Searching through endless seas of woolen beanies on Ravelry can become unsatisfyingly redundant… especially if you’re looking to mix up your style! Adding a knitted hat can take your outfit from boring to boho or from comfy to loungewear-chic when paired properly. Each of these hats are beginner-friendly and are lightweight enough to wear all year long.
Far Hills Hat, by Jared Flood
The Far Hills Hat by Jared Flood gives us serious cafe-grind vibes. Even if you don’t have big, bouncy curls like the model in this photo, letting your hair loose beneath this fitted, textured cap makes the statement, “I’m focused, and not just on style.” If you’ve not yet knitted from a chart or would like a smaller project to get reacquainted with the method, this hat is your go-to next project.
Dresden Beret, by Tara-Lynn Morrison
Not all lightweight hats are suitable for day and night wear. Think sun hats, visors, and bonnets… not exactly what we have in mind when we’re headed out for cocktail hour. The Dresden Beret is a minimal quick-knit that goes from a day trip to the farmers market to the jazz club on a Saturday evening with ease. Whip one up in your favorite shade of Malabrigo Rios for a bright remix of the forest-y sample.
Go!, by Andrea Mowry
Doesn’t this hat scream spring? Go! by Andrea Mowry is recommended in a super-light DK weight merino wool, making it the perfect transition hat for inbetween weather. This pattern is unisex so you and your partner can each enjoy this cap in your favorite color. In Mowry’s words about her stitch choice, “I chose the arrow motif as a friendly reminder to push on.” Keep her words in mind as you push on and add this cap to your knitwear collection.
Norby, by Gudrun Johnston
Maybe it’s the dainty tassels, maybe it’s the zigzag alternating texture from brim to crown… we love every element of Norby. Knit in ultra-light fingering weight yarn in a modest continuous text, this hat will help build your stitch confidence. The lightweight yarn leads to a generous stretch in the finished garment, so be sure to check your gauge as you knit and block accordingly!
Amelia Bartlett is a new knitter, long-time crocheter, and enthusiastic writer and photographer. You can follow her through her website, Instagram, and on Steemit, where she shares a variety of content on everything from woman-run business practices to hand-blended teas!