Which Crochet Hat Should I Choose?

Crochet hats are probably my all-time favorite crochet accessory. They keep me warm when the winter wind picks up and are the perfect touch of warmth when you need just a little bit more than a jacket on a chilly spring morning.  And the fact that you can whip one up in a few evenings and many use a single skein of yarn or are great stash busters makes them the perfect gift.

I need a quick and fun project this month, so I pulled out all of my Interweave Crochet 2012 issues and found four great options. Each uses a different crochet technique. So, I'm putting the choice of which crochet hat I should start into your hands. Leave me a note with your favorite in the comments below, and we can create a quick crochet-along.

Crochet Cloche  

Lady Sybil Cloche

I love the vintage 1920s silhouette of this elegant cloche. Linked crochet stitches create an easy to crochet solid fabric with great texture. Worked in worsted-weight yarn, I could finish this beautiful piece in just a few evenings. But my favorite piece of this hat is the crochet applique and bead embellishments.

Colorwork Crochet Hat  

Bear Lake Hat

This striking crochet beanie is a great way to use up bits of leftover stash yarn. The Fair Isle technique used to create this simple hat is an easy introduction to crochet colorwork. The ribbing around the bottom edge is worked in alternating back post and front post double crochet. Worsted-weight yarn means that this hat also works up quickly.

Crochet Beanie  

Cabled Spiral Hat

Front post double crochet stitches create a texted spiral around the half double crochet fabric of this easy beanie. I love the simple texture created with these post stitches. The fingering-weight yarn makes this a great spring hat choice. I think this would be beautiful is a subtle variegated yarn.

Crochet Hat  

Flash Hats

This great beginner hat pattern can be modified to reflect your individual style. Add funky earflaps and reverse single crochet, a multicolored pom pom, or just a thick ribbed brim. The true fun of this basic hat is the funky color choices. I love the bright yellows and blue! The worsted-weight yarn and double crochet stitches make this an incredibly quick accessory.


So which hat would you choose?

Best wishes,

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