I love knitting beanies, they are quick and fun to make, they make great personal gifts for friends and family, you can create many in different colors and styles to suit your mood and they keep you warm in winter. In winter I am always wearing one of my creations and people always give me compliments, I love the feeling of creating functional items and I find knitting beanies very satisfying. You too can keep warm in winter while wearing an individual/unique beanie hand crafted by you!
The top 20 free beanie knitting patterns in the selection below are for the ladies ( will compile some great ones for men, kids and babies in a future post). They vary in skill so there will be some for beginners, intermediate and advanced knitters with techniques such as lace knitting, cables, ribbing, stockinette and garter thrown in the mix!
Easy Beanie knit pattern to knit for winter.
Lotus Hat – Lace Beanie
From Third Base Line
Knit hat pattern based on the Crosshatch Lace stitch.
Sideways Bobble Hat
By Wolly Wormhead
To fit size: 19 [21, 23] in/ 48 [53, 58] cm.
Designed by Angela Hahn.
Sizes: Small-med child [med child-med adult, large adult]
13.5 [16, 18.5] inch circ., unstretched; will stretch to fit up to 18.5 [22, 25] inch head circ.
One size fits all, easy pattern great for beginners!
By Wolly Wormhead
To fit size: 20 [22, 23] in/ 51 [56, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 18 [19.5, 21] in/ 46 [49.5, 53] cm
Climbing Cable Aran Beanie
SIZE: One size to fit average woman’s head.
Quick Cable Slouch Hat
Quick knit, great for cable beginners.
Designed by Meg Myers
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Approx 18″ circumference, blocked and unstretched.
by Sarah Young
An all garter stitch hat pattern!
Cable Border Beanie
By Blacker Yarns.
Make braid to measure 16” 40cm (small), 17” 43cm
(medium) or 18” 46cm (large)
The Amanda Hat
Designed by Gina House.
Rainbow Waves Hat Knitting Pattern
Designed by Christine Marie Chen for Redheart.
Designed by Universal Yarn Design Team
SIZE: Adult Medium
and now for some awesome makeup looks to go with these beanies!