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Dalmatian beanie

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Dalmatian beanie
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • do stranded knitting with two colors in one round

Pattern Description:

I love dalmatians. Such cute dogs!

So therefore I had always dreamt of a black and white Dalmatian beanie with these cute dogs on them.
Mine is still a litte puppy, wagging its tail :)

The beanie comes in two sizes and will be a long beanie for the smaller size (52 -54 cm head circumreference) and for bigger heads it will be more sort of a normal beanie.

It has my typical dotted corrugated ribbing as I(tm)d like to put up the black dotted fur in the ribbing.
The ribbing is followed by a dog paw border (peerie) pattern and a the complete puppy from head to tail.
Then comes the paw peerie again, followed by a dalmatian dog face with black dalmatian fur spots. At the top is a star formed from a zigzag peerie and 5 little dog paw prints.

The bigger version is quite slouchy because it goes over 160 stitches.
The smaller version will fit quite right but be a bit of a long beanie on smaller heads.

My version is knitted completely in 4-ply sock yarn in black and off-white. But you can also use Acrylic yarn of similar weight or Merino wool.
That(tm)s all up to you.

You need about 35 g of each color.
As the beanie only uses two colors throughout the whole pattern it(tm)s also suitable for stranded knitting beginners.

For girls you also could knit it in pink and black instead of off-white. :)

Have fun with this little puppy looking curiously into the world!


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 (52 to 54 cm) and M/L. (about 55 to 57 cm head circumreference)

You Will Also Need:

  • Circular needle 40 cm 3.0 mm and 5 double pointed needles size 3.00 mm for the top of the head.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight


black and off-white, for girls you could use pink and black
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