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Hats Knit Flat Knitting Patterns

by | Nov 22, 2017 | Featured, Hats

Knitting Patterns for Hats Knit Flat

These hats are knit flat on straight needles and seamed so no need for dpns! Some are easy but some are more ambitious with short rows, cables, and other design techniques.

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.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Bimitral Beret or Beanie Knit Flat

Bimitral Beret or Beanie

This slouchy hat is knit sideways with bias stripes. It can be adapted to a beret or beanie shape. 3 sizes. Designed by WoollyWormhead for Knitty

Free Knitting Pattern for Cabled Hat Knit Flat or in the Round

Cabled Hat

Learn how to make this gloriously textured cabled hat with expert knitwear designer, Norah Gaughan. Instructions to knit flat OR in the round.  Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.

Free Knitting Pattern for Game Day Hat Knit Flat

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

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Free Knitting Pattern for U-Turn Hat Knit Flat

Free Knitting Pattern for U-Turn Hat Knit Flat

U-Turn Hat Knit Flat

This hat is knitted flat from side to side WITHOUT short rows. Perfect for showcasing variegated yarn – especially for that stash sock yarn. Designed by Sybil R for fingering yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Gift Beanie Knit Flat

Gift Beanie

These hats feature mirrored cables and are knit flat and seamed. Designed by Cathy Payson

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Free Knitting Pattern for Cable Wrap Beanie

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Roll Brim Beanie Knit Flat

Easy Roll Brim Beanie

This stockinette hat is knit flat and seamed. Brim rolls naturally. Designed by Kathleen Sams. Rated easy by Ravelrers.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Beginner Two Square Hat

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.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Skull Slouchy Beanie Knit Flat

Skull Slouchy Beanie

Hat with fair isle skull motifs is knit flat and seamed. Designed by Cathy Payson.

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Free Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern

Fern Green Hat

This slouchy hat by Lion Brand couldn’t be cuter or simpler — garter stitch that is knit flat and then seamed.

Free knitting pattern for Cloche Divine

Cloche Divine

Designed by Meghan Jones, this cloche is knit flat sideways and seamed. It features a wide border of seed stitch for the brim. The stunning bow is created by making short rows and then gathering them together by purling together two rows at once.

Free knitting pattern for Swirled Ski Cap

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Swirled Ski Hat

Designed by Caps for Kids, this cap comes in 2 sizes. Knit flat from side to side, increases on one side and decreases on the other turn vertical stripes into swirls when the cap is seamed. Great for multi-color yarn!

Free Knitting Pattern for Chunky Knit Messy Bun Hat

Chunky Messy Bun Hat

Easy hat knit flat and seamed to leave a top opening for messy bun or ponytail. Designed by Marni Reecer. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Seed Stitch Slouchy Hat

2 Row Repeat Seed Stitch Slouchy Hat

This easy hat takes just one skein of the recommended yarn and comes in two sizes. . Designed by Cathy Payson

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Free Knitting Pattern for Cabled Bun Hat

Cabled Bun Hat

Cable hat knit flat with a drawstring top opening for messy bun or ponytail. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn

Free Knitting Pattern for Vertigo Hat

Vertigo Hat

This hat is worked flat with short rows that create swirls of multi-colored or self-striping yarn. Designed by Kerstin Michler. Pictured project by sockpr0n and Tilde. Available in English, Dutch, German, and Portuguese.

Free Knitting Pattern for Jordan Hat


This easy hat from Berroco features two color garter stitch stripes, one with multi-color yarn, to create the illusion of complex striping. Looks like it is knit sideways and then seamed. Designed by Cirilia Rose

Free Knitting Pattern for Matching Bi-Color Mitts and Slouchy Hat

Matching Bi-Color Slouchy Hat

The vertical stripe colorwork in this set is knit with NO stranding or slipping any stitches. Mitts pattern has an option for full mittens. Hat can be knit flat or in the round. Great with multi-color yarn. Designed by Terry Morris

Super Slouch Hat free knitting pattern and more free slouchy hat knitting patterns

Super Slouch Hat

Knit flat on straight needles, this design by Gretchen at Balls to the Wall Knits has simple lace bands. You can make it less slouchy by omitting pattern repeats.

Free knitting pattern for Mossing Around Slouchy Beanie Hat featuring moss stitch

Mossing Along

DROPS Design’s slouchy hat features double moss stitch. Knit flat and then seamed.

Side Knit Beanie free slouchy hat knitting pattern and more free slouch hat knitting patterns

Side Knit Beanie

Katrine Hammer’s slouchy hat features a mini cables and is knit from side to side on straight needles

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Muratura Sideways Slouchy Hat

Muratura Sideways Slouchy Hat

Slouchy beanie with a textured stitch that showcases multicolored yarn. Designed by Woolly Wormhead.

Knitting Pattern for Flat Knit Preternatural Hat

Preternatural Hat

Color block beanie knit flat using intarsia, with ruffles added at the end. Designed by Grace Akhrem

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Knitting Pattern for Toph Slouchy Beanie Knit Flat

Toph Slouchy Beanie

Featuring short row colorwork, this hat is knit sideways flat on straight needles and grafted.. Designed by Woolly Wormhead.

Knitting Pattern for Bavarian Twist Hat Knit Flat

Bavarian Twist Hat

This crisply textured cap is knit flat sideways, using short rows to shape the crown. It has a Bavarian twist stitch cable around the side of the cap, and a garter stitch border at the lower edge.

Knitting Pattern for Niamh Hat Knit Flat


This beanie is knit flat with sideways cables and a button band, shaped with short rows and seamed. Designed by Woolly Wormhead.

Pinch Hat Turban Knitting Pattern

Pinch Hat

An easy hat worked flat then seamed together tightly to create a ruche. Several variations.

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Knitting Pattern for Turban Hat

Imagiro Turban Hat

Worked flat, this piece is all in the finishing with fascinating folds and turns that turn simple garter stitch into a sculptural masterpiece. To fit size: 17 [19, 21, 23] in/ 43.25 [48.25, 53.25, 58.5] cm

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Envelope Hat

This ingenious hat is made from a scarf-like length of knitting. After binding off, the two ends are brought across one another and stitched to the center back of the crown.

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Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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