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Aldo Beanie Pattern

The ‘Aldo Beanie’ get its name from Lake Aldo Leopold, our favorite lake near our house. In the winter, the entire lake freezes over, and it is just such a beautiful and calm winter landscape. And, while we enjoy the water all year round, we have been heading out on the ice every chance we get this season to play in the snow, explore, and practice our skating.

This worsted weight beanie uses four colors of yarn to create a fun fair isle design. I have included written instructions for both the brim and decrease sections and a chart for the main fair isle portion. When choosing colors, I suggest using high contrasting colors to really show off the design.

Using US 8 (5.0mm) needles:
21 sts and 21.5 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in 1x1 ribbing (k1, p1), knit in the round

Using US 10 (6.0mm) needles:
17.5 sts and 17 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in the main fair isle pattern, knit in the round

153 total yards (100g/140m) of worsted weight yarn in 4 colors, recommended yarn: The Petite Wool from We Are Knitters
Yardage breakdown:
Color A (red): 84 yds (55g/77m)
Color B (black): 17 yds (11g/16m)
Color C (spotted mauve): 17 yds (11g/16m)
Color D (natural): 35 yds (23g/32m) US 8 (5.0mm) 16” circular needles

US 10 (6.0mm) 16” circular needles
US 10 (6.0mm) double pointed needles Stitch marker
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Tape measure

Skills/stitches Required
Decrease stitches: k2tog
Stranded colorwork
Knitting in the round on circular needles and dpns

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