I would not have survived London without this beautiful seed stitch knit beanie hat by We Are Knitters. The Avanto hat pattern and yarn came in a kit, complete with the prettiest wooden needles, a darning needle and even a tag! The project is a straight pattern without any shaping, so is absolutely fabulous for beginners. The simplicity of the pattern makes it a perfect travel companion, as well!
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Despite the seed stitch, which does slow my knitting down, that knit beanie hat was done in short order. That long overseas flight and some driving did the trick. It was a good thing, too! That London breeze started blowing and I was darn happy that this was my knitting project!
The color I chose for this knit beanie hat is such a lovely, taupe-y gray, called Pearl Gray, with just the slightest blush of pink. I thought it looked stunning with these dark eucalyptus and purple flowers. I have to say this photo shoot made me pretty happy!
The hat fits well and has a nice droop at the back. The hats or the kits would make fabulous gifts, as I think the hat is very wearable by different types of folks.
The directions that come with the hat are very easy to follow, especially if you don’t have any experience knitting. The pattern did not provide specifics on how to finish. As a result, I took a couple photos and wrote my thoughts on seaming my hat below:
Seaming Avanto Knit Beanie Hat
When I seam a hat like this in seed stitch, I try to make the seam as invisible as possible by using the mattress stitch. I follow along my overall pattern by picking up one stitch of purl on the left. Then, I pick up the bar that is sits in between the knit stitch side on the right. After a while, I speed up the seaming by catching both the purl on the left and the bar in the knit stitch at the same time. The kit comes with the darning needles, which is awesome! The most important part of seaming a hat like this is not so much that you do it a specific way, but that you do it *consistently* the same way. You can see in the last photo that the seam blended pretty well!
And, lastly, here’s a little shot of me in the knit beanie hat. See? Cute on all, right?
So don’t forget to use the code, FLAXANDTWINE_20 for 20% off if you’re loving the We Are Knitters kits. I love their modern and clean take on everything. I adore the Martina Cardigan, which I knit last spring. Some of my other favorites include the Classic Sweater, the Latu Cardigan and the Ranta Scarf. Happy Knitting!