Free Macrame Hat Hanger Pattern (Easy DIY Tutorial!)

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Learn how to make a beautiful macrame hat hanger for your wall in this step by step pattern and tutorial!

Have you seen these amazing boho macrame hat hangers yet?

Ever since I started seeing them pop up I’ve been wanting to make one, and this free hat hanger pattern is the result. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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I almost hate to admit this, but I actually went to Target last year and bought a brimmed hat specifically to hang on the wall. Is that weird?

My kids have had a lot of fun using it to play dress up and I was starting to become concerned for the hat’s well being.

I didn’t want it to look all beat up for pictures, lol.

I finally got around to making this macrame hat hanger pattern so I could get the hat on the wall where it belonged (and off the floor in the kid’s room!)

macrame hat hanger on the wall with a brown hat inside

If you’re looking for hat storage ideas, this is a super clever way to display your favorite hat right on the wall. You’re getting storage and wall art all in one project!

You gotta love decor that is beautiful and functional, it’s such a great way to add some personality to small spaces!

Looking for a macrame gift idea? This macrame hat hanger is a great gift for the hat lovers in your life!

You can customize your hanger with different colors of cotton cords, use it to hang up different types of hats (maybe even baseball caps!), there are so many ways to make your own unique creations.

The pattern for this hat hanger is beginner friendly, and we’ll only be using three basic macrame knots: the lark’s head knots, double half hitch knots, and square knots.

I’ll show you a few super easy ways to jazz up those knots that’ll make people say “whoa, what knot is that?!”

Below you’ll find the supply list, video tutorial and the written tutorial to go along with it.  Let’s get started!

Supplies You’ll Need

Macrame Hat Hanger Pattern

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Step 1: Attach the cords to the ring

Attach your 6 pieces of cord to the wooden ring using lark’s head knots. Then, hang the ring on your macrame rack, or you can even hang it on a nail in the wall. You just need to secure it somewhere while you work.

Step 2: Make the top of the first diamond shape

Cross the two center cords right over left.

cross the two center cords right over left

The right cord you crossed over is going to be the filler cord for a row of 6 diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

tie a row of diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the left

Use the 6th cord from the right as the filler cord to tie a row of 5 diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

tie a row of diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right

Flip the whole thing around to the back.

flip the macrame hat hanger around to the back

Use the right center cord as the filler cord and tie a row of 5 diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the left. You’ll skip the last cord.

Grab the 6th cord from the right and use it as the filler cord to tie a row of 4 diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right. You’ll skip the last cord on this side as well.

Flip the whole thing back around to the other side.

Use the right center cord as the filler cord for a row of 4 double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

Then use the 6th cord from the right as the filler cord to tie 3 double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

Step 3: Thread on the bead

Now we’re going to thread the wooden bead onto the two center cords.

To make this part easier, I used a small scrap of thin braided cord as a threader.

Loop it around the two center cords, thread the bead through the ends of the threader cord, and use that to pull it onto the two center cords. This keeps you from shredding up the ends of your working cords.

Push the bead up until it’s touching the last row of double half hitch knots we made, and now it’s time to make the bottom half of the diamond.

Step 4: Make the bottom of the top diamond shape

Use the 3rd cord from the left as the filler cord and tie 3 double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

Then use the 3rd cord from the right and tie 4 double half hitch knots going down and to the left. Now we’ve completed the innermost diamond.

tie double half hitch knots to finish the bottom of the inner diamond

Flip the whole thing around to the back again.

Use the 2nd cord from the left as the filler cord and tie 4 double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

Then use the 2nd cord from the right and tie 5 double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

There will be a small gap on the right and left side of this diamond and that’s OK.

flip the macrame hat hanger to the back and tie double half hitch knots to finish the second diamond shape

Flip the whole thing around again.

Use the far left cord as the filler cord to tie 5 diagonal double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

Then use the far left cord as the filler cord to tie 6 double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

You’ll notice a gap on each side of the diamond, don’t try to close it up or it’ll get all puckered. Just let it be.

flip the whole thing around again and tie double half hitch knots to finish the bottom of the outer diamond shape

That completes the top diamond shape. Now on to the straps!

Step 5: Make the straps

Separate the cords so you have 6 on the left and 6 on the right.

Pick a side to start on (I started on the left), and tie 2 square knots stacked on top of each other. You’ll use the 2 outer cords as the working cords and the 4 inner cords will be the fillers.

Repeat that on the other side.

tie two square knots on each side of the macrame hat holder

Now we’re going to tie a series of switch square knots to make the straps.

To tie a switch knot, you take the 2 inner cords and bring them to the outside. Then use those cords to tie the square knot around the other cords.

Repeat that until you have 5 switch knots with about 2 inches in between each one. Then do the same thing for the other strap.

After the last switch knot, tie one last square knot right under it like we did at the beginning. Do that on both sides.

Step 6: Make the bottom diamond shape

Now we’re going to connect the two sides and make the bottom diamond.

Use the far right cord from the left strap as the filler cord to tie a row of 6 double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

use the far right cord from the left strap as the filler cord to tie a row of double half hitch knots going down and to the right

Then use the 6th cord from the left as the filler cord and tie 5 double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

tie a row of double half hitch knots going down and to the left

Flip the whole thing around again.

Use the 6th cord from the right as the filler cord and tie 4 double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

Then use the 6th cord from the left as the filler cord and tie 3 double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

flip the whole thing around and tie double half hitch knots to make the second inner diamond shape

Now we’re going to use the center 4 cords to tie a square knot.

tie a square knot with the center four cords

I flipped mine around to the front again before I tied the square knot, but I realized afterwards that it looks the same from both sides so you don’t have to flip it around for that part if you don’t want to.

We’re going to flip it back around to the back to tie the next row of double half hitch knots, so if you flipped it, flip it back now. If you didn’t flip it, you’re good!

Use the 3rd cord from the right to tie a row of 3 double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

Then use the 3rd cord from the left to tie a row of 4 double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

tie double half hitch knots to finish the first diamond shape

Flip it around to the front one last time.

Use the right most cord as the filler cord to tie 5 double half hitch knots going down and to the left.

Then use the left most cord as the filler cord to tie 6 double half hitch knots going down and to the right.

tie the double half hitch knots to finish the bottom of the diamond shape

Alright, all the knotting is done! Now let’s tackle the fringe.

Step 7: Trim and brush out the fringe

I just eyeballed it when I cut the fringe, but feel free to use one of these fringe cutting methods to get it really even.

Then if you want to brush yours out you’ll do that now, and give it another trim after it’s brushed.

If you want to use stiffening spray or hairspray to keep it from curling that’s a good idea. I haven’t put any on mine yet, but I probably will eventually.

Done!

I hope you enjoyed this macrame hat holder tutorial! If you make one of your own, please share it on Instagram and tag me @marchingnorth so I can see. I love seeing all of your awesome creations!

Note: If you’re looking for a double macrame hat hanger pattern to hold a couple of cool cowboy hats, you could easily add an extra 24″ or so to your cords and repeat that part of the pattern that holds the hat.

finished macrame hat hanger on the wall

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