Breakfast Club Beanie


Colorful pinstripes had their heyday in the 1980s and I admit I was no stranger to their charms. I had a certain capri twinset with tiny multicolor stripes that I was pretty sure looked amazing on me. (I love how confident we are about ourselves when we’re too young to start believing we shouldn’t be.) This beanie is my genderless nod to those beautifully precise stripes of color that I remember from the “it” brands back in the day. For a twist, try gradient shades or even neutrals.

Size: Adult S, M, L (Unisex) See below for finished measurements

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Gauge: 27 st and 36 rows in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch


Fingering weight | Knitted Wit Victory Sock | 100% superwash merino | 400 yards/366 m in 115 g 1 skein main color + 6 rainbow minis | 580 yards in all

  • Main Color: Carbon (dark grey) 400 yards
  • Contrast Colors: Glow Up Minis (45 yards ea of 6 different colors)

Tip: Label your minis as C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 and C6 so you can keep track of them as you work your stripes.


  • US Size 2 (2.75 mm) 16 in (40 cm) circular needle
  • US Size 2 (2.75 mm) DPNs


  • Pom pom maker or purchased pom pom (optional)
  • Darning needle to weave in ends

Finished Measurements

  • Finished circumference on body of hat: 18.67 (20, 21.3) in/46.67 (50, 53.33) cm
  • Length from cast-on edge to top closure: 10.5 in/26.67 cm
  • Note: Brim will fit slightly smaller than the body.

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