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Curated Hat Knitting Kits


Klara Nilsson | Updated on November 10, 2021

When the seasons change and the wind starts to bite, there’s nothing better to keep you warm than a knitted hat that you’ve stitched with your own two hands. If you’re a newcomer to knitting, hats can also make fantastic stress-free beginner projects for yourself or as a gift.

If you want to get started knitting a hat but you can’t find the right pattern or you simply don’t have the materials, a hat knitting kit is a fantastic way to get all of the supplies you need in one simple package.

To help you find the right knitted hat kit for you, we’ve curated this list of 15 hat knitting kits from knitting designers and suppliers all over the world including Wool and the Gang, Purl Soho, independent designers on Etsy, and many more. Many of these kits are also available on Amazon.

We’ve curated the knitting kits in this list to offer you a wide variety of options including basic beanies, hats with pom poms, wooly bobble hats, and more for ladies, men, and kids. All of these kits will provide you with a knitting pattern along with all of the yarn you need to knit your own hat from scratch.

You’ll find hat kits in a diverse range of prices and different styles. There’s also a range of different skill levels between beginner and intermediate. We’ve also listed information on the contents of each kit, and details of any additional accessories or needles you might need (including the knitting needle type or size).

Most of these kits are relatively cheap and require only basic knit and purl stitches and a little bit of rudimentary shaping. For even easier kits, we recommend checking out our list of baby blanket knitting kits.

15 Hat Knitting Kits (Beanies, Bobble Hats and More)

Here’s a list of hat knitting kits curated from knitwear designers from the UK, US, Denmark, and all over the world. These are great projects for learners – forget searching around for the right yarn and pattern, simply choose your favourite color, experiment with bobbles and pom poms, and start knitting!

1. “Rule” Beanie Knitting Kit

Rule Beanie Knitting Kit

This intermediate-level beanie knitting kit from Wool and the Gang takes around 10 hours to knit in total. The kit comes with the hat pattern, two balls of 100% recycled cashmere yarn, and an optional set of 3.5mm knitting needles. You’ll get good practice with rib stitching and end up with a beautiful hat for fall.

Price$74.27/£54
Difficulty LevelIntermediate
Knitting Kit Contents2 Balls of “Back For Good” Cashmere Yarn
Digital Knitting Pattern
US Size 4/3.5mm Needles (optional)
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteRule Beanie – Wool and the Gang

2. “POP” Hat Kit

Pop Hat Kit

This knitted hat kit is for ladies, men, and kids. It includes merino yarn, a digital knitting pattern in multiple languages, but it does not include a set of knitting needles. The hat is knit using the brioche stitch and measures between 46cm and 57cm in circumference depending on the size you choose.

Price$17.99/£13.08
Difficulty LevelIntermediate
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
2 Balls of Merino Yarn
Additional Requirements3.5mm Needles
4.5mm Needles
Knitting Kit WebsitePOP Hat Kit – Hip Knit Shop

3. Classic Beanie Hat Kit

Classic Beanie Knitting Kit

This kit from NutsKnitwearDesign on Etsy is a good option for beginners. Along with the pattern it comes with two balls of yarn in a wool and alpaca blend, 5mm circular knitting needles, stitch markers, and a 100% cotton knitting project bag, which makes it an excellent gift.

Price$58.35/£42.42
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsPrinted & Digital Knitting Pattern
Cotton Project Bag
2 50g Balls of Drops Nepal Yarn
US Size 8/5mm Circular Needles (40cm)
4-5mm Crochet Hook
2 Stitch Markers
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteClassic Beanie Kit – NutsknitwearDesign on Etsy

4. “Loveboat” Hat Kit

loveboat hat

Another intermediate hat kit from Wool and the Gang, the Loveboat Hat is a unique, wooly take on a chic fedora hat. It’s knitted flat from the top down using the garter stitch, a cable cast on, and mid-level techniques such as increasing and the invisible seam technique.

