Hats for Gifts and a Contest!

Now is the time of year when we start thinking about some quick holiday gift knits, right? So today, I wanted to share a few fun hats that our Loopy Customers have submitted for Camp, Loopy Academy, and the Loopy Knights Challenge.

Beth’s Doe Ears Hat out of Malabrigo Rios


Janet’s Beeswax Hat out of Madelinetosh Vintage

Cammy’s Amber Duet Hat out of Illimani Baby Llama

Holly’s Dapperly Dashing Hat out of Cascade 220 Superwash

Michelle’s Owls Hat out of Malabrigo Rios

Cindy’s Drizzle Hat out of Madelinetosh DK

Rebecca’s Pasha Hat out of Malabrigo Arroyo

Susan’s Rikke Hat out of Into the Whirled Dresden DK

Teresa’s Lake Reed Hat out of Cascade Ultra Pima

Kalyn’s Anemone Hat out of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted

I hope you found a few hats in that bunch to get you inspired. It’s a knitted or crocheted item that most everyone appreciates!

We have winners from last week’s blog contest. Congratulations to Mareike Kruse and Vicki Cline. Please email us (support@theloopyewe.com) with your address, and we’ll get these shipped out to you.

Here are the two books we have to give away this week. Leave a comment below to be entered. The question for this week is: Do you have a favorite hat pattern for gift knitting? (Also, let us know if you have a book preference, should you win!)

I knit a Cold Brew Hat this year and it was so fun to pick colors, and work up. The pattern changes often enough that you never get bored. I also made matching mitts, and then made three Cold Brew Cowls. I really did enjoy working on those patterns!

I also love the Field of Wildflowers pattern (for mixing up colors in a pretty multi-colored skein), and the Knit Night Hat, which is also pretty in a multi-color.

Here are this week’s books for giveaway:

Have a great Monday –

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew


  1. I don’t have a favourite hat (yet!) but I love TCKs idea to swatch colourwork with a hat. So this Christmas, I’m trying out a “Spotlight” hat, using their Anthology hat/cowl pattern. We’ll see how it goes!

    I’d love either book!

  2. I just go with sockyarn in variations of a 3×3 rib pattern. I like them because they are small – they look like a cozy for a soda can, but stretch out to fit even large heads. That makes them easy to stick into a back pocket or purse. I’d prefer the Knitscene book,. Thanks.

  3. I will have to admit, my one attempt at a hat came out looking like a witch’s hat (wasn’t supposed to).

  4. My favorite hat to knit for everyone is the Snappy Hat by Corrina Ferguson. I recommend it to everyone.

    I would prefer the Best of Knitscene.

  5. I love Pinstripe Slouch Hat by Veronica Avery for fingering hats, but guys love the 1898 Hat for winter. I’d like the motifs book.

  6. I love Pinstripe Slouch Hat by Veronik Avery for fingering hats, but guys love the 1898 Hat for winter. I’d like the motifs book.

  7. I like ribbed hats for children where the bottom can be doubled up for added warmth over the ears. Plus you can get several years of wear as they grow.

  8. I’ve only made a few hats, and none of them fit very well. I actually have one knit right now that I need to rip out because it’s very big and the brim isn’t tight enough to stay on my head. So, yeah, no favorites yet. I did knit a pumpkin hat years ago, that fits, and that I love, but I only wear it around Halloween.

    The Best of Knitscene.

  9. I don’t have a specific hat pattern for gifting – when I knit a gift it’s usually because the pattern is something specifically for the person. I’d love the Best of Knitscene book! 🙂

  10. I’ve been making Barley from leftover DK and Barley Light from leftover fingering for our church mitten/hat tree. It works up fast and has multiple sizes in the patterns. The Best of Knitscene would be my pick.

  11. My favorite “Go To Hat” for men and kids is the 1898 Hat.
    When it comes to the women on my gift list I like to try a pattern I haven’t done before— there are so many pretty ones to there to choose from! I have a Cold Brew hat and cowl set planned for someone on my list this year!

    If I should be lucky enough to win — either book would be great!

  12. I knit a few anemone hats for my young neighbor when she lost her hair to chemo treatments- In pink, her favorite color. They helped her to smile.
    Either book would be a welcome addition to my library.

  13. I haven’t knit hats for quite a while, but I’ve been playing with a simple K2P2 rib to show off some beautiful hand dyed yarn. I would love to win the Knitscene book.

  14. I mostly knit for charity and a sockhead hat is one of my favorites. So many beautiful yarns to choose from, and great mindless knitting to boot!
    The knitscene book looks like a winner

  15. I don’t have a favorite hat pattern as hubby likes only plain, no patterns. The Knitscene book is the one I favor.

  16. I like making the Big Chunky Comfy Hat with Malabrigo Rasta. That yarn is incredibly warm even in below zero temperatures!

  17. My favorite hat pattern right now is Cardomom Coffee. It’s stunning in any colour combination and you can use leftover yarns for some of the colourwork!

  18. Ann Norling #54, Spiral Rib Hat. Quick, easy, looks so cool in self striping or gradient yarns. Multiple sizes, multiple yarn weights. Knitscene.☺

  19. I crochet hats for gifting too. I like to constantly challenge myself and try the more time consuming patterns for those I love! 🙂

  20. I don’t really have a favorite hat pattern. It’s not my favorite thing to knit. My family doesn’t wear them either. The Knitscene book looks great.

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