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Emily Wessel

Hi! I’m Emily Wessel, I design fun-to-knit patterns and helpful technique tutorials. I live in Edinburgh, Scotland with my husband and two kids, where I like to run, knit, learn languages, and hang out with friends. I am co-founder and designer at Tin Can Knits -


  1. Maria
    February 3, 2022 @ 2:54 pm

    I love this beanie, but I struggle with moving up needle sizes drastically. Do you have any advice for approaching this?

    • Emily Wessel
      February 7, 2022 @ 3:01 am

      If you keep all the stitches on your smaller needle (once ribbing is done) and on the transition round, you work the stitches, one at a time, onto the bigger needle, as shown in this tutorial – – does that work?

      If your ribbing is VERY tight, and you aren’t able to slip the stitches onto the larger needle, you could get past this round by working a final round of ribbing on the larger needles, rather than the small ones, and THEN start the slipped-stitch pattern.

      Hope this helps! Emily

  2. laurel
    October 15, 2015 @ 11:40 pm

    I love this hat. I have knit 5 so far for several little people in my life. However, when I start to make decreases, the stitch between the two decrease stitches is very loose. I try to pull it tight, but this stitch is still so loose compared to all the rest of them.bI can’t figure out why. Can you help?

    • alexaludeman
      October 17, 2015 @ 12:54 pm

      It will be a bit loose because it is a slipped stitch

  3. knittedhome
    June 12, 2015 @ 12:54 pm

    These are beautiful!! I love the color work :)

  4. Abby
    June 11, 2015 @ 7:43 pm

    I love it! And those babies decked out in knitted things is just impossible to beat!

  5. knittedblissjc
    June 11, 2015 @ 12:35 pm

    I love the texture of the hats, they are awesome! both the right sides andd wrong sides are really attractive. But what I really can’t get over is the top photo of those babes all snuggled up in head to toe knitwear- they look so freaking adorable!!

  6. Macrobe
    June 11, 2015 @ 7:06 am

    Is the pattern for this hat available independent of the book? Would love to knit one for my grown-up self. :)

    • alexaludeman
      June 12, 2015 @ 3:31 pm

      Yep! All of the pattern from Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe are now available individually and in the ebook