Horsetail beanie

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen

Horsetail beanie Pattern


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Knitting: Horsetail beanie
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • do stranded knitting with at most two colors in one round
  • knit an purl

Pattern Description:

I love horses! And I love making special hats that stand out. So the horsetail beanie came into existence.
It has one of the cutest corrugated (two -color) ribbing I have ever created, followed by a herringbone edge and bands of different horses: running, jumping and prancing ones at the top in stripes.
The stripes continue along the horsetail that ends in a tassel. I left the strands of the tassel longer than usual in order to make them ressemble a real "horsetail".

As the whole beanie has only two colors throughout the whole knitting, it is also suitable for stranded knitting beginners.

I used 4-ply sock yarn in black and off-white. You can also use Acrylic yarn of similar weight.

Enjoy and happy knitting!


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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This beanie fits up to 54 - 57 cm head circumreference.


  • about 45 g of 4-ply sock yarn in black and 45 g in off-white
  • circular needle 40 cm 3.00 mm
  • a set of double pointed needles 3.00 mm for the top of the hat and the horsetail
  • a tapestry needle for the tassel and weaving 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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