Free cupcake hat patterns are available on the Just Another Knitter and Repeat Crafter Me websites. In addition, the Chem Knits website contains links to many other free cupcake hat patterns, as well as stuffed cupcake and other cupcake-themed patterns for knitters.
The free cupcake hat pattern at Just Another Knitter is designed for 1- to 4-year-olds and can be augmented with beads or sparkles. The pattern at Repeat Crafter Me makes a baby-sized hat and has a bauble on the top. Chem Knits provides links to nine different free cupcake hat patterns, as of 2015, including child-sized hats, baby-sized hats, and hats designed to look like the traditional Hostess cupcake.