Posted on 28-10-2022 by Muriël Blom
With the cold fast approaching, hat season is on our doorstep. Now is the time to dig out your knitting needles and grab your crochet hooks to make your own hat. The hat trends this winter are focused on bright colors and chunky beanies. In this blog post, we talk about this essential winter accessory and share loads of inspiration for making the best knitted and crochet hats. Read on now!
Hats come in all shapes, sizes, and variations. There are swimming caps for competitive swimmers, pointed hats for garden gnomes, and trapper hats with ear flaps for people in cold places. But for everyday use, knitted hats and beanies are our go-to headgear. They can be made with either synthetic or natural yarn; there’s really no right or wrong fiber choice here. The most important thing is that you love your hat.
Something we all agree on is that the best hat is one you’ve made yourself. You can opt for a design that is as easy or complicated as you want. There are patterns for all skill levels and, given their small size, they are speedy to make. Keen to get started on a knitted or crocheted hat of your own? Here are our favorite hats for this season:
Icy cool beanie for everyday wear
We kick off our list of hats with a classic beanie. This hat is very comfortable to wear and looks great with any winter outfit. It has winter chic written all over it and will keep your head warm too. We love the pompon detail! It’s made with Stylecraft Special DK, a 100% premium acrylic yarn that is budget friendly, easy to clean, and comes in a huge array of colors. Will you go for this classic blue fade or pick contrasting colors to brighten up your winter? Buy the digital pattern here.
Chunky hats with playful pompons
Get 4 for 1 with this pattern from Stylecraft. That’s right, it comes with instructions for four different hats! This way, you can make the one that best suits your style or knit them all to go with different outfits. There’s a ribbed hat, a cable hat, a fair isle hat, and a playful hat with two pompons. All are knitted with Stylecraft Life Super Chunky, made from 75% premium acrylic and 25% wool. They will be the coziest things you put on your head this winter. Ready to cast on? Shop the digital pattern here.
Sunny hat in your happy color
What’s bright, white, and black? This hat, designed by Jolanda @_naald5 for Yarn and Colors Lookbook ‘Sunny Side of Autumn’! It’s a must-have for all those who long for the sun in the cold, dark months. The hat is crocheted with Yarn and Colors Baby Fabulous, a wonderfully soft cotton-acrylic blend that promises all the style with no overheating. The best part is the sheer number of colors available. Choosing your favorite shade is the only difficult part of making this hat. Need this bright-colored hat for your wardrobe? Then buy the crochet pattern here. Tip: Crochet the matching scarf and mittens for a complete set!
A dream of a hat for beginner knitters
Have you never knitted a hat? No problem, we will show you how to make your first hat. In this post on the Yarnplaza blog, you can find a list of all the materials you need to get started, as well as step-by-step instructions to take you through the hat knitting process. The super bulky yarn and large knitting needles mean that your hat will be ready in no time. And what a result! A charming, chunky hat that everyone will love to wear. Ready to start your hat knitting adventure? Find the instructions here.
Scarf and hat set with classic striped motif
Do you like your winter accessories to match? Then you’ll love this knitting pattern. It comes with instructions for not only a stylish hat, but also a trendy scarf. Both with cheerful, colorful stripes. The hat and scarf are knitted with Katia Supreme Merino. This yarn is made from a blend of acrylic, high-quality merino wool, and superfine alpaca wool. Its special composition is exceptionally soft to wear and adds lots of volume to your garments and accessories without feeling heavy. Want to knit this cheerful set? Then find the FREE pattern here.
Warm hat for the little ones
Of course, we couldn’t leave out the kids. Babies are especially sensitive to the cold, so a good hat is essential. With this pattern, you can crochet a beautiful, simple hat, with or without a pompon, that will keep your baby toasty warm. This lovely baby hat is crocheted with Yarn and Colors Serene. This lush yarn is made from 100% merino wool, so it is wonderfully warm with a lovely matte finish. Want to crochet this hat for your little one or a friend's newborn? Then grab the digital pattern here.
With all the designs in this blog post, no heads will get cold this winter! We hope you have lots of fun knitting your very own hat. Prefer to make something else? Then check out all our other patterns here. Looking for even more inspiration? Read our blog here.