The temperatures might still be blazing hot, but there’s nothing like a knitted hat to get you excited about the upcoming Fall season. Hats offer equal parts of fashion and function to your wardrobe, allowing you to add as much or as little color, interest, or playfulness to an outfit while keeping you warm. Plus, these quick-to-knit projects can be great stash busters, add a quick tick to your finishing object column, or make a great gift. Today, we off 4 fun, new hat projects that have us counting down the days to cooler temperatures!

“Crux Hat” by Carina Spencer

This understated beauty is proof that fashion and function can co-exist. “Crux Hat” is worked in a two-color slipped stitch pattern to be reversible and warm. The pattern offers instructions for two different gauges – fingering weight or worsted weight – and two different styles – beanie or slouch. With these options, you may want to knit an option for every season and outfit.

“Honey Study Hat” by Andrea Mowry

This pattern was originally released with Taproot‘s Issue 30 and is now available as an individual download for the first time. Use sport weight yarn to create this highly textured and super wearable hat. Explore different techniques, including Honey Comb cables and brioche, as you knit this slightly slouchy hat that will no doubt bring in all the compliments each time you wear it.

“Hope Hat” by Andrea Cull

A beautiful hat with a big impact, 100% of sales of the “Hope Hat” are donated to the Seattle-based Elizabeth Gregory Home that provides hats, scarves, and gloves to homeless women, along with other supportive programs. The hat, knit from brim-to-crown and features interesting, all-over texture. Knit this hat with 200-220 yards of fingering weight yarn in either the small or large size. While knit on tiny needles – the pattern calls for sizes US 0 and US 2 – relish in each stitch that is directly impacting the life of a woman in need.

“Coral Leaves Hat” by AbbyeKnits

This bottom up hat features a beautiful all-over lace pattern that resmble leaves. Choose a solid color of fingering weight yarn to work this light weight, textured hat that is slightly slouchy and totally wearable. Available in sizes small or large to fit adult heads sized 21″- 24″ around.