louna beanie
Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern: The Louna Beanie

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

Hi guys! Anybody else design only hats in the middle of summer or is it just me? Okay I know it’s definitely not only me because beanies are the best instant gratification projects and bring so much joy to my soul. So let me introduce to you The Louna Beanie, a quick, simple and fun hat that knits up in an afternoon (I’m looking at you simple brim) and makes you wish it were beanie weather already! Louna is a women’s first name in Finnish, although a relatively new one and I have yet to meet anyone with this first name!

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But back to the beanie! This design combines cables and seed stitch, do I need to say more or are you already hooked? I can’t get enough of cables and simple stitches, and my love for them will never die. If you love this design you should DEFINITELY check out all my other beanie patterns as well (Vilja, Hilla, Aava and Onni are waiting for ya)!

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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 #lounabeanie – 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!

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 Measurements

One size (adult): height approximately 21 cm/8.3 inches, circumference approximately 55-57cm/21-22.5 inches

Materials

  • 6mm/US 10 circular needles (Ø 40cm/16”) OR any needles to obtain the gauge
  • Approximately 83 m/91 yards of light bulky weight (#5) yarn, here are my recommendations!
    • The Petite Wool by We Are Knitters, 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
Tbl = Through the back loop
C6F = Left leaning cable: slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave in front of work. Knit 3 stitches, then knit 3 stitches from cable needle
C6B = Right leaning cable: slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave in the back of the work. Knit 3 stitches, then knit 3 stitches from cable needle
K2Tog = Knit 2 stitches together

Brim

Cast on 68 stitches on your 6mm/US 10 circular needles and join the work in the round.

*K1tbl, P1* all around (round 1) and repeat for another 6 times, making a total of 7 rounds for the brim.

Brim height after 7 rounds: approximately 4 cm/1.6 inches

Beanie

Rounds with cable turns are emphasized.

Round 1: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K10* repeat all around
Round 2: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3, C6F* repeat all around
Round 3: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K10* repeat all around
Round 4: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K9* repeat all around
Round 5: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K10* repeat all around
Round 6: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K9* repeat all around
Round 7: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K10* repeat all around
Round 8: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K9* repeat all around
Round 9: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, C6B, K3* repeat all around
Round 10: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K9* repeat all around
Round 11: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K10* repeat all around
Round 12: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K9* repeat all around
Round 13: *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K10* repeat all around
Round 14: *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K9* repeat all around

Repeat rounds 1-14 once more, knitting them a total of 2 times. Knit rounds 1-4 before starting the decreases, making a total of 32 rounds for the beanie and 5 cable turns.

Height before decreases brim + beanie = 7 + 32 rounds, approximately 4 + 14 cm/1.6 + 5.5 inches

Knit tip! Want to make the hat slouchier? Simply continue knitting the pattern until the beanie reaches the desired height and then continue onto the decreases!

Decreasing

Round 1: K2Tog all around (stitch count after round: 34 sts)

  • Change to 6mm / US 10 DPNs after the first decrease round and divide the stitches onto 3 needles in the following way: 12 + 12 + 10

Round 2: Knit all stitches (no decreases)
Round 3: K2Tog all around (stitch count after round: 17 sts)
Round 4: K2Tog until the last stitch, K1 (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.

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And as simple as that, your Louna 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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