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Winter Fair Isle Beanie

Have fun playing with color with this stranded knitting pattern. 


Enjoy playing with color with this fair isle beanie! Mix and match solids, variegated yarns, or stripes of color. 

Happy Knitting! 


Worsted weight yarn: 100 yards main color, 50 yards contrast color

Size 6 (4 mm) circular knitting needles 16"

Size 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles 16"

Size 8 (5mm) double pointed needles

Stitch markers

Tapestry needle


18 stitches / 24 rows = 4 in /10 cm in brioche stitch 


Finished Size: 

10" height / 21" circumference 


k; knit

k2tog: knit 2 together

p: purl

ssk: slip, slip, knit

st/sts: stitch/stitches



Cast on 96 stitches. Making sure not to twist the stitches, join needles for working in the round and attach a stitch marker to mark the round beginning.


Round 1: *k1, p1; repeat from * to end of round

Repeat Round 1 until work measures 1.5 inches. 

Hat Body:

Work the chart below, repeating 6 times total. 

On the final round, place 4 stitch markers every 24 stitches

Hat Crown: 

Switch to double pointed needles as it becomes necessary. 

Decrease round: *k2tog, k to 2 sts, before marker, ssk; repeat to end.

Work one decrease round followed by one round without decreases 4 times.

Work decrease rounds until you have 8 stitches left. Break yarn, weave yarn through remaining stitches and close off the hat. Block and weave in all loose ends. 

Fair Isle Chart.jpg

Use of the written instructions as well as permission to sell the products made from the pattern is granted for craft or handmade websites and not for mass production use. This permission is given with the agreement of acknowledgement to this pattern or a link back to this pattern if used for web sites, blogs or for sale sites. Copying, selling or distribution of the pattern without permission is prohibited and protected under copyright law.

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