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

Knit Lookbook Knitting

Pinecrest Beanie by Aspen Leaf Knits

pinecrest beanie

Hi thereee! I love coming up with original patterns and I’m totally a fan of the whole process that comes with it; the knitting, the tweaking, the testing, the typing and the picture-snapping, but sometimes it feels SO GOOD to just sit down with a beautiful pattern designed by someone else! Ginny from Aspen Leaf Knits was a total sweetheart and sent me the pattern for her Pinecrest Beanie and I wanted to show you guys a little how it looks and tell you what a wonderful (and relaxing) time I had knitting mine up!

pinecrest beanie

As I don’t live anywhere near to a yarn shop that would have Lion Brand in their selection, I always have to make the tiniest adjustments to patterns that call for Wool Ease Thick & Quick. So I relied, once again, on my go-to yarn aka Phil Looping by Phildar, this time held double stranded, and I also went for my biggest needles, the 10mm ones. And oh my gosh how weird did the big needles feel like in the beginning! It’s been a hot minute since I needed to dig out the good old 10s, but luckily after a few brim rounds things got a whole lot easier and smoother!

pinecrest beanie

Obviously matched my nails to the beanie…

I usually do something else while knitting – be it listening to music or a podcast, or watching Netflix – but this beanie had me in almost a trans-like knitting state (let’s say that’s a thing alright) and I didn’t even miss any background noise! It was just me and a beautiful blush pink yarn on a Sunday morning while B was still asleep and I kid you not, it was exactly as poetic and romantic as it sounds.

pinecrest beanie

So in short, the Pinecrest Beanie is a total pleasure to knit. It’s 100% beginner friendly, knits up in literally no time (mine was ready in under 2 hours) and you just want to keep going after you finish the first one! It’s everything I love in a design: simple and elegant, yet full of amazing texture that both looks AND feels good. The perfect pattern for your next knitting project!

Hope everyone’s had a good weekend!

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