Tamias by Emily Greene


November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
38 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 Ribbing with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
200 - 270 yards (183 - 247 m)
16¾”/42.5 cm circumference; 8¼ (10¾)”/21 (27.5) cm height
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Destined to be paired with cold-pinked cheeks and dusted with fluffy snowflakes, Tamias is the perfect hat to wear to every outdoor market and park stroll this winter and always. Cheeky one-by-one stripes render this polished pattern both cozy and versatile while allover two-by-two ribbing ensures an ideal fit for every head. Choose between a watchcap style for those blustery days or a jaunty, everyday beanie. Color combinations with low contrast will yield a subtler fabric while stark stripes are formed with dynamically different colorways. Worked circularly from brim to crown, both the cast on and crown decreases are worked in a single color, allowing for carefree enjoyment and no need to alternate colors.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory include written as well as charted instructions.


  • Both Beanie and Watchcap versions are worked in the round from the brim to the crown.
  • Crown shaping may be worked from the chart or from written directions.

Finished Dimensions

  • 16¾”/42.5 cm circumference; 8¼ (10¾)”/21 (27.5) cm height


Brooklyn Tweed Peerie — 100% American Merino Wool (210 yards/192 meters per 50 grams)

  • 1 skein of Main Color (MC), 1 skein of Color 1 (C1)
  • Beanie photographed in colors Treehouse (MC) & Muslin (C1)
  • Watchcap photographed in colors Driftwood (MC) & Klimt (C1)


Beanie (Watchcap)

  • 125 (165) yards [114 (151) meters] MC, 75 (105) yards [69 (96) meters] C1 of fingering weight wool yarn


  • 38 stitches & 40 rounds = 4”/10 cm in 2x2 Ribbing with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 2.75 mm (US 2)

Size B (for optional Tubular Cast On only)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 2.25 mm (US 1)

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

  • 2x2 Tubular Cast On

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner