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I'm a writer, reader, knitter, yoga instructor, and raw vegan living in the Texas Hill Country. I love designing items that are easier than they look, but I also enjoy the challenge and beauty of ...

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Crop Circles Beanie

from A Texas Girl Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Crop Circles Beanie
Crop Circles Beanie
Crop Circles Beanie
Crop Circles Beanie
Crop Circles Beanie
Crop Circles Beanie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Decrease
  • Work in the round
  • Two-color stranded (Fair Isle) knitting
  • Work from a chart

Pattern Description:

When I first became aware of crop circles in the 80s, I was fascinated. Like Stonehenge and the statues at Easter Island, they held a lovely mystery. Were they natural phenomena? Had aliens landed in the fields, leaving strange and beautiful markings with their spaceship? Did some avant garde artist with suspicious facial hair use fields as his canvas?

The mystery was eventually solved when two British pranksters claimed credit for making many of the formations using a wooden plank and some rope.

It's no mystery how this beanie is made. Using size 8 needles and heavy worsted yarn, just follow the chart and you'll quickly have your own collection of crop circles.


20 sts/24 rows = 4"/10 cm in stranded pattern, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference: 19"/48.5cm, unstretched; 22"/56cm stretched
  • Height: 8"/20.5 cm
  • For a larger hat, go up a needle size.


  • 1 16-inch US 8/5.0mm circular needle
  • 1 set US 8/5.0mm DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Valley Yarns Northampton worsted 100% Peruvian Highland wool; 247yd/226m per 100g skein


MC Dark Grey, 1 skein; CC Light Green Heather, 1 skein

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