Simple Knits - Hats & Scarves: 14 Easy Fashionable Knits
In this collection of beautiful afghan patterns , you'll find a group of blankets composed of simple stitches that make a big impact on your home decor. Many of the blankets below feature the garter stitch , which is just the repeated knit stitch over and over again. As you continue knitting the same easy knit stitch, the motion will become more natural and your speed will increase. At the end of all that practice, you'll also have your own homemade afghan! These easy patterns are more than worth the effort.
The fun doesn't stop there. Here, we've compiled a collection of bonus free knitting patterns for beginners so you can perfect the art and create something fantastic all at the same time. You'll be astounded at how simple these patterns are, and probably find yourself wondering why you didn't start knitting sooner. Maybe you've worked through all of our free knitting patterns for beginners but aren't quite ready yet to move onto more complicated patterns. These are your next projects, you eager knitters. With these beginner projects and patterns, you'll get the hang of knitting and master some easy knit stitches in no time.
Before you can tackle any of these beginning knitting patterns, you're going to need to learn the basics - including some easy knit stitches! Some of you might have already learned the essentials, but a refresher never hurts. With this collection of straightforward knitting tutorials , you should have no problem completing any one of the beginning knitting patterns below. Most of our tutorials come in the form of very helpful videos, so you can pause, rewind, and go at your own pace while learning how to knit. Ready your needles, beginners, and get ready to learn one of the most fun skills ever!
How to Cast On: Find tons of helpful tips and tricks in our free eBook: Now that you've looked through all the wonderful knitting patterns for beginners, you might be asking yourself, "What kind of knitting needles are best for beginners? Bigger needles and bigger, bulkier yarns are much easier to work with and will potentially save you a lot of frustration in the long run. You may find practicing on circular needles works best for you. We recommended first buying these three sizes and then collecting other sizes as needed.
However, keep in mind these materials can be quite slippery and your knitting stitches can easily slip off your needles. According to the experts at marthastewart. As the article states, "Needles are made of different materials, including metal, wood, bamboo, and plastic. The material you choose is a matter of preference, but beginners may like working with wood or bamboo needles, because they are a bit flexible, are comfortable to use, and stitches don't slip off them as easily as they do from metal or plastic needles. Anything too small is hard to see what you're doing and anything too big can be awkward to handle.
It's up to you what needle material you prefer, I'm a bamboo lover, but you might have to try more than one brand before you find what you like. But whatever you do, avoid furry or fluffy yarn like chenille, eyelash, or mohair, you need to be able to see your stitches! Learning to knit is a lot easier one stitch at a time.
That's why we compiled all of our videos that help you learn the different types of knitting stitches all in one place! Most knitters begin with garter stitch and stockinette stitch. These two stitches are by far the most common in knitting, and once you learn them, you can master just about any pattern out there. But they're really just the tip of the knitting iceberg. Whether you want to try lacing or even cables and ribs, there's a stitch here that will help you take your knitting to the next level.
All of the stitches in the Knitting Stitches Library have videos to help you learn! If you are brand new to the art of knitting, be sure to check out our extensive list of knitting supplies for beginners. This article tells you exactly what to buy to get started as well as suggestions from some of our favorite knitting bloggers. Don't forget to scroll all the way down to the bottom to download the free shopping list! The Ultimate Knitting Tools List. Dishcloth patterns are a great place to start for beginner knitters.
Check out this collection for some free ideas - 12 Knit Dishcloth Patterns for Beginners. I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it. Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images. We are adding your Comments. I really like the idea of free patterns for beginners. For the life of me, I cannot get the pattern for The Country Cottage Blanket to show up in my emails. I've tried numerous times to no avail. I really want to make this blanket!!!!
If you type "Country Cottage Blanket" in the search bar in the upper left corner of the page, you will be able to access the full pattern on the blogger's site. Being taught by a talented perfectionist knitting mom and having to unpick every time I dropped a stitch no matter how far down the fabric she noticed it, and she had a keen eye. Character building and I didn't give up. My three kids got lovely knitted garments but the best ones were from gran!
Learning to keep even tension was a chore, at first, but I'm getting there. Thanks for a great site. When I first started I had some problem with needle size with yarn and gauge. One of my biggest challenge's as a beginner knitter is learning the increase. My biggest challenge was getting the hang of DPS which I still have not mastered but I'm great using two circs! I am always looking for straight needle hat patterns. Please post more on your site.
