Knitting patterns for beanies, slouchy hats, berets and more knit with one skein of yarn. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 11/13/23
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Hat with spoke-like swirl with options for 2 sizes, 2 styles (slouchy or beanie), and direction of the spoke-like swirl (clockwise or counterclockwise). Uses 1 skein 130 - 210 yards (119 - 192 m) of Worsted weight yarn Designed by Tanja Fleischer.
Garter Stripes Hat
Beanie hat knit with a garter stripe pattern with a garter rib brim for easy but interesting texture. Uses 1 skein 273 yards (250 m) of the recommended Premier® Wool Select™ Yarn DK weight yarn. 2 Sizes. Designed by Premier® Yarns Design Team.
Cable beanie with written instructions and chart. Uses 1 skein 197 yards (180 m) of the recommended Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Slouchy hat knit with a 4 round repeat lace stitch. Uses 1 skein 170 - 180 yards (155 - 165 m) of Worsted weight yarn. 2 Sizes. Designed by Karie Westermann.
Polished unisex hat uses 1 skein 220 - 230 yards (201 - 210 m) of Worsted weight yarn with strands held together. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Plucky Knitter Design.
Chains of Gold Hat
Cabled hat knit with and 8 row repeat. Uses 1 skein 203 yards (186 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns.
Beanie knit with 4 row repeat cable stitch. 3 sizes. Uses 1 skein 219 yards (200 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns.
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Cabled hat knit with 1 skein 210 - 220 yards (192 - 201 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by ANJALI M. for Knotions.
Manteca Slouch Hat
Beanie knit with 6 row repeat lace stitch. 2 sizes. Uses 1 skein 219 yards (200 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns.
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Beanie featuring two stitch cables alternating with pools of ribbing to generate a geometric design. You’ll need 1 skein, 150-200y of worsted weight yarn to complete this pattern. Some knitters say they've had to use bulky yarn to make gauge. Designed by Mat Kladney.
MS Slouch Hat
Slouchy beanie knit in a 2 row moss/seed stitch with a twisted rib brim. Uses 1 skein, 175yd/160m/100g, of Aran weight yarn. 4 sizes: 17in, 19in, 21in, 23in, 43.24cm, 48.25cm, 53.25cm, 58.5cm. Designed by Woolly Wormhead.
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Hat with 2 versions - one with an extra zigzag cable and the other without. Inspired by one worn in the Welsh crime-drama Y Gwyll (Hinterland). Uses 1 skein, 165 - 220 yards (151 - 201 m), of bulky weight yarn. Designed by Gabrielle Waitman. Pictured projects by PetronellaWhorl and thesensiblesheep
Kalaloch Cable Beanie
Hat knit with a 10 row repeat cable pattern. Uses less than 1 skein (154 to 225 yards) - of worsted weight yarn. Designed by Alexander Hawker. Pictured project by Ladyhawker who increased the brim to 4 inches.
Basketweave stitch beanie uses 1 skein - 90 - 95 yards (82 - 87 m)) - of Bulky weight yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Becky Robbins.
Cables and slipped stitches in a 4 row repeat showcase multicolored yarn. Uses 1 skein - 68 - 70 yards (62 - 64 m) - of Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Katey Stolhammer.
Quilted Lattice Hat
Slouchy hat knit with an 8 row slipped stitch pattern. Uses 1 skein - 110 - 120 yards (101 - 110 m) - of Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Briana K Designs. Web version is free.
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CC Style Boulder Beanie
Easy hat for the popular CC beanie. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Uses 1 skein - 117 - 120 yards (107 - 110 m) - of Bulky weight yarn. Designed by In Stitches - Crochet by SL.
1 Skein Seed Stitch Hat
Slouchy beanie knit with a rolled stockinette brim and seed stitch crown. Quick knit in 1 skein of super bulky yarn. Rated easy by the designer. Designed by Ubaldo Feliciano-Hernandez for Lion Brand.
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Hood style hat is knit with a double moss stitch band worked flat, then joined in the round for the stockinette crown. Short row shaping is added for a better fit, keeping your ears cosy! Rated easy by Ravelrers. Uses less than 1 skein - 112 yards (102 m) - of Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Littletheorem.
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One skein hat in three styles, fold up brim, a relaxed fit and a slouch. 3 Sizes. Uses one skein 200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m) of Worsted yarn. Designed by virginia sattler-reimer
Cable beanie in sizes for the whole family. Sizes Toddler, (child/teen, adult), large adult. Uses one skein 130 - 190 yards (119 - 174 m) of DK yarn. Designed by Yvonne B. Thorsen
Cable Beanie Hat
Simple unisex beanie knit with ribbing and cable detail. Great with gradient and self-striping yarn. Uses one skein 100 metres/110 yards of Aran yarn. Designed by Mairin Ni Dhonncha
Full of eye-catching texture, this cap combines simple cabling with a horizontal rib pattern to keep your head cozy on cold, windy days. Uses one skein 170 - 190 yards (155 - 174 m) of Sport yarn. Designed by Irina Anikeeva
Options for slouchy or fitted beanie. A staggered rib brim flows effortlessly into columns of simple lace. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Includes written and charted instruction. Uses one skein 80 yards (73 m) of bulky yarn. Designed by Jane Richmond
Great Hall Hat
Beret with a lattice cabled pattern. Uses one skein 190 - 225 yards (174 - 206 m) of DK yarn. Designed by Irina Anikeeva.
Slouchy beanie with a fun geometric pattern in knit and purl stitches. Quick knit in one skein - 73 - 87 yards (67 - 80 m) - of super bulky yarn. Designed by Georgia Farrell.