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Sveaborg beanie

Sveaborg beanie

Regular price €4,90 EUR
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The Sveaborg beanie is started with a tubular cast on, which makes the cast on edge neat and stretchy, although instructions are provided for the long tail cast on method as well. The cable pattern is both charted and written.

The Sveaborg beanie is designed to get you through even the chilliest and windiest days of the winter season. The hat got its name from a little island of Sveaborg (aka Suomenlinna) that is situated in front of my hometown Helsinki. On calm and sunny days, it is a popular day trip destination for people living in Helsinki, but the weather can get quite rough on a stormy day when the wind blows from the open sea.

The Sveaborg beanie matches my Sveaborg collar and Sveaborg Pullover patterns.

One size
For head circumferences of 54–58 cm / 21–23 inches
Finished circumference: 54 cm / 21 inches
Length with brim folded double: 25.5 cm / 10 inches

Note: The hat uses a strand of worsted weight yarn held together with a strand of lace weight yarn, but they can be substituted for a single strand of aran weight yarn. If you wish to work an aran weight version, omit all the instructions where it says “hold the yarns together” and follow only the yarn amount requirements for the worsted weight yarn.

2 skeins of Knitting For Olive Heavy Merino (100% merino; 125 m / 137 yards per 50 g), shown in colorway Soft Cognac, or 220 m / 240 yards of similar worsted weight yarn


1 skein of Knitting For Olive Soft Silk Mohair (70% mohair, 30% silk; 225 m / 246 yards per 25 g), shown in colorway Dark Cognac or 220 m / 240 yards of similar lace weight silk mohair.

Note: Always use the needle size that gets you the right gauge!
3 mm / US 2.5 circular needles with a cable of 40 cm / 16 inches for the brim
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles with a cable of 40 cm / 16 inches for the main part
3.5 mm / US 4 double pointed needles or a circular needle with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting for the top of the hat
cable needle in size 3.5 mm / US 4 (if using)

25 sts (one pattern repeat) = 10.5 cm / 4.25 inches on larger needles, after blocking
23 sts and 28 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches over charted pattern on larger needles, after blocking

waste yarn for the tubular cast on
sewing needle
pom pom maker (optional)

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