Alena Ruman

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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The hat’s texture has allover cables in a vertical spiral pattern. The all over texture creates a thick fabric and will keep your head toasty warm! The wool yarn is extremely durable and easy to care for while remaining soft at the same time!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
From September 2017 to April 2018, I was an alpaca and fiber intern at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. I fell in love the the animals and their fiber! I designed this hat using yarn from the alpacas that I worked with those 7 months.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I absolutely love dragons! So naturally when I saw a project using scales on Pinterest, I had to give it a try. I first created this hat as an experiment working with the scale beads and got addicted to this technique. It is not as difficult as it seems! I’m confident that if you can knit a basic stockinette stitch hat, then you can add the seq...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern has cross-cross cables spread out around the hat. The all over texture creates a thick fabric and will keep your head toasty warm! The wool yarn used in this patter is extremely durable and very easy to care for. But the durable fabric is also very soft! It is cozy to wear and will never scratch or itch. The garment will fold to fi...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern has lace eyelets in a diagonal pattern. The all over texture creates a fabric and will keep your head toasty warm, even with the eyelets! Made to cover the ears, this hat is a great go-to winter accessory.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is truly a Fair Isle beanie and is a fantastic example of color-work knitting. The pattern and colors are complex and still go very well together. It is a modern take on traditional knitting that will make this winter much more epic!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Gift giving is always a no brainer for me: knit them something! This pattern was designed as a Christmas gift for my cousin. The Fair Isle pattern is simple, but also creates stand out geometric shapes.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The hat’s texture has allover cables that spiral up the hat. The all over texture creates a thick fabric and will keep your head toasty warm! The wool yarn is extremely durable and easy to care for while remaining soft at the same time! It is cozy to wear and will never scratch or itch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The hat’s texture has vertical cables all around the fabric that appear to flow in and out of each other. The all over texture creates a thick fabric and will keep your head toasty warm! The wool yarn suggested is extremely durable and easy to care for while remaining soft at the same time!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I have seen some Supernatural fanart where Devil’s Traps are sewn onto skirts. I’ve always thought ‘I wonder if I could do this with a beanie?’ Well I did, and it’s brilliant! After sever trial and errors, the charts you find here are up to date.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I am a huge geek! As any respectable geek knows, The Hobbit was (and is) a big deal. In preparation for The Battle of the Five Armies, I made myself this hat. The green and gold colors remind me of the color scheme in the films’ depiction of Erabor. The three symbols are what the film’s designers used for Fili, Kili, and Thorin: The Line of Dur...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Will the Fannibals please stand up and raise a glass for this pattern. This double knit masterpiece is a real killer. One side has a set of stag antlers reminiscent of the Nightmare Stag and we all know and love. The other side has Will Graham’s catchphrase ‘This Is My Design’ in large letters. The finished product may be one of my favorite fan...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I have always loved the look of stranded fabric and, through many botched projects, have become very comfortable knitting it. This particular hat is one of my first stranded patterns that utilizes more than 2 colors. The hat pictured uses Wool of the Andes Worsted in Caution, Evergreen, Victorian, and White.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Call me a minimalist, but I love the look of clean and well executed Stockinette Stitch. But sometimes knitting around and around can get boring. That is where this stitch pattern comes in! The Trellis Beanie uses simple with yarn in front slip stitches that creates an illusion that the yarn is weaving in and out of the stitches.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This pattern was inspired by one of the doodles that I do in a spreadsheet or graph paper. Utilizing traditional Fair Isle techniques, this beanie is perfect for knitters wanting to start exploring more complicated Fair Isle patterns.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I love the classic look of pullover sweaters that are of one main color, but with colorwork detail around the neck and shoulders. That is where the inspiration for this hat came from. In fact, the colorwork pattern at the crown of this beanie is taken from a jumper that I own myself.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The hat’s texture has vertical zig-zag cables all around the fabric creating a subtle pattern. The all over texture creates a thick fabric and will keep your head toasty warm! The wool yarn is extremely durable and easy to care for while remaining soft and cozy!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Who doesn’t love the feeling of keeping the snow off their head with a cozy beanie? The heathered red colorway creates a dynamic and interesting fabric. The pattern has lace eyelets in bricks of contrasting texture. The all over texture creates a fabric and will keep your head toasty warm!