one? I highly recommend knitting your first hat for yourself so you get used to hat knitting before giving one away as a gift. Always practice on yourself!

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Without further ado, take a look at our top-recommended flat knit hat patterns below.

1. The Noob Hat

2. Favorite Ribbed Hat for Straight Needles

3. Slouchy Beanie

4. Bulky Gradient Hat

5. Flat Knit Beginner Knitting Hat

6. Glacier Sunrise Knit Hat Pattern

7. Warm and Chunky Cable Knit Hat

8. Four Spokes Hat

9. Absolute Beginner Chunky Knit Hat

10. Quick Pretty Chunky Knit Hat Pattern

11. Foggy Day Super Chunky Hat

12. All About That Hat

13. Easy Knit Flat Baby Hat

14. Beginner Garter Stitch Beanie

15. Flat Slouchy Beanie

16. Flat Newborn Baby Hat

17. Easy "Blues" Beginner Chunky Knit Hat

18. Mint Chocolate Chip Beanie

19. Grey Days Beanie

20. Cables Galore Beanie

21. Flat Classic Beanie

22. Flat Knit Beret

23. Happy Hearts Hat

24. Flat Cable Hat

25. Flat Knit Swirl Hat

26. Hummingbird Hat

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