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Basketball beanie/Basketballmütze

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Basketball beanie/Basketballmütze
Basketball beanie/Basketballmütze Basketball beanie
Basketball beanie/Basketballmütze Basketball beanie
Basketball beanie/Basketballmütze Basketball beanie
Basketball beanie/Basketballmütze Basketball beanie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • do stranded knitting with at most two colors in the round

Pattern Description:

I love to make sports patterns. And this one is a really bright one! :)
This time it(tm)s a basketball beanie!
It has a multicolor ribbing in light and dark orange, off-white and black.
Then comes the basketfield and two players in the air.
One tries to throw the ball over the others head into the basket. The other one is in the defence.
The players are followed by basketball shoes and at the top there are basketballs and a stripe circle.

It(tm)s completely knitted in 4-ply sock yarn. Alternatively you can also use Acrylic or Merino yarn (4 - to 5-ply).
For bigger heads go up one or two needle sizes and/or use 5-ply yarn or both.

It(tm)s easier to knit than you may think as there are at most two colors in one round.

Enjoy and happy basketball knitting!


Knitting gauge in stranded pattern: 1 x 1 inch: 8 stitches and 9 rows (2 x 2 cm: 6 stitches and 7

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This beanie fits size S and M. (about 54 " 56 cm head circumreference)
  • Note: For bigger heads you can also adjust the pattern by using needle size 3.25 mm or 3.5 mm or 5-ply yarn (e.g. Buttinette Madeleine Merino 50 g/150m) or both.


  • You need (4-ply sock yarn yardage 210 " 211 m/50g): black 25 g, dark red 15 g, dark orange 20 g, light orange 15 g, white 15 g.
  • Alternatively you can use 4- to 5-ply Acrylic or Merino yarn
  • Circular needle 40 cm 3.00 mm and 5 double pointed needles size 3.00 mm for the top of the head.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight


dark orange, light orange, off-white, black, dark red

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