10 Free Knitted Hat Patterns on Circular Needles

Circular knitting needles can make knitting easier. They may be awkward at first if you are used to straight needles. But once you get used to using them, your productivity can increase tremendously. If you enjoy working with circular needles, we have gathered some patterns just for you. Below are 10 free knitted hat patterns on circular needles.

1. Kennebec Hat Pattern from Berroco

The Kennebec hat is adorable and will look good with almost any winter outfit. It has a deep ribbed brim, that will keep you extra warm.

This is an easy free knitted hat patterns on circular needles that can be completed by a beginner that knows abbreviations. There is only one size: 19” in circumference and 11” high without folding the brim.

Kennebec Hat Pattern from Berroco

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2. Anker’s Hat Pattern by PetiteKnit

Here is a free knitted hat pattern that would work for a man or a woman. There is no brim and would make a great beanie. It is constructed with rib segments that give it a unique look.

The Anker’s Hat is a simple hat that can be completed by an advanced beginner. The pattern uses abbreviations. However, all the abbreviations are explained at the end. Circular needles are used for most of the pattern. Double pointed needles are used to shape the crown. There are 4 sizes available.

Anker's Hat Pattern by PetiteKnit

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3. Diamondweave Hat Pattern by Nancy Wilson

This winter hat is a mix between and beanie and a slouch. It is embellished with highly textured diamonds over a background of purl stitches.

Skills needed to make this hat are knitting in the round, increasing stitches, decreasing stitches, moving the marker several times per pattern repeat, and reading a knitting chart. We would recommend this pattern for an intermediate to advanced knitter since there is a lot of moving stitches around to create the textured look.

Diamondweave Hat Pattern by Nancy Wilson

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4. Red Heart Simple Style Hat from Yarnspirations

Knit an adorable slouchy hat using this free knitted hat pattern for circular needles. It is a stylish hat with a boho feel. The stich pattern is made by rotating between stripes of knit and purl rounds.

Directions are for size small with changes for sizes medium and large in parentheses. The hat is worked holding 2 strands of yarn throughout.

Red Heart Simple Style Hat from Yarnspirations

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5. Bubble Beanie Hat Pattern for Knitters by Kristen McDonnell

Bubble knitting is extremely popular right now. And once you make this free knitted hat pattern, you will see why. This hat will surely become your new favourite go-to winter accessory. And all your friends will want one too.

The pattern is great for using up your scrap worsted or bulky weight yarn. There are written instructions as well as a helpful video. Bubble knitting is easy once you get the hang of it, but it may be a little intimidating for a beginner.

Bubble Beanie Hat Pattern for Knitters by Kristen McDonnell

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6. Harriet Beanie Knitting Pattern from Northern Moose

Knit this seed stitch hat to keep you warm and cosy this winter. This textured hat sports a fluffy pom pom.

This is one of the several free knitted hat pattern on circular needles from Northern Moose. It is a beginner-friendly pattern that is sized for the average adult head. You can easily make this fitted style hat into a slouchy hat by knitting four extra rows before decreasing.

Harriet Beanie Knitting Pattern from Northern Moose

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7. Diagonal Rib Stitch Knit Hat from Knit Paint Sew

Here is a unisex hat that uses diagonal rib stitching to give it texture and stretch. It is a super cozy hat that will keep you warm on a cold night.

Since this pattern uses rib stitching it is very stretchy and will fit most adult heads. To make the hat you will need to know, knit, purl, knit 2 together, and purl 2 together.

Diagonal Rib Stitch Knit Hat from Knit Paint Sew

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8. Knotted Rib Hat Pattern from Cascade Yarns

Knit this stylish hat to impress all your friends. Using one solid colour throughout the project will help showcase the knotted stitchwork.

This is an intermediate pattern. It uses size 7 US (4.5 mm) circular needles and size 7 US (4.5 mm) double pointed needles. Unstretched, it measures 21 ¼” in circumference.

Knotted Rib Hat Pattern from Cascade Yarns

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9. Nonna Rosalie’s Toque Pattern from Budget Yarn Reviews

The Nonna Rosalie’s Toque has a double brim that is perfect for keeping the ears warm. The knitted hat is covered in small bow knots which provides a subtle pattern.

Included are sizes small and large. It uses knit, purl, knit 2 together, cast on, bind off and knit into the stitch below. The pattern contains written instructions and an instructional video.

Nonna Rosalie's Toque Pattern from Budget Yarn Reviews

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10. Ribbed Simple Knit Hat Pattern Circular needles from Small & Friendly

Ribbing is used to make this hat super stretch. The hat can be worn cuffed or slouchy.

The free knitted hat pattern on circular needles only includes size child. The ribbing comes together at the top and forms a star shaped pattern. So, you can add a fun pom pom or leave it off. It will look fine either way. 

Ribbed Simple Free Knitted Hat Patterns Circular needles from Small & Friendly

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WHAT BETTER WAY TO GET READY FOR WINTER THAN WITH FREE KNITTED HAT PATTERNS ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES? THESE HATS WORK UP QUICKLY AND ARE RELATIVELY EASY TO COMPLETE.

If you are looking for some new hat patterns, try some of the patterns we have listed. The patterns are free, and they all use circular needles.

Circular needles can make your knitting experience much more enjoyable. And they give you more length, so you can create even extra stitches. And when you use them for knitting in the round, you can make seamless sweaters, cowls and hats.

Looking for more stylish hat patterns? Check out these Knit Aviator Hat Patterns, Bobble Hat Knitting Patterns and Viking Knit Hat Patterns.

To get started with circular needles try some of the free knitted hat patterns on circular needles we have listed.