Knitting patterns for baby and children's hats that cover the ears. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 2/17/23
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Storybook Baby Hats
Fun earflap hats for babies including Bluebird, Max Hat inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, and Lorax Hat for costumes, photo shoots, or everyday wear. Designed by CricketsKnits.
Baby Earflap Hat
Earflap hat sized for babies and small children knit flat and finished with fun pompoms. Sizes 6/12 mos, 18/24 mos, 4 yrs. Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio. Aran weight yarn.
Garter Ear Flap Hat
Earflap hat sized for the whole family knit in garter stitch and shaped with short rows. Sizes Baby (Toddler, Kid, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large). Designed by Purl Soho. Aran weight yarn.
Grit Baby Hat
Baby hat with earflaps and ties knit flat with a 1 row repeat mistake rib stitch. Sizes 0 (3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24) months. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. DK weight yarn.
Flat Knit Scrap Yarn Kid's Hat
Earflap hat knit flat in garter stitch with stripes. Designed for 4 colors it's perfect for leftover yarn. Sizes 5-8 years old. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Gina Michele
Hat with stripes and a loop stitch. 2 brim options: the earflap version and ribbed brim. Sizes from baby to adult! Sizes: 3 months (6 months old, 1-2 yrs old, 3-6 yrs old, women, men). Worsted weight yarn. Available in English and Finnish
Leia and Goldie's Hat
Baby earflap hats designed as costume wigs wih a Leia version with buns and another with braids for a baby Dorothy, Viking, and more. Sizes: Infant 0-1 year.
Pinstripe Ear Flaps Hat
Quick easy striped hat with earflaps sized for babies, children, and adults. Sizes: 0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-3 Years, 4-12 Years, Women. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Tara Marie. Web version is free. PDF available for purchase.
Bear Ear Flaps Hat
Cute hat with bear ears and face sized for babies, children, and adults. Sizes: 0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-3 Years, 4-12 Years, Women. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Tara Marie. Web version is free. PDF available for purchase.
Easy baby and adult pixie hat with earflaps. Sizes Newborn (15"/38cm head)Small (20"/50.5cm head), Large (22"/56cm head). Rated easy by Ravelrers. Uses one skein 50 - 66 yards (46 - 60 m) of Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Ana Sancho Rumeu. Available in English and Spanish
Dinosaur earflap hat with stegosaurus plates (called scutes) on top. Sizes newborn, toddler. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Kris Hanson. Pictured projects by designer and akatonbo
Red Velvet Cupcake Hat
Adorable earflap baby hat inspired by cupcakes with frosting on the crown with sprinkles and a cherry pompom. Sizes 6-12, 18-24 mos. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio.
More Free Patterns
Big Red Dog and Blue Puppy Earflap Hat
Adorable earflap hats inspired by famous dog characters with knit dog ears and faces made of felt pieces and embroidery. Sized for toddlers and young children. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Wendy Prager Goeckner.
Multi Stripe Hat
Baby hat with earflaps and ties. Designed for 3 colors, you could easily use more colors or fewer so it's a great stashbuster. DK weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Earflap hat with frog eyes and mouth. Sized for children: Finished Circumference 16 in. (40.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Designed by Lion Brand. DK weight yarn.
Lea Leo Baby Hat and Cardigan
Baby earflap hat and matching cardigan with an easy cable design. Sizes Newborn, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 month. Designed by Helga Skuladottir. Available in English and Icelandic
Chicken Baby Hat
Baby hat that looks like a chicekn with comb and beak sewn on. Designed by Deanna Lemay-Friesen. Pictured projects by designer and Hasemani
Baby Hat with Ear Flaps
English language pattern is at the bottom of pattern page after Russian version. Baby trapper style hat with cables and fake fur trim. Video tutorial included with pattern but it's in Russian only, not English. Designed by Katerina Mushyn. Bulky weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern - scroll to bottom of the page, English version is below the Russian version
- See the Ravelry page
Del's Triple Peak Hat
Baby hat with earflaps and under-the-chin strap. Sizes Newborn, Baby, Toddler. Designed by Jessie McNaughton. DK weight yarn.
