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Free knitting pattern: The Vilja Beanie

// The downloadable PDF-version of this pattern is now available on my Etsy shop! //

Coucou everyone! I can’t tell you how nice it feels to be back to knitting and writing patterns – after a hectic spring at the university it’s exactly what I need in my life! For this pattern, I took The Hilla Beanie and edited it a little and the result is yet another beanie full of texture, squish and delicious cables – so here it finally is, The Vilja Beanie!

vilja beanie

This pattern combines a bulky yarn, cables and double seed stitch, and once you get past the double brim it’ll basically take you no time to finish so you can definitely add this beanie to your instant gratification project list!

vilja beanie

If at any point you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment on this post or send me an email at kati@katimaaria.com!

Also if you share a picture of the beanie on Instagram, please tag me @katimaariaknits and use the hashtag #viljabeanie – I can’t wait to see your designs! You may also sell the finished product but please give credit to the designer.

Find this pattern on Ravelry by clicking here!

So get your yarn and needles ready and let’s get started!

vilja beanie

Measurements

One size (adult): height with the brim folded 25 cm/9.8 inches, circumference approximately 55-57 cm/21-22.5 inches

Materials

  • 6mm/US 10 circular needles (Ø 40cm/16”) OR any needles to obtain the gauge
  • Approximately 130m/142 yards of light bulky weight (#5) yarn, here are my recommendations!
    • The Petite Wool by We Are Knitters, click here for the yarn!
    • Phil Looping by Phildar, click here for the yarn!
  • Gauge: 10×10 cm/4×4″ of stockinette stitch with 6mm/US 10 needles = 14 stitches, 18 rows
  • Cable needle or extra DPN
  • Tapestry needle
  • 6mm/US 10 DPNs for decreasing
  • Optional:
    • Extra yarn for pompom + pompom maker

Abbreviations

K = Knit
P = Purl
C2F = Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave in front of work. Knit 4 stitches, then knit 2 stitches from cable needle
C4B = Slip 4 stitches onto cable needle and leave in back of work. Knit 2 stitches, then knit 4 stitches from cable needle
K2Tog = Knit 2 stitches together

Brim

Cast on 72 stitches on your 6mm/US 10 circular needles.

Knit stockinette stitch (knit all stitches) for 32 rounds or until brim measures 15cm/5.9 inches and then follow the instructions on Stephanie’s blog on how to flip and attach the double brim!

Beanie

Rounds with cable turns are emphasized.

Round 1: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K7, P1, K6* repeat all around
Round 2: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K7, P1, K6* repeat all around
Round 3: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K6, P1, K6* repeat all around
Round 4: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K6, P1, K6* repeat all around
Round 5: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K7, P1, K6* repeat all around
Round 6: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, C2F, P1, C4B* repeat all around
Round 7: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K6, P1, K6* repeat all around
Round 8: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K6, P1, K6* repeat all around
Round 9: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K7, P1, K6* repeat all around
Round 10: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K7, P1, K6* repeat all around
Round 11: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K6, P1, K6* repeat all around
Round 12: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, C2F, P1, C4B* repeat all around

Repeat rounds 1-12 once more, knitting them a total of 2 times. Finish by knitting rounds 1-6 for a total of 30 rounds in the body of the beanie before starting the decreases (this way, you’ll knit 5 cable turns).

Decreasing

Round 1: *K2, K2Tog* repeat all around (stitch count after round: 54 sts)

  • Change to 6mm / US 10 DPNs after the first decrease round and divide the stitches evenly onto 3 needles (18 sts/needle)

Round 2: Knit all stitches
Round 3: *K1, K2Tog* repeat all around (stitch count after round: 36 sts)
Round 4: Knit all stitches
Round 5: *K2Tog* repeat all around (stitch count after round: 18 sts)
Round 6: *K2Tog* (stitch count after round: 9 sts)

Cut yarn, thread the tapestry needle and pull through remaining 9 stitches, tighten and secure the end well by weaving in on the wrong side of the work.

And as simple as that, your Hilla Beanie is ready!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the pattern and will be returning to the design in the future as well!

xx, Kati

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