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Simple Hat Knitting Kits


Klara Nilsson | Updated on April 27, 2022

When the seasons change and the weather turns cold, there’s nothing better to keep you warm than a knitted hat that you’ve stitched with your own two hands.

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 package.

To help you find the right kit for you, we’ve curated this list of the best hat knitting kits out there, including basic beanies, bobble hats, and more.

We’ve chosen the knitting kits in this list to offer you a wide variety of hat projects for women, and some men’s projects too. Each kit comes with a knitting pattern along with the yarn you’ll need to knit your own hat from scratch.

We’ve also listed the contents of each kit along with details of any additional accessories or needles you might need (including the knitting needle type or size).

Most of these kits only require knowledge of 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.

14 Easy Hat Knitting Kits for Beginners (Bobble Hats, Beanies, and More)

Here’s a list of simple hat knitting kits hand-picked from knitwear designers in the UK, US, and Denmark, to name a few.

These are great projects for learners – forget searching around for the right yarn and pattern, simply choose your favourite hat and start knitting!

1. Easy “Pom-Pom” Hat Knitting Kit

Easy Pom-Pom Hat Knitting Kit

This easy knitting kit contains the materials to work up a classic beanie hat for both men and women. The kit includes an easy knitting pattern, 2 balls of aran yarn, and an optional set of 4.5mm needles. If you’re a beginner to knitting, don’t worry – this pattern is perfect for a newbie looking to practice the basics.

Price $24.07/£17.68
Difficulty Level Beginner
Knitting Kit Contents 2 Balls of “Utterly Aran” Yarn
Digital Knitting Pattern
US Size 7/4.5mm Needles (optional)
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website Pom-Pom Hat Knitting Kit – WoolCoutureCompany on Etsy

2. “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 a knitting pattern, two balls of recycled cashmere yarn, and an optional set of 3.5mm knitting needles.

You’ll get to practice rib stitching and create a beautiful hat for winter or fall. If you’re interested in this yarn type in particular, there’s also a cashmere hat in our collection of cashmere knitting kits.

Price $74.27/£54
Difficulty Level Intermediate
Knitting Kit Contents 2 Balls of “Back For Good” Cashmere Yarn
Digital Knitting Pattern
US Size 4/3.5mm Needles (optional)
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website Rule Beanie – Wool and the Gang


3. “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 Level Intermediate
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
2 Balls of Merino Yarn
Additional Requirements 3.5mm Needles
4.5mm Needles
Knitting Kit Website POP Hat Kit – Hip Knit Shop

4. The “Bouncy Beanie” Knitting Kit

Bouncy Beanie Knitting Kit

This easy hat knitting kit from We Are Knitters is a good option if you’re looking for your first project. It uses just one ball of yarn in a wool and alpaca blend and straight knitting needles to create a classic knitted hat in a variety of colorways.

Price $62.42/£49.00
Difficulty Level Beginner
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
1 Ball of “Squishy” Yarn
US Size 11/8mm Straight Needles
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website The “Bouncy” Beanie – We Are Knitters

5. “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 Level Intermediate
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
2 balls of Crazy Sexy Wool
1 Sewing Needle
Made-by-Me Label
US Size 11/8mm Circular Needles (optional)
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website Loveboat Hat – Wool and the Gang

6. Starter Hat Knitting Kit (For Beginners)

Starter Hat Knitting Kit

If you’re completely new to knitting, this kit will teach you how to work up a hat in just a few days.

The set comes with illustrated instructions for casting on, binding off, and knitting a basic hat with chunky acrylic yarn and bamboo needles. All you’ll need to do is choose to knit your hat in one color or two!

Price $31.87/£23.41
Difficulty Level Beginner
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
2 balls of Chunky Acrylic Yarn
1 Pair of Bamboo Needles
Sewing Needle
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website Starter Hat Knitting Kit – LittleHipKnits on Etsy

7. 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 Level Beginner
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
2 100g balls of Rowan Big Wool Chunky Yarn
1 Pair of Bamboo Needles
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website Chunky Beanie Hat Kit – Stitch Lifestyle

8. 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 Level Beginner
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
2 Balls of Hip Wool Yarn
Additional Requirements Straight Knitting Needles
Knitting Kit Website Billie Beanie – Hip Knit Shop

9. Bulky Pom-Pom Hat Kit

Bulky Pom Pom Hat Kit

This knitting kit includes all of the materials you’ll need to create a stylish, chunky women’s hat with a pom pom. The pattern is best suited to intermediate knitters comfortable with cable knitting and ribbing for the brim.

You can choose two different yarn types for your kit, as well as an optional pair of circular needles.

Price $79.90/£60.67
Difficulty Level Intermediate
Knitting Kit Contents 2 Skeins of Yarn
Digital Knitting Pattern
US Size 11/13 Circular Needles (optional)
US Size 13 Double Pointed Needles (optional)
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website Bulky Pom-Pom Hat Kit – Yarn Designer Boutique on Etsy

10. 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 Level Beginner
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
1 100g Ball of West Yorkshire Spinners Yarn
1 Matching Bobble
1 Pair of Bamboo Needles
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website Bobble Hat Kit – Stitch Lifestyle

11. “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 Level Beginner/Intermediate
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
Cotton Project Bag
100g of Super Chunky Yarn
10mm Circular Needles (optional)
7cm pompom maker (optional)
Tapestry Needle (optional)
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website Bobble-Optional Hat – Lauren Aston Designs

12. “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 Level Beginner
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
1 ball of “Feeling Good” Yarn
US Size 8/5mm Circular Needles (optional)
1 Sewing Needle
1 “Made-by-Me” label
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website Underground Hat – Wool and the Gang

13. “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 Level Intermediate
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
3 50g Balls of 100% Merino Wool Yarn
5mm Bamboo Knitting Needles (optional)
Sewing Needle
Cable Needle
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website Watson Men’s Beanie Kit – Stitch and Story

14. “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 Level Beginner
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
1 200g Skein of Wool
US Size 19/5mm Wooden Knitting Needles
Sewing Needle
Embroidered Label
Additional Requirements N/A
Knitting Kit Website Andrew 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. For an even easier project, check out our list of easy scarf knitting kits.

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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