Knitting Hats for Charity? Free Knitting Patterns for Hats
Find lots of free knitting patterns for hats
Free knitting patterns for hats are really important if you are knitting for charity. Luckily, there are lots of free knitting patterns for hats around, so you shouldn't have to pay for them.
FREE KNITTING PATTERNS FOR HATS OF ALL SIZES
One of the free knitting patterns for hats is this one:
With a worsted weight yarn and #7 (US) needles, cast on 32 stitches (for preemie size, 40 for full-term baby, 48 for small child, 60 for adolescent, and 72 for adult). Knit a rib stitch brim (k1p1 or k2p2) for one inch, then switch to stockinette stitch (k1 row, p 1 row) until the hat is 3" (4,5,7,8") long.
In this pattern, you decrease for the crown by knitting two together every 6 stitches in the next row, and purl the following row as usual. Then knit two together every 5 stitches in the next row, purl the following row as usual. Then knit two together every 4 stitches in the next row.... you get the picture! When you have 4 (5,6,7,8) stitches left on the needle, break your yarn off about two feet along, and using a craft needle, pull it through the remaining stitches on the needle, turn inside out and sew up the side seam.
For variety, you can use different colors and types of acrylic or novelty yarns to use that free knitting pattern for hats to make hundreds of different hats!
MORE FREE KNITTING PATTERNS FOR HATS
To find more free knitting patterns for hats, look at your local department store in the yarn department - quite often you'll find free knitting patterns for hats as 'tear-off' coupons on the shelf with the wool. Lots of name-brand yarns have free knitting patterns for hats on the inside of the company label, as well.
Another place to find free knitting patterns for hats is on the Internet. If you check out almost any of the name-brand yarns' websites, you'll discover a free pattern section online - search through those lists for free knitting patterns for hats. For example, do a search online for the Paton's website or the LionBrand website, and go from there. You should have more free knitting patterns for hats than you'll ever need!