Palouse Beanie by Claire Borchardt

Palouse Beanie

August 2019
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
100 yards (91 m)
One Size - (20-22" circumference)
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The Palouse beanie is a fun introduction to fair isle! While looking incredibly complex, you’ll follow a simple repeat using only two colors at a time.

I’ve been looking for a great way to utilize 5 pack mini skeins, and a fun hat just seemed to fit the bill! Hats are generally fairly simple, less fiddly than smaller items, and using a fair isle technique, can create stunning outcomes!

Size: one size fits most. Currently fits 20-22” circumference with 2-4” of negative ease. (We are currently working on larger sizing options!)

Sample used
Autumn and Indigo
5 piece Color Pack “Mix 1” in Twist Sock
75% sw merino / 25% nylon
87 yds / 20 g each

C1: Spruce
C2: Dusk
C3: Pumpkin
C4: Flint
C5: Overcast

Color packs are available at or you may use similar fingering weight yarn in 5 colors at roughly 87 yds / 20 g each.
This is a FANTASTIC stash busting project!

US2 / 2.75mm 16” circular needle
US4 / 3.25mm 16” circular needle
US4 / 3.25mm 32-40” circular needle (or DPNS)

Other notions:
Darning needle
Stitch Marker