Zoo kids beanie

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Zoo kids beanie Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • do stranded knitting with at most two colors in the round on double pointed needles

Pattern Description:

August, Holidays!
The perfect time for a trip to the zoo!
And here is the matching kids beanie (suits baby to toddler).
I chose the most popular animals.. giraffes, elephants and a little lion. More animals would not have fit on the hat :)
The bigger version also features a band of trees (which can not be seen in the picture). Picture shows size XS.

It has a two color ribbing (imitating the white fence color), a band of giraffes, a band of elephants holding each others tail and cute little lion babies on top! And some fences inbetween and a fence like finish.

Due to the many color changes this little hat is a bit more demanding. However it has at most two colors in one round. So you might give it a try. It(tm)s easier than you think. Weaving in the new yarns and yarn tails during knitting will save you a lot of sewing time afterwards.

I knitted it with 4-ply Acrylic yarn (Buttinette Versailles 50g/196 m) in the smallest size XS and 3.0 mm needles. You can also use any similar 4 - to 5-ply yarn (Merino or sock yarn). Size may then differ slightly. A testknitter knitted it with 6-ply yarn and got an adult/bigger kids beanie from it.

The hat in the smallest size gets a bit longer than normal beanies. You might shorten the ribbing a bit to compensate for it.

My beanie goes to the Advent basar of the Sozialstiftung Bamberg (hospital charity sale for breast cancer)

Please note: My elbow nerve surgery has to be redone (it(tm)s scheduled for August 12) as the first was a mess. I have to wear a cast again for some weeks and so I will be disarmed once again for a while.
If you have questions on the pattern please be patient with me. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Wish me luck!

If you like this pattern you may also enjoy one of these:

lion beanie
giraffe kids beanie
giraffe beanie bigger version
giraffe cowl
elephant socks
baby elephant kids beanie
Enjoy and happy zoo knitting!


Preemie knitting gauge: 8 stitches and 9 rows in 1 x 1 inch/2,5 x 2,5 cm

Normal hat sizes (non-preemie):
Knitting gauge: 6 stitches and 7 rows in 2 x 2 cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (31 - 33 cm head circumreference), S (34 " 37 cm head circumreference), M (38 " 42 cm head cirumreference) with needle size 3.00 mm. For preemies use size XS (about 29 - 30 cm head circumreference) or S (about 33 cm head circumreference) and 2.5 mm needle


  • 4 " ply yarn (sock yarn, Merino or Acrylic yarn)
  • You need about:14 g in grass green, 10 g in white or off-white, 10 g in light blue,12 g in dark grey,12 g in black, 15 g in yellow, 14 g in brownfor size M you need about 10 g in dark green
  • 1 set of double pointed needles 3.00 mm (5 needles)
  • for preemies 2.5 mm

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

Suggested yarn:

214 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Buttinette Versailles Acrylic yarn (50g/196m)


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I'm a hobby pattern creator and love knitting and creating Fair Isle patterns.
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