Hats With Bills and Brims Knitting Patterns
Hats with brims and bills to keep you stylish and protected at the same time. A variety of styles are included such as newsboy, deerstalker variations, English driving cap and more.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
This is one of my most popular pins. Hat circumference is 22”. One size fits most women. Use the top of a whipped cream container for the brim.
Morgan English Driving Cap
This version of the classic English Driving Cap or Ivy Cap is designed by Anne Kuo Lukito has a unique one piece construction that is shaped with short rows. It comes in two sizes to fit most men and women.
Rosi Garmendia’s cabled hat with brim can be customized for sizes from child to adult. Quick knit in bulky yarn. The designer says it can be knit in a couple of hours.
Designed by Kristina McGowan to be easy, cheerful, and elegant, this hat has band of matching elastic trim sewn to the outside to accentuate the close fit at the top of the head and the slightly flared brim. From the book Modern Top-Down Knitting.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the yarn recommended by the designer, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
- Get the book Modern Top-Down Knitting
Designed by Talitha Kuomi, this unisex retro-cool hat has enough class to be appropriate for daytime, but has enough “hip” to hold its own under the club lights between sets late into the night.
Vickie Howell designed this billed hat with interesting ribbing patterns.
Newsboy Cap and Mitts
Grace Alexander’s hat and fingerless gloves set are quick knits in super bulky yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get super bulky yarn on Etsy
- See more Fingerless Mitts Knitting Patterns
Crystal Breaux’s cabbie or newsboy hat comes in two sizes: Small (toddler) and Large (child, small adult)
Lana D’Oro Alpaca Knit Stalker Hat
Susie Bonell designed this modern take on the stalker hat.
- Get the free knitting pattern from Cascade Yarns
- Get the yarn recommended by the designer, Cascade Yarns Lana D’Oro Alapaca
This newsboy style hat by Mona Mono can also be pulled down over the ears like a beanie.
Lori Puthoff designed this hat with a fold up brim.
Jennifer Tallapaneni designed this unisex hat that is worked from the top down all in one piece, including the brim. Sizes S[M, L]
Melissa Mall’s hat is perfect for winter sports with its head hugging ribbed sides that turn a face protecting brim.
Cabled Hat With Brim
Melissa Schaschwary’s hat is a great stash buster as well as a way to keep warm
News Girl Cap
Vicki Finster’s loosely fitting cap features a soft brim and an easy spiraling lacy type design that swirls to the center of the top.
Alice Schnebly’s cadet hat is knit from the bottom up in the round, and the bill is added later with a short row technique.
Patterns for Purchase
Freelyn Brim Hat
In Adult and Child sizes, this hat is knit with two strands of worsted yarn together.
Copenhagen Hat and Scarf Set
This hat with a classic brim comes in 4 sizes. Great for multi-color yarn!
Scally Driver’s Cap
This driving or newsboy style cap comes in baby, child, and adult sizes.
Nicole Montgomery was inspired by the hats worn by Samantha in Foyle’s War to create this hat.
Adult Rasta Hat
An easy pattern that can be knit up in a weekend or less.
Regina Hat Knitting Pattern
Wow. Just wow. Designed by Julie Gantz LeFrancois, this dramatic stylish twist on the iconic sun hat uses millinery wire to give the brim any shape you choose.
Arabella Hat With Cabled Brim
A cabled brim, cabled crown, and band create a stylish unique hat. A pattern for a matching headband is included.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!