Free lunch: Hats

Now that you’ve knit Elizabeth Zimmerman’s famous February baby sweater and the more recent February lady, complete your collection with this February baby-sweater-style beret.

There are lots of other free great beret patterns out there. Take a look at the Grace Lace Beret and this fairisle beret.

Mad for short rows? Then here’s a hat for you.

A few other hats of interest: a button-tab hat, the Love Nugget hat (you know you want to click on the link just to see what it is),

If you’re knitting for small heads, check these out: a watermelon hat; a slouchy toddler hat, using sock yarn (the pattern is in adult sizes, too); a clochette baby hat that looks a bit like a flower/fruit cap; a hat with adorable blue bunnies around it; and a tassled beanie.

Honestly, this bike helmet ear warmer looks pretty dorky. But I bet it does a good job keeping ears warm. And when it gets really, really cold outside, most people don’t care whether or not their bundling up makes them look dorky–they just want to stay warm.

The name of this pattern (and the blog on which it resides) alone makes me want to knit it. I give you the Brainmonster Hat!

4 Responses to “Free lunch: Hats”

  1. Katie Jon 03 Sep 2009 at 9:27 am

    Thanks Marsha! I’ve already copied a few of them into an e-mail for future use. Yes, adding to the already large cue of knitting projects.

  2. Imperatrixon 03 Sep 2009 at 3:22 pm

    So many hats! I love the idea of berets, but they are always too loose/slouchy, and end up making a bad hair day worse. Perhaps I will have to try again!

  3. Marshaon 04 Sep 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I’ve never considered myself a beret person, either (well, except for 1990, when I labored under the misapprehension that wearing a black wool beret made me look cool), but I kind of like how some of the slouchy ones look. I figure a loose-fitting hat might help me avoid “hat hair” in the winter.

  4. Bethon 04 Sep 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for all the links to fun hats. Also, thanks for jogging my memory! I need to make a hat for KDO.