Checkers Beanie by Deja Joy

Checkers Beanie

August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
15", 17", 20", and 22" circumference
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Skill Level: Intermediate

This fun and graphic beanie is great for any age, boy, girl, man, or woman.

You can use either a solid color or variegated yarn to create the fair isle pattern. This pattern is a great introduction to fair isle crochet since it only uses two colors throughout.

Using the Fair Isle technique this beanie will fit all ages and can be made in all colors. Use solid color yarn instead of self-striping for a much more subtle effect.

Fair Isle is a technique where two colors are used in any particular row to create pictures or designs in your project. Don’t know how to do Fair Isle? Don’t worry, there is an extensive photo tutorial section (13 pages!!!) that will not only teach you how to create Fair Isle but also covers all of this:

  1. Color Changing throughout the beanie including at the round join.
  2. Catching the yarn to create short floats.
  3. How to keep your yarn untangled.
  4. How to keep your seam straight on your beanie.
  5. How to make a magic adjustable loop.

The beanie includes full written instructions as well as a color chart for the Fair Isle portion.

Recommended Yarn
Sport weight, sock weight, fingering
Recommended Hooks
2.5mm US-C
3.25mm US-D
3.5mm US-E
4.0mm US-G

Finished Measurements
Baby: 15” circumference
Child: 17” circumference
Woman: 20” circumference
Man: 22” circumference

Stitch Diagram?

Pattern Info
The beanie is in .pdf format, you will need Adobe Reader to view and print it.
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