Whether you’re a knitting expert or just getting started, this hobby is a great skill to have around into the chillier months. Not only is it one of the coziest ways to be productive on a cold winter’s day, but who doesn’t love flaunting a hand-knit scarf, hat or bag? And with every color of the rainbow to choose for your next masterpiece, you can easily fill your wardrobe with big, chunky knit accessories in all your favorite shades. To get you started, give you some inspo and provide a little eye candy, here are 16 gorgeous knit crafts you can make all by yourself.


1. Mosaic Cowl: Use any collection of shades your heart desires for this pretty patterned scarf. Try ombre shades of your fave color. (via Pam Powers Knits)


2. Geometric Art: Who said knitting was only for clothes? Use extra scraps of thread and embroidery mesh to make this bright, easy artwork for any room. (via She Makes a Home)


3. Knitted Cinch: This hybrid accessory is both a thick headband and a cute lil’ cowl. It’s also a great project for all the beginner knitters out there. (via Craft Snob)


4. Hipster Hat: Still looking for the perfect slouchy hat but can’t find it in your favorite color? Make one yourself with this oh-so-easy pattern. (via Hedge Hog Fibres)


5. “Lucy” Hat: Think newsboy cap with a feminine twist. Bonus points to this knit for covering the ears, keeping ’em toasty and looking stylish while doing so. (via Knitting Daily)


6. Shoppers Bag: Knit this quick ‘n’ easy shoppers bag for your next weekend project. It’s a great farmers’ market tote to fit all your produce and goodies. (via We Are Knitters)


7. Fingerless Gloves: Perfect for keeping your hands warm (and your fingers free) as you knit even more awesome things! (via Kollabora)


8. Triple Luxe Cowl: We want nothing more than to sink into this super cozy scarf every day from October ’til March. Is that too much to ask? (via All About Ami)


9. Cable Crown Headband: Finally, a chic, knitted headband that won’t break the bank. This simple craft only takes a few hours and can be made with scraps from other projects. (via Margo Knits)


10. Elfin Hats: These cute pointed caps are a great gift for the little ones in your life. But then again, they’d look pretty adorable on just about anyone. (via Purl Bee)


11. Newgrange Mittens: This project is a bit more advanced, but if you’re a a novice knitter (or willing to take on a challenge) it’s a great project to get you through the winter. Plus that pattern is simply stunning. (via Just Crafty Enough)


12. Knit Headscarf: Fake the classy wrapped scarf look with this wide-knit headband. No one will know the difference. (via Wardrobe Recycle)


13. Chevron Baby Blanket: Yes, your favorite pattern can be transformed into a bright blanket for the new babe in your family. This is a great long-term project to work on, and keep warm with, during the winter. (via Dana Made It)


14. Darnforth Pullover: A cozy turtleneck/sweater vest/hoodie is just what you need to fight off the cold. (via Ravelry)


15. Knit Headbands: Nothing is stopping you, or us, from making this easy headband in just about every color combo you can think of. It’s the perfect accessory for looking stylish and staying warm in the snow. (via The Homesteady)


16. Giant Snowy Owl: We just adore this silly stuffed animal. Give one as a gag gift to a friend, or keep it for yourself to snuggle with. (via Purl Bee)

Which of these awesome knitty crafts are you eager to cozy up with? Got any ideas of your own that you’re planning on knitting up? Tell us in the comments below!