Forestry beanie - knitting pattern

Forestry is a lightweight beanie, ideal for spring and summer or warmer climes.The lace pattern grows out from the brim and gently works its way towards the crown, where the shaping is elegantly worked into the lace pattern. The brim is reminiscent of the base of trees, the trunks; the the body lace pattern reflects the branches and the crown detail is like the tips of the trees, delicate and whimsical.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, lace

26 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over St.St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 16-18 (19-21, 22-24) in/ 40.75-45.75 (48.25-53.25, 56-61) cm (Finished size 15 (17.5, 20) in/ 38 (44.5, 50.75) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions

Materials you need at home:

  • 100 (131, 167) yd/91 (120, 153) m 4ply or fingering weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply (399yd/365m per 100g; 55% Merino, 45% Silk))
  • 32yd/29m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 2.75mm/UK12/US2 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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