27 Cute Knit Hats for Babies and Kids

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Cute Knit Hats for Babies and Kids
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Knit hats for babies and kids are one of the most loved projects for mommies and grandmas, aren’t they?

We love children and want to protect them from everything, including cold wind and nasty weather. Knit hats for babies and kids are the perfect pieces that can keep them warm and become cute accessories for their autumn and winter outfits.

Check out these knitted baby hat projects and find the best for your kid. The links to the free knitting patterns are below the photos.

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1. Cutie Pointed Knit Hat

You can get right to the point and crochet this darling sweet hat for a sweetheart, little baby, or older child. Follow the free knitted baby hat pattern. It’s easy to make with only one ball of cozy and high-quality yarn. Enjoy!

  • DESIGNED by Heather Lodinsky
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
free crochet tutorial cute pointed knit hat

Photo by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

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2. Busy Beaver Hat

This adorable design will put a smile on any child’s face. This knitted hat makes the perfect gift for your little one. It’s even easier to make with step-by-step knitting instructions. The free knitting pattern is easy to follow and comes in a variety of sizes. Visit the original website to get started!

  • DESIGNED by Cassandra May
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
fun knitted beaver hat on a girl

Photo by Cassandra May / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on littleredwindow.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Easiest Baby Hat Ever

Knitted in the round with a simple 1×1 rib, this hat is super easy to make. The project is even suitable for beginners, so if you don’t know how to knit a hat, this is your chance. This piece is quick and fun, and the free pattern comes in size for an infant or toddler. Check out the details and get creative.

  • DESIGNED by Jackie Henderson
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
pink, coffee, and white ribbed baby knit hat

Photo by Jackie Henderson / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

4. Charming Cat Hat

Knit hats for babies and kids are a must for winter. You won’t find a more cozy and warm design no matter where you look. This one has cute cat embroidery on it and will be great for kids. The stretchy fabric means the size will fit perfectly and protect your little one from the cold wind. Follow the step-by-step pattern to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Cassandra May
  • PROJECT TYPE baby cat hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a little girl wearing a knitted hat with cat design.

Photo by Cassandra May / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on littleredwindow.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. Skrå – Knitted Hat for Children

Scandinavian style is great for winter clothing, and it’s a great idea to get ready for the cold days now. This knitted beanie is extremely warm and has a festive design that looks great with winter outfits. Your child will love it, so you can knit it as a gift to cheer them up. You can find the free pattern on the original website.

  • DESIGNED by Sigrid Marie Blom
  • PROJECT TYPE kids hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Two pictures of a baby girl wearing a green knitted hat.

Photo by Sigrid Marie Blom / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jarbo.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Pom Pom Baby Hat

If you’re looking for a cute project for your baby, look no further! This beginner-friendly knit hat is designed specifically for the littlest ones and would make a great gift for an active baby. The versatile knitting pattern allows you to adjust the size of the piece to fit your needs. Keep an eye on the gauge to make sure you stay within the measurements, but don’t worry! It’s really that easy. Follow the step-by-step knitting instructions to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Lion Brand Yarn
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hats
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A baby wearing a cute knitted hat.

Photos by Lion Brand Yarn / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lionbrand.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Kitty Beanie

Easy to make, comfortable to wear. This cute knit hat is a great addition to your child’s wardrobe. The versatile design makes it easy to pair with any style of clothing, and you can adjust the size for a perfect fit. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced craftsperson, this project will be a lot of fun. Don’t miss this opportunity! This knitted kitty beanie pattern is free and easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Soumine KIM
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hats
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A child wearing an adorable knitted kitty beanie.

Photos by Soumine KIM / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knitspourmoi.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Newborn Winter Set

Our little ones need warmth even more than we do, so make a cozy knit set for your baby’s winter wardrobe. The handy hood and a pair of warm mittens will make long walks more comfortable for you and your child. Designed for beginners, this project is easy to make and quick to complete, so don’t be afraid to get started right away! The step-by-step knitting video tutorial is completely free.

  • DESIGNED by Kornelia St
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hats
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of knitted mittens on a tree, showcasing adorable knit hats for babies.

