Hats with brims, peaks, and bills to keep you stylish and protected at the same time. A variety of styles are included such as newsboy, deerstalker variations, English driving cap and more. Many will work for men or women. Most patterns are free. Updated 6/14/22
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This hat features a wide brim that keeps rain, sun, and snow off your face and also folds up for a stylish look. 2 options for hat body texture. Designed by Lori Puthoff. Worsted weight yarn.
Easy One Ball Peaked Cap
A great one-ball project, this hat knits up so fast and looks good on both men and women, of all ages. Rated easy by Ravelrers. 2 sizes: women, men. Uses just 67 - 75 yards (61 - 69 m) of Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Caddy Melville Ledbetter.
This is one of my most popular pins. Hat circumference is 22”. One size fits most women. Use the top of a whipped cream container for the brim.
Reasonably Hip Cap
Seed stitch hat with ribbed bill that looks good on men, women, and children. Designed by Elizabeth Cobbe. Pictured projects by the designer and maximus who has notes. Worsted weight yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers yarn at Amazon
Hanako Floppy Hat
Perfect hat for warmer weather. You can wear the floppy brim down or pinned up. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Classic Elite Yarns
Morgan English Driving Cap
This version of the classic English Driving Cap or Ivy Cap is designed by Anne Kuo Lukito has a unique one piece construction that is shaped with short rows. It comes in two sizes to fit most men and women.
Rosi Garmendia’s cabled hat with brim can be customized for sizes from child to adult. Quick knit in bulky yarn. The designer says it can be knit in a couple of hours.
Designed by Kristina McGowan to be easy, cheerful, and elegant, this hat has band of matching elastic trim sewn to the outside to accentuate the close fit at the top of the head and the slightly flared brim.
More Free Patterns
Designed by Talitha Kuomi, this unisex retro-cool hat has enough class to be appropriate for daytime, but has enough “hip” to hold its own under the club lights between sets late into the night.
Crystal Breaux’s cabbie or newsboy hat comes in two sizes: Small (toddler) and Large (child, small adult). Pictured project by rebkeys
Newsboy Cap and Mitts
Grace Alexander’s hat and fingerless gloves set are quick knits in super bulky yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get super bulky yarn on Etsy
- See more Fingerless Mitts Knitting Patterns
Lana D’Oro Alpaca Knit Stalker Hat
Susie Bonell designed this modern take on the stalker hat.
- Get the free knitting pattern from Cascade Yarns
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the yarn recommended by the designer, Cascade Yarns Lana D’Oro Alapaca
This newsboy style hat by Mona Mono can also be pulled down over the ears like a beanie.
Vickie Howell designed this billed hat with interesting ribbing patterns.
Jennifer Tallapaneni designed this unisex hat that is worked from the top down all in one piece, including the brim. Sizes S[M, L]
Cabled Hat With Brim
Melissa Schaschwary’s hat is a great stash buster as well as a way to keep warm
News Girl Cap
Patterns for Purchase
Madrona Felted Derby
Derby hat with brim and leaf lace hat band. This felted hat was inspired by the beautiful colors of the Madrona tree. Sizes S (M, L, XL): 18 (20, 22, 24)”. Designed by Jennifer Hagan.
Cabled Irish Driving Cap
Unisex flat cap hat pattern with a stunning cable pattern on top. Sizes Small (18” – 20”), Medium (20” – 22”), Large (22” – 24”). Designed by LydiaHawkDesigns. The designer has other driving cap knitting patterns.
Obsession Brioche Hat
Reversible hat knit in 2 color brioche and cables. Instructions for a cloche shaped hat (bottom) and sun hat with wide brim (top - notes on Etsy page). Designed by Dejana Knezevic. The designer also sells the finished hats.
Freelyn Brim Hat
In Adult and Child sizes, this hat is knit with two strands of worsted yarn together.
Copenhagen Hat and Scarf Set
This hat with a classic brim comes in 4 sizes. Great for multi-color yarn!
Scally Driver’s Cap
This driving or newsboy style cap comes in baby, child, and adult sizes.
Nicole Montgomery was inspired by the hats worn by Samantha in Foyle’s War to create this hat.
Regina Hat Knitting Pattern
Wow. Just wow. Designed by Julie Gantz LeFrancois, this dramatic stylish twist on the iconic sun hat uses millinery wire to give the brim any shape you choose.
Arabella Hat With Cabled Brim
A cabled brim, cabled crown, and band create a stylish unique hat. A pattern for a matching headband is included.