With winter temperatures and the holidays heading our way, we are all knitting with intention. We’re finishing the sleeves on the sweaters we’ve pushed (albeit lovingly) pushed aside and furiously making the latest accessories we’ll need to brave the cold, all while trying to sneak in some gift knits for others. What if we found a pattern that checks off some of these boxes and helps you whittle down your stash? Today, we share four hats for every head – two crochet and two knit – that are easy to make, and can be made with yarn in your stash. Keep heads warm while making room in your stash for new, shinny skeins in the new year. What could be better than that?!

Color Block Beanie by Claire Borchardt

A classic stitch pattern imagined into a modern hat, the Color Block Beanie is one you will want to knit and wear over and over again. With two colors of DK weight yarn knit this color block hat with a ribbed stitch pattern from the bottom up. Mix and match your favorite colors and make one for all the heads in your family to wear this winter.

World’s Easiest Hat by Tiina Huhtaniemi

Could the easiest hat in the world be one that is also be the stash buster you’ve been waiting for? This slouchy hat is knit with 219 yards of fingering weight yarn, giving you the opportunity to use a favorite single skein, a mini skein pack, or scraps from previous projects. But it doesn’t stop there. The pattern also includes instructions for sport and dk weights, too.

Better Together Slouchy by Janet Pippin

Crocheters can also add an everyday, color blocked hat to their wardrobes with the Better Together Slouchy. With a comfortable slouchy and warm texture, this hat calls for about 150 yards of Aran weight yarn. Crochet it in-the-round, from the bottom up for you and your partner.

Winter Bliss Togue by Sentry Box Designs

Hold two yarns together – a sport and a lace weight – or just grab a skein of worsted weight wool to crochet this textured hat with folded brim. The classic herringbone stitch adds subtle patterned detail to the hat, while also adding an element of warmth. Make one for the smallest or largest of heads, but whoever you make it for…don’t forget the pom pom.