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Hiking beanie

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

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

Pattern Description:

I got a request for a hiking beanie some time ago.
And this is what you may get when you ask me for a pattern ;-)

It has a multicolor ribbing (but at most two colors in one round!), reflecting the water colors of the little lake/river surrounded by reed following as first band pattern.
Two ducks in love are swimming in it.

But as Hudsy asked me for squirrels, you can also instead of the ducks knit a little squirrel border pattern :)
If you like squirrels just take a look at her version.

Then follow the pair of hikers, a woman/gir and a man/boy. She has a pony tail and a hiking stick. Both have bag packs :)

Next is either a band of trees or the ducks band if you have decided to use the squirrels. So you have some design possibilties yourself and can combine the bands you like best :)
In the background a little village with small houses and a church can be seen, forest in the background and a mountain with a mountain cross on top of it!
The blue sky with some tiny clouds is on top and at the crown is the sun.

The village and the forest behind it was inspired by Hannberg which is not far from us :)

The beanie is completely knitted in 4-ply sock yarn. Some leftovers will do.
There are many color changes so it is a little more difficult to knit but it has at most two colors in one round which makes this task easier than you may think.

Alternatively you can also use Acrylic or Merino yarn of similar weight. For bigger sizes go up one or two needle sizes and/or use 5-ply yarn or both!

Enjoy and happy hiker 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 53 " 55 cm head circumreference)
  • Note: For bigger heads use needle size 3.25 mm or 3.5 mm or 5-ply yarn (e.g. Buttinette Madeleine Merino 150 m/50g) or both.


  • You need 4-ply sock yarn in the following colors: about: 15 g in yellow, 20 g in off-white, 17 g in black, 15 g in dark green, 10 g in dark brown, 12 g in grass green, 17 g in light blue, 10 g in dark blue 15 g in sky blue, 10 g of a lighter yellow (for wheat field if you knit it ' tree chart), 10 g of dark red. (yardage 209 -210 meters/50 g).
  • Alternatively you can also use Acrylic or Merino yarn of similar weight or a bit thicker (4-to 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


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