i say it everytime, but it’s still true: hats are my favesies. they are my idea of a good time. you can splurge a little when buying yarn for a hat, you don’t need that much.

[gin and tonic hat by knittedblissjc. worsted weight yarn on US size 6 (4mm) and US size 8 (5mm) needles.]

gin & tonic hat (free)

a pretty hat for a fun skein of yarn. good for multi-colored yarn, as the changing stitch will ensure it won’t pool.

[little scallops hat by missc. sport weight yarn on US size 2 1/2 (3.0mm)]

little scallops (free! scroll to the bottom of the post for the english translation)

i LOVE these hats. i became a little obsessed when i saw this. what an amazing stash busting opportunity for all those partial skeins! what a fun way to play with color combinations! make them in school colors for all your school spirit oriented peeps!

[bristol hat by savoryknitting. fingering yarn on US size 1 (2.25mm) and US size 3 (3.25mm).]

bristol hat pattern ($5USD)

i found this before visiting bristol, and i love it! chevrons, geometric patterns? what’s not to love. get on my needles, hat!

[pup tent hat by caterpillargreen. worsted weight yarn on US size 8 (5mm) needles.]

pup tent pattern (free!)

love this pretty textured gender neutral allover pattern.

[snowberry hat by ilukuduja. aran weight yarn on US size 7 (4.5mm) needles.]

if you need more ideas, visit last years quick knits-hats edition. of course, there always this free pattern i released earlier this year, as the leaves begin to fall, or chunkeanie is a free pattern that is pretty basic, nice and masculine, but with just enough knitterly details. last minute slouch (free!) has a great texture. if you’re feeling bobbles & cables, or if you know someone with a mad crush on andrew garfield, there’s always gwen stacy hat (free), noll (€2.90) if you want something a little more intricate. and if none of these work, give melissa labarre’s hats a perusal.

what’s your go-to, last minute, everybody loves it hat?