Luminaria Beanie by Melissa Taibi

Luminaria Beanie

May 2023
Aran (8 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches
in Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
49 - 160 yards (45 - 146 m)
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I designed this beanie with lanterns in mind. The kind of lanterns where intricate metalwork creates and cozy lighting through the delicate cutouts. I wanted that to transition into a knit pattern resembling that same effect.

This beanie is written for a confident intermediate knitter looking to learn brioche, or an advanced knitter who has experience with brioche in the round. This pattern boasts an incredibly fun texture to knit which is quick enough for market prep, and interesting enough to keep you entertained.

I wanted a perfect slouchy unisex hat that didn’t need a pom pom, and or a super cozy slouchy beanie with an XL pom. The color combinations and final appearance of this beanie are endless creating an entirely different look based on the colors used each time.


Confident Intermediate/Advanced


Average adult - but provides number of stitches to decrease or increase size as needed for your desired measurements.


Yarn- Worsted (weight 4). Pattern is written for 2 colors. My suggestion is using one variegated, and one tonal, or two tonals. You can use either one for MC or CC and the Brim can be knit in either color before switching to the body rounds which are indicated in the pattern.
Brim in CC before body section uses 80 yards each of both color (44g)
Brim and body in MC uses 104 yards (58g) MC and 49-55 yards (27-30g).

Needles- For a average worsted (such as recommended AFW): US 6 for brim, US 5 and US 8 for the body. For Light worsted (such as Malabrigo Rios): US 5 for brim, US 5 and US 7 for body.
I highly recommend using interchangeable needles as you only need to switch the needle on your RH cable to affect the side of your stitch which makes swapping between the rounds much easier.

Other Supplies- Scissors, tapestry needle, Stitch Marker


Knit, Purl, Kfb, Cast on, slipped stitches purlwise with yarn in back and front, color changes. Preferred but not required - two colored brioche knitting in the round. See below note

While my pattern contains tutorials and tips to aid ambitious first-time brioche knitters, I cannot guarantee your success. Please feel free to contact me with questions, especially if you are struggling and feel frustrated. I am happy to do the best I can to help you out. I would much rather see you love your beanie and help you through what you purchased, than receive a bad rating if you are unhappy!

Please feel free to sell your finished products, please do NOT copy or share this pattern.
Please give credit to @rogueambitionsknits and use hashtag #Luminariabeanie. I would love to see your finished products!

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