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Mar 6, 2015

Lucky Shamrock Beanie

Shamrock Beanie

St. Patrick’s is around the corner! Wip out this lucky shamrock beanie for one of your loved ones or for yourself. The stitch pattern is an 8 stitch repeat, making it an easy stitch pattern to use on smaller or bigger hats, or other projects in the round. An awesome unisex design. Want a slouchy style instead of a tight fitting beanie? Work more rounds in the italicized section in the pattern. 


Knitting Loom: All-n-One knitting loom, set at 72 pegs (or any configuration of multiple of 8).

Yarn: Approx 140 yards of worsted weight yarn. Sample was knit using Knit Picks in Citrine (MC) and Macaw (CC).

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 9 sts x 14 rows=2 inches in stockinette

Size: Size shown fits up to a 19.5″ head. To create smaller or larger sizes, simply cast on a number that is a multiple of 8 (56, 64, 72, 80).

AbbreviationsShamrock Chart Property of Isela Phelps

K: knit stitch. Recommend the knit stitch or the u-stitch; do not recommend the flat stitch or the ewrap.

P: purl stitch

CO: cast on (Sample uses the ewrap cast on to provide an elastic fit).

BO:bind off

GBO: gather bind off

Rep: repeat

Rnd: round

MC: Main color

CC: Contrasting color

PU: Pick up

K2tog: knit two stitches together. A right slanting decrease.

Pattern notes:Shamrock Beanie Side View

  1. When working with two strands of yarn on the same row, be sure to pick up the yarns in the same order throughout the project.  View this video for a few tips on working with colorwork.
  2. Work your colorwork loosely, if you pull on the yarn too tight, the knitted fabric will pucker up.
  3. Wet block or steam block after knitting.
  4. Work chart from the bottom up, and every round starts on the right.


Set up the All-n-One loom to 72 pegs (or any other multiple of 8 stitches).

Using MC, cast on 72 stitches, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 9-11: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 12: Join CC, k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 13: PU, MC, p to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14-16: Cont with MC, k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 17-24: Follow chart to create the shamrocks.

Rnd 25-28: With MC, k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 29: PU CC, p to the end of rnd.

Cut CC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.

Rnd 30-50: With MC, k to the end of rnd. Cut MC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.Shamrock Beanie Top view

Join CC.

Rnd 51-54: k to the end of rnd.

Decrease rounds

Rnd 55: *k2tog; rep from * to the end of rnd.

How to:

Move the stitches from the odd numbered pegs to the even numbered pegs. Knit the round, skipping the pegs with no stitches and treating the pegs with two loops as one loop.

Remove stitches from the loop to a piece of scrap yarn—this is temporary.

Readjust the knitting loom to the new peg number configuration: 36 pegs. (Divide the cast on number of pegs by 2).

Place the stitches back on the knitting loom.

Gently tug on each of the stitches, starting with the first peg, to remove any of the extra slack in the yarn.

Rnd 56: Rep Rnd 55.

Bind off with the gather removal method. Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.

Weave all ends in.

Steam block or wet block to set the stitches.

Link to a video showing Working with Color


  • I really like this pattern. I would like to download this pattern. Will that be available anytime soon?

  • thanks so much for sharing – ST. PATRICKS DAY is my birthday so yes I will be making one of thiese……………….

  • On round 25-28 did you mean MC?

  • Download? You mean as a PDF. They are put in PDF format after being on the blog for six months. In the meantime, you can copy it and paste it onto a word document and save it that way.

  • Yes. MC.

  • Isela what a clever pattern. I’m so glad to see you still posting patterns. I started loom knitting 2 years ago, I was quite late to the party, but I learned sooooo much from your videos.You’re a fantastic teacher.

  • Where do I learn how to read these patterns. I am totally confused

  • Well, learning to read patterns is a bit like learning to read. Each pattern comes with a list of abbreviations. I guess the first step is to learn the abbreviations and what they mean. Next, start reading the pattern, if needed, replace the abbreviation with the complete term. In pattern writing, it is best to be concise, however, if you prefer, you can use the entire term, if it makes it easier to understand. Once you get to the pattern itself. A number next to a letter or term typically means that you work that many stitches (the number). Example: k2=knit two stitches (knit two pegs). Another example: Sl 3=slip 3 stitches (skip 3 stitches with yarn behind the pegs). Does this help a little?

