11 Best Knit Hat Patterns for Women this Fall

Fall Crafts, Knitting Patterns

Best Knit Hat Patterns for Women this Fall: As I often do before sleeping, yesterday eve, I went browsing online and landed at Craftsy and in my blog archives.  I  did a round-up of pretty hats that are really unique: noteworthy, knit-able, have-able, and share-able with you here today.

Most are free patterns, as well, I’m sure you don’t mind paying once in a while for a hat pattern, but it’s nice if you can find a freebie or two as well.

Best Knit Hat Patterns for Women this Fall

11 of the Prettiest, mostly Free, aka Best Knit Hat Patterns for Women this Fall

Hat 1: Tweed Cable Beanie

Lovely hat that stays on well, is ever so soft and comfortable, and seem to match everything. One of my favorites!

tweed cable beanie hat knitting pattern
by Rose from FineCraftGuild.com

Hat 2: Lazy Cable Headwarmer

Versatile pattern of headwarmer that doubles as a cowl. Easy and fast project for beginning knitters.
Easy cable earwarmers knitting pattern | Best Knit Hat Patterns for Women this Fall
by Rose

Hat 3: Purple Stitch Knit Hat

This cutie is a charity piece, I believe, by no one less than * THE * Vickie Howell.

Purple stitch project urban planner knit hat patterns
Download: Womens hat pattern

(This pattern is made available here directly as Lionbrand has removed its patterns database or as Craftsy, or Bluprint has gone out of business.)

Hat 4: Beaded Beanie

I did not see the beads at first, only that great thick & thin knitting stitches. Love the variety created with knits and pearls (pun intended).

Beaded beanie - Best Knit Hat Patterns for Women this Fall
by Kathleen Y Rinks

Free Download: Beaded Beanie Knitting Pattern 

(This pattern is made available here directly as Bluprint, where it was previously posted, has gone out of business.)

Hat 5: Thistledown Cap

A slouchy hat with some cabling on the site. Seems simple enough for a beginners hat.

Thistledown cap knit hat patterns
by KIS Designs

Hat 6: Foliage Hat

Wowow. There is a lot going on here. Intermediate advanced pattern with a stunning result. I would take my best yarn out to make this, as it’ll be a heirloom thereafter. Or, a great gift for  a BFF.

Foliage, one of the prettiest knit hat patterns in this lineup - Best Knit Hat Patterns for Women this Fall
by Irina Dmitrieva

Hat 7: Free Fair Isle Hat Pattern

I featured this pattern a while ago and still like so much about it: I like the thought of the his & hers- coloring; I like the fair isle pattern which makes this into an intermediate level knitting pattern. And I like the fact that it’s a free knitting pattern.  The edging is very nice as well.

Free Knitting Pattern Fair Isle Hat
by from reader (Ravelry)

Hat 8: Hudson Riverfront Hat

This is one of those hats that looks so involved but that is actually super simple. Yes, really. It’s the yarn that makes it so special. Usually, Lionbrand’s patterns are rather mainstream. But this one is a real trendy head-turner. And I promise, it will be warm. Makes great gift.

Hat Free Knitting Pattern, featured on FineCraftGuild
By Lionbrand.  As Lionbrand took down its entire library of prior patterns – much to my chargin!!! – I am posting my own copy of this pattern here to share with you: Hudson river hat pattern.

Hat 9: Happy Hat

This looks like a cable hat, but it’s more like a blue spur forest hat.  Great color, interesting stitch work. Not too difficult, and yes, free pattern again.

Happy k - Best Knit Hat Patterns for Women this Fall
Happy K hat by Pumora

Hat 11: Pretty Beanie

This beautie is designed by Jennifer Burke for Manos del Uruguay, a yarn brand that I absolutely adore, and just spent $100+ on for the materials for a long coat.  Anyhow, stick to the knitting… lol.. We’re talking about a stunning hat here, with a lovely motif that’s repeated throughout, so that’s interesting but not too outlandishly complicated. If you like what you see, download the pattern here at Fairmount fibers.

Schuyler knit hat patterns
Schuyler by Fairmount Fibers, Manos del Uruguay

Hat 11: Fur Pompom Hat (beanie or slouchy)

My latest, popular design. Love it!  It was free for the first 70 or so people, and yeah, it’s now available for a small fee. Very affordable though. :-)

Fur pompom hat knitting pattern

And there you have it. 11 of the best knit hat patterns for women this Fall! Click on the images/links to learn more about it, and download the (free) pattern.

Enjoy!