In the colder months, comfort and warmth are a necessity. It can be hard to find a good winter hat that is stylish and warm. And when you do find one it is always the wrong size or colour. Instead of tirelessly searching for the perfect hat, why don’t you make your own? We have included several free and paid knit aviator hat patterns we know you will fall in love with.
What is an Aviator Hat?
An aviator hat is also known as a bomber hat. It is an iconic design that became popular during the 20th century. They were worn by pilots that flew open-cockpit planes. These hats covered their heads and ears helping to keep the pilots warm. Along with the aviator hats, pilots often wore goggles to protect their eyes.
Once closed-cockpit planes became more common, the hats were no longer needed. But instead of going away, they became a fashion accessory.
Below are 16 knit aviator hat patterns that can be downloaded and printed. We have included something for the whole family.
1. Bessie & Charles Buttoned Knit Aviator Hat Pattern by Heaventoseven
This aviator hat will look good on babies, children and adults. It is easy to make and is trimmed in faux fur. The buttons allow you to fasten the hat under the chin, so it will not fall off.
The pattern is knitted in the round. Instructions include sizes: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-4 years, 4-10 years, 10 years and small adult.
2. Newborn Knitted Aviator Hat Pattern by Knitzandpurls
Your newborn baby will look like a little pilot in this aviator style hat. The two-tone hat can easily be customised for a boy or a girl.
This pattern is for a knitter with a moderate to intermediate skill level. You will need to know how to knit, purl knit 2 together, purl 2 together, pick up and knit.
3. Knit Aviator Hat Pattern by CreatiKnit
If you want a hat that is also a fashion accessory, you will love this knit aviator hat pattern. It features long flaps lined with faux fur. There is also faux fur along the front of the cap. You will look warm and stylish in this winter hat.
The pattern is sized for teens and adults. The hat will fit a 20″-23″ circumference.
4. Red Heart Warm Aviator Hat Knitting Pattern from Yarnspirations
This aviator hat is trendy and will keep you warm when you are out in the cold weather. You will get so many compliments when you wear this beautiful hat.
Instructions include 3 sizes: small 18”, medium 20” and large 22”. The pattern is easy to understand and could be completed by an advanced beginner.
5. Earflap Knitted Aviator Hat Pattern by Bestpatternsever
The classic aviator hat is perfect for men and boys. It can be worn with a winter coat or just jeans and boots.
It is an advanced beginner friendly pattern. It includes instructions for sizes: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 2-5 years, 5-10 years, 10 years – adult M, and adult L/XL.
6. Free Baby Aviator Hat Knitting Pattern by DROPS Design
This gender-neutral baby aviator knitting hat is perfect for photoshoots or outdoor activities. It will keep their head, face and neck warm.
The pattern also includes instructions for a scarf and gloves. It includes directions for sizes: 1-3 months, 6-9 months, and 12-18 months.
7. Mock Fur Lined Aviator Hat Knitting Pattern by heaventoseven
This plush knit hat was designed to work up quickly. It is easy to knit, and the finished result looks amazing. It has a long back and lined ear flaps for extra warmth.
The pattern comes in sizes: 0-3 months, 3-9 months, 1 -2 years, 3-5 years, and 6-9 years.
8. Adult Bomber Knit Aviator Hat Pattern by Kaitlin Blasing
This free adult bomber hat pattern could end up being your new hat-of-choice when the temperature drops, and the snow starts to fall.
This comfortable hat is made using fingering weight yarn and size US 5 and US 10 needles. It is worked in two parts, the outer hat piece and the inner hat lining. The pattern only has instructions for one size.
9. Knitted Aviator Hat Pattern by AuntJanetDesigns
Here is a super comfy and squishy knit aviator hat that is perfect for the whole family. It is an easy pattern to follow and is a great knit for every level of knitter. Change up the colour combos to personalise each hat.
The pattern is 4 pages long and has full colour photos and detailed instructions. It includes sizes: 0-6 months, 12-24 months, 3-5 years, 6-12 years, and adult.
10. Baby Aviator Hat Knitting Pattern by Hoper55
This adorable baby aviator hat would be perfect for a photoshoot or going outdoors. Your baby will get a ton of compliments wearing this soft fluffy hat.
This is a knit pattern, but you will also need to know basic crochet stitches. The pattern is for the size 6-12 months.
11. Earflap Knit Aviator Hat Pattern by bestpatternsever
Here is a great knit aviator hat pattern for exploring the outdoors on chilly days. It will keep you toasty warm while being trendy.
The pattern can be completed by an advanced beginner or intermediate level knitter. It can be either knit in the round or flat. Instructions include sizes: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 2-5 years, 5-10 years, 10 years – adult M, and adult L/XL.
12. Baby Bush Pilot Aviator Hat Knitting Pattern by MelodyMakings
If you are looking for a pattern that can be used for the whole family, this one will surely be a hit. This soft and cuddly design will keep everyone warm and cosy on cold days.
This is a beginner level pattern that is knit in the round. Instructions include sizes newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-3 years, 3-10 years, pre-teen/teen, adult woman and adult man.
13. Adult Unisex Red Heart Mixed Knit Aviator Hat Pattern by Yarnspiration
This knit aviator hat pattern would be perfect for a man or a woman. The pattern is one size fits most.
This pattern is easy and can be completed by an advanced beginner that knows basic knitting techniques. To finish the hat you will also need to know basic crochet stitches.
14. Knitted Aviator Hat Pattern by CottonPickings
This super cute baby aviator hat will keep them warm and toasty. The pattern includes 3 sizes: newborn, 0-3 months and 3-6 months.
To complete this pattern you will need to know knitting in the round, purl, knit 2 together, and bind off.
15. Newborn Knitted Aviator Hat Pattern by lilybphotoprops
If you are having a baby or know someone who is, this knit aviator hat pattern would be the perfect prop for a newborn photography session.
To complete this pattern, you will need to know knit, purl, yarn over, slip stitch, knitting two stitches together and some crochet knowledge. We would recommend this pattern for a knitter with an intermediate skill level.
16. Baby Aviator Hat Knitting Pattern
The knit aviator hat pattern can be made to fasten under the chin with a button. This prevents the tiny toddler from pulling it off every two seconds while keeping their little heads snug and warm.
If the aviator hat is meant for an older child, you might want to keep the earflaps hanging freely, no need for buttons.
Experiment with different colors, and shades of brown till you get it right.
The knit aviator hat pattern would be an excellent gift for your neighbor’s kids. To make things more interesting, you can throw in aviator goggles and a scarf to complete the look.
AVIATOR HATS ARE TIMELESS AND NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE. THIS YEAR WHY DON’T YOU GET OUT YOUR YARN AND NEEDLES AND TRY YOUR HAND AT A KNIT AVIATOR HAT PATTERN?
During the cold weather, you need to be bundle up. An knitted aviator hat will help keep you warm while being fashionable. The design of these hats will help to keep your head, neck and ears protected from cold wind and snow.
If you are looking for the perfect winter hats for your family, or want to make hats to give as gifts, you cannot go wrong with an aviator hat. These iconic hats are warm and fun. Try one of the knit aviator hat patterns we listed today.