IDP Pattern Round-Up: Hats!

I am a hat fiend – I constantly have a hat on my needles or hook, no matter the weather. And with it getting warmer out, hats are a perfect project – small, portable and quick – and when the cooler weather comes along, you’ll be all set with keeping your noggin warm! We’ve had some really fun new IDP hat patterns recently and I thought I’d highlight a few.

First of all, I immediately cast on Stana Sortor‘s newest pattern, Bicycle Hat.


I live in a great biking city and love to ride – if I need to go somewhere in the city, I’ll more often than not go by bike rather than driving. And this design is just so cute! Stana used a mix of Swish Bare and Swish Brights, while I decided go with Preciosa for mine. It’ll be a cute & colorful hat for me to show off my biking love.

For more traditional colorwork, check out Elizabeth Morrison‘s Gammelgarn Beanie.

Gammelgarn Beanie from

I just love this design! It’s great for those new to stranded colorwork – the repeats are easy to memorize and the floats are very short. And the neat corrugated ribbing, with the two contrasting colors of Wool of the Andes Sport, just completes the look.

You know we’re big pom-pom and color fans here, so we’re all crazy about Zabet Kempfert‘s Elmood Hat.


Since it uses Swish, it’s a soft and warm hat for the chilly days. And it’s easy to substitute with Swish Brights – I can see a great neon pop-art version with a neutral background and bright triangles.

If you’re looking for knits to wear right away, the new Holla Knits‘ collection is one to check out, especially the Bowdoin Hat by Laura McDougal.

Bowdoin Hat by Laura McDougal from

This lacy slouchy hat is perfect for cooler summer evenings – using Stroll keeps it warm but lightweight. The stitch pattern is really fun and I can see making this in Stroll Tonal or Hawthorne Kettle Dyed for myself – I love semi-solid colors and am always looking for patterns that can show them off.

Speaking of semi-solid yarns, Triona Murphy‘s Give ‘Em the Slip Hat is a fabulous pattern for Preciosa.

Give 'Em the Slip Hat by Triona Murphy from

The faux cable uses slip stitches – no cable needle required! Plus there are matching fingerless mitts to go with it.

Finally, Moira Engel has a fantastic unisex pattern – Seaforth Reversible Hat.

Seaforth Reversible Hat by Moira Engel from


As the pattern title suggests, Seaforth is completely reversible, something you don’t see too often in hat patterns. The textured pattern looks fantastic knit up in Galileo and I can see this being worn year round.

These are few of my new favorite hat patterns – what have you seen recently seen that has caught your eye? Are you like me and work on hats year round? Let me know in the comments!

Handy Links!
Bicycle Hat
Gammelgarn Beanie
Elmood Hat
Bowdoin Hat
Give ‘Em the Slip Hat
Seaforth Reversible Hat
All Hat Patterns