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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

Knitting Patterns

Knitting pattern: The Vilja Beanie

vilja 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!

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 Etsy by clicking here!

Find this pattern on Ravelry by clicking here!

So get your yarn and needles ready and happy knitting!

vilja beanie

xx, Kati

Knitting Patterns

Knitting pattern: The Aava Beanie

aava 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, it’s me again coming to you with another beanie pattern! If I could only choose one item to knit for the rest of my life, that item would definitely be hats no questions asked. For this design, I went back to my favorite bulky yarn (no kidding, the owner of my LYS knows that it’s like the only yarn I ever buy) and put together the following equation: double brim + garter stitch + cables = ONLY GOOD THINGS! I love to add simple things together, creating designs that are both functional and easy to follow, but still look as cute as ever. The word Aava is an adjective in Finnish used to describe something wide and open, like the open sea for example. It is also a women’s first name, nicely following the little name theme I got going on for all my patterns (find the patterns for my Hilla Beanie, Onni Beanie & Onni Mittens!).

aava beanie

So as I mentioned already before, this design combines garter stitch and big cables, and thanks to the bulky yarn, it knits up in (almost) no time (once you get past the double brim which I know you can do!). Thanks to the garter stitch, you’ll be able to knit all the stitches on every other round when you’re knitting the beanie itself and have already conquered the brim.

aava 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 #aavabeanie – 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 library on Ravelry by clicking here!

So get your yarn and needles ready and happy knitting!

aava beanie

 

Video tutorial

In this video tutorial I’m showing you how to master the cables used in the pattern – I hope this can help you out if you’re not feeling 100% confident with cable knitting!

xx, Kati

Knitting Patterns

Knitting pattern: The Hilla Beanie

hilla 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 everyone, I’ve missed you guys SOOO much and man does it feel good to be back writing and sharing a new pattern! It’s been a while and after a busy autumn I’m so glad to have been able to design yet another cable beanie – this time using both medium and bulky weight yarn! So without further ado, let me introduce to you The Hilla Beanie. Hilla is one of the Finnish words for cloudberry which was definitely one of my favorite berries while growing up (and still is!) and I have a bunch of wonderful memories of picking them up with my grandmother. Also, a little fun fact: Hilla is a first name, just like Onni and Aava (if you haven’t yet, check out my other patterns Aava BeanieOnni Beanie and the matching Onni Mittens!) so I guess I’ll just keep giving my beanies actual names!

hilla beanie

But anyway, back to today’s beanie! This classic cable beanie is an intermediate design combining two types of cables, and the pattern includes instructions for both medium and bulky weight yarn. I’m usually a bulky yarn girl, so this was definitely the perfect project to change things up a little! In the pattern you’ll find full written instructions on how to knit the beanie from start to finish. Once you get through the double brim it only takes you 6 cable turns + the decreases and voilà, your beanie will be all ready to go!

hilla 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 #hillabeanie – I can’t wait to see your designs! You may also sell the finished product but please give credit to the designer.

Find the 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!

hilla beanie

Bulky version

hilla beanie

I’ve found that this pattern can, with just a few tweaks, also be knit with a bulkier (#5) yarn – it makes the hat a little slouchier and thicker, just perfect for those cold winter days!

hilla beanie

xx, Kati

Knitting Patterns

Knitting pattern: The Onni Beanie

onni 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! //

Hi everyone! You have no idea how happy and excited I am to release this beanie pattern so without further ado: ladies and gents, may I present to you The Onni beanie! Onni is the Finnish word for happiness and what would be happier than a warm and cozy hat to protect you from those crisp and chilly winter days. This beanie has an intermediate cable pattern, a double brim and thanks to the bulky yarn, it works up in no time!

onni beanie

In this pattern you’ll find full written instructions on how to make the beanie from start to finish. The pattern is actually worked like any other cable pattern or chart would be (even if it doesn’t really look like cables…) but don’t let the cables scare you – once you get the hang of the pattern you’ll be knitting the beanie up in no time! There’s also a tutorial on my blog for a cabled cowl which includes a video on how to knit basic and braided cables (the video doesn’t include the cables used in this design but it gives you a better overall idea of how to slip stitches in the front or the back side of the work and so creating cables)! In this beanie pattern, by slipping stitches onto the cable needle you’re actually changing the places of the knit and purl stitches and this way creating the diamond like shape.

pattern

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 #onnibeanie – 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!

Happy knitting!

pattern

Click here for the yarn used!

xx, Kati