eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 20 patterns

This book has been retired from print and is now only available in digital format.

eBook : 24 patterns

This book has been retired from print and is now only available in digital format.

eBook : 10 patterns

Playful Woolly Toppers is a Hat pattern book for lovers of colour, and colour knitting techniques! Whether it be stripes or stranded knitting, there’s something for everyone to be found inside the pages. Each Hat uses two colours of the given yarn, and yardage requirements are given for each.

eBook : 2 patterns

Ridgeway is a pattern of two parts - a beanie and a beret. Both Hats feature concentric circles throughout the body, which feed effortlessly into the crown shaping. With a warm folded brim, these Hats are ideal for colder climates.

eBook : 3 patterns

This is the ‘Trio of Hats’ pattern that contains 3 varieties of a favourite baby Hat. Of course these aren’t just baby Hats - they include sizes for adults too!

eBook : 10 patterns

This book has been retired from print and is now only available in digital format.

eBook : 10 patterns

This book has been retired from print and is now only available in digital format.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Beret, Tam
1 of 10 patterns from the book ‘Twisted Woolly Toppers’. Patterns are provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
This fun and quirky little Hat is knit top down, using a spiral cable pattern. The brim features a warm and stretchy garter stitch band and practical and well fitting earflaps.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A textured beanie with a little slouch and strong lines that add visual interest and character to this classic shape. This unisex Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up and is a versatile knit that will showcase hand dyes and semi solids perfectly.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Alveare is a modern, casual Hat. These slouchy Hats are everywhere - they are comfortable, easy to knit, instantly gratifying, and they look great too!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This is the perfect beret for using up odd balls of 4 ply, fingering and sock yarn. Using the travelling jogless stripes method for the body and twisted rib for the brim, this stylish Hat is perfect for gifts.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Making use of twisted stitches that slip around the entire hat, this beret is given great drape thanks to the silk content of the yarn. Worked from the brim up, in the round, this Hat is a little bit of luxury and comfort both in the knitting and the wearing.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Berets are said to be ‘in’ this season, but they never really go out of vogue. Classic and elegant, this version has a gentle drape and using sock yarn, is light yet warm enough for spring evenings. Constructed sideways by knitting on straight needles, using short rows for shaping and provisional cast-on then Kitchener stitch for a perfect, seam...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Arkanoid is a contemporary geometric slouchy Hat with a soft brim and detailed stitch pattern. The pattern is provided in 6 sizes and is easily adaptable for different weight yarns and gauges. Notes for a less slouchy version are also included. 2 suitable alternative yarns are also included, based on yardage and drape.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
With it’s off-centre crown and architectural detail, Asymloche is no ordinary Hat.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
Inspired by Victorian caps, the lace droplet pattern circles around the Hat, creating an interesting concentric effect, with the shaping cleverly incorporated into the pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Basel is a beanie with an interesting sweeping, spiral like texture. The lines of stitches adorning this Hat come out from the brim, up into the body, and gently merge into the crown, keeping the spiral pattern continuous throughout the Hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Pixie Hat
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
The cables on this brim follow though into the body where they mingle with a delicate leaf lace pattern. The deep brim enhances the slouch, and can be worked shorter for a beret finished if preferred.
Knitting: Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
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Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Worked from the brim up, Bobba features a rolled brim and an oversize bobble that finishes this stylish Hat. The pattern calls for a heavy worsted weight yarn and is knit in the round. The slight mohair content of the yarn gives a slightly decadent halo to this simple knit.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Inspired by sea urchins, this is a lovely loose beret with bobbles for decoration, where the bobbles all meet at the centre of the crown.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
