As winter quickly approaches, it is the perfect time to start knitting winter hats. Knitting your own hats will help guarantee you will have stylish accessories for the chilly days ahead. Whether you are a knitting enthusiast or a beginner, making warm and stylish hats is a rewarding way to embrace the changing seasons.
32 Knitting Winter Hats Patterns
Below are 32 winter hat knitting patterns that will keep you warm and stylish all season long.
1. Nysa Bobble Hat Pattern by PUREbyLindaWhaley
This elegant bobble hat features a lush cable design. The hat can be worn as a fitted style with the rib trim folded or unfolded for a modern look. When finished, you add a pom pom if desired.
This knitting pattern is perfect for advanced beginners who are ready to try cabling. The cable knit repeat is super easy to follow. The pattern includes instructions for knitting winter hats on single-pointed needles and DPNs. Sizes are available for newborns, 0-2 months, 2-8 months, 8-24 months, 2-5 years, 6-12 years, and adults.
2. Baby and Kids Cranmore Knit Winter Hat Pattern by CarrotTopsbyLulu
The Baby and Kids Cranmore Hat Pattern offers a stylish and cosy accessory for little ones. This hat is perfect for keeping children warm and stylish during colder months. To add a playful touch, create a delightful pom-pom to finish off the hat.
The hat is designed in four different sizes. For the Infant size, you will need US 13 (9 mm) double-pointed needles. For all other sizes, use US 11 (8 mm) circular needles for smaller toddlers and US 13 (9 mm) circular needles for larger toddlers.
3 . Knit Winter Hat and Cowl Set Pattern by The Knit McKinley
The Beacon set features a super-chunky hat and cowl. They would make stylish and cosy accessories for the colder seasons.
The hat is designed to fit most adults comfortably, ensuring a snug and warm fit. The matching cowl pattern knits up to approximately 30 inches (76.2 cm) in circumference and 11.5 inches (29.21 cm) in height. The cowl pattern is flexible, allowing you to adjust the size according to your liking.
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4. The Ballater Beanie Hat Pattern by TheWeeWindow
This cosy beanie features a classic cable pattern. Whether you need to stay warm on chilly days or want to add a stylish accessory to your winter outfit, this beanie is perfect.
Knit on straight knitting needles, it is a quick project suitable for both beginners and advanced knitters alike. The pattern creates an adult sized hat.
5. Juju Beanie Winter Hat Knitting Pattern by AspenLeafKnits
The Juju Beanie winter hat features a captivating mosaic knitting pattern. Whether you are knitting winter hats for yourself or want to create thoughtful gifts for your loved ones, this beanie is a great choice.
This stylish beanie is not only easy to knit, but also offers sizes suitable for the whole family. The instructions is easy to memorize 8 round repeat., making it suitable for advanced beginners.
6. Coffee Beanie Knitted Winter Hat Pattern by LadyJayCrochet
Show off your love for coffee with the Knit Coffee Beanie Hat. This delightful hat is the perfect accessory for all coffee enthusiasts. It would make a wonderful gift for your coffee-loving friends.
The pattern features a charming coffee-themed design. It comes complete with a chart for wording and written instructions. It is sized to fit both adult females and males.
7. Iron Knit Hat for Men Pattern by Crazy Hands
This versatile unisex hat is designed to offer cosy comfort on cold days. It is perfect for stepping out for a snowy adventure or simply adding style to your wardrobe.
The hat can be knit using either double-pointed needles or circular needles. For those using circular needles, a video tutorial is included to guide you through the process.
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8. Hale Beanie Knitting Winter Hats Pattern by ktdesignsoh
The Hale Beanie Pom Pom Hat is a stylish winter accessory. The pattern is perfect for beginners interested in knitting winter hats. This beanie features a classic design adorned with a pom pom on top.
With its comfortable fit, it is sized to fit an average teen or adult head. The beanie knitting pattern provides clear and easy-to-follow instruction.
9. The Madison Knitted Winter Hat Pattern by Honeystitchco
The Madison Beanie pattern is fantastic for knitting winter hats. The hat has a chunky texture and fitted design.
This easy-to-follow pattern is beginner-friendly. You will need to have some experience with knitting in the round. The hat can be completed in just 1-2 hours, making it a quick and enjoyable project.
10. Sea Crest Winter Hat Knitting Pattern by DROPS Design
Crafted using 2 strands of DROPS Alpaca yarn, this hat is stylish and warm. Whether you are heading to work or enjoying outdoor activities, this hat is both comfortable and fashionable.
The pattern is available in S/M, M/L, and L/XL sizes. It is written in British English, and all measurements provided are in centimetres.
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11. Ear Flap Hat Pattern by Longbeachdesigns
Stay cosy in this trendy ear flap style beanie. It is suitable for toddlers, children, teens, and adults. It features tasselled embellishments that will add a playful touch to your winter attire.
The unisex hat pattern is a quick and easy project that can be completed in just a few evenings. Knitted in the round with stranded colourwork, the hat has an eye-catching design.
