The Coziest Winter Hat Knitting Pattern

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links.  I use all of the products listed below and recommend them because they are companies that I have found helpful and trustworthy. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything listed below!

Its finally Fall, and I am so excited for another season of sharing cozy knitting patterns to keep you warm all winter long!  I thought I’d start off the season with this adorable quick to knit winter hat.  Of course its perfect for fall too -especially up here in Canada where it gets chilly very quickly!

I used exactly one hank of  Knit Picks Biggo Yarn to make this hat.  This yarn is the squishiest, softest bulky yarn I have yet to find.  And its also made of nylon, which makes it durable too!  Its a dream to knit with – I just know you will love it!

This is now my favourite hat.  Hockey season has started for us (I have two kids and one hubby who play), and I’m pumped to wear this cozy baby to the next practice.  I know it’ll keep me warm when they decide not to turn the heat lamps on!

I have written out and posted the free pattern for this hat below on this page. You can also purchase the ad free instant download PDF file for easy printing and reading for $4 USD . 

Purchase the PDF file by clicking the button below.

 Winter Hat Knitting Pattern

Soft and Cozy Winter Hat Knitting Pattern

Here is what you will need to make this adorable winter hat:


3.25 stitches = 1 Inch in stockinette stitch



Note: Adult head circumference = 22 inches


K: Knit

P: Purl

K2Tog: Knit two together


This hat is worked in the round.  Using circular needles, cast on 48 Stitches.  Place the stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and join being careful not to twist your work.

Rounds 1-9: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round to make 1X1 ribbing.

Round 10-11: Knit all stitches.

Round 12: *P1, K5; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 13: P2, *K3, P3; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, k3, P1.

Round 14: *P2, K1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 15 : K1, *P3, K3; repeat from * to  last 5 stitches, P3, K2.

Round 16: K2, *P1, K5; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, P1, K3.

Round 17-21: Knit all stitches.

Repeat rounds 12-21 one more time.

Start decreasing to shape the top of the hat (switch to double pointed needles when necessary):

Round 1: *K6, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (42 stitches remain).

Round 2: Knit all stitches.

Round 3: *K5, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (36 stitches remain).

Round 4: Knit all stitches.

Round 5: *K4, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (30 stitches remain).

Round 6: Knit all stitches.

Round 7: *K3, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (24 stitches remain).

Round 8: Knit all stitches.

Round 9: *K2, K2Tog; repeat from * to end of round (18 stitches remain).

Round 10: Knit all stitches.


Cut yarn (leave a long tail) and pull through yarn needle.  Thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.  Secure and weave in ends.

If you enjoyed this pattern please post the link on your favourite social media site to share with your friends!

6 thoughts on “The Coziest Winter Hat Knitting Pattern

  1. I just made this hat and it’s awesome, it came out too long so I just folded it and it fits perfect, I love it, thank you.

  2. I suggest line 13 should read. “. Repeat last 4. Stitches “. I am a new knitter and it took me a few checks of my stitches to realize what was going on.

  3. Great pattern! It was too big for me so I reduced the number of stitches to 36 and its perfect. Knit up in less than four hours and is super thick and warm. Could easily be adjusted to fit a child or baby. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.