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Unicorn beanie

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

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

Pattern Description:

I got several requests for a unicorn beanie.
And this is the result.

As usual it can be knit from 4-ply sock yarn of any manufacturer.
I used Wollbutt sckli, which might not be available where you live.
But that is not important :-)
You can also use Acrylic yarn of similar weight.
For bigger sizes you can also use 5-ply yarn.

You need about 35 g of each color.

It has my typical corrugated dotted ribbing, a herringbone edge, followed by a starry border pattern which surrounds the beautiful band of big unicorns.
The upper part of the beanie shows 7 prancing little unicorns.

For bigger sizes or a more slouchy fit you can also use 5-ply yarn and or a bigger needle size.

As it has only two colors throughout the whole hat, it is also suitable for stranded knitting beginners because it is easier to knit than a project with many color changes.

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)


  • 4-ply to 5-ply sock yarn/Acrylic yarn about 35 g in dark blue and off-white each
  • circular needle 3.0 mm to 3.5 mm (depending on your gauge and slouchyness of the beanie)
  • a set of double pointed needles 3.0 mm for the top of the hat (decreases)

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight


dark blue and off-white
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