Knitting pattern: Easy Tweed Beanie. I came up with the design for my latest pattern, the Easy Tweed Beanie out of a simple need: I really wanted to use up the beautiful smaller amounts of wool that I had left from previous knits, and these lovely hats became the perfect solution!
You can use the pattern to create truly unique hats, as the combination of yarns you choose is up to you! The interplay of colours adds such interest to the fabric; creating a one-off artisan item of clothing. Each hat can use yarn which is leftover from other projects, making this a great eco-friendly and stash-busting pattern.
The hats are knit using a colourwork technique which is perfect for beginners: slip stitch knitting, or mosaic knitting. You only work with ONE colour on each row, so no need to worry about carrying the yarn at the back of your work. I wrote the pattern to suit worsted or Aran weight yarn, and it is worked in the round. Two sizes of circular needle are needed: US7 & US8 (4.5mm & 5mm). Other notions required are: a stich marker (to mark the start of the row), and a tapestry or knitter's sewing needle (to weave in ends). Yarn requirements are 100g/(150m) of yarn in two or more colours.
The hats are knit using two strands of wool, which makes them twice as cosy. The fabric formed is a little stiffer, and less stretchy, than a regular wool hat, but is truly warm against the elements.
For your reference, each hat presented here is not only a different colour, but also a different size. Please read here for measurements of the three sizes provided:
* Small Hat (green hat) Circumference (flat/unworn): 18"/46 cm. Brim to crown: 9"/22.5 cm
* Medium Hat (purple hat) Circumference (flat/unworn): 18"/46 cm. Brim to crown: 9.5"/24 cm
* Large Hat (white hat) Circumference (flat/unworn): 19"/48 cm. Brim to crown: 10.25"/27 cm
I'm a knitter from the Aran Islands, and having made many hats over the years, I'm delighted to have my own designs on sale!
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All of my knitted accessories (except items which have stuffing, like charms or baubles) can be machine-washed on a gentle wool wash at 30 degrees, or hand washed if you prefer. Certain items, such as cafetieres and tea-cosies, have been knitted in a more hard-wearing wool/acrylic mix: these can be washed in a regular machine wash at 40 degrees.
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- I believe that wool is one of the most environmentally-friendly fibres in the world; being renewable and biodegradable. Most of my knits are made using natural fibres; with the exception of knits which need to be machine-washable (such as tea cosies).
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Aug 6, 2023
This is a very versatile design with different looks depending on how you mix the colours and very useful for using up small amounts of leftover yarn. The pattern is well written and the design seamless making it comfortable but I did have to switch to double pointed needles for the decrease section. Will definitely make more.
Jul 25, 2023
Thank you for lovely pattern, looking forward to making😊
May 19, 2023
Great Pattern with easy instructions. It is easy to follow and works up quickly. Good for beginners and makes a fun hat.
Apr 20, 2023
didn’t need shipping was easily downloaded
May 19, 2022
Love this pattern. So easy and looks very effective.