Thistle & Shamrock PDF


Pattern is charted.

1 skein each of Knit Picks Chroma Fingering in the MC and CC will allow you to make 2 adult sized hats.

Thistle and Shamrock is a beanie style hat worked from the bottom-up in the round. Stranded colorwork patterning begins on the second round of the hat and extends through to the last round of crown decreases. Colorwork instructions are presented in chart form only.

This hat was inspired by, and named for, one of National Public Radio’s longest running and most popular shows: The Thistle and Shamrock. The Thistle and Shamrock is created in the Scottish Highlands and features established and emerging Celtic musicians. For more information on the show you can visit

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Knit Picks Chroma [70% wool/30% nylon; 396 yards; 100 grams; fingering weight]
Main Color: 1 skein Bittersweet Heather
Coordinating Color: 1 skein Galapagos

US size 2/2.75mm 16” circular,
US size 3/3.25mm 16” circular and dpns, or preferred needles for working in the rnd
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

34 sts & 40 rnds = 4” in 1×1 rib on smaller needles.
28 sts & 32 rnds = 4” in fairisle stockinette stitch on larger needles.

Adult Womens Average or Mens Small 18” finished bottom circumference.
Will fit head sizes 20-22.5” comfortably.


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