It’s week two of 12 weeks of roundups including free gift ideas for the handmade holidays! Today’s roundup is all about hats and scarves. I’ve searched the web to bring you 18 free crochet patterns, 15 free knitting patterns, and 3 free fabric craft tutorials (including no-sew and low-sew projects) for hats, scarves, and cowls for babies, kids, teens, and adults. I’ve also included links to several more roundups with over 140 more projects to choose from, so you’re sure to find your next handmade holiday project. Enjoy! 

33+ Free Handmade Hat and Scarf Projects to Make Great Gifts via Underground Crafter - collage of all projects

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33+ Free Handmade Hat and Scarf Projects to Make Great Gifts

Hats and scarves make great gifts. Gift them individually or in coordinating sets in the same or matching yarn. This roundup includes gift ideas for infants, children, teens, and adults in a variety of different styles. Some are best for those living in colder climates while others are suitable for people who experience warmer winter weather.

33+ Free Handmade Hat and Scarf Projects to Make Great Gifts via Underground Crafter - collage of all projects

18 Free Crochet Patterns

These patterns include hooded scarves, slouchy hats and beanies, ponytail beanies, cowls, and triangular and rectangular scarves for kids and adults.

33+ Free Handmade Hat and Scarf Projects to Make Great Gifts via Underground Crafter - collage of crochet projects

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Window Blocks Beanie by Psychedelic Doilies: This lightweight hat makes a great gift for someone living in a warmer climate.
  • Winter Blooms Cowl by Two Brothers Blankets: This textured cowl is crocheted in the round.
  • Solid Shell Stitch Cowl by Stitch in Progress: This warm and cozy cowl is crocheted in the round.
  • Winter’s Coming Hooded Scarf by Oombawka Design Crochet: This granny-stitch inspired hooded scarf is crocheted with self-striping yarn cakes to make the colorwork easy.
  • Mommy and Me Ponytail Beanie by Needle Klankers: This set makes a great gift for a special mother and daughter duo.
  • Desert Sands Scarf by Nana’s Crafty Home: This light and airy filet crochet scarf is made with a self-patterning cake yarn that does the colorwork for you.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Raspberry Stitch Beanie or Slouch Hat by Meladora’s Creations: This pattern includes both photo and video tutorials.
  • Very Slouchy V-Stitch Hat by Kirsten Holloway Designs: This beginner-friendly, feminine hat pattern includes instructions for very slouchy and slightly slouchy versions.
  • Twist & Stripe Hat by Joy of Motion Crochet: This hat is designed using a short-row technique and includes instructions for customizing the size.
  • Fro Yo Triangle Scarf by Underground Crafter: This one-skein wonder works up quickly in a bulky yarn.
  • Bobble Drops Pom Pom Hat by Crochet for You: This pattern includes a photo tutorial for the post bobble stitch.
  • Ardara Oversized Cable Scarf by Made with a Twist: This long and luxurious textured scarf makes a great gift for anyone living in a colder climate.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • Diana Beanie by Divine Debris: This gender-neutral design is available in 2 adult sizes and coordinates with the free crochet pattern for the Diana Newsboy Hat.
  • Autumn Sky Cowl by Same DiNamics Crochet: This luxurious cowl is crocheted with a self-patterning yarn that does the colorwork for you.
  • Argyle Beanie and Slouch by A Crocheted Simplicity:This classic-look textured hat is available in 3 child through adult sizes and includes different options for the band and length so you can easily customize it.
  • Dakota Hat and Scarf Set by ChristaCoDesign: This set includes a hat pattern in 6 child and adult sizes and a scarf in teen and adult sizes.
  • Stormborn Cowl by The Blue Elephants: This chunky cowl crochets up quickly and the leather snaps add a great detail.
  • Darkness by Stitches n Scraps: This hooded scarf is designed specifically for working with darker yarn colors, but you can make your version in any color.

12 Free Knitting Patterns

These patterns include beanies, slouchies, and top-knot hats, cowls, and scarves with a variety of shapes.

33+ Free Handmade Hat and Scarf Projects to Make Great Gifts via Underground Crafter - collage of knitting projects

Left column, from top to bottom:

  • Glacier Sunrise Hat via AllFreeKnitting: This easy peasy hat uses a self-striping yarn to do the colorwork for you.
  • Mouse Scarf by Susan Campbell: This adorable child-sized scarf makes a great gift.
  • Joule Cowl by KT and the Squid: This beginner-friendly cowl has an interesting construction.
  • Edison Park by Stitches n Scraps: This asymmetrical, v-shaped scarf uses just one skein of fingering weight yarn.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Rustic Hooded Cowl by Underground Crafter: This versatile, gender-neutral hooded cowl works up quickly in a super bulky, self-striping yarn that does the colorwork for you. 
  • Fairbanks Pommed Scarf by Mama in a Stitch: This chunky, striped pom pom scarf makes a great gift for anyone living in a colder climate.
  • Top Knot Love by Jessie At Home:This cozy hat is available in 5 infant and toddler sizes and the ribbed stitches allow your little one to grow into the next size.
  • Fading Waves Cowl by One Dog Woof: This beautiful, stranded knitting cowl uses up to 4 colors.

Right column, from top to bottom:

3 Free Fabric Crafts

These fabric crafts include no-sew and sewing projects made with fabric and upcycled t-shirts. Shown from top to bottom:

33+ Free Handmade Hat and Scarf Projects to Make Great Gifts via Underground Crafter - collage of fabric crafts project

Still looking for more handmade gift idea inspiration? Check out these roundups for over 140 more project ideas!

33+ Free Handmade Hat and Scarf Projects to Make Great Gifts
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