Knitting Patterns

Knitting Pattern: The Kielo Beanie

kielo beanie

Want to make your own Kielo Beanie? Head over to my Etsy shop where you can purchase the pattern!

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Coucou everyone! You know how sometimes designs just seem to come to you and you feel like you’ve created something REALLY SPECIAL? That’s exactly what happened to me with The Kielo Beanie! I had knit this cable + lace combination on a pair of socks earlier this summer, and after posting it on Instagram a follower asked “How about a matching beanie?” and the idea definitely stuck with me. So after coming back from Finland I headed to the yarn shop and got knitting, and in an afternoon I had finished the aht and was beyond excited of how it turned out!

kielo beanie

Yarns: Phil Looping by Phildar (beige) & Alaska by Bergère de France (dark orange)

The name of the beanie – Kielo – is the Finnish word for lily of the valley. I love the sound of the word and it’s a perfect match for my beanie name theme, that being it’s also a first name!

kielo beanie

This pattern calls for bulky yarn from the lighter side of the category (don’t go for the bulkiest bulky), 6mm/US 10 circular needles and only a few hours of your time! I’d say it’s the perfect design for market prep, Christmas gifts or when you’re looking for a quick & fun project for a Knitflix afternoon.

kielo beanie

kielo 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 #kielobeanie – 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!

Add this pattern to your Ravelry library by clicking here!

So get your yarn and needles ready and happy knitting!

kielo beanie

kielo beanie

kielo beanie

xx, Kati

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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