The Aava Beanie by Kati Sarkijarvi

The Aava Beanie

February 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
131 - 142 yards (120 - 130 m)
This pattern is available for free.

AAVA = a Finnish adjective used to describe something wide and open, like the open sea. Also a women’s first name!

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.

The Aava Beanie is a fun and squishy design combining garter stitch and a 12 stitch cable section, suitable for intermediate knitters, and knit with bulky weight (weight category #5) yarn. In this free pattern you’ll find full written instructions on how to knit the beanie from start to finish + a video tutorial for the cables. Once you get through the double brim it only takes you 4 cable turns + the decreases and voilà, your beanie will be all ready to go!

Materials needed:

  • 6mm / US 10 circular needles (Ø 40cm/16”) OR any needles to obtain the gauge
  • Approximately 120m / 131 yards of bulky weight (#5) yarn
  • Gauge: 10x10cm / 4x4” of stockinette stitch with 6mm / US 10 needles: 14 stitches, 20 rows
  • A cable needle or an extra DPN
  • 6mm / US 10 DPNs for decreasing