There’s no denying it now, we’re definitely into cozy season. So many people I know love fall. I appreciate it, but it is a short season here in Edmonton and I prefer the heat and the laziness of summer days. I can definitely appreciate some warm and cozy accessories to warm up with. Who doesn’t love to be bundled up and cozy against the chilly fall or winter wind? I’ve found a bunch of great knit and crochet patterns for you to make to keep yourself and your loved ones warm as the cold weather approaches. Most of these are smaller items, requiring just one skein of yarn and work up quickly, so they make perfect gifts for relatives or friends who would love to have a beautiful handmade gift from you! Check out these cozy patterns!
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The Pinewoods Cowl from Wild Sapling is a gorgeous textured neck warmer that uses worsted or light worsted weight yarn to show the stunning stitch definition. While it looks complex, the pattern is made up of simple stitches, so if you are an advanced beginner/intermediate crocheter, this cowl will be perfect for you! This one-size neck warmer also comes with instructions for customizing the size according to your preferences. You’ll want to make a bunch of these in different colours. Buy the pattern here.
For a little bit of Scandinavian whimsy, try out this Crochet Pixie Hat Pattern from ilze Boutique. Perfect to wear around the holidays, this adorably gnome shaped hat with a cute little pointy end is such a fun hat to make and wear. Your little elf is going to love it! Get the pattern here.
This is probably not the first time you’ve seen this Easy Pocket Shawl Crochet Pattern from Knot Yourself Out. I’m in a few crochet groups on Facebook, and let me tell you, this pattern is making the rounds! People love their pocket shawls! Even my mom sent it to me! I mean, when your pants get denied proper pockets, at least we can make a scarf/shawl that makes up for it! Keep yourself warm in your chilly office and have a toasty spot to warm your hands with this cozy pocket shawl. Pick up this pattern here.
If you need even more warmth, check out the E-motion Poncho Knitting Pattern from Vi Talina Craft. This pattern includes sizes from 2-3 years all the way up to adult XXL, so you can make one for the whole family! Or adorable mommy & me ponchos! Such a fun gift for a special mom & kid in your life! I love the different textures on this poncho. I think I should find some fun hand-dyed yarn and make myself one this winter! This pattern is easy to follow and is perfect for the advanced beginner. Let this be your first garment project! The easy fit makes it a perfect first garment for a beginner knitter wanting to expand their skills. Get the pattern here.
If you’re liking the hood, but not the full-on poncho, try out the Wild Oleander Hooded Scarf Crochet Pattern from Wickedly Handmade. The multi-coloured yarn used in this example is so fun, but it can easily be made in a solid colour, with or without fringe. The pattern includes 4 sizes, from baby to adult, as well as a modification for a shorter cowl version. If you are an intermediate crocheter, you will enjoy making this gorgeous hooded scarf! Buy the pattern here.
If you are a beginner and want something a little simpler, but still just as stylish, check out the Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern from Just Be Crafty Shop. This gorgeous mustard colour is totally my jam! The cowl is designed to be over-sized, so you can wrap it around your neck two or three times for a luxurious, warm feel! This makes a quick last-minute handmade gift idea for a friend or colleague. Find the pattern here.
This little Zigzag Mommy and Me Cowl Crochet Pattern from Kathy’s Crochet Closet makes another great pattern to make handmade gifts! Using just 1 skein of worsted weight yarn, this cute textured zigzag cowl works up quickly and also has a matching hat pattern that you can make as well! The pattern includes instructions to make this neck warmer in three sizes: adult, child and toddler. Get the cowl pattern here.
A collection of cozy patterns wouldn’t be complete without some hats, amiright? This Amber Beanie Crochet Pattern by The Easy Design is so gorgeous with its striking textured argyle pattern. This easy pattern comes with detailed instructions to make this beautiful hat in toddler, child, teen and adult sizes, so you can make one for the whole family! I love the stitch pattern included here that really closes up the holes that are typically created by crochet, making this a warm and cozy toque for winter! And you can’t forget to top it off with a gorgeous, fluffy faux fur pompom. These are my favourites. Buy this pattern here.
If you have your own messy bun of a pompom, then The Honey Bun Hat Crochet Pattern from Wildwood Designs ME is for YOU. You’ll love keeping your ears warm and keeping your hair up and out of your way this winter by making one of these cozy and hats with room for your top knot. This is another easy pattern to check out so get this pattern here.
The Everest Crochet Beanie Pattern from ruby webbs is a lovely textured crocheted hat pattern that works up fast with super bulky size 6 yarn. The pattern includes 3 sizes as well as 4 short video clips to help with the more complicated steps. If you like that fun, crinkled pompom, you can pick up one here. Get this cute pattern here.
I haven’t forgotten the knitters! This Classic Slouchy Beanie Knitting Pattern from Green Mountain Crochet is super quick and easy to knit up as well. It’s the perfect pattern to highlight a gorgeous colourway of yarn and top it off with a fantastic faux fur pompom. Pick up this pattern here.
For a little bit of whimsy on your little one (or your own head), make this Owl Ways Hat Knitting Pattern from Katy Tricot. This cozy and practical hat, adorned with this sweet little owl and fun tassels will keep your precious one warm and make strangers smile. It’s a quick and easy project made with bulky yarn and is perfect for the advanced beginner knitter. Find this adorable pattern here.
I love how the Sidewinder Beanie Knitting Pattern from Aspen Leaf Knits does such a great job of highlighting this beautiful super bulky yarn. This unique pattern includes options to make this stunning hat with either super bulky yarn (weight 6) or bulky yarn (weight 5). So grab one of those gorgeous skeins of yarn you’ve been saving and this beautiful pattern here and get knitting!
Finally, if you’re looking for a simple, but subtly gorgeous winter hat, the Charleswood Beanie Knitting Pattern from Knits N Knots Wpg is just the thing. This double-brim beanie pattern is easy to follow and makes a warm and cozy hat for anyone. This pattern uses worsted weight yarn, so it’s perfect to use up some of your stash. Find this easy pattern here.
I hope you feel inspired and prepared to create some warm and cozy accessories this fall to make as gifts or to keep your own self warm. Grab one of these patterns today or pin it for later!