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Tandem beanie

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

  • do stranded knitting with at most two colors in one round
  • It's an advantage when you know how to weave in the yarn beginnings and the ends during knitting as you do not have to sew in so much later

Pattern Description:

I had this idea about a tandem or more people sitting on a long bike having a dog with them in my head for quite some time.
The first one is eager going on, the girl - second in line is looking at you and the lazy boy in third row just put his feet up and relaxes as long as the first two ones won(tm)t notice ;-)
In the little trailer is the dog his ears flying in the wind.
The beanie has a corrugated (= multicolor) ribbing followed by a little daisy peerie. Then come the bikes, a little border pattern with clouds and a big band with the sun. At the top is a big cute flower.

For bigger sizes use 5-ply yarn or/and go up one needle size.
My version is completely knitted with 4-ply sock yarn leftovers.
Alternatively you can use Acrylic or Merino yarn of similar weight or a bit thicker.

Note: Although the pattern is very colorful there are at most two colors in one round! So it(tm)s easier to knit than you may think!

If you like this cycle beanie you may also like my cycle race beanie, mountain bike beanie, BMX beanie or the biker beanie.

Enjoy and happy 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 54 " 57 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: 17 g in dark green, 15 g in light blue, 20 g in sky blue,20 g in yellow, 17 g in black, 17 g in offwhite, 15 g in grass green (yardage 209 -210 meters/50 g).
  • Circular needle 40 cm 3.00 mm and 5 double pointed needles size 3.00 mm for the top of the head.
  • You can also use Acrylic or Merino yarn of similar weight or a bit thicker

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight

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