Knit the Look: Ilva Heitmann’s waffled toque

how to knit Ilva Heitmann's rust-colored waffle beanie

Ilva Heitmann looks like she was born to wear this rust-colored waffle-stitch beanie, doesn’t she? Knitting your own requires only that you know how to knit and purl, knit in the round, and work the most basic decreases. In fact, this would be a great project for someone looking to advance their beginner knitting skills. All you need is the Breakfast Waffles Hat pattern (free download) from Rosencrantz Knits, and two skeins of Quince and Co’s Lark yarn in Nasturtium. To make it even more like Ilva’s, stop the ribbing a few rows sooner than the pattern specifies. Then switch to larger needles (US7s or even 8s) and add a few extra repeats of the waffle pattern before decreasing. That’ll give it a little more slouch. (Bonus: You might even have enough yarn left over to knit a pair of Hannah Fettig’s 70-yard mitts, which one can never have enough of.)

See Vanessa’s original post for recommendations on the coat to go with.


Street style photo © Vanessa Jackman; used with permission

7 thoughts on “Knit the Look: Ilva Heitmann’s waffled toque

  1. I love this hat, and I even have 2 skeins of Lark–unfortunately in Kumlien’s Gray, but if I’m successful more Quince and Co. is just a stone’s throw away.

    • I haven’t actually knitted with Lark, although I have 3 skeins in my stash. But it seemed like this one called for something with good stitch definition, and I’ve seen this color — it’s beautiful yarn.

  2. I made the Serafina cowl with lark. It’s pretty lucious! Not to sound like a broken record, but I WISH I could wear hats…

    • I’m really trying to learn, but I just don’t ever feel cute in one. Not giving up, though, because there are just too many great patterns.

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