Adelisa Earflap Hat
Baby hat with chevron stripes, earflaps, and I-cord ties. Sizes Newborn, Baby, Toddler. Designed by Jessie McNaughton. Worsted weight yarn.
Trailhopper Baby Hat
Earflap baby hat in stockinette with mock cable ribbing and I-cord ties. Sizes Newborn-3 mo (6-12 mo, 12-24 mo). Uses just 1 skein (230 yards) of the recommended yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman. Note that the Crosscut sweater pattern is also free - link on my Baby Sweater pattern post.
Cabled And Fringed Hat
Design features cable pattern that begins on earflap and continues onto the cap. Earflaps are worked flat and finsihed with braid ties. The remainder of hat is worked in the round. SIZE: 9-12 months (2-3 years, 4-5 years), Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Aran weight yarn.
Double Rib Toddler Hat
This child's earflap hat comes with 2 options – striped or 4 row repeat mock cable. Both feature ribbing and ear flaps with ties. Sizes 1-2 years, 2-3 years Designed by Torunn Espe. Rated easy by Ravelrers. DK weight. Available in English and Norwegian
Baby Headphone Hat
Adorable baby hat features earflaps that look like headphones. Web pattern for size 12 months is free. More sizes and a printable pdf are available on Etsy. Designed by Cassie at Little Red Window.
- Get the free knitting pattern for size 12 mos
- Get printable pdf with sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, & 2T+ on Etsy >
Adorable earflap hat in baby, child, and adult sizes. Designed by Premier Yarns
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Premier Hush Yarn on Amazon
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Aviator Style Baby Hat
The James or Jane Baby Hat includes sizes for 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12 months – 3 years. Designed by Vera Sanon. Available in English and German
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Smocked Baby Hat
Adorabale earflap hat or baby bonnet with smocked stitching. 3 Sizes. Designed by TanjasHandarbeit. DK weight yarn.
I Heart Cables Hat
No longer free. Justyna Lorkowska’s hat has optional earflaps with a small cable pattern. Sizes Infant [Toddler, Child]
Baby Aviator Hat
Earflap hat for babies and chidren in aviator style with simple cables. Instructions for both knitting flat AND knitting in the round. Sizes 0 - 3 months, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 1 - 2 years, 2 - 4 years and 4+ years. Designed by LoveFibres. DK weight yarn.
Baby Strawberry Hat
Adorable strawberry hat knit with butterfly stitch and topped with green stem cap. Designed by TanjasHandarbeit who allows you to sell finished products made from the pattern. DK weight yarn.
Baby Nordik Hat
Earflap hat for babies with two colorwork designs Snowflake or Chevron and doubled ear flaps for added warmth. Size: 0-3 mo (3-6 mo, 6-9 mo, 1-2 yrs, 3-4 yrs). Designed by BEKAHknits. Worsted weight yarn.
Curtiss Baby Aviator Hat
Earflap hat for babies knit flat on two needles and has an optional button fastening chin strap. Sizes 0 - 3 months, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 1 - 2 yrs. Designed by LoveFibres. Bulky/chunky weight yarn.
Addison Baby/Child Hat
Earflap hat for babies and children knit in with simple cables. Sizes 0 - 3 months, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 1 - 2 yrs, 2 - 4 yrs, 4+ yrs. Designed by LoveFibres. Uses one skein 35 - 67 grams / 87 - 170 yards / 80 - 155 metres of DK weight yarn.
Grow With Me Ear Flap Hat
Earflap hat for babies and children knit in Gull and Garter stitch. Sizes Baby (toddler, child, big kid). Designed by Elena Nodel. Uses one skein 100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m) of DK weight yarn for most sizes. Kit also available.
No longer free. Earflap hat for babies and children with garter stitch flaps. Designed by Patons UK. DK weight yarn. Kit also available.
Baby Aviator Hat
Sizes for 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and 1 – 2 years.
Winterberry Earflap Hat
Knit with honey comb pattern for the central part of the hat, cables for earflaps, and aviator style brim. Sizes 1-3 years, 3-5 years, 6-10 years
Frosty Morning Hat, Cowl, and Mittens Set
Four sizes from toddler to child: 1-3 years, 3-5 years, 6-9 years and from 10 years