It’s Make a Hat Day! – Knit and crochet patterns just for you

Today is Make a Hat Day, and we can’t resist an excuse to do one of our favorite things! If this fun quasi-holiday has inspired you to make a brand new hat of your own, check out these gorgeous patterns for even more crafty inspiration.

Ruched Hat and Boot WrapsKnitters, I hope you’ll join me in making the Ruched Hat and Boot Wraps for our fall knit along! This updated version of the classic stockinette hat is ruched during the knitting for a unique, textured look. Be sure to grab a Ruched Hat and Boot Wrap kit to get the same beautiful finish as the set photographed in Love of Knitting. The yarn is both soft and sturdy, and it will be amazingly comfortable for fall and winter.

Heathered Happiness HatIf you’ve been eager to expand your stranded knitting skills, the Heathered Happiness Hat is just what you need! The fingering weight of the yarn creates a smooth, professional looking fabric you’ll be proud to show off. Knit along with Jen, and get your own Heathered Happiness kit to make your yarn selection simple. You’ll fall in love with this fabulous fiber!

Hudson RiverCheck out the Hudson River Trail Hat from our Knit Accessories 2014 Issue. This issue has several more stylish hats to choose from, but the chunky yarn and easy cables make this unisex style a must-have. If you start now, you may even be able to finish this trendy hat before Make a Hat Day comes to an end!

IMG_2340_200pxNew crocheters, we have the perfect beginner hat for you. The Vintage Hat from the Fall 2014 Issue of Love of Crochet is a lacy style you’ll adore. Experienced crocheters will fall for this easy design as well, and this is another project you can finish before the sun sets today.

JCL_LOK_140429-2630_200pxIf you love using stitches in creative ways, the Rocky Mountain Sunset Hat and Cowl will be calling your name. The woven look on the brim looks impressive but is easy to achieve – don’t you just love patterns like that? I can picture wearing this beauty on a hike in the mountains or on a chilly outing with friends in the city.

Cupcake crochet hatStitch up a cute Cupcake Hat for a child in your life, and make their day a little bit sweeter. The bobbles and ribbing make this piece so adorably realistic that you just might have a craving for dessert after making it. If you do, you should definitely treat yourself! After all, it is a holiday. 🙂

Are you celebrating Make a Hat Day? Which of these fun patterns do you have your eye on?