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Striped Beanie


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This striped beanie is great for using up leftover yarn scraps from larger projects. Experiment with different colors – using both solid and self-striping yarns – to create unique, one-of-a-kind hats for your friends and family. The hat’s crown is shaped with four “compass point” decrease lines, which cause the circular stripes of the hat body to take on a square shape. It’s a fun, quick knit that is great for last minute gifts, or whipping up a quick hat for yourself when the temperatures begin to drop.


Two colors of worsted weight wool yarn (recommended: one solid color and one self-striping color) in the following amounts:

  • Main Color (MC): 95 yards in a solid color
  • Stripe Color (SC): 60 yards in a self-striping color


  • 1 skein MC and 1 skein SC of  Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100 % US Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
  • Photographed with yarns Cascade 220 (MC) & Noro Silk Garden (SC)
  • 20 stitches & 30 rounds = 4″ in circular stockinette stitch

Measurement taken from relaxed fabric after wet-blocking


Needle A:

  • One 16″ circular and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain gauge
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Hat may be worked using only a 32″ circular needle, if using the Magic Loop technique

Needle B:

  • One 16″ circular (or 32″ circular for Magic Loop) two sizes smaller than Needle A
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Needle C (for working Tubular Cast On only):

  • One 16” circular three sizes smaller than Needle A
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Finished dimensions
  • 20½” circumference at widest point (unstretched) & 8″ height measured from center-top of crown to base of ribbing

To fit average adult head sizes 20-23.5″

Jared Flood
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