The other day I posted a roundup of Etsy crochet hat patterns that are great for Halloween and everyday. Reader mudmaven asked for a similar roundup for knitters, and traceyelise reminded us that Ravelry is an excellent resource for free patterns. So here you have it, five fantastic knit hat patterns that are free, quick enough to pull off in time for Halloween and wonderful year round.
No links here because Ravelry is a members-only site, but membership is free and you can search for the following by name.
Viking - Historical Halloween costume or headgear for Favre fans.
Child's Lamb Costume - Make the entire adorable costume or pair the hat with a fuzzy sweater and call it a day.
Top Down Bonnet - This versatile pattern can be used to make virtually any pointy-eared character hat, from Totoro to Yoda.
Ogre My Ogre - Deck out the entire family in Shrek ears, put on some shmattes and go trick or treating.
Blue Fuzzy Monster Who Likes Baked Goods - With different yarn and eyes, this could be orange fuzzy monster who likes goldfish or green fuzzy monster who loves trash. A matching fleece pullover and pants should keep monsters warm as they head out to celebrate.