With 50 free easy hat knitting patterns for winter you will be kept very busy and your head and ear will be very cozy and warm. Simple hat knitting patterns in stockinette stitch, rib and garter stitch, bulky yarn chunky knit hats, slouchy beanies, berets, normal beanies and more.
Make amazing hats for yourself, your kids, husband and all other family members, knit up hats for charities, the possibilities are endless, most of these patterns are modeled by women but can easily be adapted for anyone and many of these knitting patterns are unisex. We have compiled and excellent range of free hat knitting patterns that are just right for beginners – all easy knitting patterns!
Very Easy Hat Knit Patterns
Free easy hat knitting patterns for winter that you will love to wear and are quick and simple to make using garter stitch, stockinette stitch and more simple knit and purl combinations.
Patons Bright Stripes Beanie
Four shades of Patons Classic Wool Roving interplay to make this hat a cheery addition to your winter wardrobe.
Choose this beautiful shaded yarn for the perfect knit gift hat or to enjoy wearing yourself! This classic style will look great for many years to come. Easy stockinette stitch hat with ribbed edge.
Made with smooth, comfortable yarn that is available in many pretty colors, this hat is an easy knit. It’s perfect for keeping heads warm and comfy.
Knit hat with rolling edge and rib
Simple hat in stockinette stitch with rolling edge.
Choose this favorite smooth yarn for the perfect charity knit hat. This classic style will look great for any age.
Hat In Bloom
Choose your three favorite colors and combine them in a snuggly cap sure to keep you warm in chilly weather. Add a sassy flower and you’ll know that spring is not too far away!
Patons True Colors Hat
This classic striped hat is a great project for new knitters using bulky yarn in simple stockinette stitch.
Ridgeway Sparkle Hat
Alternating a row of purl with a row of knit shows off the sparkly metallic thread in this simple hat. Ideal for all ages, it’s a great choice for gifting or to make quickly for yourself!
Easy Does it Garter Stitch Hat
This easy and stylish 1 ball garter stitch hat is a perfect project for new knitters.
Garter Rib Beanie
Knit this easy hat now and you’ll be ready for cold weather when it hits. It’s a fun-to-do pattern that you can make over again in new colors as gifts. The holiday season will be here before you know it!
Color Block Hat
Mix and match your favorite colors to make this hat reflect your unique personality. This simple hat works up quickly, making it a great gift or charity project too. Knit in stockinette stitch with a ribbed edge and a pom pom on the end!
Wear It Well Beanie
This easy rib-knit beanie can be worn with cuff folded up or down. The changing colors and textures found in the yarn make this the most interesting and sophisticated beanie around.
Caron Great Beginnings Hat
The perfect beginner project, this hat is knit in Caron Simply Soft and Simply Soft Paints. Using two different colors of yarn is an easy way to take your project to the next level.
Free Hat Knitting Patterns with Bulky Yarn
City Chic Hat
Brave the winter winds while keeping your ears nice and warm. This easy hat is styled with comfy jumbo yarn–great fun when you’re looking for a quick knit.
Bulky knit beret in a fluffy yarn, super warm and perfect for winter.
Easy Peasy Bulky Hat Free Knitting Pattern
You only need one ball of this soft plush chenille yarn to make a warm comfy hat. Knit in the round on circular needles, it’s perfect for an on trend accessory in a hurry!
Slouchy chunky knit hat with pom pom!
Fashion Forward Knit Hat
Choose any shade of this bulky yarn and knit up a hat that is up-to-date and fun to wear. Great for guys too in their favorite accessory shade.
Create Some Charm Hat
Chunky yarn gives you a super look and has the added advantage of being fast to knit! The softly-shaded yarn color and optional pompom give this hat an on-trend look.
Lana Grande In The Groove
Chunky knit ribbed hat pattern.
Soft Pastel Knit Hat
Super bulky yarn means it won’t take long to knit this stunning hat! Perfect to make as a gift or when you need a new accessory to lift your spirits.
Interesting Rib Hat Pattern
An interesting rib stitch free pattern to make a lovely hat with.
This easy toque is knit in the round with a rolled brim edge. So it works up quickly and with maximum style rewards!
Bernat Acorn Hat
Super easy and super stylish, this acorn hat is a fall and winter must-have.
