February is a strange month. Not because it has fewer days or sometimes has an extra one, but because of the weather. The temps are up and down, the sky can go from sunny to cloudy in a moment’s notice, and sometimes it’s hard to know if its rain or snow falling from the sky (well, here in Atlanta, at least). So, this weekend, we’re knitting hats. These quick accessories give us some instant gratification in the finished object department and can freshen up an outfit that may have been worn out this season. And because our skies have been too grey this month, we have chosen multicolor knit hats to brighten up our lives. Grab some color from your stash and treat yourself to a Leap Year cast on!

Vold by Jean-Philippe Cliche

Featured in Woolfolk Wool Elements III, Vold is a three-color hat that combines bold angular sections with vertical, ribbed stripes. It is worked from the bottom-up and in the round, using intarsia techniques. It is fitted around the brim but has a tall profile to give it a bit of a slouch at the crown. With two available sizes, Vold calls for 250-400 yards of DK weight yarn.

Darby by Hayley Scharping

This hat transforms simple colorwork into a modern graphic hat that is polished and trendy. Combine two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn to knit this hat from the bottom up. Slightly slouchy and a lot of fun, this hat is one you’ll love to show off.

Valdres by Kate Running

A classic floral motif has been made modern in this hat from Kate Running. Stranded colorwork and a double-thick brim give this hat extra warmth, while the graphic pattern is nothing but cool. Written for a 19.5” sized head, choose two contrasting colorways of sport weight yarn to knit this patter from the brim-up.

Snofrost Hat by The Petite Knitter

Inspired by arctic snowflakes, this highly patterned hat is mesmerizing. The floats from the stranded colorwork and the fold-up brim offer extra warmth, while the modern motif offers extreme wearability. Never get bored as you knit this DK weight hat from the bottom up.