National Park Inspired
Fun and original knitted beanie patterns inspired by the beauty of the U.S. National Parks, States, and Seasons
SEVEN GREAT REASONS TO KNIT A HAT NOW
1. They're fast.
Small projects (like hats) provide a quicker sense of accomplishment between larger projects. With worsted or DK weight yarn and a cast on of about 100 stitches, most designs can be made in a couple of evenings.
2. They make wonderful gifts.
For any occasion, any time of year! Especially thoughtful for outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who loves the national parks. Work them in between your bigger projects and you'll have several gifts ready to go before you know it!
3. The perfect time to try a new skill
Are you new to cables? Never tried stranded color-work? Unsure about "fancy" stitch patterns? Hats are the perfect project for you. What better time to try something new than on a small project? See how you feel about the technique without the time and $$ commitment of a larger project.
4. You can practice working with charts
If you've never worked with charts before (or just need a little more practice before tackling that sweater), these hats are a great place to start. Our charts are large, color coded where needed, and easy to read.
5. They're a great way to use up your stash or that one skein
These designs don't have to be worked in the colors shown. They look great in almost any color combination. Get creative in using up what you have on hand.
of expensive yarn you
bought and are afraid to use
6. They're small and portable
Which means...you can take them with you on your adventures! Whether that adventure is the road trip of your dreams or a trip to the dentist, your hat project is small and portable enough to take with you.
7. They don't require any seaming or piecing together
Knitting in the round means there is nothing left to do when the project is finished except weaving in a few ends and blocking. Easy peasy!