Aleks Byrd Designs

Elupuu

ELUPUU [Tree of Life; Estonian]

Elupuu is a quick to knit fitted beanie knitted in the round featuring a braided cast-on and a geometric woven inlay motif. 

The modern geometric motif is a reimagined interpretation of traditional Estonian symbols for the tree of life where this pattern gets its name from. The modern tree of life motif appears to be lovingly embroidered, while it was in fact created during the knitting process using a unique Estonian knitting technique called Roosimine from south west Estonia. It is the perfect introduction project to this simply and unique technique.

PATTERN NOTES

This hat is knit in the round from the bottom up beginning with a two colour twisted cast on followed by a 1x1 rib brim and Roositud inlay motif.

The yarn for the Roositud inlay is held double to create a dense motif.

Link to Roosimine tutorial video included in pattern.

Skill Level: advanced

Skills Used: 2 colour braid cast on, Ribbing, Knitting in the round, Roosimine (video tutorial included), Decreasing for crown shaping

SIZING

S, M, L

To fit head circumference: 46, 51, 56 cm / 18, 20, 22” 
Depth: 21cm / 8”, adjustable

YARN 
Desired DK weight or fingering weight held double in the following amounts:

MC: 105 m / 115 yds

CC: 30m / 33 yds

Modelled sample in photos is size M

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