1 of 10 patterns from the book ‘Twisted Woolly Toppers’. Patterns are provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A fun, unisex Hat featuring a large cable motif on a reverse stocking stitch background. 2 different pattern options are included - classic beanie shape or flat/square top. Pattern is sized from 3mths through to large adult, and is great for all ages.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is the perfect pattern for showcasing hand-dyed yarns and funky buttons! The pattern starts with a deep sideways knit band and continues into the crown by working in the round. Using only a single skein and one rather large button, this Hat would make a perfect gift. Modern and stylish, it’s a quick and relaxing knit too.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Buzzba is a super cute earflapper/chullo Hat with optional I-cord ties.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A great Tam, and ideal for those wishing to try cables for the first time. Worked top down and in the round, the cables grow from the centre crown, giving this Hat a defined shape. Pattern is provided in written format only.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat, Billed Hat
A Hat with a classic brim, this cap offers style and interest both visually and in its creation. The brim is worked first and instructions are included for making the brim stand out in a way that is truly architectural.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
This beautiful lacy Hat is both slouchy and delicate. Quick to knit and gorgeous too, it’s the ideal gift Hat!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
1 of 10 patterns from the book ‘Twisted Woolly Toppers’. Patterns are provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Knitting pattern suitable for intermediates or adventurous beginners. This Hat uses bias knitting techniques to create shape and pattern. The pattern is worked bottom up and in the round, and pattern is provided in written format.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Based on the maths of concentric circles, Concentricity is a fun beret to knit, and is simpler than it first appears. Worked almost entirely in rib, the pattern is worked top down and in the round.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Perfectly geometric in shape and form, Corbelle offers new lines in hat construction. Worked in hand painted sportweight yarn, this bucket style Hat is worked in one piece: the brim is worked first before proceeding to the main body of the Hat to ensure perfectly unison in the lines and forms created by twisted stitches.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
Reminiscent of feathers or flames, the cables work their way through the lace and integrate in the crown shaping.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Originally published in December 2013 in Simply Knitting, this architectural beanie has had a thorough make-over and is now available as an individual pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A soft, gentle Hat using simple lace techniques combined with the short rows and grafting. Ideal for spring and summer, this Hat can be knitted in cotton or silk blend yarns.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Brimmed Hat
A simple yet stylish Hat that is a cross between a cloche and a beret! Ideal for those with long or short hair, making this a very versatile design.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
Elourne is an elegant, sculptured beret featuring mirrored cables and lace, creating structure and warmth. The detailed patterning provides a pleasurable knit, which is worked bottom up and in the round. Provided in 3 sizes, the instructions are both charted and written out.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
An elegant beret, using a combination of slipped stitches, simple twists and bias techniques to create it’s unique shape. Knit stitches starting at the brim travel through the Hat, spiralling towards the crown.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
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Knitting: Cloche Hat
Delicate circular cables decorate this Cloche style Hat. The Brim is knitted sideways and the stitches for the Body are picked up in a clever way to ensure neatness and continuity. The Crown is finished with a delicate gather, defining the overall shape.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Brimmed Hat, Billed Hat
This Hat was our 2013 Mystery-Hat-along!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Everglade is a beautiful lacey Hat that can be worn in different ways - the brim can be folded for extra warmth or left long and worn back for a slouchy look. The lace pattern consists of entwined leaves that gracefully work towards the crown creating a feminine and beautiful finish.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
An unusual beanie, using twist techniques on reverse stocking stitch background, creating a continuous lattice motif around the body.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
A graceful Hat, with a lovely drape and offset cables. The ear-flaps are optional, and instructions are included for a pixie or regular crown. This pattern is worked top down and in the round, and is provided in written format with a chart for the cable stitch repeat.
Knitting: Hats - Other
1 of 10 patterns from the book ‘Twisted Woolly Toppers’. Patterns are provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Pixie Hat
Forest Imp is a great little hat that combines a simple but effective textured stitch pattern with a coloured trim, which is perfect for raiding your stash and using up small leftovers of your favourite yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Forestry is a lightweight beanie, ideal for spring and summer or warmer climes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
1 of 10 patterns from the book ‘Twisted Woolly Toppers’. Patterns are provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Earflap Hat
