Free Knitting Pattern: Team Colors, Fair Isle Messy Bun Beanie Winter Hat

High school, college, soccer, football, baseball, whatever your team colors may be - incorporate them into this messy bun beanie winter hat to show your team pride!

This Fair Isle Beanie pattern was written for 2 color changes so it could be created for any team colors.

The downloadable PDF pattern on Ravelry includes full charts with additional detail.

The Pattern: Team Colors Fair Isle Messy Bun Beanie

Needles: 10mm circular

Yarn: Size 6, Lion Brand Thick and Quick in Color 1: Claret and Color 2: Butterscotch

Cast-on: 48 stitches to start (nicely fits my 23″ circumference head) – I’ve noticed my Fair Isle hats fit more tightly (probably due to all the “extra” carry-along yarn inside the hat) so I use bigger needles and no less than 48 sts cast on. For a little larger, use multiples of 4 sts to increase. For a little smaller, use multiples of 4 sts to decrease.

Row1 to 8Color 1: K1, P1 around (Ribbing Rows)
Row9*Color 1: K3, Color 2: K1*, repeat * to * around
Row10Color 2: K1, Color 1: K1, *Color 2: K3, Color 1: K1*, repeat * to * around, Color 2: K2
Row11Color 2: K1 around
Row12Color 2: K1 around
Row13*Color 2: K3, Color 1: K1*, repeat * to * around
Row14Color 1: K1, Color 2: K1, *Color 1: K3, Color 2: K1*, repeat * to * around, Color 1: K2
Row15Color 1: K1 around
Row16Color 1: K1 around
Row17*Color 1: K3, Color 2: K1*, repeat * to * around
Row18Color 2: K1, Color 1: K1, *Color 2: K3, Color 1: K1*, repeat * to * around, Color 2: K2
Row19*Color 2: K3, Color 1: K1*, repeat * to * around
Row20Color 2: K1 around
Row21Color 2: K1, Color 1: K1, *Color 2: K3, Color 1: K1*, repeat * to * around, Color 2: K2
Row22Color 2: [K2, K2tog, repeat around 12 times] (this reduces your total to 36 sts)
Row23Color 2: [K2, K2tog repeat around 9 times) (this reduces your total to 27 sts)
Row24Color 2: [K2, K2tog repeat around 7 times) (this reduces your total to 20 sts)

Cast off and weave in all ends.

This Fair Isle Messy Bun Beanie is a great alternative – smaller than a hat leaving room for your hair but bigger than a headband with more full-head coverage.

Enjoy & Be Creative

~Beccie B~

I'd love to hear from you, comments or questions are welcome!

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