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 (aka, 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*
Even though I have knitted sweaters, throws, and many scarves, among other things, I have only knitted one hat in my life before this – and it didn’t turn out all that great. 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’re completed the first scarf everyone seems to practice 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).
2 Free Knitted Hat Patterns:
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