As July fades away, August is soon approaching which means a few of us have already had thoughts about fall knitting. If you’re looking for ideas for stash busting, one project that is usually a winner is hats. Hats typically take less than 400 yards of yarn and offer a wide range of styles, shapes and sizes, with yarn weights varying from fingering weight to bulky.
Over the last few months I’ve come across a few hat designs that are a must to share and I hope you like them as much as I do!
I instantly fell in love with Carolyn Doe’s design, the Winfly. This classic style with a vintage look of the 20’s yields just a touch of cabling around the top, a unique finish to the top and back. This project requires approximately 200 to 218 yards of worsted weight yarn and an US size 6 knitting needle. Be sure to check out Carolyn’s other hat designs too!
If you love the look of lace, then you might enjoy the Greyhaven Hat by Robin Ulrich. Robin created this design to go along with her Greyhaven Cowl, a set would be perfect for fall wearing and as a gift. This project requires approximately 200 yards of worsted weight yarn , and a US size 5 and US size 7 knitting needle. Be sure to check out Robin’s other designs too!
If cables is what you love, Scrollwork by Irina Dmitrieva is just the ticket. This beautiful hat and cowl set can be knitted up in a variety of fall colors to match any wardrobe. This project requires approximately 150 yards of worsted weight for the hat and approximately 200 yards of worsted weight for the cowl, both requiring a US size 7 knitting needle. If you adore cables as much as I do, then do be sure to check out Irina’s other designs too!
Super quick, super simple and yes, super bulky! Jen Geigley’s Vanilla only requires 93 yards of bulky weight yarn and a size US 11/13 knitting needle. Be sure to take a peek at her other quick knit, the Gap-Tastic Cowl.
We can’t forget about the men in our lives and there are quite a few great hats for the guys. The Turn a Square by Jared Flood is a great design to use up small bits of yarn in your stash. This project requires approximately 130 yards of worsted weight yarn and an US size 7 knitting needle. Be sure to check out Jared’s other designs as well as the collection he just created for men.
A well round design that offers a slouchy look with a touch of cables and Fair Isle is Kvosin by Stephen West. This project requires approximately 305 yards of fingering weight yarn in six colors and a US size 4 knitting needle. Be sure to check out Stephens other gorgeous designs too!
And finally for those of you who have a soft spot for crochet and a vintage look, then you’ll fall in love with the Modest Cloche by Jennifer Hansen. This project requires approximately 370 yards of DK weight and can be created in a variety of colors. If you truly love crochet, be sure to check out Jennifer’s other creations on her website, Stitch Diva.
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!