Knitting for Charity: 31 Free Hat Patterns


Knitting for Charity: 31 Free Hat Patterns

There's no better way to give back than by knitting for charity! Give back while enjoying your crafts with any of these hat patterns.


Knitting for Charity 31 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 31 knit hat patterns to get started!

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. There are also many charities that take charity knitting very seriously. Find a list of common charities here, get knitting, and start making a difference in someone's life.

It's amazing how small gestures such as knitting a hat can have such a big impact on someone in need. It doesn't matter if you know the lucky recipient of your charity knitting pattern because it is sure to put a smile on anyone's face. When you're down on your luck, knowing someone cares enough to knit you a hat is reason enough to continue to press onward. 

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There is truly no better feeling than being able to share your talent with those in need.  Keeping someone's head warm will also warm their heart. Extend your reach beyond your inner circle by working up one of these free knitting patterns for charities and you will experience a tremendous amount of pride and satisfaction.

PLUS: Don't miss the video tutorial below on how to knit an easy knit hat for winter! Made using bulky yarn, this free knitting pattern works up quickly and is a great pattern to make for charities. 

Basic Hat Patterns

Classic hat patterns are a great way to start knitting for those in need. 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

What is more rewarding than knitting patterns for babies? Use these patterns to make a thoughtful baby gift set. Knitting for babies who need your help 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. These baby patterns really just keep on giving!

Chemo Hat Patterns

One of the most popular ways people choose to get involved with charity knitting 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.

What's your favorite thing to knit for charity? Tell us in the comments section below!

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This is a wonderful ebook. I do donate craft items to charities. I crochet and knit so I have a lot but I was getting low on knit patterns. You just solved that problem. There are a lot of very easy patterns in here. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. It makes a big difference!

You are most welcome to apply for any of my patterns on Ravelry to use for charity. I normally charge and send the money to a Spanish hunting dog rescue charity but if you're knitting for other charities, you can contact me on Ravelry, I'm Erssie, give me the name and charity number you are knitting or crocheting for and I'll send you a free download link.

I am looking for a pattern for a chemo hat for a child that is for knitting. Everything I see is crocheted

Hi Judi, you can find some knit options by following this link: Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I started knitting for Knots of Love in March of 2017. I have donated 90 chemo caps since then..Thank you for all the great patterns.

wish there were a way to put these patterns in front of more knitters - so many women and babies need these hats...

this is a wonderful resource - so many patterns that allow one to use up the stash of left over yarn (those extra just-in-case balls of yarn) and knit them into new patterns and styles

A great resource with a wide range of hat patterns for both beginners and experienced knitters alike. This is just what I needed as I am making hats and mittens to go abroad for a local church and it is great to be able to have different styles to send rather than them all being the same. It also means I can use up some of my stash rather than having to buy lots of new wool for specific patterns, I will definitely be sharing these pattern s with other charity knitter said that I know.

I have already begun. I have 40 hats bagged and ready to go. My niece works in social services and will distribute them. It will be even more fun with more patterns. Thank you, Linda

I have just begun knitting teddy bears for charity. I am hoping the local police dept can use them for needy kids along with the fire dept.

I live in an area where we definitely experience Winter. One of my ongoing projects is to knit a number of beanies and hats to donate to the shelters and safe houses in my city. Its never too early to start knitting for next winter and I tend to use yarn leftover from other projects so my $ investment is small. There are lots of choices in these patterns so they will keep my knitting interesting.

Now is the perfect time for these charitable knits. Good thing they're super quick and easy because I definitely procrastinated on getting started this year. Thanks!

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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