The kit includes two balls of the super chunky Crazy Sexy Wool, circular needles, a sewing needle and a label. Though this kit isn’t the easiest in this list, it’ll take just 5 hours to complete and will create a beautifully soft and chunky hat for winter.

Price$57.77/£42
Difficulty LevelIntermediate
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
2 balls of Crazy Sexy Wool
1 Sewing Needle
Made-by-Me Label
US Size 11/8mm Circular Needles (optional)
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteLoveboat Hat – Wool and the Gang

5. Chunky Beanie Hat Knitting Kit

Chunky Beanie Hat Kit

This kit will give you everything you need to stitch your own two-color beanie. It includes two balls of 100% wool yarn for a super light beanie hat that’s perfect for beginners.

Price$35.76/£26
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
2 100g balls of Rowan Big Wool Chunky Yarn
1 Pair of Bamboo Needles
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteChunky Beanie Hat Kit – Stitch Lifestyle

6. Billie Beanie Knitting Kit

Billie Beanie Knitting Kit

The Billie Beanie kit comes in both English and Norwegian. Pictured here in caramel brown, you can choose your color before ordering. It includes two balls of Hip Wool yarn and a knitting pattern, but you’ll have to purchase needles separately. This is a good choice if you’re looking for a cheap, simple adult beanie knitting kit for beginners.

Price$22.32/£16.23
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
2 Balls of Hip Wool Yarn
Additional RequirementsStraight Knitting Needles
Knitting Kit WebsiteBillie Beanie – Hip Knit Shop

7. “Relight” Hat Kit

relight hat kit

A new addition to Wool and the Gang’s cashmere range, the Relight Hat kit comes with two balls of cashmere yarn and a set of 3.5mm circular needles. It’ll take around 8 hours to knit up and involves ribbing for the hem as well as the stocking stitch. If cashmere hats are taking your fancy, there’s even a cashmere hat knitting kit in our collection of cashmere knitting kits.

Price$74.27/£54
Difficulty LevelIntermediate
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
2 Balls of “Back For Good” Cashmere Yarn
US Size 4/3.5mm Circular Needles (optional)
US Size 8/5mm Needles (optional)
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteRelight Hat – Wool and the Gang

8. Bobble Hat Knitting Kit

Bobble Hat Knitting Kit
Choose this kit if you’re an intermediate knitter who needs the yarn and materials to knit a bobble hat. It comes with soft, pure British wool, a bobble, bamboo knitting needles and a pretty project bag you can reuse.
Price$26.06/£18.95
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
1 100g Ball of West Yorkshire Spinners Yarn
1 Matching Bobble
1 Pair of Bamboo Needles
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteBobble Hat Kit – Stitch Lifestyle

9. “Bobble-Optional” Hat Kit

Bobble-Optional Hat Kit

This beginner hat from Lauren Aston Designs also features in our collection of chunky hat knitting patterns, for very good reason. You can choose whether or not to add a bobble – if you’d rather, you can follow the pattern to knit a slouchy beanie instead.

The kit comes with super chunky yarn, a pompom maker, 10mm circular needles and a cotton bag to store your supplies in. This hat is super thick and cosy and takes just a couple of hours to knit using basic knit and purl stitches.

Price$44.01/£32
Difficulty LevelBeginner/Intermediate
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
Cotton Project Bag
100g of Super Chunky Yarn
10mm Circular Needles (optional)
7cm pompom maker (optional)
Tapestry Needle (optional)
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteBobble-Optional Hat – Lauren Aston Designs

10. “Future” Kids Beanie Kit

Future Kids Beanie Kit

The Future Hat is a kids hat knitting kit that comes with an optional patch so you can make your hat your own. It’s designed for children aged 6 months to one year, and measures between 42cm and 50cm in width depending on the size you choose. It’s a simple, affordable knitting kit for beginners that involves just stockinette stitches and 2 balls of soft merino yarn.

