Aileron beanie hat - knitting pattern

Aileron is a beanie designed to make the most of hand painted sock yarns. Featuring offset columns of slipped stitches, the Hat is a quick and enjoyable knit.

Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, slipped stitches, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

Pattern contents: Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Knitting in the Round


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Knitting in the Round
  • Sizes to fit 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) in/35.5 (40.75, 45.75, 50.75, 56, 61) cm

Materials you need at home:

  • 93 (120, 152, 183, 221, 267) yd/85 (110, 139, 168, 202, 244) m sock/fingering weight yarn (sample shown in Cloudborn Fibers Highland Superwash Sock Twist Handpaints)
  • 70yd/64m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
  • Set 2.5mm/UK–/US1½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker as necessary
  • Tapestry needle
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