Free Hat Patterns

These free crochet and knitted hat patterns are simple and easy to make. While the children sleep at night, snugly in their blankets, their little heads will be cold.

And when they wake up on bitterly cold and frosty mornings, just having their heads covered in a warm knitted or crochet hat will help make a difference to the energy they must bring to surviving.

Like all children around the world, these children will love to have something they can call their own. Their blankets will be treasured, but so too will their hats.

Use any of your scraps to make a colorful warm, but soft, crochet hat or knitted hat that an AIDS orphan or abandoned child will count highly among their few precious possessions. These hat patterns can be made up in all kinds of yarn. If you need bulky yarn, you can create the same effect using two strands of worsted or double knit yarn.

Please make the hats adult size so the children can wear them for several years, most children's heads are almost fully formed at 4-years old.

Choose from the free knitted hat patterns and free crocheted hat pattern below.

Simple Beanie

This is a simple pattern to make a warm hat for a cold child. A blanket can keep almost all of a child warm, but they still need something to protect their heads from the cold!

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Front Post Hat

This hat is extremely adaptable in terms of types of yarn and hook size. A blanket can keep almost all of a child warm, but they still need something to protect their heads from the cold!

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Stretchy Crochet Hat

The hat fits well - nice and snug, it can be made with or without a roll-up brim and it looks great in plain colours, stripes or variegated yarn. The ribbing allows for extra warmth as well as stretch to fit the child. If you are concerned about warmth, please use 100% wool or a wool/acrylic blend.

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Beanie Plus

A blanket can keep almost all of a child warm, but they still need something to protect their heads from the cold! Please make sure that the hats are large enough to fit a child’s head. Proportionally, a four year old’s head is almost the size of an adult. If the hat fits you, it will fit a child.

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Kathy's Stretchy Hat

A blanket can keep almost all of a child warm, but they still need something to protect their heads from the cold! Please make sure that the hats are large enough to fit a child’s head. Proportionally, a four year old’s head is almost the size of an adult. If the hat fits you, it will fit a child.

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Wendy's Chunky Rib Beanie

A blanket can keep almost all of a child warm, but they still need something to protect their heads from the cold! Please make sure that the hats are large enough to fit a child’s head. Proportionally, a four year old’s head is almost the size of an adult. If the hat fits you, it will fit a child.

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