­Knitting hats is a great way to learn new knitting techniques -- hat patterns range from quick and easy to intricate and detailed. Beginners can hone their skills on basic hat patterns, while more advanced crafters can tackle complex stitch patterns and color work.

These free knitting patterns will let you create colorful and fun hats for all different skill levels.

Daisy-top HatThe daisy-top hat will look adorable on the little lady in your life.

Gull Stitch ToqueThis faux-cable stitch pattern looks complex and beautiful.

Mohair-Look HatThe mohair-look hat has a warm, thick texture and shape that fits most adult heads.

Penguin Pal HatThe penguin pal hat will keep your little one warm, and you'll be a master at knitting colorful patterns.

Our first hat is sweet and pretty, the perfect way to keep any little girl's head warm. Keep reading for our daisy-top hat pattern.

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