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Fish & bone beanie

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fish & bone beanie
Fish & bone beanie
Fish & bone beanie
Fish & bone beanie
Fish & bone beanie

Basic Skills Necessary:

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

Pattern Description:

I love this cute fish and bone beanie!
It comes in two colors. Knit it in your favorite ones, has a two color ribbing and funny comic fish skeletons all around.
The crown has a fish skeleton top and looks like a star :)

I knitted this beanie with 4-ply Acrylic yarn Buttinette Versailles
(214 yards/50g) but you can also use 4-ply sock yarn, Merino yarn or similar.

As the whole beanie has two colors through and through it(tm)s also suitable for fair isle knitting beginners.

I also designed a matching fun T-shirt to go with it.
The text refers to the cat ate fish beanie incident.
Two neighbor cats snatched a gold fish from our neigbors pond and left the skeleton in our yard. They were still licking when we saw them.

Enjoy and happy fish skeleton knitting!


Knitting gauge: 1 x 1 inch = 7 stitches and 8 rounds in stranded knitting.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This hat comes in two sizes.Size M: about 54 " 56 cm head circumreference. Size L: about 56 cm " 58 cm head circumreference
  • For bigger sizes go up one needle size and/or use 5-ply yarn or both


  • a circular needle 3.0 mm 40 cm
  • a set of double pointed needles 3.00 mm for the top of the hat
  • 4-ply yarn (e.g. sock yarn, Acrylic yarn or Merino) about: 35 g in off-white or white, 35 g in black

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Suggested yarn:

214 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Buttinette Versailles


black and white

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