Top 12 cool, custom and DIY hats

Keep your noggin toasty with these cool, custom and handmade hats. Find everything from cosy knitted hats to fancy berets in our fab titfer checklist…


Most of us have last year’s floppy felt hat tucked behind the wardrobe. Give it 2014 trendy update with a simple scalloped edge. Follow Becky and The Pink Samurai’s hat tutorial here.


Get your custom colour knitted hat from Juream Box. Want a bold and contrast look like the one above? Choose complementary colours: brunettes, pair with blues; red heads, go green; and blonde lovelies select your favourite purples.

Floral cap

Keep your floral hat on! This rosey snapback by Joyrich is available from ASOS.


Embrace the chilly weather with The Merrythought DIY Winter Hat tutorial.


Make your little pixies a sweet knitted bonnet pattern by Hilary Frazier.


Try this Eugenia Kim hat from Liberty London when your collection needs a playful boost. Updated for winter in wool felt, this much-loved beret style will give any outfit a touch of feline fun.


Knit your own beanie with Wool and the Gang’s Gobi Beanie kit which include two balls of Shiny Happy Cotton yarn. Win!

Vintage turban cross over hat

Here’s a vintage-inspired number we love: the turban cross over knitted hat with a chunky knot from ASOS.


Sneak the BF’s forgotten trucker hat and pep it up with vintage florals – he’ll never know.


This handmade women’s cloche hat is lined with Liberty print fabric and the finishing details include a decorative band and two wooden buttons. Get it from Moaning Minnie.


We find cloche hats quite captivating; we adore their charismatic and glamourous qualities. Here’s a second one from Etsy seller TUTU Handmade Hats.


Get the fabric paint out and turn floppy straw hats into a sweet delicacies. Get the full doughnut hat tutorial from DIY Studio.

Crochet hat fedora

This hat list was inspired by our crochet fedora hat project in issue 43 (pictured above). Turn to page 81 for the crochet hat pattern or buy Mollie Makes 43 now.

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