Knitting patterns for Hats with a special touch at the crown. Updated 2/8/23.
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The Sun Standing Still
Hat with 4 tasseled points inspired by mountain peaks and a stranded design on gradient or ombre yarn inspired by the return of light and color for the Winter Solstice. Sizes Small, medium, large. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Elizabeth Howard.
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Happy Bow Hat
Hat with leaves on top for all the family members. The leaves are knitted afterwards, and are added in the end. Sizes Baby / Junior / Adult. Uses one skein 175 yards (160 m) of the recommended Aran weight yarn. Designed by Stine Radicke for Hobbii.
Button Flap Hat
Slouchy hat with a 2 row repeat plait stitch knit sideways and a crown with a loop that attaches to a button on the brim. Designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio. Aran weight yarn.
This beanie is knit with slip stitches and no crown decreases, but a finishing construction that forms the unique shape and “pockets” on top. This hat was designed to match the Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland (also pictured with link below). Designed by Kelly McClure. DK weight yarn.
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- Get the recommended madelinetosh Tosh DK yarn (43 shades)
Daisy Top Hat
Baby beanie with a flower on the crown and optional embroidery. Designed by Cathleen Stephen. Pictured projects by greencanary and jenpenm
Snowboarder Chunky Hat
Inspired by the hat worn by Chloe Kim, this ribbed beanie topped by floppy Pom Pom can be knit in under 2 hours, according to the designer, Marly Bird. Rated easy by Ravelrers,
Starry Noggin Hat
A simple wide rib beanie with a broken rib seed stitch bottom and a star burst top. Designer Amy Duncan says it is suitable for beginners. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by whengaiasmiles and HapticTraveler
In this innovative class, knitting expert Lynne Barr shares the technique she invented for making a hat with a unique twisted top design. From brim to crown, the hat is worked in a 1x1 rib in the classic in-the-round fashion, but is finished off with Lynne’s signature traveling pleats technique. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug
Flower Power Hat
A knit flower sprouts from the top of this colorful beanie, sized for babies but many Ravelrers have adapted for adults and children. Great for stashbuster for scrap yarn! Sizes: To fit: 0-3 months 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-36 months. Designed by Ann Squire for Knitty.
Decreases create a star shape at the crown of this hat. Sizes Preschool, Child, Adult. Variegated or different colors of yarn create great star effects. Designed by Elizabeth A. Cote who says it is suitable for beginners. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Pictured projects by wrenknits who modified the decrease to start with K8, K2tog (Row 1), tinpins, and kraalqueen who started decrease with K9, K2tog (Row 1).
More Free Patterns
Reversible Pleat Hat
Pleats form the crown of this beanie and showcase different looks inside and out! Sizes Baby (Toddler, Kid, Adult Small, Adult Large). Designed by Purl Soho
A dimensional 5-point leaf pattern pops out on a reverse stockinette ground on the crown of this hat creating an eye-catching motif. 2 sizes. Designed by Maura Kirk for Fairmount Fibers. Pictured projects by SuzyTeacup and Buendia
Gina Michele designed this easy wide ribbed beanie topped with a bow instead of a pompom. Sport yarn. Designed by Sybil R
Knit-Only Slouch Hat
Stylish hat with an interesting crown construction worked only in knit stitch. Sport yarn. Designed by Sybil R
Beanie with twisted crown and no increasing or decreasing. Double layered so it’s reversible. Easily customizable to any weight yarn or stitch pattern. Designed by Cinnamon Purl / MyGurumi
Snowflake Baby Hat
The Avalanche beanie features a snowflake design centered at the top of the crown and spreading down the sides created with slipped stitches and decreases. Designed by Alegria DaSilva
Hat with Pocket
The Eggplant beanie is a rib and stockinette hat with a pocket and flap knit separately and joined into hat. Fingering yarn. Sizes Child to Adult Designed by Kayla Latimer. Pictured project by shepherberry
Cabled hat topped with a tassel made from i-cords. Takes one skein of the recommended self-striping yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team
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My Mohawk Hat
Jackie Jaquette designed this novel variation on the earflap hat with a mohawk made from unraveled strands of bulky yarn.
Klein Bottle Hat
This hat is a folded representation of the Klein bottle that’s a atwisted torus (donut) in the same way that a Möbius Strip is a twisted loop so it has just one surface. Designed by Marie-Christine Mahe for Knitty. Pictured project by TheresaMarie1972
Worked in Moss (Seed) stitch with a Loop stitch trim, this beanie is a quick knit. 3 sizes. Designed by Woolly Wormhead
Patterns for Purchase
Lollie Cabled Pixie Hat
4 sizes from baby to adult. Worked in a bulky yarn, this Hat is quick to knit. Designed by Woolly Wormhead
North Lyme Slouchy Hat
Hat pattern with two variations: slouchy version with a folded brim and envelope finish at the crown and a beanie version with an extra deep folded brim and and structured, detailed crown shaping. Sport weight yarn. 5 sizes. Designed by Woolly Wormhead
Sloochie Slouchy Pixie Hat
This unique hat combines comfortable slouchiness with a pointed pixie crown and cable detail along the edge. 3 sizes. Designed by Woolly Wormhead
Worked from the brim up, Bobba features a rolled brim and an oversize bobble that is knit as part of the hat – not a pompom! 4 sizes. Designed by Woolly Wormhead
Frolic Paper Bag Hat
One of the 20+ patterns in The Knitted Hat Book.
Torsione Spiral Hat
Torsione is a stranded colorwork Hat, knitted on the bias. 5 sizes, covering newborns through to adults. Designed by Woolly Wormhead
7 sizes from adult to baby. Chesser is a playful Hat featuring a sideways knit brim+body and a vertically knit crown. Designed by Woolly Wormhead