Price$17.99/£13.08
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
2 Balls of Merino Yarn
Additional Requirements4mm Straight Needles
Knitting Kit WebsiteFuture Kids Beanie – Hip Knit Shop

11. “Underground” Hat Kit

Underground Hat Knitting Kit

The Underground Hat Kit comes with one ball of Merino and Alpaca blend yarn, a knitting pattern, sewing needle, and an optional pair of 5mm needles. The yarn is super soft Peruvian wool that’s great for warmth in winter. It’s knit using the simple stocking stitch for a modern hat that can be rolled at the brim to fit you perfectly.

Price$24.76/£18
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
1 ball of “Feeling Good” Yarn
US Size 8/5mm Circular Needles (optional)
1 Sewing Needle
1 “Made-by-Me” label
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteUnderground Hat – Wool and the Gang

12. “Watson” Men’s Cable Beanie Kit

Watson Mens Cable Beanie Kit

This men’s hat knitting kit provides everything you need to knit a modern men’s beanie. It’s worked using flat knitting, rib stitching, and a travelling cable pattern. Finally, it’s sewn together in blocks at the end.

Price$28.88/£21
Difficulty LevelIntermediate
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
3 50g Balls of 100% Merino Wool Yarn
5mm Bamboo Knitting Needles (optional)
Sewing Needle
Cable Needle
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteWatson Men’s Beanie Kit – Stitch and Story

13. Lovely Ribbed Hat Bundle

Lovely Ribbed Hat Bundle

Another kids knitted hat kit, this bundle contains instructions for sizes from toddler all the way up to adult. It’s super quick to knit and contains two balls of Purl Soho’s worsted alpaca and wool yarn, a canvas tote bag, and the hat pattern. You’ll need to purchase US Size 5 circular knitting needles and double pointed needles separately, or use the ones you’ve got at home.

Price$35/£25.45
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit Contents2 Skeins of Linen Quill Worsted Yarn
Purl Soho Canvas Tote Bag
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteLovely Ribbed Hat Bundle – Purl Soho

14. “Wildling” Beanie Kit

Wildling Beanie Kit

This cheap hat knitting kit includes just one ball of wool yarn and a digital knitting pattern. It’s perfect if you want to knit a simple beanie around 46cm in circumference. Knitting needles aren’t included, so you’ll need to find 4mm double pointed needles separately. 

Price$12.19/£8.86
Difficulty LevelIntermediate
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
1 Ball of Wild Wool
Additional Requirements4mm Double Pointed Needles
Knitting Kit WebsiteWildling Beanie – Hip Knit Shop

15. Andrew Beanie Knitting Kit

Andrew Beanie Knitting Kit

The Andrew Beanie kit from We Are Knitters is a beginner-level kit containing one ball of wool, 15mm wooden needles, a sewing needle, and the classic We Are Knitters bag. You’ll also get a small sewing needle and of course, a digital beanie knitting pattern.

Price$38.51/£28
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
1 200g Skein of Wool
US Size 19/5mm Wooden Knitting Needles
Sewing Needle
Embroidered Label
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteAndrew Beanie Kit – We Are Knitters

Is Knitting a Hat Hard?

Generally speaking, hats are some of the easiest projects to knit. Most hat patterns don’t need any fancy techniques – just use simple ribbing, knit and purl stitches, or stockinette stitches on circular or straight needles. Some patterns and kits might suggest double pointed needles, but these can be a little bit intimidating if you’ve just started.

Of course, different hat styles can vary in terms of difficulty. Beanies are the easiest type of hat to knit as they require the most basic skills, can be knit flat, and work up extremely fast – especially if you use super bulky yarn. Bucket hat knitting patterns with wide brims or unique shapes can be more difficult as they might require shaping or texturing.

If you’re a complete beginner, we suggest choosing a hat pattern or kit that uses straight needles to knit flat and then seam, as this is the easiest way to start. These patterns will typically take around 5 to 8 hours to finish in their entirety, which is much quicker than other garments.

Of course, knitting a hat is much easier if you’re using a knitting kit. It’ll include all of the materials you need along with the pattern instructions, and sometimes some extras too!

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