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Pony Express beanie

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Pony Express beanie
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Pony Express beanie Pony express beanie
Pony Express beanie Pony express beanie
Pony Express beanie Pony express beanie
Pony Express beanie Pony express beanie

Basic Skills Necessary:

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

Pattern Description:

I have been dreaming about a two colored pony express beanie pattern for a while.
A rider on a horse with a cowboy hat and pony express written in western style letters on it and in a somehow Western dusty color style.
Therefore I chose brown and beige.

The beanie has a corrugated ribbing and a neat herringbone edge.
There are 7 riders at the body with a nice Indian arrow peerie pattern - symbolizing the danger and hardship in which they were on their mission - and above the rider and at the top are 6 pony express riders on their prancing horses waving their cowboy hats in the air. A lovely Sheriff-star-like star is at the top.

A dream has come true with this beanie for me. I hope for you, too.
As it(tm)s only knit in two colors it(tm)s also suitable for stranded knitting beginners.

It is completely knit in 4-ply sock yarn (also suitable for reducing your yarn leftovers).
But you can also use Acrylic yarn of similar weight.

I hope you have as much fun knitting this beanie as I had designing and testknitting it.

Notes on bigger sizes are included.

Enjoy and happy knitting!


Knitting gauge in stranded pattern: 1 x 1 inch: 8 stitches and 9 rows (2 x 2 cm: 6 stitches and 7

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This beanie fits size S and M. (about 53 " 56 cm head circumreference)
  • For bigger sizes use 5-ply yarn or/and go up one needle size


  • 35 g of 4-ply brown sock yarn, 35 g of beige or light brown 4-ply sock yarn.
  • or Acrylic yarn of similar weight
  • 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


brown and beige
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