Knitting California

26 Easy-to-Follow Designs for Beautiful Beanies Inspired by the Golden State

Written By: Nancy Bates
Eureka! From the sea life of Monterey and the surfing culture of Malibu to the glamour of the Hollywood hills and the majesty of the redwoods in Sequoia National Park, California has some of the most unique and diverse landscapes in the United States. Capture the history, spectacular scenery, and fascinating landmarks California offers with original beanie patterns created by knitting designer and California native Nancy Bates.

The 26 beanie patterns in this book range from simple beanie constructions depicting the gold rush, to more challenging stitch patterns such as multicolor tie-dye crossovers inspired by Haight Ashbury and the Summer of Love. From wine country to orange groves, sea otters to monarch butterflies, and everything in-between – the beauty of California is depicted in these charming beanies.

Clear charts, easy-to-read keys, and thorough instructions help any knitter, whether beginner or experienced, through these gratifying projects. Show your love for California with these beautiful beanie projects you can wear any time and any place.

26 BEANIE PATTERNS: Including both simple and more challenging stitch patterns, there is something for everyone with these 26 beanie patterns
INSPIRED BY THE BEAUTY OF CALIFORNIA: From the state flag to the beautiful Big Sur coastline, each beanie pattern celebrates the beauty of California
THE PERFECT GIFT: Perfect for any knitting enthusiast, this book is the gift that keeps on giving with the beanies also being great gifts for fans of California
SPECTACULARLY PHOTOGRAPHED: Each pattern is accompanied by photos of the finished beanie and California's landscapes, landmarks, flora, and fauna
EASY-TO-FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the 26 beanie knitting patterns have been tested and offer clear charts so that knitters of every skill level can knit a beanie in no time
Format: PLC
Publication Date: 10/3/2023
ISBN: 9798886740219
Pages: 192
Trim Size: 8 x 10

  • About the Author 
  • Press
Nancy Bates, Author: Nancy Bates is the founder and entrepreneur of Nancy Bates Designs, and the author of Knitting the National Parks: 63 Easy-to-Follow Designs for Beautiful Beanies Inspired by the National Parks. She has been knitting and crocheting for 45 years and is passionate about making knitting fun and attainable. Find her at where she also sells knitting kits for her beanie designs.