Free lunch: Hats

It’s never a bad time of year to knit hats. If it’s summer now where you live, you can start planning for ways to keep your head warm when the mercury drops in a few months. And if you’re in a cold spot right now, well, take comfort in the knowledge that hats knit up pretty fast and you can be sporting new headgear in no time at all.

Like a retro look? Not afraid to toss your wool knitting into a washing machine full of hot water? This felted cloche may be just the ticket for you.

If you eschew head-hugging hats and yearn for something long enough to trip over, then give this stocking cap a try. The pattern is available for both kids and adults. They’re both based on the hat worn by Schwartz in one of my favorite holiday movies, A Christmas Story.

And here’s a whole page of free hat patterns, if you’re looking for more options. One thing I love about this page is the use of thumbnails and not just design names. So when looking at the list it’s easy to tell at a glance if something appeals to you rather than have to navigate to another page to see the images.

6 Responses to “Free lunch: Hats”

  1. Chrison 08 Aug 2008 at 10:53 am

    I wish I liked to wear hats.

  2. bethon 08 Aug 2008 at 11:15 am

    oooh aaah I like that tri-peak hat.

  3. Nautiknitteron 08 Aug 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks for linking my hats! I’m in the process of working out Mother’s angora beret but summer has thwarted me. Or maybe it’s the Bumpus’s dogs!

  4. Deborahon 11 Aug 2008 at 7:40 am

    I agree this is the perfect time to start knitting hats for the upcoming cooler months. They are easy to handle during the hots summers days, unlike big comfy wool sweaters. I know my feet are going to be warm this winter.

  5. JDon 12 Aug 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Back to blogland and catching up! Missed ya!–it’s good to read about what you’ve been up to. I especially like your documentation of the CSA hauls; they make me want to be more adventurous–and organic, and healthy–in my own culinary endeavors. Thanks for the hat links, I will definitely check them out. It’s high summer, but already some mornings hint that autumn is just around the bend.

  6. Kellion 15 Aug 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Couldn’t agree more. Not only are they a great way to use up your yarn stash, but they are also super super gifts.