As I finished up my Belinda’s Dream Hat, I remember that hats work up faster than just about anything else and my family love getting hats as gifts so I thought I would challenge myself to knit or crochet five hats in five days. The truth is that this challenge will take me more than 5 days because, like most people, I have other demands for my time but I should be able to do this in a couple of weeks.
Making hats can also be a great stash buster so I have committed to using only yarn I already have on hand.
One more requirement for this challenge – I want to use exclusively free patterns. So here I go.
Hat #1 – The first hat, a knitted hat, I finished last weekend – Belinda’s Dream.
So here are the other four hats. Click through the links on each for a project description and links to each pattern.
Hat #2 – I decided to crochet my second hat, this crochet hat is reminiscent of the flapper girl era of the 1920’s. Also the designer of this hat has a really cool blog so I like promoting her work. This 1920’s Cloche Crochet Hat worked up in about two hours!
Hat #4 – Rustic Sampler Hat, another free download on Ravelry. This was a fun hat to knit though it took two nights instead of one due to the color work.
Hat #5 – Crocheted Rib Slouchy Hat
I love this design as the crocheted rib offers more texture than the typical knitted rib beanie. It works up so fast you could probably do two in the same evening.
Hats are fun to make and fun to gift. If you start now, you’ll have a box full of hats ready for the holiday season. What’s your favorite hat pattern?