One of the best things you can make for the colder months is a knitted hat! With so many free hat knitting patterns out there, you will be spoilt for choice. Often when I go shopping I see many knitted hats that I think I could make, for half of the price. You also get the added bonus of saying to people that you made it (because you are so talented..!). Once you start making hats, it can get addictive, experimenting with various patterns, stitches and colours.
I have put together a collection of free hat knitting patterns for you to enjoy!
*Click on the images to view the free knitting patterns*
Knitted Beanie Hat Pattern
Make knitted beanie hats for all of your friends this Christmas! With a lovely free hat knitting pattern from Life on Laffe.
Advanced Cable Knitted Hat Pattern
This wickerwork bobble hat pattern by Balls to the Walls Knits, has an amazing intricate design that uses charting.
Intermediate Cable Knitted Hat Pattern
This free cable hat pattern by Tin Can Knits, is a wonderful design that allows you to get to grips with cables!
Free Knitted Hat Pattern Collection
Knitting for charity has put together a collection of 23 hat knitting patterns for you to use. There are basic hat patterns, baby hat patterns and chemo hat patterns.
Slouchy Beanie Hat Pattern Collection
Another fantastic collection of free hat patterns can be found on the blog Diary of a Creative Fanatic. There are chunky bold knits, as well as slouchy beanies and bobble hats.
Swirled Ski Cap Knitting Pattern
Make this gorgeous swirled ski cap and be the envy of all of your friends this year! Get the free pattern from the Craft Yarn Council.
Slouchy Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern
Make a slouchy beanie in no time at all, with this amazing free hat knitting pattern from She Makes Hats.
Fisherman Ribbed Hipster Hat Knitting Pattern
This cute fisherman ribbed hipster hat with a very large pom pom will look good on anyone. Get the free knitting pattern from Classy Crochet.
Bobble Hat Knitting Pattern
Knit this incredible bobble hat with a free pattern from Curious Handmade. There are many sizes too, so you can make one for everyone in your family!
Baby Hat Free Knitting Pattern
Get this free knitting pattern for a baby hat with a top knot from Mack and Mabel.
Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern.
Make an awesome ear flap hat in garter stitch with this marvellous free pattern from Purl Soho.
Kids Hat Knitting Pattern
Make a warm bobble hat for your toddler that will keep them warm and cozy! Available in sizes for baby, toddler, child and adult.
Men's Hat Knitting Pattern
Of course, you can always try out one of handylittleme's free knitted hat patterns! Super easy and super quick, this will keep you warm in no time at all!
Children's Earflap Hat and Scarf Knitting Pattern
Make a chunky earflap hat and matching scarf with this free knitting pattern. Four sizes are available - newborn, infant, toddler and child.
Which one are you going to make? Let us know in the comments below.