Knitting patterns for easy beanies, slouchy hats, berets and more. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 12/6/22
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Simplest Slouchy Hat
Easy hat knit in the round with just knit, purl, K2tog. Uses one skein of 150 - 210 yards (137 - 192 m) of Worsted/Aran weight yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Great showcase for multicolor or handdyed yarn. Designed by Irina Anikeeva.
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Say Hi to High Beanie
Easy hat knit in the round. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lyudmila Aksenik.
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.
Easy 8 Row Repeat Thistle Cap
Unisex beanie hat knit with an 8 row repeat cable stitch. Sizes infant (16.5"/42cm), toddler (18.5"/47cm), child (20"/51cm), women m (22"/56cm), women l/men s (23"/58cm), men m (25"/63.5cm), men l (26"/66cm). Rated easy by Ravelrers. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Liz Abinante. Pictured projects by HappyGoLucky and designer.
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.
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.
Easy 8 Row Repeat Frankie Hat
2-color slouchy beanie knit uses an easy technique of slipping stitches to create a beautiful latticed colour effect in an 8 row repeat. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Jacqui Verbeek. Pictured projects by designer and FybrCraft.
Easy 2 Row Repeat Graham Hat
Reversible slouchy unisex beanie knit with a 2 row repeat broken rib stitch. 2 Sizes. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Jennifer Adams. Worsted weight yarn.
Easy 4 Row Repeat Sonic Six Hat
This simple beanie features a 4 row repeat slip stitch rib pattern that's stretchy and perfect for showcasing variegated yarn. 2 Sizes. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Arwen Golden.
More Free Patterns
Belugah Slouch Hat and Beanie
Easy hat with a 2 row repeat stitch. Uses one skein of worsted weight yarn. Skills: knit, purl, P2tog, K2tog. Choose from either a slouch or beanie style. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Kelly McClure.
Easy reversible beanie with a 4 row repeat slipped stitch. Uses one skein of DK weight yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Mimi Kezer.
Montera Cob Toque
Hat with a wide band knit with a 4 stitch 10 round cob nut texture followed by a stockinette crown. Written instructions or chart. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Kathy North who used a stitch from the Reader's Digest Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting & Crochet Stitches.
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Slouchy beanie knit flat and seamed, featuring slipped stitches over garter stitch. Rated easy by Ravelrers and designer says it's perfect for beginners. 3 sizes. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Woolly Wormhead.
Harmonium Slouch Hat and Beanie
Light and drapey lace hat with a 2 row repeat stitch that's easy to memorize and is simple enough for knitters who are new to lace knitting. Choose from either a slouch or beanie style. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Kelly McClure.
Seed Banded Slouch Hat
Lion Brand’s easy slouchy beanie features seed stitch band details.
Easy Messy Bun Hat
Laura Bain’s easy ponytail hat is knit in the round.
This easy slouchy hat features a wide ribbed brim
Game Day Hat
Classic ribbed hat knit flat with optional stripes and pompom. Knit in your favorite team colors! 2 sizes. Rated easy by the designers at Red Heart Design Team
Road to Success Chic Hat
Slouchy hat with a 6 row repeat staghorn cable. Designed by Marly Bird for Red Heart. Rated easy by Ravelrers and the designer. Video tutorial available with pattern. Worsted weight yarn.
Yarnspirations’ hat comes in regular or slouchy fit, for men or women. Uses just one skein of the recommended yarn. Great for self-striping or multi-color yarn!
Easy Roll Brim Beanie
This stockinette hat is knit flat and seamed. Brim rolls naturally. Designed by Kathleen Sams. Rated easy by Ravelrers.
Two Square Hat
Easy hat perfect for beginners. Two Squares are worked in easy Garter stitch stripes and then seamed to form hat. Uses 2 contrasting color balls of recommended yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Squish Me Cap
Easy slouchy unisex hat in four sizes (XS/S/M/L) with a welted pattern that expands and contracts to give the piece luscious, cozy volume. The deep knit/purl texture gives body and definition, encouraging the hat to collapse into soft folds. Easy to work stitches and a simple, one-piece circular construction make this a great option for last minute gift knitting—one that travels well and is suitable for any age or gender. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Anne Hanson. DK weight yarn.
8 Row Temagami Hat
Easy toque hat knit with a simple 8 row repeat cable like texture without having to cable. 3 sizes. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Quick knit in super bulky weight yarn. Designed by The Knitty Pine.
Easy Cornice Earflap Hat
Easier than it looks! Despite the elegant architectural design, Cornice uses only knit and purl stitches, plus simple increases and decreases to shape the earflaps and crown, making it an easy knit. 5 sizes. Rated easy by Ravelrers. DK weight yarn. Designed by Woolly Wormhead.
Easy Bubble Beanie Hat
Easy beanie knit in stripes using the fun bubble stitch. You could also use gradient yarn. The designer also includes a video tutorial. Great stashbuster! Rated easy by Ravelrers. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Kristen McDonnell for Studio Knit,
Messy Bun Hat
This easy ponytail hat was designed to look great in multi-colored yarn. 4 sizes from Teen to Adult XL.
Sunday Pictorial Beret
Garter stitch beret knit flat. This simple pattern is a great introduction to hat knitting, simple shaping and basic sewing up. Knitted flat with every row knit it is a quick and easy knit. Pictured projects by the designer and shilao. Designed by Susan Crawford.
Cable Wrap Beanie
Slouchy hat knit sideways so the cables run horizontally around your head, almost like a scarf, with the cables making a natural slouch. Designed by Katrine Hammer. Rated easy by Ravelrers.
An easy hat worked flat then seamed together tightly to create a ruche. Several variations.