  • I do not know any other way to reach you. May I please have some info on 2 projects On the AIO headband with crochet flower, I tried to use a #4 weight 100% wool. I was into the pattern and looked at it on the right side, the stitches were large. Your picture showed a tiny row of stitches. What did I do wrong?
    next? on the cats paw headband what yarn did you use? what weight? color?

    Thank you for your help

  • The one with the crochet flower: I just worked the knit stitch. Nothing different or fancy. My tension is the same throughout.

    Cats Paw Headband: it looks like Knit Picks Shine in worsted weight. Don’t have the color way written anywhere. It was yarn left over from another project.

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Nov 1, 2014

Men’s Beanie

mens beanie


A simple beanie designed for him in mind. Worked in simple, no fuss stitch pattern, with a super soft and airy wool yarn.

Knitting loom: Adjustable Hat Loom

Yarn: 140 yards of worsted weight merino wool. Malabrigo worsted in Paris Night was used in sample.

Notions: knitting tool and tapestry needle.

Gauge: 8 sts x 17 rows= 2 inches in stitch pattern.

Size: 9 inches x 9.5 inches when laid flat.  Model’s head size is 23-1/4 inches.

AbbreviationsTop of hat small

K: knit stitch (not ewrap)

P: purl stitch

Rep: repeat

Sts: stitches

Rnd(s): round(s)


Set knitting loom to small gauge at 80 pegs.

Cast on 80 sts, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-10: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 11: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 12: *k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 11 and 12: 32 more times

Next rnd: Move stitch from all odd numbered pegs to the even number peg; example from peg 1 to peg 2, from peg 3 to peg 4; etc. K to the end of rnd, (treat both loops on the even number pegs as one loop). At the end of this round, knitting loom should have one empty peg and a peg with one loop, all the way around.

Remove with gather removal method.Mens Beanie Side

Weave ends in. Block lightly.


  • May I use another loom for this pattern , as I do not have the hat loom?

  • Hi Renita!
    Love this hat :) Would love to make one for my son and my boyfriend! I know that your instructions are for the Adjustable Hat Loom, but is it possible to make this on the All-In-One Loom? I’m relatively new at all of this so I’m just not sure.


  • Hi Karen,
    This is Isela, I designed the hat pattern. Yes, you can do it on the All-n-One loom. You can follow the instructions exactly. Set your knitting loom to 80 pegs and start working with the same pattern.

  • You can use the All-n-One loom.

  • Thank you Isela!

  • Hello I am making this. When you say to do rounds 11 nd 12 ,32 more times do you mean like as a pair or just 32 more rows. I numbered a sheet 1-32 and alternated rows. And my hat isn’t very big.

  • As a pair

  • Hi I am not familiar with the term pair can you please explain I am not sure how to read patterns either when it say k1 does it mean knit 1 and when it says purl 6 do I purl 6 times on that peg I am confused please help

  • I have just purchased the KB Adjustable Hat Loom. How do you get 80 stitches on this loom….The most I can get is 50 stitches….do I have to buy additional pieces?


  • The loom’s booklet has 80 pegs is for a 20″ head, but this pattern is saying 84 pegs and fits a 23″ head?

  • Kim, the pattern shown used 80 pegs. Knitted fabric stretches, thus the reason why this hat was able to fit the 23″ head of the model. Also, the type of yarn and stitch will affect how much the knitting stretches. If you use cables, the knitted fabric won’t stretch. If you use cotton, the knitted fabric won’t stretch at all. However, this pattern was worked in knit stitches and purl stitches, and with a wool yarn, all of these characteristics combined provided with a hat that can stretch.

  • Helen, you have to put the pegs in the open holes. Your loom should have come with additional pegs and you just set it up and put the pegs in the open holes.

  • Hi Isela, I have an all-n-one loom & want to make this for my grandson who is 7. I think it was you who made a scale or a way to adjust the patterns to fit the individual. If I am correct & it was you can you tell me where I saw that so maybe I can figure out how to adjust. He likes this type cap. I have made my daughter 2 of your slouchy hats & she just loves them. Sorry I am so long winded, I can’t say what I need to without using a lot of words. I have to tell you I have learned so much from you and am very appreciative of the time you spend teaching us all. I love your patterns and videos. You are very talented. Thanks for your time.

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