Knitting Apple Hat Free pattern

Updated: Aug 4, 2020


who does not like the idea of cute apple hat ? Knitting hats have been one of the most popular projects among knitters.  They are relatively easy and fast to make compared to large projects such as shawls or cardigans.  And they can be a perfect gift if you are looking for something special but yet quick to make !

I wrote this pattern in multiple sizes. Please make sure your gauge is close to the one listed here . Feel free to  leave feedback and i would love to see your finished project. You can find and tag me on Instagram.  See you there !


Materials: Yarn: Drops Big Merino 18/ Drops Lima 0705/5610

Big Merino 18: 50g/100g/100g/100g

Small amount of  Drops lima yarn for leaf and apple stem

Needles: 40cm/16 inches 5mm circular needle, 4.5mm dpn

Tension: 17sts, 22 rows

Sizes:  6-12 months / 1-3 / 4-10 / 11-18 years old


♥♥ 6-month-old to 1-year- old ♥♥

Finished hat circumstance: 38cm Suitable for head circumstance around 43cm

Curling Hat Edge:German Twisted casted on 64 sts. Purl one round, and knit a few rounds to reach 4cm. Place a stitch marker, the hat measures from here.

Continue knitting in rounds until you reach 12.5 cm.

Hat decrease: Decrease in rounds, switch to 5mm dpns when necessary. Rnd1: *knit 6, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd2: Knit all Rnd3: *knit 5, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd4: Knit all Rnd5: *knit 4, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd6: Knit all Rnd7: *knit 3, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd8: Knit all Rnd9: *knit 2, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd10: Knit all Rnd11: *knit 1, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd12: *knit all

Break yarn and thread the yarn, pull it through the rest 16sts. The hat measures around 18cm in length.


♥♥ 1- 3 years- old ♥♥

Finished hat circumstance: 42cm Suitable for head circumstance around 47cm

Curling Hat Edge:German Twisted casted on 72 sts. Purl one round, and knit a few roundso reach 4cm. Place a stitch marker, the hat measures from here.

Continue knitting in rounds until you reach 14cm.

Hat decrease: Decrease in rounds, switch to 5mm dpns when necessary. Rnd1: *knit 7, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd2: Knit all Rnd3: *knit 6, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd4:Knit all Rnd5: *knit 5, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd6:Knit all Rnd7: *knit 4, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd8:Knit all Rnd9: *knit 3, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd10: Knit all Rnd11: *knit 2, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd12: Knit all Rnd13: *knit 1, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd14: Knit all

Break yarn and thread the yarn, pull it through the rest 16sts. The hat measures around 20cm in length.


 ♥♥ 4- 10 years- old ♥♥

Finished hat circumstance: 47cm Suitable for head circumstance around 52cm

Curling Hat Edge:German Twisted casted on 80 sts. Purl one round, and knit a few rounds to reach 6cm. Place a stitch marker, the hat measures from here.

Continue knitting in rounds until you reach 15cm.

Hat decrease: Decrease in rounds, switch to 5mm dpns when necessary Rnd1: *knit 8, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd2: Knit all Rnd3: *knit 7, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd4:Knit all Rnd5: *knit 6, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd6:Knit all Rnd7: *knit 5, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd8:Knit all Rnd9: *knit 4, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd10: Knit all Rnd11: *knit 3, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd12: Knit all Rnd13: *knit 2, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd14: Knit all Rnd15: *knit 1, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd16: Knit all

Break yarn and thread the yarn, pull it through the rest 16sts. The hat measures around 22cm in length.


♥♥ 11- 18 years- old ♥♥

Finished hat circumstance: 49cm Suitable for head circumstance around 54cm

Curling Hat Edge:German Twisted casted on 84 sts. Purl one round, and knit a few rounds to reach 6cm. Place a stitch marker, the hat measures from here.

Continue knitting in rounds until you reach 16cm.

Hat decrease: Decrease in rounds, switch to 5mm dpn when necessary Rnd1: *knit 10, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd2: Knit all Rnd3: *knit 9, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd4:Knit all Rnd5: *knit 8, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd6:Knit all Rnd7: *knit 7, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd8:Knit all Rnd9: *knit 6, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd10: Knit all Rnd11: *knit 5, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd12: Knit all Rnd13: *knit 4, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd14: Knit all Rnd15: *knit 3, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd16: Knit all Rnd17: *knit 2, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd18: Knit all Rnd19: *knit 1, k2tog*, rep from ** around Rnd20: Knit all

Break yarn and thread the yarn, pull it through the rest 14sts. The hat measures around 25cm in length.


♥♥ Apple Leaf ♥♥ With drops lima 0705 and  4.5mm dpns,  cast on 3sts to knit flat. Increase Part : Rnd1: Purl all Rnd2: Knit 1, yo, knit 1, yo, knit 1. (5sts) Rnd3: Purl all Rnd4: Knit 2, yo, knit 1, yo, knit 2. (7sts) Rnd5: Purl all Rnd6: Knit 3, yo, knit 1, yo, knit 3. (9sts) Rnd7: Purl all Rnd8: Knit 4, yo, knit 1, yo, knit 4. (11sts) Please make sure to knit yo twisted on the wrong side.

Decrease Part: Rnd1: Purl all Rnd2: Skp, knit until 2sts left, k2tog Repeat rnd 1 and 2 until 3sts left, stay on the right side. Purl the next row. For the last row, please do Sk2p, break yarn , weave in the tail.


♥♥ Apple Stem ♥♥ With drops lima 5610 and  4.5mm dpns, cast on 3sts to knit flat. Knit I-cord with 4 or 5 sts. The more sts, the thicker the apple stem will be. Knit it to 4cm and you can decide if it is long enough for  your apple stem .



Congratulations ! You have made your super cute apple hat !Feel free to  leave feedback and i would love to see your finished project. You can find and tag me at Instagram.  Thanks for stopping by !

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