Gorgeous Fall Hats to Make

When the cooler weather abruptly ends the summer like it has for us this year, I start thinking about making hats! Even though I’ve made many hats for our family and other friends over the years, it’s always nice to have a new handmade toque (that’s Canadian for winter hat) to keep your head warm. Check out some of the gorgeous hat patterns I found for you to make this fall.

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This gorgeous crocheted racoon hat and cowl pattern was designed by The Hat and I, a designer whose patterns I can’t get enough of! (I’m sure you’ll find many of her patterns pinned in my Hats & Headbands board!) She has so many sweet and whimsical patterns of all kinds. You should really check out her shop; you’re sure to find something in there you’ll like! Also, what’s really fun about her shop is that if you check out enough of her patterns, you can watch her beautiful little model grow up!

I’ve had this sweet and simple little kitten or fox ears beanie (that’s American for toque) pattern pinned on my Pinterest boards for a while. I need to pick up some soft baby alpaca yarn in a lovely orange colour to knit this into a fox hat for my colleague’s new baby (a girl!). And I just love how this designer (Patternery) has styled these photos! So lush and cozy!

While I am completely not a lover of candy corn for eating, it is quite fun to look at and this candy corn hat knitting pattern is no exception. This chunky pattern looks quick and easy to knit up, for some mindless knitting while waiting to pick up kids from practices this fall. Hat patterns are great projects for tucking in your purse to work on when you have a few spare minutes. They make such lovely gifts and they’re easy to travel with. And if you’ve ever wondered how to make such perfectly puffy and round pompoms, there’s a tool for that! You can get one here; I love mine! 

Knifty Knittings (the designer of the candy corn hat) has a whole bunch of gorgeous knitting patterns for you to try out. Since I often post a lot of crochet patterns, I thought I should help some of the knitters among us find some great knitting patterns!

Here is another sweet and whimsical hat pattern from Knifty Knittings: a simple little pumpkin hat pattern. While it says it’s for kids, the pattern does have instructions for all sizes up to adult. These simple patterns are perfect for new knitters, especially if you’re new to hat-making. If you’re a more advanced knitter, I’m sure you could come up with a similar pattern yourself and these make for some great ideas! However, even as a fairly accomplished knitter, I find the help of a pattern saves a lot of time and I usually end up with a better result. I’ve been trying to write my own pattern for a while, and let me tell you, pattern creation is not easy, so support your pattern designers and don’t begrudge them a few dollars for a pattern! It’s lots of work!

Last year, these slouchy & non-slouchy hats with fluffy fur pompoms were very popular and I think they will be just as popular this year. I made a bunch of pompom-topped hats last year for my kids and their friends (and myself) and we’re all still loving them. I love the diamond pattern in this Arabesque Hat Pattern by NinaBellaCo. Also, as a bonus (because a lot of designers just create patterns and not many of the finished works), if you’re not a knitter or you just don’t have time this fall, you can have one made for you!

I know I’ve shared this pattern before, but I love the design of The Teagan Beanie and it is a CROCHET pattern, which I think is amazing! This cosy hat pattern would make a great handmade gift to make! 

This Hudson’s Bay Blanket-inspired toque is so adorable! This hat is already made up, but I’m sure if you can knit, you can probably figure it out, or check out this pattern. Something about those Hudson’s Bay stripes that just shout cosy and warm snuggly fall… or is that just for Canadians?

This Uptown Girl Cloche Crochet Pattern completely says back to boarding school to me! Can’t you just picture an adorable school uniform under that hat? The strap with the button closure makes a really polished finish.

Need to improve your crochet skills for one of these projects? Check out Craftsy’s online crochet classes and learn at your own pace!

So go forth and pick yourself up a pattern and some yarn and get making some hats! Pin it for later, so you can find it again!

I just can't pick one of these gorgeous hats to make for fall! So adorable! Time to get knitting! #craftevangelist
I love this adorable sweet kitten ears knit hat pattern! It is a super simple knitting pattern, in sizes baby to adult! Such a lovely handmade gift idea! #craftevangelist
Such a sweet crochet pattern for a raccoon inspired hat & cowl! A unique and adorable little set, a perfect fall handmade gift! #craftevangelist
Such a sweet knit hat inspired by candy corn! An adorable hat in all sizes, perfect for fall! Check out this hat along with #craftevangelist's other fall hat finds!
This adorable knit pumpkin hat is simple and quick to knit, perfect for the beginner knitter! A lovely handmade gift idea for a new fall baby! Love this hat design! #craftevangelist
I love this gorgeous knitting pattern with this diamond stitch pattern and lovely fluffy pompom! Great find by #craftevangelist along with other gorgeous fall hat patterns!
Check out this great CROCHET PATTERN for this fantastic winter hat! Great project to work on this fall #yarn #crochet #pattern #hat #crafts #toque #beanie #diy
What an adorable chunky hand-knit hat! Looks like a Hudson's Bay blanket! What a sweet little hat! A perfect photo prop!
Such a cute hat pattern! Classic Cloche Hat for girls, or fold the rim and it's a bowler hat for boys! So fantastic! What a great idea! Can be made in sizes infant to adult! #theHatandI #yarn #crochet #pattern #hat #crafts #diy #crochethat

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