Hats are one of winter’s favorite projects. They work up quickly, can be worn by everyone, and give you a reason to buy and try more yarn. Plus, pom poms. Where else are you going to put fun and playful pom poms? As we transition into Winter, hat patterns are taking over Ravelry’s “New To Ravelry” filter. There are hats in every style, but ribbed beanies are in the spotlight. Worked with a tight gauge, these four hats offer warmth, texture, and sturdy slouches so that they’re easy and warm to wear.

Sammen by M.Patmos

In collaboration with fashion brand M.Patmos, the Sammen hat is a modern take on the classic fisherman’s beanie. Knit this hat from the bottom up with bulky weight yarn in two colors. Switch colors about halfway through the knitting process to create a color block look for this sturdy, yet slouchy hat.

Wintery Hat by Venera Sharipova

Available in English and Russian instructions, this hat features a 2×2 rib that travels from bottom to top. The ribbing, however, takes a temporary detour around the crown as it twists into cables with other ribbed columns. Knit this slouchy hat in one of 3 sizes with DK weight yarn.

Tamias Hat by Emily Greene

Part of Brooklyn Tweed’s Holiday 20 collection, this classic ribbed beanie is given a chic look one row stripes that wrap around the head from brim to crown. Choose high contrast colorways of fingering weight yarn to knit this hat in either beanie or watchcap lengths.

Chain Hat by Svetlana Kochkina

With worsted weight yarn and a 4.0 mm crochet hook, cast on this crochet hat that gives ribbed columns a cool, textured look. Work this hat flat from side to side before seaming into a classic hat shape. Add extra length to give the hat a bit of slouch.