The Hilla Beanie by Kati Sarkijarvi

The Hilla Beanie

January 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
164 - 170 yards (150 - 155 m)
This pattern is available for free.

HILLA = Finnish for cloudberry; native to cool temperate regions, alpine and arctic tundra and boreal forest. One of my favorite berries, and also a women’s first name!

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.

The Hilla Beanie is a classic cable design for intermediate knitters, and it’s knit with medium weight (weight category #4) yarn. In this free 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!

Materials needed:

  • 6mm / US 10 circular needles (Ø 40cm/16”) OR any needles to obtain the gauge
  • Approximately 155 meters / 169 yards of medium weight (#4) yarn
  • Gauge: 10x10 cm/4x4” of stockinette stitch with 6mm / US 10 needles = 16 stitches, 20 rows
  • A cable needle or an extra DPN
  • 6mm / US 10 DPNs for decreasing