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4 Fast and Easy Hats to Knit & Crochet for Fall

September 12th, 2011

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With the cooler days of fall approaching, it’s time to start thinking about warm, snugly hats. These hats are made in thick, super-bulky yarns and constructed in simple stitches to help you finish them quickly. You can make these hats in all different colors to keep for yourself or to give as gifts.

The Ripe Wheat Hat is crocheted as a flat rectangle and seamed together to form a tube, and then gathered at the top. Made entirely in single crochet, this hat gets its interesting ribbed look from working those single crochet stitches into the back loop of the previous row.
Love the knit stitch? then the Garter Stitch Hat is perfect for you. As the name suggests, you only need to know the garter stitch pattern (all knits) to complete this thick, warm hat. The piece is worked flat in a rectangle and then sewn into a tube. The top of the hat is closed by threading yarn back and forth through the bound off edge, pulling the yarn to scrunch the edge together, and knotting it securely.
If you like crocheting in a continuous round or spiral, then the Home Team Hat is the one for you. This hat is worked in single crochet, and is a great project to practice and master simple crochet increases. Because the pattern starts at the top and expands toward the brim, with a little math it can be easily customized for size and comfort.
To knit the Tweed Beginner’s Hat, you only need to know the knit and purl stitches. Like the Garter Stitch Hat above, this one is also knit in a flat rectangle shape and then sewn into a tube. Gather the upper seam to close the hat, and then add a fun pom-pom to decorate it.

Lovely fall colors like Spice and Eggplant Wool-Ease Thick & Quick or Billings Chocolate and Santa Fe Tweed Hometown USA will make these hats beautiful and fashionable. Warm, rich colors like these will make even the coldest weather comfortable and fun. Click here to check out many more patterns for hats online at LionBrand.com, and get ready to enjoy a cozy fall season!

 

Have you gotten started making any hats for fall this year? Leave us a comment to tell us about your favorite hat projects and what you’re looking forward to

 

  • http://profiles.google.com/marciepooh Marcella McIntyre

    I like the garter stitch hat. I’ve thought using a rectangle would look bulkier at the top. (KnitPurlGurl sent me, btw.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501745058 Sandie Russo

    I love these cute hats!!  I will definitely knit some up.  :o)  (KnitPurlGurl sent me!)

  • lee

    Cutest Hat~!  (knitpurlgurl sent me over) love the blog!

  • ne-knopka

    Like hats !
    knitpurlgurl sent me 

  • http://profiles.google.com/knittingdancer Teresa aka Knittingdancer

    I really like the 2 knit hat patterns.  Knitpurlgurl sent me.  I receive all of Lion Brand newsletters.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W3TA346XZV6AZ3KJHDT4RSWRKE Jackie

    Love the Home Team Hat! knitpurlgirl sent me.

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  • Irene

    Love these hats…will give them a try, want to start on this years Christmas gifts.Thank you

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