12. Caron Basic Brioche Winter Hat Knitting Patter by Yarnspirations
This comfortable knit winter hat is perfect for cold weather. It is super-squishy thanks to the brioche stitch. The ribbed design never goes out of style. It is a pattern for knitting winter hats that is ideal for making inexpensive gifts.
This pattern is great for intermediate level knitters. It is worked in the round using size US 6 (4.00 mm) circular knitting needles and Caron Big Donut O’Go yarn.
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13. The BER Knitted Winter Hat Pattern by Melissaknits
This pattern for knitting winter hats is an excellent stash buster. Whether you prefer to use a single colour for the stripes or a unique colour for each, the options are endless.
Customising this pattern is easy. You can effortlessly adjust the tightness, looseness, length, and brim. To make a hat you will need 16” circular needles, super bulky yarn, a needle, and a pom pom.
14. Kodiak Kisses Knit Winter Hat Pattern by KnitsNKnacks4U
Here is the perfect slouchy winter hat knitting pattern for all nature enthusiasts. The delightful design captures the heartwarming connection between a mother bear and her cub.
The pattern includes two styles for both the adult size and the newborn size. It is suitable for intermediate to experienced knitters who have experience with colour work.
15. Simple Rib Winter Hat Knitting Pattern by PUREbyLindaWhaley
This hat would make a timeless addition to every winter wardrobe. It is suitable for babies, boys, girls, teens, men, and women.
Adjust the ribbing to achieve a snug double-layered cuff or an elongated, contemporary style. It is an easy pattern that is perfect for beginners and experienced knitters. Included are separate detailed instructions for knitting either on a pair of single-pointed needles or in the round.
16. Men’s Beanie Knitting Pattern by TheKnittedShoppe
The Commuter Beanie is the perfect man’s hat. It is designed with a folded brim and subtle detailing that adds a contemporary twist. Its versatility and lightweight construction make it the ideal everyday accessory.
This pattern is designed to fit a head circumference up to 24 inches (60.96 cm). Instructions are included to adjust the sizing to fit a smaller head. There is also a link to a video tutorial for making the faux cable stitch.
17. The Meredith Winter Hat Knitting Pattern by PurpleWoolCo
Stay warm and cosy in this delightful cable hat. It has a unique design that will add a touch of fun to your winter wardrobe.
This hat can be crafted in just a single weekend. It is knitted in the round using worsted weight yarn. This pattern for knitting winter hats is suitable for advanced beginners and up. Completed, the hat will fit adult-sized heads, ranging from 21 inches (53.34 cm) to 23 inches (58.42 cm).
18. The Easiest Knitted Winter Hat for Beginners by Yay for Yarn
Crafted from a knitted rectangle, this hat is an ideal choice for beginners. You do not have to worry about knitting in the round, shaping, or using intricate techniques. This pattern for knitting winter hats offers an effortless experience.
To make the hat, you will not have to make any increases or decreases. You will not even need stitch markers, circular knitting needles, or DPNs. The simplicity of this pattern makes it a wonderful project for those looking for a quick, easy project.
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19. Camel Seed Stitch Slouchy Hat Pattern by Les Tricots de Dilia
The beauty of this hat’s design is created by the use of the seed stitch knitting technique. The stitch adds an intriguing texture.
Despite its stylish appearance, this pattern for knitting winter hats is beginner-friendly. The pattern includes directions for both small/medium and large/extra-large sizes.
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20. Ski Hat Easy Knitting Pattern by pixiebell
Keep the winter chill at bay with this versatile ski hat. The hat is perfect for both men and women. It features a charming pom pom and cosy ear flaps. The finished hat accommodates head circumferences ranging from 20 inches (50.5 cm) to 23 inches (58 cm).
21. Sidewinder Beanie Pattern by Aspen Leaf Knits
The Sidewinder Beanie has a unique, swirling design. It effortlessly blends chunky comfort with lots of texture. This beanie is designed to provide warmth without compromising on style. Making it the perfect, eye-catching accessory.
This pattern for knitting winter hats is suitable for advanced beginners and those at the intermediate level. The pattern includes comprehensive written instructions in US standard knitting terms.
22. Bee Wild Beanie Knitting Pattern by SmeenyMadeWild
Add some colour to your winter wardrobe with the Bee Wild Beanie. This charming stranded colourwork hat effortlessly combines simplicity and sophistication.
This pattern is designed to be easy and can be completed by an advanced beginner. The hat is knitted using 16-inch circular needles and #5 bulky weight yarn. The pattern is one size and will fit an adult head circumference of 21 inches (53.34 cm) to 23 inches (58.42 cm).
23. Prospect Terrace: A Cabled Hat Pattern by The Kni McKinley
The Prospect Terrace cabled hat free knitting pattern is for an adult-sized hat. It features an intricate all-over cabled design. It is suitable for both men and women, offering a stylish choice for everyone.
The pattern is available in two sizes: small and large. It can be completed by those with intermediate skill levels.