Worked top-down, with instructions for an optional I-cord and gentle stitch decoration on the ear-flaps. Pattern is worked in the round, and is provided in written format.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This beanie is truly reversible, making it the ultimate mens Hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Based on the theories of halves, this design is a beanie full of intriguing details - from the half-life motif right through to the unique crown shaping formula.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Houndale is a fantastic quick knit, using a soft and squishy bulky yarn, and is slightly slouchy in style. Knit in the round and bottom up, the design uses slipped stitches and twisted stitches to create it’s distinctive look.
Knitting: Hats - Other
A funky ear-flapper Hat for those with ponytails! Pattern is worked top down and in the round, and the pattern is provided in written format.
Knitting: Hats - Other
A delicate yarn calls for a delicate shape and this turban works both to glamorous effect. Worked flat, this piece is all in the finishing with fascinating folds and turns that turn simple garter stitch into a sculptural masterpiece.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Ivydene is a wonderful lace beret knit in a luxuriously soft yarn. Based in garter stitch, the lace pattern is enhanced by the wonderful soft halo. The ideal pattern for using those special skeins of yarn!
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Jimster is knit flat, from side to side, and is a fantastically quick knit! Ideally worked with a provisional cast-on and grafting for a seam-free finish, this little Hat is absolutely perfect for practising these skills. Notes are included for grafting garter stitch, and a lengthier photographic tutorial can be downloaded from here.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Kabouter is the Dutch word for elf or gnome, and describes this Hat perfectly!
Knitting: Earflap Hat
A warm and protective knit, this aran weight aviator style Hat with integrated earflaps offers comfort on cold days and long nights. Initially started in pieces which are joined as the Hat progresses, the design calls for a garter stitch band and ear flaps to be worked before joining to create a smooth crown of warm stockinette.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
Kernmantle is no ordinary slouchy Hat with a mono cable.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This stylish and graceful half-dome style Hat is worked in the round, bottom up. With it’s gentle and flattering garter stitch brim, and it’s delicate bias body, this Hat has plenty of style and stretch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Labyrinth is no ordinary striped beanie; the stripes are created with short rows, resulting in off centre stripes which are based on nested circles. The pattern itself is deceptively simple - the only tricky part is the short rows, and as they’re worked in the round and are stacked, you’d want to use the method that gives the most in...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ledger is a stepped beanie, incorporating both 2x2 and 1x1 ribbing. Starting with a unique 2x2 ribbed cast on (tutorial available to download from here) this beanie is not only fully reversible, but also covers a wide range of sizes from 6mths through to large adult.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
An unusual construction, with it’s sideways knit cables and raised panel seams, this Hat is both interesting and enjoyable to knit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Lexie is a classic Hat with modern details.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Limerick is a Hat that likes to bend the rules. Instead of the usual multiples for a beret, here we work with the number five. There are 5 lines spiraling around the body of the Hat which is knit on the bias to emphasis the shape and create its unique structure. Full of character, Limerick is sure to charm.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The gentle leaves that grow out of the brim adorn the body of the Hat, and graduate as stems of twisted knit stitches towards the crown. Drapey and slouchy, this beret is full of charm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Pixie Hat
1 of 10 patterns from the book ‘Twisted Woolly Toppers’. Patterns are provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Bonnet
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Earflap Hat
Sideways constructed Hat that knits up quickly with optional ear-flaps - notes are included for a beanie version. Uses short rows for shaping and kitchener for finishing.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Another bias design, this time on a fun perky cap that can also be blocked out to a full beret shape.
Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
A wonderful soft slouchy Hat, knitted sideways, and available in two styles - slouchy beanie or rasta (extra slouchy!) - both included in the pattern.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This Hat is ideal for beginners wishing to try their first lace beret - the feather and fan worked in the round makes for a great first project. Notes for adding extra slouch are included. Pattern is provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
1 of 10 patterns from the book ‘Twisted Woolly Toppers’. Patterns are provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
