Hats Knit Flat Knitting Patterns
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.
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Free Knitting Patterns
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.
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
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.
Easy Roll Brim Beanie
This stockinette hat is knit flat and seamed. Brim rolls naturally. Designed by Kathleen Sams. Rated easy by Ravelrers.
- Get the free knitting pattern at Red Heart
- Get the recommended Super Saver Multis/Prints yarn at Red Heart
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.
- Get the free knitting pattern at Michaels
- Get the recommended Lion’s Pride® Woolspun yarn exclusively at Michaels
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Patterns for Purchase
Muratura Sideways Slouchy Hat
Slouchy beanie with a textured stitch that showcases multicolored yarn. Designed by Woolly Wormhead.
Color block beanie knit flat using intarsia, with ruffles added at the end. Designed by Grace Akhrem
- Get the knitting pattern on Interweave
- Also available in Knitscene Accessories 2013 – at the time of posting you can get a CD with all of Knitscene 2013 for $3!
Toph Slouchy Beanie
Featuring short row colorwork, this hat is knit sideways flat on straight needles and grafted.. Designed by Woolly Wormhead.
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.
This beanie is knit flat with sideways cables and a button band, shaped with short rows and seamed. Designed by Woolly Wormhead.
An easy hat worked flat then seamed together tightly to create a ruche. Several variations.
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
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.
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!