Topped Hat Knitting Patterns
Hats with a special touch at the crown.
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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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Free Knitting Patterns
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
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).
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
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
Gina Michele designed this easy wide ribbed beanie topped with a bow instead of a pompom. Sport yarn. Designed by Sybil R
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
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
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
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
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
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!