Photos by Kornelia St / Ravelry.com

Find the original video tutorial on YouTube, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Back to Basics: Hats

This simple knitted hat will instantly brighten your baby’s winter experience. The colorful motif combined with the cozy design will make your child excited to go outside this season. The project is also suitable for beginners and will teach you some basic knitting techniques that you can use later for other projects. Give it a try! It’s fun to knit with the free pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Melinda Measor
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hats
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of knitted hats, including Knit Hats.

Photos by Melinda Measor / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on rhyflowerknits.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Little Owlet Baby Knit Hat

This cute design combines the warmth of a real winter hat with a fun design that will make your baby laugh. Such a knitted hat is a necessity with the cold winds outside, so consider making one instead of buying one in the store. This way you can be sure that the hat is of high quality and your little one will stay toasty warm. The free pattern will help you along the way.

  • DESIGNED by  Claire Slade
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hats
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a knitted kitty hat and a toy train, showcasing adorable knit hats for babies.

Photos by Claire Slade / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

11. Fred’s Hat

Another quick and easy knit hat design for your baby’s wardrobe. Even if you already knit enough hats, this one will be a nice addition to the collection. The project is suitable for beginners, and the design will make even the littlest ones smile. You can also use this project as an opportunity to try new types of warm yarn.

  • DESIGNED by Beata Jezek
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hats
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two adorable pictures showcasing babies donning charming knit hats.

Photos by Beata Jezek / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hedgehogfibres.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Anthology Knitted Baby Hat

This simple knitting pattern makes a great basic hat for babies. It’s a cozy, handmade piece with the spirit of winter. The Scandinavian style motif adds to the hygge vibe of the project, so it’s comforting to make and to wear. With plenty of choices, you can pick the pattern that best suits your baby and play with different colors.

  • DESIGNED by Tin Can Knits
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hats
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A baby is wearing a hat with pom poms.

Photos by Tin Can Knits / tincanknits.com

Find the original free pattern on tincanknits.com.

13. Little Bear Hug Beanie

A beginner-friendly baby hat for those who take it easy. The pattern is quick and easy to knit on the go, so you can take it with you and knit in the queue or whenever you have five minutes to spare. The size fits best babies 1-3 years old, but you can adjust the size if you have enough skills. The techniques used are very simple and include garter stitch and stockinette stitch.

  • DESIGNED by Kim Lichttenegger
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hats
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a little girl wearing a knit hat and sunglasses.

Photos by Kim Lichttenegger / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

14. NH Gold Dome Baby Hat

An unusual design that will make your baby stand out. This knitted hat is not just an accessory, it’s a work of art. If you’re looking for a really interesting project to keep you busy, consider this one. Besides, the pattern for this baby bonnet is easy to follow and completely free.

  • DESIGNED by L. Poinier
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a knitted baby hat featuring a gold dome design

Photos by L. Poinier / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

15. Grandma’s Baby Hat

For a timeless and traditional project, check out this free knitting pattern. It features a beautiful baby bonnet that evokes the warmth of grandma’s love. The design is comforting and nostalgic, perfect for wrapping your little one in handmade affection. With its charming appeal, it’s wonderful for any baby.

  • DESIGNED by Towering Knits
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a set of striped knit beanies in different sizes and colors

Photos by Towering Knits / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

16. Little Floppy Bunny Hat

If your little one loves bunnies, this knitted hat makes a great gift! Comfortable and cute, it will be great for mid-season and even the cooler days of summer when the wind is especially strong. The pattern is quite simple and will suit all knitters with basic skills and a desire to grow up.

  • DESIGNED by Cassandra May
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a little girl wearing a white knitted hat wiith a bunny face and floppy ears

Photos by Cassandra May / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on littleredwindow.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

17. Little Pumpkin Hat

Maybe it’s not Halloween yet and it’s not exactly fall outside, but this knitted baby will be a great addition to your little one’s wardrobe. Because of the yarn used, it will also be fine for the mid-seasons – for your evening outings and cold weeks of pouring down. You will have no trouble at all with this pattern, so save it for later!

  • DESIGNED by Asita Krebs
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a baby wearing an orange pumpkin knitted beanie

Photos by Asita Krebs / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

18. Totoro Beanie

If your child doesn’t like to wear hats, there’s an easy way to make sure he or she is the first to put one on. You can make it fun! And this Totoro design is just that. Just show your child the famous anime and give him this hat as a gift – and you can be sure he won’t take it off for at least a week.

