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Runners cap

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Runners cap
Runners cap
Runners cap
Runners cap
Runners cap
Runners cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • do stranded knitting with at most two colors in one round
  • weave in yarn ends and tails during knitting

Pattern Description:

The last Olympic games were the inspiration for this fun runners cap.
There are two different runners fighting to win on the typical red running track on which you can see start block numbers 1 and two.
Some running shoes are in the peerie (= border pattern) and a number 1 T-shirt completes the body of the beanie.
At the top are 8 tiny runners.
As it(tm)s Fair Isle there are at most two colors in one row.
So it is easier to knit than you think!

My version was knitted with 4-ply sock yarn of different manufacturers.
This beanie is the ideal project to lower your stash ;-)

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 54 " 56 cm head circumreference) Note: For bigger heads use bigger needle size or 5-ply yarn (e.g. Buttinette Madeleine Merino 50g/150m) or both. For smaller sizes you can use a smaller needle size (e.g. 3.00 mm).


  • 4-ply sock yarn in light blue (about 15 g), in white (about 20 g), in black (about 20 g), in grass green (15 g) and dark red (17 g).
  • You can also use Acrylic or Merino yarn of similar weight
  • Circular needle 40 cm 3.5 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


white, light blue, black, grass green, dark red
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