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Say ‘hello’ to your new favorite hat! The hat’s texture has long vertical faux cables with lace eyelets. The hat sits like a fitted beanie and will cover the wearer’s ears.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Who doesn’t need a big, bulky hat for cold winter days? This is a very functional hat that is perfect for cold winters! The all over texture creates a thick fabric and will keep your head toasty warm! It is made of bulky acrylic yarn, making it very durable. This hat will last you for many seasons! The long brim allows this hat to be worn as a ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I was playing the classic game Tetris and was inspired to create this hat. The interlocking blocks extend all over the hat, creating a seamless pattern. The pom pom on top adds some spunk to the look of the hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a stranded beanie and is a fantastic example of color-work knitting. The burgundy, black, and white colors blend well together as well as being bold against the winter snow. The pattern of interlocking colors is reminiscent of chain mail when you look closely.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Occasionally, I take some graph paper and doodle shapes and designs on the paper. I seem to naturally steer toward sharp lines that create geometric patterns allover a garment. The Diamond and Dots pattern is modern and clean, creating an interesting and unique accessory for chilly days!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The hat’s texture has vertical faux cables as well as a feather and fan pattern which creates a thick fabric that will keep your head toasty warm! The wool yarn is extremely durable and easy to care for while remaining soft at the same time! It is cozy to wear and will never scratch or itch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The hat’s texture has vertical cables in an ‘X O’ pattern. The all over texture creates a thick fabric and will keep your head toasty warm! The wool yarn is extremely durable and easy to care for while remaining soft at the same time! It is cozy to wear and will never scratch or itch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Say ‘hello’ to your new favorite hat! Who doesn’t love the feeling of keeping the snow off their head with a cozy beanie? The hat’s texture has cross-cross cables all around the fabric creating a woven appearance. The all over texture creates a thick fabric and will keep your head toasty warm! The wool yarn is extremely durable and easy to care...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Who doesn’t need a big, bulky hat for cold winter days? This is a very functional hat that is perfect for cold winters! The all over texture is very subtle and the white color makes this hat look just like a freshly fallen snow drift. It is made of bulky acrylic yarn, making it very warm and durable. This hat will last you for many seasons! The...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The rushing in horizontal stripes creates a subtle pattern. The hat sits like a beanie but has a flat top like a pillbox. The all over texture creates a thick fabric and will keep your head toasty warm while remaining unique!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This beanie can be knit as a basic fitted beanie or a slouchy hipster hat! It’s all in the height of the hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Gift giving is always a no brainer for me: knit them something! This pattern was designed as a Christmas gift for my cousin Abby (who is the namesake of this pattern). What I especially enjoy about this pattern is how, with each pattern repeat, the foreground and background colors swap places. The effect creates not only an interesting geograph...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
In 2014, I spent a few weeks in and around London. While exploring the city, I was intrigued by the shapes and look of the foreign traffic signs. While I still do not know what they all mean, I was inspired and created this colorwork pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Occasionally, I take some graph paper and doodle shapes and designs on the paper. I seem to naturally steer toward sharp lines that create geometric patterns allover a garment. The Bumpy Fair Isle pattern is modern and dynamic, creating an interesting and unique accessory for chilly days!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Gift giving is always a no brainer for me: knit them something! This pattern was designed as a Christmas gift for my father. What I especially enjoy about this pattern is how, with each pattern repeat, the foreground and background colors swap places. The effect creates not only an interesting geographic pattern, but stripes as well!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a true Fair Isle beanie. It has the look and feel of a piece right out of the highlands. Knit with wool yarn, the Fair Isle makes it very thick. It is perfect for any cold winter day. The ridged 2 color pattern stands out and is very dynamic. It is the perfect edition to any winter coat!
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This hat was inspired by the mischievous character from Universal’s Despicable Me Franchise. True to the movies, there are ear-flaps, ridges, and the top makes the wearer’s head look very tall. It is knit out of 100% wool yarn and is very warm and perfect for winter. If minions are your friends and you have awesome ninja skills, this is the per...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Let’s face it, the minions are adorable and the evil minions are hilarious! Minions have been the inspiration of loads of craft and DIY projects all over the internet. This hat is no exception! The knit pattern used is simple enough for knitters that are venturing into more difficult in the round knitting while still being engaging enough for a...
