With the cold Winter months comes the ability to knit some of the best and cutest patterns. For someone like me who lives in Colorado, these knits will keep you warm until the long Winter ends somewhere around May. And for those in warmer climates, these accessories can accompany you on those rainy Spring days or cool Summer nights. These patterns are also great, quick knits for any other Winter holiday or birthday you might need a gift for. And did I mention, these patterns are all free?!
Get your knit on with the following Top 10 Winter Knitting Accessory Patterns for you or someone special who needs a good knitted gift in their life.
1. Amy March’s Slippers By Tiny Owl Knits
You can’t really go wrong with Tiny Owl Knits and these slippers are no different. With a touch of elegance, and a lot of warmth, these slippers are great for any age and will keep your feet warm for many Winters to come. Click the picture above or click HERE for the free pattern!
2. Wintering By Kamila Janiszewska
The word Winter is even in the pattern name! This rustic shawl is a perfect Winter knit, pairing bulking yarn with loose stitching to give a light but warm addition to your collection. Knitters have done this pattern in all sorts of scrumptious colors which you can see on Ravelry while you’re downloading the pattern HERE.
3. Basic Children’s Mittens By Elizabeth Durand
With plenty of snowy days right around the corner any kid would be happy to wear adorably warm mittens made just for him/her. Make them solid, variegated, and everything in between when you get the pattern HERE
4. Mayne Island Hat By Caitlin Ffrench
Let me just say, it’s difficult to pick only one favorite by Caitlin Ffrench as she has tons of great patterns. So I’m going to cheat a little bit by pretending that these few patterns by Caitlin are actually just one… You can get her pattern for the Mayne Island Hat HERE.
A Loved Thing Pattern HERE
Bigger Than Small Cowl HERE
Something Lovely Cowl HERE
And just check out all her other amazing patterns while you’re at it. Click on the links or click on any of her photos above to be taken to her Ravelry page.
5. Waterlily Leg Warmers By Andi Clark
LOVE these leg warmers. The color is great, and the weight is perfect when you want to wear a dress and boots but the temperatures are way too low. Just seeing this picture and these leg warmers makes me want to ride a horse. Get the pattern HERE. Horse not included;)
6. Center Row Lace Headband by Mary Shaw
For the person who just can’t commit to a full hat, here is a great alternative! This awesome ear warmer also doubles as a neck warmer! Pretty, lacey, and useful? Done and done! Get the pattern on the Rewind Knits blog HERE
7. Knotty Gloves by Julia Mueller
These gloves are beautiful in any color variation. They are so fancy yet comfortable and the cables add such a unique flare. Knit a pair for yourself, or someone worth knitting cables for, by downloading the pattern HERE
8.Baby Scarf Pattern by Liesl Gibson
For anyone that has, or knows children, you probably know two things. 1. Kids lose things with amazing talent to the point that they are never, ever found again, leaving you scratching your head saying things like, “if I were a sock, where would I be?” And 2. Long scarves aren’t really great for kids due to safety and choking hazards. This scarf manages to cover both of these! This Baby Scarf Pattern is practical and cuts down on their chances of losing it! So adorable, warm, and rated “Beginner” on Ravelry, this pattern is a must for anyone who wants to keep their adorable babies warm, stylish and safe this winter. Find this wonderful pattern HERE
9. Men’s Convertible Gloves and Thumbs by Steph Thomson
There’s a tendency in the knitting world but men love knitted gifts too! These gloves are pretty great because they are manly while still being versatile enough to wear for practical happenings. Get the pattern for these manly gloves HERE
10. Warm Winter Coat by Pickles
Last, but certainly not least, is this dazzling coat pattern by Pickles. It’s so stunning, loose, and best of all, warm for Winter. This picture makes me want to knit until this coat is done and cozy up in my newly knitted oversized coat with some nice big socks and a nice big cup of Mama To Be Tea. You don’t have to do any of that but at the very least download the pattern HERE and enjoy an awesome Winter, looking fab and staying warm!
Do you have any favorite free Winter patterns? Post links to them below to share the patterns that get you through the cold months!