Guitar beanie

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen

Guitar beanie Pattern


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Knitting: Guitar beanie
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • stranded knitting with at most two colors in one round

Pattern Description:

I had always loved to learn to play the guitar. Finally the music from my favorite TV series Justified has tickled me to really do it.
So after stuidying learner guitar comments I bought a country guitar from and a poster showing the chord strings and a guitar school book.

And then I thought: why not put the chord strings and the guitar on a beanie? So if you are outside and like to remember a chord string you just have to look at your hat.

It was hard work to figure out how to do the charting for the chord strings but I finally found a solution.

There are 25 different chord string charts on this beanie!

And this is the result. :)

The dark colors for my beanie are intended as my guitar is a dark red one. You can choose lighter colors then the contrast will be better, making the guitar more clearly visible. Some of my testknitters have done that so you can see when they add their projects how it will look like in lighter colors.

The beanie has a typical multicolor corrugated ribbing, followed by a tiny border pattern (peerie) that can be found on some guitars. Not on mine.
After that come the chord strings, then the guitar, again the little peerie pattern, some notes and seven tiny guitars at the top.

I knitted it in 4-ply sock yarns but you can also use Acrylic or Merino yarn of similar weight or a bit thicker.

For bigger sizes go up a needle size and/or use 5-ply yarn.

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

Enjoy and happy knitting and guitar playing/learning!


Knitting gauge: 1 x 1 inch: 8 stitches and 9 rows in stranded knitting.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This beanie fits size S and M. (about 54 - 57 cm head circumreference)
  • For bigger sizes go up one needle size and/or use 5-ply yarn


  • You need 4-ply sock yarn or Acrylic yarn: about 30 g of black, about 20 g of off-white, about 20 g of red brown, about 10 g of beige, about 10 g of dark grey, about 15 g of dark brown, about 10 g of middle brown, about 10 g of light brown.
  • You can also use Acrylic or Merino yarn of similar weight or a bit thicker (4 - 5 ply)

You Will Also Need:

  • Circular needle 40 cm 3.00 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

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a hobby pattern creator and love knitting and creating Fair Isle patterns.
I wish you as much fun knitting and wearing them as I have designing them!

If you like my patterns checkout my patterns at Ravelry. You can either search for stoperror or find me under the designers as Sandra Jaeger.

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