Luck of the Irish Beanie Pattern
This worsted weight ‘Luck Of The Irish Beanie” uses multiple colors of yarn to create a fun fair isle design that is perfect for feeling festive on St. Patrick’s Day. 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 shamrock design.
Using US 8 (5.0mm) needles:
18 sts and 25 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in stockinette stitch, unblocked.
20 sts and 22 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in main fair isle pattern
183 total yards (87g) of worsted weight yarn in 3 colors, recommended yarn: Malabrigo Worsted.
Color A (lettuce): 86yds (41g)
Color B (natural): 59yds (28g)
Color C (sapphire green): 38yds (18g)
US 6 (4.0mm) 16” circular needles
US 8 (5.0mm) 16” circular needles
US 8 (5.0mm) double pointed needles Extra yarn for a pom pom (optional) Pom pom maker (optional)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Fair isle knitting
Decrease stitches: k2tog
Knitting in the round on circular and double pointed needles