Craft | Hat-spiration: Inspiration for Handknit Hat Patterns

It’s no secret that I love knitted hats and recently I cast off Dango from Carol Feller in this beautiful Bloomsbury DK yarn in Oz colourway.

Dango by Carol Feller in Bloomsbury DK

Dango by Carol Feller in Bloomsbury DK

This was part of the Wrap up Winter KAL over on the Stolen Stitches group on Ravelry and I loved every minute of both the KAL and this knit. I didn’t want this knit to end and my love for crown shaping was satisfied with some beautifully hidden decreases. My only dilemma right now is to pom pom or not to pom pom? The yarn is beautiful and has a lovely bounce to it with a deep depth of colour which combined with cables leads to a squishy thick hat that is perfect for these frosty mornings.


This winter I have been on a bit of a hat binge. You may remember me loving the Mystery KAL by Woollywormhead which was later named Armley. I loved my beret until a little toddler stole it from me and she wasn’t even sorry! I especially love the sweet little cables stemming from the ribbed brim. I have an itch to make another and bead the end points, now to find the time…..

Armley Beret in Dublin Dye Company DK

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With Dango off the needles and the weather only getting more frosty, I started looking for more hat patterns from my favourite designers. Yes, ok I did go a little crazy on Pinterest but I popped them all together for you in one fun board. It was really hard not to spam the board with just a few designers because in some cases how do you choose a favourite? Don’t see your favourite hat pattern in there? Then drop me a comment and I’ll pop it right in there so we can all try it. Want to collaborate on the board then pop me a comment or a contact me. I’ll be adding to this board over the coming week so you can too!



What have you been binge knitting on this season? I’d love to see, you can tag me on IG using #cottagenotebook or @cottagenotebook or tweet me your pictures. I’d love to see them and even better I’ll be inspired.

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