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Field hare beanie

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

  • do stranded knitting in the round with at most two colors in one round
  • weave in yarn tails and beginnings during knitting will be helpful but isn't required

Pattern Description:

Greetings from the Nuremberg garlic country! :)
These two field hares were sitting in the salad field when we were passing the garlic country on our way home.
I simply had to put them on a beanie.

This is another commuter trip inspired beanie.
In the evening when I go home by bus, we go through garlic country (Knoblauchsland) around Nuremburg.
It(tm)s called like that because it is very fertile and a lot of vegetables are grown there in green houses but also in the fields.
As it(tm)s near forest and open range you can also see field hares and roe deers there from time to time.
And then one evening I saw two field hares sitting in the salad field.
I couldn(tm)t get this image out of my head until the beanie was finished.

The beanie has a corrugated (multicolor) ribbing with bands of salad and nibbled at salad and carrots and nibbled at carrots. Inbetween are bands of the two sitting field hares.
At the top are seven field hares and 7 tiny carrots.

I knitted the beanie in 4-ply sock yarn leftovers but you can also use Acrylic or Merino yarn of similar weight.
For bigger heads go up one or two needle sizes and/or use 5-ply yarn or both.

Please note: There are at most two colors in one round. So it is easier to knit than you may think :)

Enjoy and happy field hare knitting!


Knitting gauge in stranded pattern: 1 x 1 inch: 7 stitches and 8 rows (2 x 2 cm: 5 stitches and 6

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This beanie fits size S and M. (about 52 " 54 cm head circumreference). For bigger sizes use bigger needle size and/or 5-ply yarn or both.


  • You need 4-ply sock yarn (or Acrylic/Merino yarn 4 " 5 ply) in the following colors: about: 37 g in dark brown, 15 g in off-white, 15 g in beige, 20 g in grass green, 20 g on orange (yardage 209 -210 meters/50 g).
  • Circular needle 40 cm 3.00 mm and 5 double pointed needles size 3.00 mm for the top of the head.
  • For bigger sizes go up one or two needle sizes and/or use 5-ply yarn or both

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight


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