These hat knitting patterns have something in common – whether slouchy or beanie, cable or garter stitch, they are topped off with pompoms also known as bobbles. If you want instruction or tools to make pompoms, I’ve got links below. Most patterns are free.
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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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Stranded Rib Beanie
No brioche! This 2 color hat is knit with stranded ribbing for a brioche-like look without brioche knitting. Sizes Baby (Toddler, Child) (Small Adult, Average Adult, Large Adult). Winklestinky Beanie designed by Sheila Toy Stromberg. Fingering weight yarn.
A Pompom With a Hat
This aptly named pattern has an eyecatching giant pompom with a beanie attached. Easy knit in super bulky yarn. The designer reports that it just takes a couple of hours. You can knit the hat without the huge pompom (or a smaller pompom) and then it will take one skein of the recommended yarn. Designed by Molly Conroy
Sarah Pope’s stylish hat features a honeycomb cable band,a slouchy crown in fisherman’s rib topped with a pompom, and a button fastening that can be worn open in back, closed on the side, or in any other way you like.
Syncopation Adoration Hat by Stephen West
Stephen West is an amazing designer and it’s a real treasure to find a free pattern like this colorful brioche ribbed hat with pom pom. This version of his hat design is by Glass Posse
Diamond Weave Hat
Nancy Wilson’s design features diamond patterns on a background of purl stitches. Uses only one skein of the recommended yarn, even including pompom.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended for this pattern on Etsy
- See more Diamond Motif Knitting Patterns
This hat from Yarnspirations features a beautiful climbing cable pattern and pompom.
Cable Traveller Hat
Patons designed this hat with travelling cable and pompom.
Great Garter Hat
Fast easy hat that’s perfect for beginners by Jodi Lewanda
Twisted Ribster Hat
Great stash buster by Betsy Ioannou! You hold a variety of yarns of your choice in multiple strands to get a super chunky gauge.
Trifecta Earflap Hat
What’s better than one pompom? The three pompoms on Gina Michele’s easy ribbed beanie with earflaps.
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! Pictured project by Scsteinberg
Red Heart UK’s multi-color hat is knit in bulky yarn for a quick project.The bottom of the hat can be worn turned up or turned down.
Winter Cable Hat
Annanitato Lolo’s hat can be knit with one skein of the recommended yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended yarn for this pattern on Etsy
- Get Faux Fur Pom Poms on Etsy
Blackberry Stitch Slouchy Hat
This slouchy beanie is knit in bulky yarn with texture from the blackberry stitch.
K1 P1 Toque
Patons created this hat that’s perfect for knitters.
Diagonal Stitch Pom Pom Hat
Caron designed this hat that features a diagonal pattern that’s great for beginners.
Make or Buy Pompoms
Faux Fur Pompoms
Make Pompom Fun Shapes Kit
This do-it-yourself kit includes pompom makers in 2 sizes, yarn in 6 different colors,a step-by-step, 16-page booklet with instructions for 6 exciting projects, as well as basic pompom directions. Supplies limited.
Patterns for Purchase
Cable Pom Pom Hat
This hat is NOT free - the pin being shared that says it is free is incorrect. The chunky cables paired with super bulky yarn make for an enjoyable and quick knit, great for last minute gifts. This hat can be made fitted or slouchy, and in toddler and adult sizes. Designed by Knifty Knits
This half hat / half hood works up quickly — you can knit it in a weekend. One of the patterns in Creative Knitting Winter 2013
This slouchy lace toque style hat with pompom is one of 14 knitting patterns in the Beginner’s Guide to Lace Knitting ebook by Rita Weiss. Other patterns include Lace Scarf, Crescent Shawl, Coaster, Heirloom Flower Doily, Scarf of Many Colors, Lacy Hat, Lovely Lace Scarf, Delightful Doily, Lovely Lace Collar Two Ways, Fir Cone Lace, Easy Edging, Lacy Market Bag, Elegant Edging, and Winter Lace Afghan