Finding patterns I liked AND could manage as a beginner was always a chore. Then I just decided to dive right in. I learned a lot from my failures! Im either to tight or to loose I have never seen anything on this. I enjoy using this cite My biggest challenge was learning where to find help in understanding new stitches, such as cables, stranded knitting, and yarn overs. Eventually I found You Tube videos, which led me to look for the teachers, and then I usually found they had a forum on Ravelry. So, You Tube tutorials on knitting were a great help in overcoming frustrations about how to learn a new stitch, when I was a new knitter.
My biggest challenge as a beginner is keeping my stitches at the same tension. I tend to knit loose and have found going down one size of needle is helping some My biggest challenge is looking at pictures of "how to" and making my fingers do what they are supposed to do. Love knitting dishcloths since they are fast and I get a feeling of accomplishment. And they are great gifts!!! My biggest challenge as a new knitter was that my stitches were too loose. My first sweater went around me twice!
One of my problems for knitting as a beginner was relaxing my knitting. At first every row was so tight it was hard to knit the next row. I'm learning to relax now. Biggest challenge is understanding and interpreting pattern directions. Often they are not clear. My biggest challenge as a new knitter was making stitches evenly--my tension was all over the place, and just forget about gauge!
But practice has taught my hands the muscle memory needed for even stitching. Took awhile - think I finally got it. Have made a few dishcloths, and scarves Still working on trying to find a way to make my tension reliable. The hardest thing as a beginning knitter is holding yarn on needles and trying to figure out how to pick up dropped stitches correctly I still have trouble with this,though finally know how to pick up a dropped stitch unless it is twisted and if it goes down more than one deep and take things out of a row if made a mistake without causing more dropped stitches.
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While I'm a "plain' knitter, I love your site because I'm using up left over wool to knit beanies for the homeless. So your patterns for tops that are knitted from the top down has given me a new knitting skill, I'm also doing charity work. Keep up the great patterns. I'm always looking for new things to try. I love knitting, and each time I try something different, I learn new things. My biggest challenge is tak7ng my knitting to the next level. Knit an purl was easy, but trying to go to some of the different knitting designs was an is still challenging. I need a visual an even then it with the directions is still difficult.
If I figure out what to do how to backtrack I either will have too much yarn leftover or the gauge isn't quite right or the drape of the piece doesn't look good. The most difficult things for me was 1 - keeping the sides of a scarf or project straight and 2 - dropping a stitch midway. The solution was watching videos when I get in trouble and a friend who is an expert knitter who possesses the patience of a saint!
Working on dishcloths helped a lot, as well as baby caps. The most difficult ting for me when I knit is that I want it to be perfect, so I take it out and do it over several times, which then is frustrating because it takes so long to finish something. But I've heard, practice makes perfection. Just stuck on standard knit scarves right now.
I never thought I would enjoy knitting as much as I do!! The beginner patterns are a great way to start out!! My toughest challenge is trying to learn to knit cable without it being backwards. I am a lefty and don't know any other lefty knitters who can show me how to do it without it twisting the wrong way. My toughest challenge was to learn how to tell how many rows I had knitted or crocheted by looking at my work. My biggest knitting challenge is so many patterns and so little time. Thanks to AllFreeKnitting I will challenged for the rest of my life. My biggest hurdle is when I started was working with smaller needles.
Been knitting for est. As both an artist and support provider in fiber creations I have often searched for instructional material of introductory knitting material that stimulates interest and skill development while expanding the project selection beyond simple forms. As a fledgling knitter I was challenged by my desire to create outreaching my practical skill sets,and find that to be a commonly shared obstacle to enjoyment of this wonderfully satisfying and productive art form.
Began knitting 7 months ago and absolutely love it! I have knitted several patterns off this site and could not be prouder of myself, including blankets, scarves, a bowtie and a lap robe. This is so much fun, I call it my sanity as I am a full time caregiver. My biggest hurdle seems to be my eyesight which is not the best, I cannot read needle sizes.
After asking several people to teach me, finally a friend got me started.
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I started knitting a scarf that I probably restarted about 15 times before I finished it. When I had a problem, or thought I did , I had no one to ask, so I relied on AllFreeKnitting and other web sites to try and work through it. My granddaughter asked for the scarf when I finished it, even though it still had some mistakes. I really enjoy the patterns on AllFreeKnitting and can't wait to get better and try some of the harder ones. When I started to knit, I found I couldn't knit the way I was being taught.