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This one is for all the Firefly fans! This earflap hat fits perfectly on a standard sized head. I’ve been told that the shape of this hat and the colors of yarn are spot on. Shiny!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A friend of mine once asked me to design him ‘a slouchy hipster hat that is like nothing you’ve ever made before.’ This is the result! Knit with wool yarn, the stranded colorwork makes it very thick. It is perfect for any cold winter day. The rigid 2 color pattern stands out and is very dynamic. It is the perfect edition to any winter coat! The...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a true Fair Isle beanie. It has the look and feel of a piece right out of the highlands. Knit with wool yarn, the Fair Isle makes it very thick. It is perfect for any cold winter day. The flowing 2 color pattern is intricate and interesting to look at. It is the perfect edition to any winter coat!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Let’s face it, the minions are adorable! Minions have been the inspiration of loads of craft and DIY projects all over the internet. This hat is no exception! The knit pattern used is simple enough for knitters that are venturing into more difficult in the round knitting while still being engaging enough for an experienced knitter. The hat is m...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The hat’s texture has allover cables in a wavy pattern. The all over texture creates a thick fabric and will keep your head toasty warm! The wool yarn is extremely durable and easy to care for while remaining soft at the same time! It is cozy to wear and will never scratch or itch.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a true fair isle beanie. It has the look and feel of a piece right out of the highlands. Knit with wool yarn, the fair isle makes it very thick. It is perfect for any cold winter day. The ridged 2 color pattern is stands out and is very dynamic. It is the perfect edition to any winter coat!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Let’s be honest, foxes are pretty amazing. Well now you can create you very own! This fantastic friend will do everything from keeping your head warm in the winter, to tagging along to a costume party. He will be the star of your winter gear!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a true Fair Isle beanie. It has the look and feel of a piece right out of the highlands. Knit with wool yarn, the Fair Isle makes it very thick. It is perfect for any cold winter day. The flowing 2 color pattern is intricate and interesting to look at. It is the perfect edition to any winter coat!
Knitting: Collar
This infinity scarf is knitted in garter stitch with eyelets and dropped stitches. With a double strand of yarn being held, it serves as both fall fashion and insulating function. This particular infinity scarf is long enough to wrap around the neck twice; but the knitter has a choice to make the circumference as big or as small as they choose....
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I originally made one of these beanies for a friend of mine as a Christmas present. A few years later, he still loves it! The repetition of the Basket Weave pattern solidify your knitting and purling muscle memory!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Who doesn’t need a big, bulky hat for cold winter days? This is a very functional hat that is perfect for cold winters! The stitch pattern creates a checker board texture with seed stitch inside. It is made of bulky acrylic yarn, making it very warm and durable. This hat will last you for many seasons! The long brim allows this hat to be worn a...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A friend of mine (who is the namesake of this pattern) once asked me to make him a slouchy hat that “has stripes like on Charlie Brown’s shirt and a big puff ball on top.” Since the hat was first made years ago, I have received many requests from friends, family, and strangers for a hat of their own. Eventually, I wrote down the pattern to shar...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Who doesn’t need a big, bulky hat for cold winter days? This is a very functional hat that is perfect for cold winters! It is made of bulky acrylic yarn, making it very warm and durable. This hat will last you for many seasons! The long brim allows this hat to be worn as a Slouch Beanie or Watch Cap, depending on your mood!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Who doesn’t need a big, bulky hat for cold winter days? This is a very functional hat that is perfect for cold winters! The stitch pattern creates a texture that appears as berries across the hat. It is made of bulky acrylic yarn, making it very warm and durable. This hat will last you for many seasons! The long brim allows this hat to be worn ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Who doesn’t need a big, bulky hat for cold winter days? This is a very functional hat that is perfect for cold winters! The knit and purl stitch pattern creates large chevron stripes all around the hat. It is made of bulky acrylic yarn, making it very warm and durable. This hat will last you for many seasons! The long brim allows this hat to be...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Who doesn’t need a big, bulky hat for cold winter days? This is a very functional hat that is perfect for cold winters! The ridged texture and purple color creates a regal and elegant style. It is made of bulky acrylic yarn, making it very warm and durable. This hat will last you for many seasons! The long brim allows this hat to be worn as a S...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Who doesn’t need a big, bulky hat for cold winter days? This is a very functional hat that is perfect for cold winters! The stitch pattern creates a texture that appears as a knit and purl checker across the hat. It is made of bulky acrylic yarn, making it very warm and durable. This hat will last you for many seasons! The long brim allows this...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Who doesn’t need a big, bulky hat for cold winter days? This is a very functional hat that is perfect for cold winters! The stitch pattern creates a checker board texture with garter stitch inside. It is made of bulky acrylic yarn, making it very warm and durable. This hat will last you for many seasons! The long brim allows this hat to be worn...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I grew up going to camp during the summer, 15 summers to be exact! In Northeast Ohio, the woods are beautiful, green, and thick. The inspiration for this hat came from the woods at the summer camp where I spent my childhood. The green colorway represents the trees and foliage in nature while the knit and purl texture creates trees all around th...