Knitting Patterns

Knitting Pattern: Tuomi Beanie

tuomi beanie

Grab your copy of the Tuomi Beanie here!

Hi friends! Another day, another cable beanie pattern: meet the Tuomi Beanie! But I mean can you blame me when cables are like the best knitting technique out there? And then it’s lace. And stockinette stitch. You get the point!

tuomi beanie

But back to this particular pattern. The Tuomi Beanie calls for a light-ish bulky yarn, 6mm/US 10 circular needles and a few hours of your time. Once you’re done with the folded brim (which let’s face it is always the looooongest part), it’s a blink of an eye and your beanie is ready to be worn!

I remember posting the St.John’s Wort lace tutorial here on the blog and saying “you’ll probably be seeing a lot of this lace” and in retrospect, I was definitely not wrong about that. It’s a simple & fun stitch that looks like cables but is not really a cable…perfect for whenever you want to have less of that cable needle action.

I hope you’ll love this pattern as much as I loved creating it, and make sure to check back on my Etsy on Saturday when I release the matching sock pattern eeeeeek!

In other, non-knitting news, it’s day 3 of staying at home and I’ve already spent 9187871 hours on TikTok, eaten all the snacks and completely ruined my sleep rhythm. My class notes have yet remained unopened, I’ve scrolled through every Netflix category and I’m waiting for Disney+ like I wait for Christmas. None of the remaining moving boxes have been emptied but I did dig out my running shoes and go out for a little walk as it’s still allowed (as long as you do it alone and not too far from where you live). I’m also planning on doing my first Instagram live this week, so that should be fun!

Take care of yourselves & your loved ones, bisous!

Knitting Patterns

Knitting Pattern: The Louna Beanie

louna beanie

// Pattern update: All my previously free patterns have moved to my Etsy shop where they can now be purchased as PDF’s! I felt like it was time to start growing my business and giving more credit to my designs and hard work. So I hope you find your way to my shop and thank you for all the love and support you guys have shown me so far on my maker journey! //

Suomenkielinen neuleohje nyt saatavilla, klikkaa tästä Etsyyn!

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!

louna beanie

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)!

louna 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 #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 Etsy by clicking here!

Find this pattern on Ravelry by clicking here!

So get your yarn and needles ready and happy knitting!

louna beanie

louna beanie

xx, Kati

Knit Lookbook Knitting

Favorite Cable Beanie by The Chesapeake Needle

favorite cable beanie

One look at my Instagram and my designs, and it’s pretty obvious – I’m absolutely obsessed with cables! I love how versatile, beautiful and squishy they are, and how you can create so many different designs with simple cables. They’ve definitely always been my favorite knitting technique and I’ve been using them in all of my designs (Vilja, Hilla and Aava to name the latest!), and once you learn the tips and tricks on how to master cables I promise knitting them is like riding a bike!

favorite cable beanie

I purchased the Favorite Cable Beanie pattern from The Chesapeake Needle a few days back and I fell so in love with the pattern that I ended up knitting it in two days! I love the clever way Lindsey used the cables in the design: having the cable turns on different rounds creates such a beautiful, unique and interesting look.

favorite cable beanie

I didn’t have any medium weight yarn at home, but I obviously did have a skein of Phil Looping and 4mm needles, and after making a little swatch I was happy to see the gauge matched and I could get knitting right away! The yarn knits up beautifully with a smaller needle size, and I’m especially in love with the brim and the way the stitches aren’t too stretchy when wearing the hat.

favorite cable beanie

The only adjustment I had to make with the slightly heavier yarn was that I decided to make the hat a few rounds (that is 3 rounds) shorter to avoid making it too tall, and I couldn’t be happier with how the beanie fits! I’d definitely say this is the perfect cable project even for makers who are just getting into knitting cables, and the pattern also comes with clear instructions on how to use a cable needle so Lindsey’s got you covered. It’s a 3-sizes-in-1 -pattern so with one purchase you’ll get the adult, toddler and child version – how amazing is that!

In short, I fell head over heels in love with this beginner-ish friendly pattern and can’t wait to make many more of these!

xx, Kati

Knit Lookbook Knitting

Madeline Beanie by Kneedles and Love

madeline beanie

This past spring I had the opportunity to test knit Kneedles and Love Kalley’s knit hat pattern, The Madeline Beanie, and it felt like the perfect design to continue my knit lookbook posts! It’s another beginner friendly knitting project full of texture, squish and simple stitches that combine into an amazing beanie. This one too knits up in no time and I made two hats in like one sitting!

madeline beanie

Yarnwise I went with Phil Rapido by Phildar, which is a bulky #5 yarn and so soft it feels like a hug. Lately I’ve noticed that my knitting tension has gotten a lot tighter than before, so I opted for my 8mm needles and they ended up being the perfect choice for this project (the pattern calls for 6,5mm)! I often knit bulky designs with double stranded Phil Looping, but it’s such a nice change to use a yarn that’s bulky enough as it is (that is, single stranded). The yarn also comes in some seriously delicious colors so it always takes an afternoon to choose the shade you want to take home with you!

madeline beanie

But back to the pattern! Like the two previous patterns I’ve introduced, The Pinecrest Beanie by Aspen Leaf Knits and The Linen Texture Hat by Steffer Knits Studios, this one is definitely an instant gratification project as well and once you get started, you could just keep knitting forever! The finished beanie is fun, the knit and purl stitches create a beautiful texture & feel, and it’s just beautiful in all its simplicity. I would 100% recommend this pattern for beginners and for anyone who’s looking for a cute and quick ready-in-an-afternoon project!

In other beanie-related-news, I bought a new pattern this morning and  couldn’t be more excited! I’ll be making the Favorite Cable Beanie by The Chesapeake Needle – absolutely can’t wait to get started already and show you guys the finished hat!

Love, Kati

Knit Lookbook Knitting

Linen Texture Hat by Steffer Knits Studio

linen texture hat

Another day, another beautiful beanie! I can’t tell you enough how much I love quick and simple knits full of texture and fun stitch ideas. One of my maker BFF’s Stef from Steffer Knits Studios sent me her newest beanie design, The Linen Texture Hat and as soon as I’d finished Ginny’s Pinecrest Beanie I knew I couldn’t wait to get started on Stef’s gorgeous pattern! Luckily I had enough Phil Looping left and after last night’s classic just one more row situation I finally finished the hat this morning and ughhh is it a beauty!

linen texture hat

The Linen Texture Hat uses super bulky (#6) yarn that I, as usual, substituted with double stranded Phil Looping. I made the brim a little shorter than in the original pattern and used a *k1, p1* ribbing, and went for my 8mm needles for the brim. THIS was a total game changer! I feel like my brims stretch out far too much for my liking with the 10mm needles, so after knitting the brim with the 8mm needles I changed into the 10’s for the body of the beanie and it was smooth sailing from start to finish.

linen texture hat

I absolutely love the texture of this hat – it’s elegant, beautiful and despite the super bulky yarn it doesn’t have a heavy feel or overall look. The beanie is super soft, it fits nicely and feels soooooo comfy! It’s another beginner friendly design that knits up in no time and, if necessary, can in my opinion be easily adjusted to fit different size circumferences. The pattern comes with two sets of instructions for 2 different yarns which is always a big plus!

So to wrap up today’s beanie, you should definitely get a copy of the pattern and get knitting because you’ll absolutely love it!

Happy Monday!

xx, Kati