Patons Phased Out Hat
This trendy hat is easily knit in Patons Classic Wool Bulky. Warm and cozy, it’s perfect for snowy days.
Free Hat Knitting Patterns with Earflaps
With so many easy hat knitting patterns for winter to choose from, you might want something a little different, a bit quirky and very warm, like a lovely knitted hat with earflaps!
Bulky Hat with Earflaps
Cute hat in bulky weight yarn with earflaps.
Spuntaneous Chullo Grande
Chunky textured hat knitting pattern with earflaps, super warm and fun to wear!
Patons Earflap Hat With Peak
Keep extra-warm and protect your ears from the cold with this classic Earflap Hat. Sized to fit average lady’s head, shown knit in Paton’s Shetland Chunky #03532 (Deep Red) on size 6.5 mm (U.S. 10.5) knitting needles.
Teddy Love Hat
Softly shaded ombré-effect yarn with a bit of wool and subtle metallic is the ideal choice for this fun-loving hat. Small teddy bear ears and elongated ear flaps give this free pattern appeal and give it the essence of style.
Bernat Earflap Cap
Bundle up with this fun striped earflap hat, knit in Bernat Softee Chunky.
Free and Easy Slouchy Hat Knitting Patterns for Winter
Mixed Media Slouchie Hat
A fun slouchy style knit hat adorned with colorful flowers.
Passioknit Daydream Marle Ribbed Beanie
Big and slouchy ribbed beanie to knit.
Simple Style Hat
As always, Unforgettable yarn knits up beautifully. The stitch pattern is created by alternating stripes of knit and purl rounds, making this hat perfectly slouchy.
Basketweave Sparkle Hat
This slouchy-style hat has added dimensions of sparkle and textured pattern. You’ll love how soft and comfortable it is to wear!
Seed Stitch Slouchy Hat
Gorgeous yarn with an uneven metallic wrap gives this basic hat out-of-the-ordinary panache! The Seed stitch pattern and deep ribbed banding are comfortable to wear.
Patons Slouchy Hat
This slouchy hat keeps you cozy and comfortable. Shown in Patons Delish. Knit in a chunky yarn with a ribbed trim and a cute pom pom on the end.
Free Easy Hat Knitting Patterns for Winter with Different Textures
Easy hat patterns for the beginner knitter wanting to try their hand at something a bit trickier. These free hat knitting patterns are a good start for learning new knitting techniques. Pretty and easy cable stitch hats, ripple stitch, lace, diagonal textured stitches and more!
Caron Diagonal Stitch Pompom Hat
Quick and easy knit hat, topped with a fun pompom.
Wavy Skull Cap
This lightweight, slouchy hat is easy to customize with your favorite colors in our versatile Heart & Sole® yarn. Knit flat, the striping ripple pattern is easy to stitch.
Bernat Slanting Stitch Hat
Fun and colorful, this swirly hat is knit in Bernat Spectrum.
Bernat Cable Hat
Beautiful all-over cabling creates an intricate look but is actually quite easy. A lovely hat that makes an excellent gift.
Romancing the Hat
Choose bright Valentine’s colors for a hat that adds romance to your look any time you wear it! It’s easy to knit in these warm colors or whatever colors you choose.
Butterfly Knit Beret
Beautiful shaded colors are shown to advantage in this classic fashion beret style. Knit it for a gift that will look great on everyone, or treat yourself! Try your lace knitting skills with these simple eyelets.
Shaded Mitered Hat
This comfy hat is fun to knit with mitered squares that are connected as you knit them. Shaded wool blend yarn is perfect for showing off your miters without having to change colors!
Her Bobble Hat
Choose a nice bright color like this vivid green to show off the texture and style of your bobble stitches. The optional pompom can be added to this clever knit hat for a fun finish.
Any Day Beret
Knit in the round from the band up to the crown, this spiral diagonal stitch pattern offers plenty of interest. Whatever your style, it’s the perfect choice.
Faux Brioche Beret
This easy rib knit beret actually has the look of the more complicated Brioche stitch. Color changes happen automatically while knitting with this elegant yarn that has a dash of metallic for a bit of glam.
Floppy Knit Hat
Cute textured stitch hat knitting pattern that is great for the winter months.
The Brenda Hat
Beautiful textured hat knitting pattern with a little flower on the side.