The sun is shining and the breeze is blowing. When it gets too breezy (or sunny), you can stay stylish, warm and shaded with a knit hat this spring. A cute, lightweight handmade hat is just what you need to add to your spring wardrobe. With one of these free knitting patterns, you can go original by DIY-ing this accessory. Knit different styles and different colors to fit your taste or a friend's. (Spring) hats off to you!
Who would have thought that you could knit a wide-brimmed sun hat
? Author Kristi Porter featured this pattern from her book Knitting in the Sun
on Amazon. Using millinery wire for the brim, you can make this hat with its pretty spiral patterns and lightweight feel. Keep the sun off your face and keep the style, head to toe.
For a vintage flair, channel your inner flapper and knit a cloche hat
to the tune of the Charleston. Then take this hat to a new textured level with the tutorial's featured felting how-to. This hat is durable and a bit heavier, perfect for a winter-to-spring transition.You'll be the cat's meow in a fringed swing dress and this cute cloche.
Sporting black and white together is very fashionable this spring, so in honor of this trend, knit a quirky panda hat
. This hat brings out your fun style and spices up an otherwise plain outfit. Show off your love for this majestic creature by coupling this hat with a T-shirt dress and Converse-style slip-ons.
For an ethereal effect, knit a slouchy lace-like beanie
. This hat features little scallopped details and would look perfect in a pastel or bright color. The pattern recommends an intermediate skill level, but this hat is just too lovely not to try working up to its lace patterning and meticulous stitch count. Wear with a peasant blouse and A-line midi skirt for a fun and feminine spring look.
Knit a year-round classic in a springy fashion: a slouchy beret
. Fitting for any style or wardrobe, this beret is available in a downloadable PDF form. The loose fit will keep your head cozy without overheating, and the ribbed look is timeless. Pair this hat with a lacy crop top, denim cut-offs and worn-in Chelsea boots for an easy, breezy ensemble.
For a trendy but comfortable option, opt for this lightweight knit beanie
. Featuring little chevron panels, this hat mimics the petals coming out of a sunflower's center. This hat can be described as lacy and loose, just like any perfect spring staple. It's the right topper for a light-cardigan-ripped-skinny-jean combo.