These are the hat designs I’ve chosen from designers participating in the 2016 Indie Design Gift-A-Long.  I’d prepped this post a few days ago….and it disappeared. So here goes again! I’ve tried to pick a mix of colorwork, texture, and cables.

Natalie Servant Suburban Station 


I love the striking, Art-Deco inspired graphics. Matching mitts are also available! Colorwork stitch patterns are charted. The hat is offered in one size.

Evie Scott Motes Hat


Motes Hat is offered both flat and in the round, with both line by line instructions and charts. Matching mitts are available as well.  A tutorial, with photos, is included for the special stitch / bobble.  It’s offered in two adult sizes (s/m, m/l).

This is a great pattern to use up some odds and ends for the stripes! I love the colors Evie chose, but you could choose any variety of colors for a striking result.

Ruth Brasch Ode to Summer


This pretty, romantic hat is offered in sizes newborn to adult, by altering yarn weight and gauge. I think it’s perfect for a toddler or young child who wants something dainty and girly!

Faye Kennington Watt Toque

fk-wattAnother striking colorwork option, this one worked from the top down.  The stranded stitch patterns are charted; Faye includes tips on maintaining tension and handling floats. I love how the stitch pattern flows into the ribbing! The hat is offered in one adult size, and Faye suggests altering gauge to achieve other sizes.  

Clare Lakewood Rare Sheep Hat

cl-rareFull of knitterly details and encouragement to use special skeins of rare breed wool! I love the turned hem, the plush pom pom, and the subtle textured stitch pattern. This is a pattern to really let your yarn shine. It’s offered in three different sizes. The pattern is laid out beautifully and includes multiple photos of the various details.

Amy van de Laar Beeswax Hat


I love how the ribbing flows into the stitch pattern in this hat. Matching mitts and a cowl are also available. One size is offered, and Amy notes the stitch pattern is quite stretchy. The stitch pattern is both charted and presented as line by line. She also includes tips on working the cable crosses.


Be sure to visit the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group on Ravelry to join in the fun! Games, prizes, and encouragement!


Patterns discussed above were provided by the designers at my request for review copies. I’ve only chosen patterns that I really loved 🙂