Fawn and Fox Hats by YellowBlueDesign by Olya Mikesh

Fawn and Fox Hats

April 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in circular stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
170 - 200 yards (155 - 183 m)
Small (Medium, Large): 15 (16, 17)" [38 (40.5, 43) cm] Finished Circumference
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What’s cuter than a wee knitted beanie with animal ears perched atop a sweet little head? The Fawn & Fox Hats’ adorable dress-up details cozily outfit your favorite small person for playtime adventures with their forest friends. Knit up a whole menagerie in soft, springy Arbor, or pair with the matching Fawn & Fox stuffed toys as a darling gift for a special birthday or to welcome a new baby.

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  • Two versions are included: Fawn with horns and curved ears, and Fox with flat, tipped ears.
  • The Fawn and Fox hats share the same base hat pattern. The hat is worked bottom-up in the round. Decorative ribbing mimics the details on the Fawn & Fox Toys’ clothing, and adds a textural interest to the hat. Ears and horns are knitted top-down, in the round, and sewn to the hat. Duplicate stitch embroidery is used to highlight the inner ear.

Finished Dimensions

Small (Medium, Large)

  • Finished Circumference: 15 (16, 17)“ [38 (40.5, 43) cm]
  • Length: 6½ (6¾, 7¼)“ [16.5 (17, 18.5) cm]
  • Brim Depth (all sizes): 2” [5 cm]
  • Ear Width (all sizes): 2½“ [6.5 cm]
  • Ear Height (all sizes): 2½“ [6.5 cm]


Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/132 meters per 50 grams)

  • 1 (1, 2) skeins of Main Color (MC) for body of hat
  • 1 skein of C1 for duplicate stitch on inner ear and horns (Fawn version only)
  • Fox Version Only: 1 skein of C2 for ears
  • Fawn Version photographed in Burnished (MC) and Degas (C1) in size Small
  • Fox Version photographed in Butte (MC), Hammock (C1), and Kettle (C2) in size Small


  • MC: 130 (140, 160) yards [119 (128, 146) meters]; C1: 25 yards [23 meters]; C2: 15 yards [13 meters]; of DK weight wool yarn


  • 24 stitches & 33 rounds = 4”/10 cm in circular stockinette stitch, after blocking


16”/40 cm circular needle and one set of 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed.

  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Long-Tail Cast On
Backward Loop Cast On
Video — Joinery Bind Off
Seaming 101
Blocking 101
Knitwear Care

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner