5 Hat Patterns to Jazz Up Your Style

Until recently, I thought that having more than one or two knit hats was dumb. You have one that goes well enough with your winter coat and you plonk it on your head when it’s cold; there really isn’t a need for more than a couple.

However, I recently caught the hat bug from Hannah and Julia; they’re always excited about making the new knit hat patterns and have wardrobes of cute beanies and slouchy toques that they wear all the time. Hats can be fun! They keep you a little warmer in a chilly office and are perfect for days when you don’t want to deal with your hair. Having added another hat or two to my collection, I’m eagerly looking forward to making more.

Here are five knit hat patterns I can’t wait to get started on:

Portsmouth Beanie

The Portsmouth Beanie uses simple seed stitch and twisted ribbing to make a subtle pattern that curves up and down along the brim. It’s simple and unfussy, but with a nice textural detail. I’ll just have to keep my partner from stealing this…

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Zelda Cloche

I’m still not ready for Downton Abbey to be over! I love the styles of the 1920s, but they’re not really suitable to my everyday life. The Zelda Cloche has that Jazz Age vibe, but is still very wearable. I can pretend to be a modern Lady Edith!

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Sweet Honey Beret

I’ve been thinking about brioche knitting a lot lately; I haven’t used it in a project yet, but I think the Sweet Honey Beret may change that. This knit hat pattern uses an allover honeycomb brioche stitch to create a cute, drapey beret.

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Check Slouch

I love plaid but knitting it just seems like a bad idea; I’m sure I would end up with too many ends to weave in. However, the Check Slouch uses slipped stitches to create a checked pattern. It has all the stripes and color play of plaid without the hassle of colorwork.

Tree Boughs & Trails Hat

Twisted stitches and cables—oh my! The Tree Boughs & Trails Hat is charmingly seasonal; I find the pine-tree motif between the cables especially charming. If you’re like me and can never find a cable needle when you need one, you’re in luck; the stitch patterns are all comprised of 1×1 twists, which you can work without a cable needle.

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What hat patterns are on your must-knit list?

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