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24. The Bexley Knitted Winter Hat Pattern by HoneyandGraceFiberCo
Its captivating chevron pattern adds a touch of visual intrigue to this knitted hat. And the generously sized fluffy pom pom provides a playful finishing touch.
This pattern is suitable for intermediate beginners. The Bexley Beanie pattern is designed to fit head sizes from teen to average adult. Included are 3 different patterns using different weight options.
25. Mens Winter Hat Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore
Embrace the outdoors with the timeless style of the Oakwood Beanie. Its classic design features ribbed stitches and a fold-over brim. Created with a focus on comfort and durability, this beanie is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
This men’s classic beanie knitting pattern is suitable for beginners and more advanced knitters. Included with the pattern are links to video tutorials. The hat is knit in the round on circular needles.
26. Dinosaur Knitted Beanie Pattern by LucyWardDesign
Knit a whimsical beanie adorned with playful dinosaurs for yourself or a child. It is such a cute hat that is fun to wear.
This easy-to-follow pattern for knitting winter hats is tailored for 8-ply yarn. Use smaller needles to create a child size hat, or larger needles to make an adult size hat.
27. The Snowflake Knit Winter Hat Pattern by Northroadknits
Stay warm and stylish with this charming snowflake patterned hat. It will add a festive charm to your outfit.
The pattern is designed for those with advanced beginner knitting skills. It is crafted using super bulky yarn, such as Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick.
28. Caron Nordic Flake Hat Pattern by Yarnspirations
Here is a delightful project that is fun to work on and to wear. Using the suggested Caron Simply Soft yarn, this hat is both warm and comfortable. Make up a few of these lovely hats during the holiday season, to give as gifts to your loved ones.
This one-size hat is designed to fit the average adult female head. It requires intermediate knitting skills.
Find the Pattern by Yarnspirations Here
29. Cable Knit Beanie Pattern by JinxedStitchesKnits
The Ande cable beanie is adorned with elegant and timeless cable braid details and a folded brim. This classic design will add sophistication to your winter ensemble. It is a versatile hat that will look good with a variety of outfits.
Crafted from bottom to top using circular needles, this hat is quick and easy to knit. It calls for two skeins of worsted weight #4 yarn, circular needles, and double pointed needles. The pattern is intended for those with intermediate knitting skills.
30. Raydale Hat Knitting Pattern by DalesideKnits
The combination of cable knitting and twisted stitches merge to form a striking geometric pattern. This hat would easily become your go-to favourite winter accessory.
Included are both written and chart instructions. So, you can use your preferred method. It is an intermediate level pattern for knitting winter hats. You will need to know knitting in the round, cable knitting, twisted stitches, increase stitches, and decrease stitches. The completed hat will fit adult head sizes ranging from 21 inches (53.34 cm) to 23 inches (58.42 cm).
31. Slouchy Beanie Knit Winter Hat Pattern by Pixiebell
The Halifax hat has a split brim and playful braided ties. It is finished off with an oversized pom pom. This fun knit would make a delightful addition to your winter wardrobe.
This pattern for knitting winter hats only uses one skein of yarn and can be completed in a single evening. The Halifax hat is the perfect choice for a quick and enjoyable project. It will fit a head circumference ranging from 20 inches (50.5 cm) to 23 inches (58 cm).
32. Women Toque Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore
The Harbor Beanie has a classic fold-over brim that provides extra warmth. Its textured diamond design adds an attractive touch. The stylish accessory will effortlessly enhance your winter ensemble.
This unisex pattern is perfect for advanced beginners. It includes helpful video tutorials. The hat is knitted in the round using circular needles for a seamless finish.
Frequently Asked Questions About Knitting Winter Hats
What are some popular styles for knitting winter hats?
Popular winter hat styles include beanies, slouchy hats, pom-pom hats, cable knit hats, Fair Isle hats, earflap hats, and messy bun hats.
Can I use circular needles for knitting winter hats?
Yes, you can use circular needles for knitting winter hats. There are countless patterns available that are designed to be knit using circular needles.
How do I determine the right size when knitting winter hats?
To determine the right size for knitting winter hats, first, measure the head circumference of the person who will wear it. Check the pattern for size options and create a gauge swatch.
What type of yarn is best for knitting winter hats?
For knitting winter hats, there are different yarn options to consider. You may want to use wool, merino, alpaca, cashmere, or acrylic yarns in thicker weights like worsted or bulky.
Are circular needles required when knitting winter hats?
Circular needles are commonly used for knitting winter hats. However, the needles you will use will depend on the pattern. Hats can also be knit using straight needles, double pointed needles, and knitting looms.
Stay warm and stylish this winter with these patterns for knitting winter hats.
Knitting winter hats offers endless possibilities to keep warm and stylish. Whether you are an advanced level knitter or just starting out, there are patterns you can complete.
For winter accessories, here’s a list for your next project:
- Easy Knit Ladies Cardigan Patterns
- Knit Mitten Patterns
- Fingerless Gloves Knitting Patterns
- Knitting Boots Patterns
- Leg Warmer Knitting Patterns
- Coat Knitting Patterns
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your needles and yarn star knitting winter hats now.