This striking design uses stranded colourwork techniques to create the vertical pinstripes. Instructions for a 3 or 4 point crown are included (shown in 4-point version)
Knitting: Cloche Hat
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Decorative bobbles in a contrast colour adorn this Hat, which is worked on the bias. 4 sizes are included, and the pattern is provided in written format. hat is worked bottom up, with the deep folded brim being created first.
Crochet: Beret, Tam, Pixie Hat
Originally designed in 2005, this pattern has received a complete makeover. This new version of this pattern includes fresh photographs, a range of sizes and UK & US terms. The pattern has been thoroughly revised by a crochet tech editor.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
North Lyme is a modern Hat, with two variations included. Firstly, there is the slouchy version, with a folded brim and envelope finish at the crown. Also included is a beanie version, with an extra deep folded brim and and structured, detailed crown shaping.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Beret, Tam, Beanie, Toque
This gorgeous slouchy Hat was originally published in The Knitter, issue 32, and is now available as an individual pattern.
Knitting: Bonnet
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
The technical challenge in this pattern lies with the pleat formation near the crown, which gives a lovely, full shape and a refreshing alternative to a regular Beret.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
Propello is a gentle beret with flattering shaping and texture. Based on the Propeller beret from Wee Woolly Toppers, this adult version comes in 3 sizes and is a pleasant, quick knit. Great for last minute gifts!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This stunning slouchy Hat features a lace pattern that is fully reversible, giving you two Hats in one.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Pixie Hat
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
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Knitting: Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
This beret is decorated with gentle lines travelling from the brim to the crown, like radials of a circle or the spokes of a wheel.
Knitting: Earflap Hat, Pixie Hat
A striking ear-flap/chullo Hat with a distinct pixie crown. This design makes the most of yarns with long colourways, although most variegated or hand-painted yarns would work well.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
This cloche is alive with texture from the heathered yarn to the moss stitch brim and asymmetry. The construction of this Hat makes for a very interesting knit: beginning with a provisional cast on, stitches are worked onto the textured brim to create a seamless and stylish finish.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this feminine beanie features a cluster of leaf motifs on a reverse stocking stitch background. Growing up from the soft picot edged brim, the leaf motifs graduate towards the crown and integrate with the shaping.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This fun pattern is being sold to help raise money for the ‘Save Mutonia’ fund. Our artists commune is under threat, and we’re raising money to help cover the costs incurred of defending our home. Every penny raised from the sale of this pattern will go towards this worthy cause!
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Knitting pattern, containing 2 different caps… yet there’s only one line of instruction different between them! Influenced by conical shells, this unusual Hat will get many compliments when worn.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Rubbish Mojitos is a modern, stylish slouchy Hat designed specifically for sock yarn! Travelling stitches work their way around the body of the Hat, coming towards the crown in a spiral pattern. The deep brim provides comfort and warmth.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A twist on the classic rasta - knitted using a combination of lozenge cables and ladder stitch to produce a comfy, stretchy Hat! Perfect for big hair and dreads.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
Colourwork pattern knitted sideways to create this striking retro pattern!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
1 of 10 patterns from the book ‘Twisted Woolly Toppers’. Patterns are provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Requires: 100g/125m/137yds
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Worked from the bottom up and in the round, a generous 4 sizes included. The pattern is provided in both written and charted format, and also includes an illustrated tutorial for the specialist cast on.
Knitting: Pixie Hat
A pattern with 2 different body shapes - a slouchy beret or loose rasta pixie - and 3 different cable rib brim options. Charts included for cable stitch patterns.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Sloppy Joe is modern, casual Hat, which drapes back allowing the wearer to tuck up their hair should they wish. The gentle shaping allows the Hat to be worn to the back for a modern, slouchy look.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Sophora was our 7th annual Mystery-Hat-along!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Pattern is provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Worked in the round and bottom up, Staggered is a pattern that suits beginners and experienced knitters alike.