  • DESIGNED by Janet Carrillo
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a white crochet beanie with Totoro Pokemon design

Photos by Janet Carrillo / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on damnitjanetletscrochet.blogspot.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

19. Milk Tea Hat

The simple and elegant design of this knitted hat is great for everyone. The pattern includes sizes for everyone in the family, including the youngest. The construction is simple and good, and so are the colors. If you’re looking for a piece that your baby will feel absolutely comfortable in, this is it.

  • DESIGNED by Kun Yin Knits
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a beige crochet hat with a brown ribbing and yellow stripes

Photos by Kun Yin Knits / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on kunyinknits.wordpress.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

20. Imagine Beanie

This baby knitted hat project is a comfortable and lasting piece for little ones. Despite popular opinion, spring and summer is a great time to knit pieces for the cold season. That’s the simplest way to ensure that you have everything you need in your wardrobe when the cold winds come. 

  • DESIGNED by Annelie Thomasson
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a baby wearing a knit beanie in blue and white

Photos by Annelie Thomasson / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

21. Slouchy Baby Hat

If your baby seems to like neutral colors, this knitted baby hat is a good choice for him or her. That’s a nice crochet pattern for beginners who want to practice making clothing and accessories. Plus, the project will allow you to master stockinette and single rib. Follow the steps accurately to complete it quickly.

  • DESIGNED by Betsy Lowery
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a knit baby beanie in blue and brown

Photos by Betsy Lowery / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on longtailandshorttales.wordpress.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

22. Mallard Duck Hat

This relatively simple knitted hat stands out because of its creative design. One small detail turns a regular striped hat into a duck-themed one. Such a knit hat is sure to make your baby feel unique, so don’t miss out on this opportunity. The baby hat knitting pattern is free and easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Cassandra May
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a girl wearing a knitted beanie with a mallard duck design

Photos by Cassandra May / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on littleredwindow.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

23. Rainbow Stripe Double Pom Hat

A cute knitted hat for a child with two pom-poms. Made with worsted weight yarn, it’s a nice piece to have when fall arrives. The pattern for this knit baby hat is simple and will give you a good opportunity to practice.  Plis. it comes in sizes from 0 months to adult large, so you can make such for the whole family.

  • DESIGNED by Cassandra May
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Cassandra May / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on littleredwindow.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

24. Triple B Beanie

A classic basic knitted beanie is an essential accessory that should be in your baby’s wardrobe. You can choose your favorite colors. Using thick yarn makes it perfect for cold winter, while thinner yarn will work well for warmer spring days or summer evenings. It looks simply stunning.

  • DESIGNED by Derek Douglas
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
knitted beanies in dark blue and green

Photos by Derek Douglas / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on derekdouglasdesigns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

25. Chunky Newborn Baby Pompom Hat

With this free knitting pattern, you can create a delightful newborn hat adorned with two pom-poms. Its playful design will look charming on your child’s head, adding a touch of whimsy to their outfit. Take this opportunity to enhance your knitting skills while creating something special for your loved one.

  • DESIGNED by Marie Bocock
  • PROJECT TYPE baby hat
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a knit beanie with two pom poms

Photos by Marie Bocock / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on theknittingtimes.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

26. Kororā Hood

This gorgeous knitted hat is both stylish and functional. It features a snug, form-fitting design that covers the head and neck, providing warmth and comfort. The ribbed edging around the face and neck adds a touch of detail and ensures a secure fit. The hat’s simple yet elegant design makes it a chic accessory for cooler weather.

  • DESIGNED by Annoline Billies
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted hat
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a woman wearing a knitted hood

Photos by Annoline Billies / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on zealana.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

27. The Penny Toque

This beautiful knitted hat exudes both charm and practicality. It features a classic design with a thick, cozy texture, perfect for keeping warm in cold weather. The hat is knitted in a soft, creamy white yarn, giving it a timeless and elegant look. The wide, folded brim adds a touch of style and ensures a snug fit around the head. Its simple yet sophisticated design makes it a versatile accessory that complements a variety of outfits.

  • DESIGNED by Mary G
  • PROJECT TYPE Knitted hat
  • CRAFT Knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL Beginner
a simple knitted hat in a light color

Photos by Mary G / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

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