Top off your steampunk or Victorian style with these knitting patterns for hats, mitts, spats, neckwarmers, and more. Great for costumes, cosplay, or everyday fashion statements. Most patterns are free.
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Tudor Roses Collar
Buttoned collar with ruffles is a stylish way to keep warm. Great for steampunk and other historical costumes as well as an everyday statement. Sizes S, L. Aran weight yarn (one skein for small size). Designed by Grace Karen Burns.
Mad Tea Party Fingerless Mitts
The ruffled cuff of these mitts can be worn folded down or up over the wrist. Inspired by steampunk and Alice in Wonderland. Includes a version with the ruffled cuff omitted. Designed by Laura Ahlstedt.
Victorian inspired pullover with smocking and ruffles that's perfect for steampunk, cosplay, or costumes. Designed by ADHD Knitting. Worsted weight yarn.
Victorian Neck Cozy
High necked Victorian style capelet designed by Wendy Johnson.
Designed by Dagmar Mora, these fingerless mitts are knit flat and wrapped around the hand to imitate spats. The feather and fan lace gives a lovely texture that showcases variegated yarn well, yet also works well with solid yarn. Sizes: Women’s S[M, L]
Devant la cheminée
Mona NicLeoid’s legwarmers feature a simple faux cable pattern and cute ruffles. FYI, the name of the pattern means “In front of the chimney” in French though the pattern is in English.
This fitted waistcoat by SweaterBabe features scroll lace and nipped-in waist. Its flattering fit and details have inspired several Ravelrers to incorporate it in their steampunk dress. XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
Knitted Wool Top Hat
Felix Thadeus Cucumber’s felted top hat is easily customizable. Be sure to check out the different projects at the Ravelry page. Pictured project by SquidWidget
Shetland Lace Jabot and Cuffs
Joannie Newsome designed this lace jabot and matching cuffs. The lace is charted (no written directions) but you can substitute your own lace pattern if you wish.
Lee Juvan was inspired by Edwardian undergarments to design modern bloomers that are great for lounging, pajama parties, or cosply. Pictured project by sputnik who added stripes and other modifications.
More Free Patterns
Spick and Spats
Madelaine Pippa Bartlett’s version of spats features baby cables and a picot edge. Can also be worn with the top folded down in a cuff.
Corset Fingerless Mitts
Penelope Privett’s handwarmers are inspired by corset design and easy to make. Pictured project by CiaraNiamh
Monarch Lyon Hat
Perfect for Aeronauts! Veronica O’Neil’s aviator style hat features ridges, ear flaps and button embellishments. Pictured project by kolorswkrayons
Veronica O’Neil’s neck wrap features a ruffled peplum cowl, contrasting trim and ribbon laces for a romantic Victorian feel.
Mini Felted Fascinator Hats
Chris Wass designed two styles of mini hats including a fedora and bowler Pictured project by maigret who modified pattern to create a top hat. Finished hats will be around 4 inches in diameter.
Front Panel Sweater
Caitlin ffrench’s cardigan jacket features a front overlay that reminds me of aviators or a mechanized style. If you don’t want to knit the whole sweater, she suggests knitting the panel and sewing it on your favorite sweater pattern. Knit in super bulky yarn for a fast knit.
Quick lace choker that will dress up any outfit by Erin Ruth. Pictured project by Zefiryn
Zoe Bogner’s spats pattern can dress up any style of shoe or boot. Pictured project by BinaryGoddess who added stripes and a cuff.
E. A. Kelley’s hat is a perfect way to top off your outfit.
Steam Punk Socks
These ankle-less socks with a cuff based on Victorian vandyke lace were designed by Crinoline Robot and would have been sexy in Victorian times!
Patterns for Purchase
Lady of the Lake Parasol or Shawl
Circular lace with a ruffled edge that can be attached to an umbrella frame to make a parasol or worn on its own as a stunning shawl. Size 51 inches (130cm) in diameter plus ruffles. Designed by Lotta Groeger. Light Fingering weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and intallcotton.
Beautiful Victorian/Medieval hybrid sleeved mantelet pattern is all in one piece and two layers. S,M,L and fits busts 36”-40”
Steampunk Gears Scarf and Cowl
Reversible doubleknit cowl or scarf with gear motifs. Designed by Tania Richter. Fingering weight yarn.
Steampunk inspired full-circular capelet pays homage to the geometry of gears. Named after the curve that forms the contact edge of gear teeth, its lower edging consists of twenty-four teeth. The square neckline represents a gear’s square axle opening. Four “spokes” are separated by lace Panels suggestive of rotational motion. Garter ridges and eyelets provide texture and laciness, but with an industrial feel. Designed by Lana Holden. Fingering weight yarn.
Steampunk Collar and Cuffs
This capelet and wristwwarmers fit perfectly with both the industrial and Victorian themes associated with the Steampunk Genre. The ruffled, close-fitting neckline of the collar and cuff edge ncrease dramatically in “spokes” that create a flirty ruffled effect at the outer edge. The cuffs can also be worn as spats. Designed by Jodie Gordon Lucas. Fingering weight yarn. Patterns for collar and cuff sold separately.
Dragon Paws Fingerless Mitts
Fantastical Victorian bejeweled hand warmers with pointed ruffles resembling the graceful sweep of Dragon Wings. Designed by Deborah Pym Harowitz. Fingering weight yarn.
Bottom-up, seamless-yoke sweater, featuring awesome gadgetry colorwork and three-quarter length sleeves.
Robin Melanson’s version of the classic undergarment is pretty enough to be worn on the outside.
Lace fingerless mitts designed with ribbing for versatile fit.
Cameo Spencer Jacket
Cropped sweater knit bottom up with set in puffed sleeves by Sarra Loew is one of the 24 steampunk inspired patterns in Needles and Artifice.
Legacy Frock Coat
Close-fitting shrug by Sarra Loew features cozy long sleeves and long tail with an open front that frames and flatters. One of the 24 steampunk inspired patterns in Needles and Artifice.
The Master and Commander Cap and Cowl
Every airship commander needs this brimmed hat and and cowl with gull-wing cables and a gears-tooth picot bind off by Jessica Glein