Horse race beanie

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen

Horse race beanie Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • do stranded knitting with at most two colors in the round
  • weave in ends and yarn beginnings during knitting will be of advantage but not neccessary

Pattern Description:

Inspired by horse races like the Kentucky Derby (which was also mentionied in Justified) this beanie came into existence.

It has a multicolor ribbing, the typical white horse race fence, jockeys and horses and spectator stands. At the crown is a blue sky with some tiny clouds and the sun is beaming at the top!

As in some countries the horses go the other direction, you can choose if your horses run from the right to the left or the other way round.
Both charts are included in the pattern.

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

I knitted the whole beanie in 4-ply sock yarn leftovers.
For the spectators some smaller leftovers from your stash will be enough.

Please note: It(tm)s easier to knit than you may think as there are at most two colors in one round.

Enjoy and happy Derby 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)
  • Please 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 dark green, 28 g in off-white, 15 g in grass green, 17 g in dark brown (horses and jockeys) " alternatively you can also use black, 10 g of beige and light brown for spectator heads each, 10 g red and blue (spectators clothes) each, 15 g in yellow, 15 g in light blue, 15 g in sky blue (yardage 209 -210 meters/50 g).
  • Alternatively you can use Acrylic or Merino yarn of similar weight or a bit thicker (4 - 5 ply yarn)
  • Circular needle 40 cm 3.00 mm and 5 double pointed needles size 3.00 mm for the top of the head.

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight


yellow, light blue, brown, grass green, dark green, off-white, red, yellow, beige, pink

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!

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