There’s something so special about knit hat patterns on circular needles. They can be simple or complex, making for fun and adventurous knitting! The result is always gorgeous knit hats that are perfect for gifting.
Knitting on circular needles is a skill that needs to be in every knitter’s bag of tricks. Actually, once you learn how to knit on circular needles, you’ll likely never want to stop! The knit stitch, in particular, is a breeze and perfect for beginner knitters.
Below you’ll find 16 free knit hat patterns on circular needles, and they offer hat patterns that will fit people of all ages. Among the list of knit hat patterns you’ll find easy knitting patterns, simple cable knit hats, a traditional ribbed stitch hat, cute baby hats, easy brioche hats and more. So, regardless of who you’re creating them for, you’ll find whatever you could possibly need below!
#1 The Seed Stitch Knit Hat
You’ll love how much texture this hat has! The stitches form a pattern in the hat that gives it a classy look you’ll adore. The structure of this stitch makes the hat soft not stiff, making it a great pattern to create a slouchy style hat.
#2 Bubble Beanie Hat
This knitted hat pattern is perfect if you are in love with the bubble stitch pattern and are comfortable knitting on circular needles. It is entirely possible for those of you who are fairly new to knitting to give this a try, too. If you’ve got extra yarn lying around, this is also a great yarn stash buster.
#3 Cole Hat
This easy knitting pattern is the perfect winter hat; form-fitting with lots of textured fabric. Made with super bulky yarn, this free hat pattern can be knit over and over again in no time at all. It’s also incredibly warm and comforting on a cold, cold day.
#4 The One Evening Beanie
Only one evening to knit a hat, with a pompom? No problem! With the easy and super fast knitting pattern you’ll be ready for some last-minute gifts in no time!
#5 Simple Knit Ribbed Hat Pattern
This knit hat has ribbing that goes all the way to the top. It is super stretching and can be worn cuffed or slouchy. If you’re looking for a fun and easy go-to hat pattern, this is it!
#6 Fluffy Brioche Hat
As soft and tasty as its namesake, these Fluffy Brioche Hats showcase the richness of our new Cashmere Merino Bloom, our most sumptuous yarn yet. Putting a toasty knit hat on your head is about as nice as putting a warm pastry in your belly!
#7 Double Knit Brim Hat
Cute and stylish with extra warmth is what you get with a double knit brim hat. The brim on this knit hat pattern is doubled up adding an extra layer of warmth around your ears, making this hat perfect for those freezing days!
#8 Interwoven Hat
This is an intermediate level knitting pattern and the techniques involve the knit stitch, purl stitch, cabling, and working in the round.
#9 Basic Knitted Baby Hat
These quick projects are so satisfying since you can whip one beanie up in one sitting! Sewing a label onto these little beanies adds such a luxe effect as well. With one skein of yarn, you can actually make two baby hats! There are so many colors available, and if the baby’s gender is a surprise, use a neutral grey or cream color!
#10 Anker’s Hat
Anker’s Hat is a simple hat constructed with segments of rib. The hat is worked bottom-up in the round, on small circumference circular needles at first, and then decreases at the top are worked on double-pointed needles. However, you can choose to knit the hat with a longer circular needle using the magic loop technique throughout.