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It’s no secret why animal hats, both handmade and store bought, have captured the hearts of the nation — they’re charming, practical pieces that keep us happy and warm during dreary, cold winter days.  No matter if you’re an avid animal lover or you just appreciate the playful nature of animal-inspired designs, you’re bound to enjoy this selection of knitted animal hats that’s suitable for both children and adults alike.  From bear-shaped hats for newborns, to cat-eared hats for adults, this collection of knitted animal hats is just what you need to chase away the winter blues.  

Go Wild: 10 Knitted Animal Hats

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Quick Kitty Hat - Knitted animal hats aren’t just for kids.  This adult cat hat is the ideal project to spice up your traditional winter wardrobe. 

Baby Bear Newborn Hat - It’s important to keep newborns warm when they’re braving the outdoors for the first time, and this toasty hat will help you do the trick.  It’s packed with a winning combination: cozy and cute.

Baby Bear Hat - This simple pattern requires very little yarn, making it ideal for using up leftovers from your stash.  Plus, it’s absolutely adorable—what’s not to love?

Whimsical Bear Hat - This incredibly cute bear hat includes both child and doll-sized designs.


Bunny Hugs Baby HatHoo's So Cute HatCute Polar Bear Hat


Bunny Hugs Baby Hat - Whether you’re looking for a traditional Easter outfit or you just happen to have an appreciation for woodland critters, this simple bunny hat is perfect for keeping little ones warm.  The long, white ears offer just the right amount of whimsy and child-like wonder to this free pattern.

Hoo's So Cute Hat - Bird aficionados will love this cozy hat modeled after the hooting rulers of the forest.  Change up the colors to make this project suitable for both baby boys and girls. 

Cute Polar Bear Knit Hat - Anyone will look as cute as a button whenever they wear this lovable hat.

Four Easy Newborn Hats - Why settle on one baby hat pattern when you can create a matching set?   Use this collection of four easy newborn hats to whip up a simple, yet thoughtful, baby shower gift.

Little Critter Baby Set - This bear-and-bunny hat set provides two classic animal patterns: the rabbit and the bear. 

Snowy Cat Hat - Little kids aren't the only ones who can have all of the animal-inspired fun! Check out this grown-up kitty hat for a quirky cold weather option.


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