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A textured, woolly beanie, perfect for the coming winter! This Hat has subtle shaping and a tripod feature at the crown to add interest. The stitch is stretchy, and with the 4 sizes included, this Hat will fit everyone.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A romantic rasta style with a gentle drape that is created by both the yarn and the open lace pattern. Ideal Hat for spring! Chart is included.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A slouchy come rasta Hat which uses soft cables for a firm brim and gentle eyelets for a drapey body. Can be worn a number of ways, depending on your style or mood!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Circles disappear with perfect precision into the crown of this beanie that features a deep folded brim and clever tucks. The stitches add shape while the 4ply yarn ensures there is no bulk which makes this a year round Hat to knit and wear.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This beret pattern makes the most of the colourways of sock yarn, by using a simple chevron based pattern to create multiple lines of symmetry and reflection.
Knitting: Hats - Other
This pillbox style Hat stands tall with its tapering shape and firm fabric. The fabric is knit at a tighter gauge to ensure the shape remains proud while clever construction continues the shape right to the very top.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A cute, pert tam that sits jauntily on the head, with a folded brim and optional I-cord.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Designed exclusively for us by Woolly Wormhead, this beautiful pattern features delicate winding cables on a reverse stocking stitch background
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A gentle, slouchy Hat, with a decorative folded picot brim and horizontal eyelet ribs. The slouch is subtle and feminine, and should you prefer, is easily adjusted to different lengths.
Knitting: Hats - Other
1 of 10 patterns from the book ‘Twisted Woolly Toppers’. Patterns are provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
A gentle beret, with a garter stitch brim and zig-zagging lines that gently make their way towards the crown.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
The design consists of panels of lacey eyelets and stocking stitch, with an optional dinky I-cord for decoration. With notes for altering for smaller or larger sizes. Can be blocked or left unblocked for a choice of finish.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A charming beanie style Hat with a sideways cabled & eyelet brim. Pattern is provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a fun pattern for all ages and sizes! Pattern is provided in both written and charted format, with a schematic for the crown shaping. Decorated with mirrored cables, this is a great quick knit.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
An unusual construction resulting in a Medieval or Tudor type Hat. A Hat that will certainly get people asking how you made it!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
1 of 10 patterns from the book ‘Twisted Woolly Toppers’. Patterns are provided in both written and charted format.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Knit in the round without any purling! Soft and perky like a small Beret, this is a fun Hat to wear.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A wonderfully soft beret decorated with small strings of pretty beads travelling towards the crown. Knit in the round from the brim up, this gentle pattern is relaxing to knit. Vernalis is Latin for “of spring” and describes it’s gentle patterning perfectly.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Knitted sideways on straight needles, with short rows for shaping and kitchener for finishing, this pattern was inspired by my midwife - Vlora. A cute brimmed beret with a gentle swirl pattern.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This slouchy Hat has a lovely deep brim and a textured lacey body creating a modern and comfortable Hat. It can be worn in a number of ways for a variety of looks.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A modern, slouchy beret with a bias body and generous shape. This design echoes the styles seen on the High Street and was very popular with my young cousin who modelled for me!
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A stylish, perky cap that looks great with either a variegated or plain dyed yarn.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Using bias knitting techniques, this beret has panels of eyelets and simple cables forming gentle swirls.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A gentle slouchy come rasta Hat, neither a beanie or a beret but somewhere inbetween, using simple lace for the brim and picot edge for detail. Wonderful in solid and variegated yarns alike.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Beret, Tam
Slouchy hats and berets have been having a come back, and so they should! No more squashed hair after taking your hat off, the casual nature of such hats is perfect for the modern lifestyle. But what if you have big hair? Or fancy something with a bit more room and extra drape to keep you fresh this spring?
Crochet: Tutorial, Hats - Other
Not an exact pattern, as these Hats are freeform, so this is a pattern guide come tutorial outlining a way of working, relevant techniques, joining and generally how I go about making my Spiral Hats. The techniques can be adapted for just about anything, yet lend themselves wonderfully to headwear - I have seen some wonderful Hats made from this...