With basic skills and these easy free knitted hat patterns, you can use up your leftover skeins of yarn and create one-of-a-kind knitted hats. Head over to the handmade gifts page for more great gift ideas!
Last year I was able to use up most of my leftover yarn (my “stash”) by knitting hats for all the kids in my family – nieces, nephews, and my kids – for Christmas gifts. Can I tell you how much I loved this? Using up what I had (no waste) and giving a gift they liked (and hopefully use) that was handmade, for ZERO dollars? *Insert all the heart eyes here*
So believe me when I tell you the two patterns that I used are e.a.s.y. with basic stitches and shaping. Once I got it down, I could finish a hat in just a few hours of tv watching so these went pretty quickly, too.
This is a beginner project for sure, though maybe after you’ve completed your first scarf (that everyone seems to start with) and you’ve got your tension even.
I used the ribbed pattern (shown center in the photo above) for just two hats, since the other basic hat pattern seemed to produce a nicer hat that worked well with all the different yarns I had (I did stick with wool and wool blends, though).
Click through the links below to grab the patterns, get your stash together, and start dreaming up ideas of colorways and patterns. And have fun!
2 Free Knitted Hat Patterns:
This is part of 31 days of handmade gifts for the holidays and beyond. Click here to see all the projects in this series.
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