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Designs by Heather Pelletier

New Brunswick, Canada

Welcome to Handknit Hugs. Original designs, fun colours and beautiful textures, all knit up in a soft and cozy wool. Shop the knits and patterns and check out the blog for free patterns, design tips, tutorials and more. I am looking forward to connecting with fellow fibre artists and sharing some of my creations with you. Here are a few of my favourites below. Follow me on Instagram for a sneak peek of what I am working on next.

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Tweed Strawberry
Strawberries knit up fast using a red tweed yarn to create the look of seeds without color work.  Berry and stem are one piece knit in the round. Leaves are knit in one continuous piece with no extra loose ends.
Boho Beanie
Free Knitting Pattern. Worsted weight, textured moss stitch, striped, slouch beanie knit up in an awesome color combination.
Faux Fur Santa Hat
Classic Santa stocking hat knit with faux fur brim and pompom. Free knitting pattern, sizes for the whole family.
Square Santa Hat
Square Santa hats are so much fun!  Two fun, floppy pompoms are much more festive than one. Sizes for everyone. Easy knit, perfect for someone just starting out in-the-round.
Fall Harvest Beanie
Fall wool beanie hat with a simple Fair Isle, stranded colorwork, design to transition between contrasting colours. Top it with a fun faux fur pompom.
Knit Acorn Decorations
Adorable stuffed acorns that work up super quick are perfect for your fall and holiday decor.  They are knit in the round in one piece.  Take less than 30 minutes for most to make.
Big Bulky Bobble Beanie
Big bobbles are worked into a reverse stocking stitch for an awesome, eye-catching texture. A long rim adds style and extra warmth to this super soft and lofty mushroom shaped slouchy beanie.
Stuffed Wool Apples
Free Knitting Pattern. These cute apples are perfect for your fall and holiday decor. 4" tall. Nice round shape that is flat on the bottom so they stand on their own.
Fluffy Ribs and Eyelets Beanie
Free Knitting Pattern. Super light weight and fleecy soft beanie. Simple yet delicate eyelet rib panels separated by purls stitches meet at the top to create a starburst shape.
Simple Ribs and Cables Beanie
Free Knitting Pattern. Bulky ribbed beanie with simple cables that meet at the crown. Make this classic hat fun and trendy by topping it off with a faux fur pompom.
Moss and Vines Slouch Beanie
Fun bulky slouch beanie with loads of texture. Five panels of Irish moss, framed with vines of twist left, mock cable stitches, come together to form a cool starfish pattern at the crown of the hat.
Favourite Bulky Ribbed Beanie
The basic ribbed beanie is a cold weather classic. The simple style keeps you cozy warm and is a favourite for the both guys and the girls. This one is knit up in a bulky weight and is super quick …
Chunky Pumpkin Roll Beanie
Free knitting pattern with sizes for the whole family. Knit up with 2 strands of worsted weight wool, this pumpkin beanie is oversized and so much fun. I love a big chunky beanie look when I am knitting up a …
How to Knit Stuffed Pumpkins
Free Knitting Pattern. 2 stuffed wool pumpkins, 5" and 6" diameter knit up using the same pattern but different needle sizes. These will be an awesome addition to your fall decor.
Bulky Seed Stitch Brim Slouch
This bulky seed stitch brim beanie is beautiful and comfy to wear. Knit up in a soft merino superwash and finished off with rounds of stocking stitch and a trendy slouch at the back.
Bulky Irish Moss Slouch Beanie
Free Knitting Pattern. Textured, bulky, slouch beanie. Irish Moss is very close to the moss/seed stitch but you double up the rows to get more of a diamond shape that comes together with to form a cool diagonal line pattern …
Simple Bulky Slouch Beanie
Free Knitting Pattern. Easy and quick to make, cozy slouch beanie. Knit up in a bulky weight superwash merino wool, this one is so squishy soft and warm. A long hem and wide circumference make it cozy and stylish. A …
Chunky Marl Pompom Beanie
Free Knitting Pattern Super quick and super easy, this beanie is knit up with 2 strands of worsted weight wool at the same time for a chunky size and marl yarn effect, topped with a great big fun, fluffy pompom. …
Big Fluffy Yarn Pompoms
Great big, colourful pompoms are the perfect way to top off your favourite knit beanies. These pompoms measure 5.5" (14 cm) and are super full, quick and easy, and use tools that everyone has in their home.
Round Nesting Baskets
Three cute little round nesting baskets knit bottom up with 2 strands of worsted weight wool yarn at the same time in garter stitch for texture and strength. Small decreases at the bottom and top of the sides give them …

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