Through trial and error, I found that I was a left hand knitter. Much easier and my tension went from all over the map to consistent and the knitting became a pleasure and need. Interestingly, I can't seem to do continental knitting, which is basically left hand knitting. Love these collections each is easily done by a beginner and the how to series is handy if your getting started.
Even though simple these patterns are stylish enough to be a go to patterns for the experienced knitter. My biggest problem as a beginner knitter is making hats whether their baby , Childs, or adult! The patterns that you get on the web site give you the amount of stitches to use , they say try to gage it but it hardly ever worked out and I usually made the hats too big or too small!
One wonderful woman who gave a baby knitted pattern said its the tension your using when you wrap the yarn around to knit! You have to have an even tension not too tight that it's hard to knit into the stitch! I finally after MANY failed attempts got it right! Here is a pic of my baby hat and booties that I made this year! My biggest problem is making mistakes not being able to fix them. I only know how to rip out a row or two but then have trouble picking up the right number of stitches especially if I've been doing a pattern row.
I usually wind up stating from scratch. My biggest problem at first was getting the tension right. Seaming took a lot of practice too. Wow, my list of challenges could be long! When I first started knitting, just reading the patterns with all the abbreviations was a challenge. I still struggle with gauge and actually try to avoid it. These days I am trying my hand at knitting lace. Reading the lace charts is like learning a foreign language. But I hope to ne day soon produce a beautiful lace shawl. I attached a picture of my first socks made in My biggest problem has always been obtaining the correct gauge, whether I'm knitting or crocheting.
Needless to say, I don't make many clothing items! I had trouble not adding uncalled for stitches which I was a wiz at and keeping a consistent tension. My biggest challenge is getting the gauge right especially when knitting sweaters, etc. Also, I often have a problem with putting the garment together so that the seams are not so visible. I am an avid crocheter, so when it comes to knitting, I can't seem to get both needles in motion.
I tend to plant one in a vertical position and work around it which makes it very awkward to execute the stitches. Love the patterns you chose for the beginner I have two big challenges with knitting one is remembering the basic stitches names and the other is correcting mistakes made using those basic stitches.
When reading about how to fix mistakes, most show how to fix the 'knit one row and purl next'. I wasn't able to find how to fix a 'knit every row' pattern. The challenge i face is keeping all the loops on the needles whenever I drop one, I have a terrible time trying to pick it up again. I've been crocheting for years and know how to fix most any mistake I might make, not so with knitting - yet. Given me great ideas for teaching my granddaughters to knit.
A peggy square or scarf does not hold their attention but may be multicolours and cushions for their tweenie rooms will. My biggest challenge is understanding the visuals and instructions in knitting books. It makes it quite a challenge when I'm trying to learn new stitches! My biggest challenge is trying to find the correct yarn weight for patterns if I do not care for the yarn that is called for in the pattern and I need to use a substitute.
My biggest challenge is that I can't stop buying yarn. Thanks for all of the free patterns. I wish I had time to make them all, I certainly have the yarn! My biggest challenge is keeping the tension between the stitches equal. Also, I think I could use some help with getting the gauge right.
Thank you for all the beautiful free patterns!! Thanks for all of the free patterns-I am into blankets and you have some great ones for beginners like me! My biggest problem is reading diagrams for patterns. I've tried many times but can never seem to understand them! My biggest challenge as a beginning knitter is not acting like a beginning knitter and starting with simple scarves, cowls or spa cloths! I start with the big cable projects, become frustrated and go to a spa cloth for success. Then I tackle all of those new abbreviations and stitches in the cable project. I have high hopes.
I think this book is great. I am not an accomplished knitter although I can follow some very basic patterns. This book is a great reference book for me. This is a wonderful site for beginners, I learned 84 yrs. I have been knitting ever since. Beginners trust this site to help you, and you will be knitting items in no time. My biggest challenge when I started knitting was getting the gauge right. I was lazy and didn't want to be bothered knitting a gauge swatch. Now I know how important that is! My biggest challenge is knitting socks, and I'm not even attempting to knit sweaters.
My biggest challenge when I first started knitting was after knitting a purl stitch remembering to move the yarn to the back for the knit stitch. Why am I not able to print the patterns for the above hats or one in particular? My Mom is the knitter in the family, but she has no computer.
