Beanie Hat Knitting Patterns
Free Knitting Patterns
Youssef, a 17-year-old Syrian refugee, designed this hat for Debbie Bliss. In his design, Youssef celebrates the volunteers of all faiths and backgrounds who helped him with the Peace symbol, the Star of David, Crescent and Star, and the Cross. The pattern is free. Debbie Bliss does ask you to consider making a donation to Help Refugees or Phone Credit for Refugees (info in pattern).
Designed by Mandy Powers, this hat with leaf colorwork has a braided rim.
Cable Crossings Hat
Designed by Sara McDonald, this beanie features an all over cable pattern.
Designed by Hadley Jolley, this reversible hat combines double-knitting and two-color brioche stitch,
The Able Cable Hat
Designed by Kari Steinetz.
Designed by Agata Smektala, this unisex hat is knit in the round.
Sideways Cable Hat
Designed by Lisa R. Myers, the chunky cable band is knit sideways, then stitches are picked up to top the unisex hat off.
Utopia Cabled Hat
Designed by Smariek, this cable hat features a cable in the decrease. The designer offers two options for the cable decrease, one with an extra twist.
Susan Ann’s beanie is knit from the bottom up in the round, and the colorwork is done with an easy slip-stitch pattern using only one color at a time per row. Three sizes.
Hermione Hearts Ron Hat
Designed by Christy Aylesworth after the hat Hermione wears in the movie Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince with the scarf above.
This is one of my own designs. It’s a super easy cable hat and a great pattern for your first cable project. It was my first cable project! Video tutorial for the stitch is included in the pattern.
Breaking the Waves
gustavs designed this charted wave pattern on an oval hat. Can be used with any gauge.
Ridged Rib Hat
Another of my own designs! The ridged rib pattern is simple and great if you’re watching tv or multi-tasking.
Designed by Michelle Hunter, there are video tutorials to help with the techniques used. Sized for Baby, Child, and Adult.
Scallop Lace Hat
Designed by Leah Coccari-Swift, the lacy open look comes from knitting dk yarn on larger needles.
Hugs and Kisses Hat
Heather Lodinsky designed this beanie for Crafty Yarn Council with a cable detail of XOXO.
Milanese Lace Topper
Designed by tante ehm, this beanie features a spiraling lace pattern.
Designed by Michele DuNaier, this hat is sized for Adult/Teen, Child, Baby.
Ribbing and Lace Hats
Designed by Mama’s Stitchery, these caps come in two versions, feather lace and and diamond lace.
Slip Stitch Stash Hat
Designed by Renee Rico, this hat is a great stashbuster and introduction to color work since you only use only one color per row and use slip stitches for the color pattern. Sizes for toddler to adult.
Designed by DesiLoop, this unisex hat uses 2x2 rib and 1x1 cable to form the pattterns. Sizes Preemie (Newborn, Baby, Toddler, Child/Teen, Small Adult, Large Adult)
Paula Pereira’s beanie is is worked circular and from the bottom-up. Children & Adult Small: 19” / 20” head circumference Adult Medium: 21” / 22” head circumference Adult Large: 23” head circumference
Patterns for Purchase
Jared Flood was inspired by the architecture of Rem Koolhaas to create the strong geometric structure and deeply sculptural quality of the twisted stitch pattern.
Bow and Bead Beanie
This lovely hat pattern is sized for toddlers through adults and features a bow and optional beads.
Short Row Hat
Veronik Avery designed this beanie that creates a checkerboard pattern with short rows. Great for multi-color yarn.
Hallgrim Hat and Mittens
The gothic architecture of Reykjavik, Iceland’s Hallgrim Church inspires the twisted stitch lines of this hat and mitten set.
Diamond Weave Hat
Clear & simple instructions along with picture tutorials make this a beautiful & fun project. Sized for teens and adults.
Meg Swansen’s beanie is actually a sampler of twisted stitch knitting with simple twisted rib, twisted cables, double helix-like motifs, and elaborate lattice braids! Pictured project by catonmylap
The unisex Bartek features multiple cable bands in varied width and one large cable twist that runs vertically up the side.
Love the architectural geometric design of this double knit hat. Also available in the book Extreme Double Knitting: New Adventures in Reversible Colorwork