5 Fall Hat Projects to Make (and Maybe Felt)

Can you believe fall is just around the corner? Soon the leaves will be falling and we’ll all have to bundle up before heading outside. Fortunately, there’s a double holiday to help you prepare for the cold. Commemorate Make a Hat Day and National Felt Hat Day on September 15 by crocheting a hat or two, and think about making a hat to felt. So many quick hat patterns are available out there, you might find it tough to choose a first one, so we’re here to help with the decision! Here’s a list of our top 5 hats you can both crochet and felt.

1. Boyfriend Beanie

Choose a couple of your favorite coordinating self-striping yarns: make 1 hat for you and 1 for your significant other. What a great way to show someone what they mean to you!

2. Plains Hat

Tunisian crochet + a self-striping yarn = 1 awesome hat! The design includes only basic Tunisian stitches; if you’re new to Tunisian, try this hat to learn a fun, new technique.

3. Spring Spiral Hat

A masterpiece hat from a simple 2-color design. Using single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitches, you can make it for the college student or other young adult in your life.

4. Headspin Hat

A moss stitch pattern stars in this hat. Beginners will love choosing 2 favorite colors of yarn and working in both rows and rounds. Look for it in Love of Crochet Spring 2012.

5. Pumpkin Pie Slouchy

This pattern is hot off the press and ready to make for fall. It’s as easy as pie and will work up quickly. Find this new pattern in Love of Crochet Fall 2017.

All of these hats are written to wear either slouchy or fitted. Of course, if you want to felt your new hat, you’ll probably have to make some adjustments first. Use a heavier weight of animal-fiber yarn—not superwash—a larger hook, or a combination of the two. After your hat is completed, use your favorite felting method to felt it down to size!

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Have you ever made and felted a hat? Was it on purpose or accidentally? We’d love to hear from you!

Happy stitching!

Get Started on Your Soon-to-Be Fave Fall Hat!


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