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Topped Hat Knitting Patterns

by | Jan 19, 2018 | Featured

Knitting Patterns for Topped Hats

Hats with a special touch at the crown.

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 Snowboarder Chunky Hat

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,

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Starry Noggin Hat

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

Free Knitting Pattern and Class for Twist Hat

Twist Hat

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Starburst Hat

Starburst Hat

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).

Free Knitting Pattern for Reversible Pleat Hat

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Snowflake Baby Hat

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Crumpet Beret

Crumpet Beret

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Knit-Only Slouch Hat

Knit-Only Slouch Hat

Stylish hat with an interesting crown construction worked only in knit stitch. Sport yarn. Designed by Sybil R

Free Knitting Pattern for Cyclone Hat

Cyclone Hat

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Tassel Hat

Tassel Hat

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Bow Hat

Bow Hat

Gina Michele designed this easy wide ribbed beanie topped with a bow instead of a pompom. Sport yarn. Designed by Sybil R

Free knitting pattern for Mohawk Hat and more fun hat knitting patterns

My Mohawk Hat

Jackie Jaquette designed this novel variation on the earflap hat with a mohawk made from unraveled strands of bulky yarn.

Free Knitting Pattern for Peace BeretFree Knitting Pattern for Peace Beret

Peace Beret

The top of this tam is a peace symbol worked in eyelets and decreases. 4 sizes: XS, S, M, L. Designed by Christin Kimsey

Free Knitting Pattern for Klein Bottle Hat

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Hat with Pocket

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

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for North Lyme Slouchy Hat

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

Knitting Pattern for Sloochie Slouchy Pixie Hat

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

Knitting Pattern for Bobba Hat

Bobba Hat

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

Knitting Pattern for McCarren Park Cap

McCarren Park Cap

McCarren Park Cap is an over sized stocking cap with a wide textured brim. The hat is gathered to one side and secured with a two-button closure. Designed by Sweatshop of Love

Knitting Pattern for Lollie Cabled Pixie Hat

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

Knitting Pattern for Frolic Paperbag Hat

Frolic Paper Bag Hat

One of the 20+ patterns in The Knitted Hat Book.

Knitting Pattern for Torsione Spiral Hat

 Torsione Spiral Hat

Torsione is a stranded colorwork Hat, knitted on the bias. 5 sizes, covering newborns through to adults. Designed by Woolly Wormhead

Knitting Pattern for Chesser Hat

Chesser Hat

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

Knitting Pattern for Loopy Hat

Loopy Hat

Worked in Moss (Seed) stitch with a Loop stitch trim, this beanie is a quick knit. 3 sizes. Designed by Woolly Wormhead

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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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