I signed up to be able to give her the description and patterns for the hats. Who cares if you have pop ups on your site? I just ignore them if I am not interested. There are plenty of sites that are advertisement supported to keep them free. So thank you "allfreeknitting.
I thought I had seen a hat that looked like a lace swirl hat but was made with a knitting loom?.. Is there such a hat??.. I guess I just have a good pop-up blocker, because I don't have that problem on this site. Also, if you want something for free, you have to expect to 'pay' for it somehow. I have found countless wonderful patterns here, and will stay subscribed forever! This site is far too commercial with all the pop up ads and the like. Free patterns doesn't mean free patterns with advertizing attached. I will unsubscribe ASAP. Hi marilynlennis, Like most web sites, we are advertising supported just like radio and TV.
We do not charge to subscribe to our newsletters or create accounts for the web site. Sorry marilynlennis, but I find your comment a bit too self-serving and lacking knowledge. What part of 'free patterns' aren't you understanding? Do you simply not comprehend just what is involved to bring you and the rest of us those free patterns? Do you seriously think it costs the site owners nothing at all to provide them? I can't imagine that you're an adult with such abject lack of knowledge about how the world works so can only think you're both young and a new knitter.
In order to do so they must have 'some' sources of funding, i. Otherwise there is one alternate solution I can think of: For a beginner who doesn't know what is what it's difficult to find a pattern that's easy to start out with. Especially since you can't see them. Granddaughter 16 had serious head injuries in accident - need to knit headbands for her. It would really be helpful if the pictures were shown of the hats. A lot of time is wasted opening each link, then finding that that isn't the kind of hat, then opening another I completely agree - to be able to see the designs would save so much time.
I find it very frustrating to have to open each link. The Free pattern will come up for WR Time for another rant about this site - sorry. Your list of patterns says "31 Hat Patterns for the Winter. Why can't you just show the pictures of the hats all in one place instead of following one link after another and ending up wanting to pull your hair out? I wanted to check out the Waffel Hat pattern but can't find it I decided to try "Save Pattern" thinking it would show up, but NO, that didn't work either.
Honestly, if it wasn't that you do have some nice patterns that you can actually FIND, I wouldn't waste my time and my hair! This is one of the if not THE hardest craft sites to navigate. It has to be easier than this. I'd love to have the pattern for the Waffel hat, but I've pulled out enough hair for one day! Hi barbra Somebody must have fixed the link to the waffel hat pattern. I followed it and landed here http: Good luck and happy knitting: I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble accessing the pattern you desire.
I was just able to access the pattern for the Waffel Hat without trouble. Then, once you're there, there should be a "Click here for the knitting pattern" link just like on any of our pages. If you click that link, a new window should open with the pattern in full on the designer's website. Please let us know if you continue to experience difficulty. Hi rae , We do not have any men's ski hat pattern. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Byrdhaus , Here are all of our cowl patterns: I am looking for a pattern for a mens ski hat. There is a pattern that may be what you want at "Warmth for Warriors". It is also known as a helmet liner. I've made several for them. They are a volunteer organization knitting and crocheting hats for soldiers serving overseas.
You can find more free hat patterns by clicking on the "Knit Hats" tab under "Categories" along the left-hand side. These tabs are there to help you navigate the site and find what you're looking for among all of our free knitting patterns. You can also try typing keywords into our "Search" box in the upper right side of the web page.
Can't find a single one would appretiate an explanation. I love the patterns Iam looking for a spider web pattern without the spider for a beanie. Thanks for the help returning to knitting after a few 24 years. Free patterns really help. Hi paknitter-- We just tested the links on our end and they all seem to be opening without a problem. Please check your internet settings and make sure there is nothing blocking the patterns, such as pop-ups.
We apologize for the inconvenience, --Editor of AllFreeKnitting. I can't get anything on this site to open for me so I can see the directions. Can anyone give a clue as to waht might be wrong. There are more pictures, just click on the pattern name for the pattern and a picture with the hat on a head.
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Susan S " I just love mitered squares! They have so many uses, and once you know the basic idea you can use them for anything. These coasters are a perfect hostess gift or a stocking stuffer. Susan S " Very cute! This is one cozy I'd actually use - it has some style. I could see redoing it in different colors for different holidays or to match your favorite travel mug.
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