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As featured on Clover Needlecraft!

Inspired by the state flower of Montana and “the West’s most important plant” the Bitterroot Sagebrush Beanie showcases the beautiful textures of the southwest Montana landscape in this form fitting, textured lace design that uses local yarn from Ranching Tradition Fiber of the Tobacco Root Valley.

Sagebrush is a nurse plant, which means it helps create the necessary conditions for other important native plants, like Bitterroot, to grow. Bitterroot is a culturally important wildflower with striking pink petals that has been used for millennia as a dietary supplement and medicinal aid. This beanie is a cute accessory to wear in town or on the trails, and the folded over brim will be sure to keep your head and ears nice and warm.


SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner


Yarn: Tobacco Root Valley Yarn by Ranching Tradition Fiber. Tobacco Root Valley Yarn is 100% Targhee wool and is locally processed at The Montana Wool Barn. It has wonderful bounce. 250 Yards (229 meters) | 100 grams | DK Weight (Category 3) | Number of skeins needed per hat: 1

Yarn Yardage: 200 Yards / 183 Meters | 80 grams in the desired color. Examples are shown in Slate and Bitterroot.    

Knitting Needles:

  • US Size 5 (3.75mm) Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16” (41cm)
  • US Size 7 (4.5mm) Clover Takumi Bamboo Knitting Needles Double Pointed (7")
  • US Size 7 (4.5mm) Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16” (41cm)


  • Stitch Markers– 1 unique stitch marker for marking the end-of-the-round, 3 additional stitch markers
  • Jumbo Darning Needle (to weave in loose ends and seam up the top of the hat)
  • Row Counter


  • Approx. 18 sts x 27 rows = 4 inches square in stockinette stitch (after blocking) using 4.5mm/US 7 needles
  • Approx. 19 sts/29 rounds = 4 inches square in pattern stitch (after blocking) using 4.5mm/US 7 needles


Please note this is a digital download of the pattern in PDF format. Refunds are not given on any digital listing.


IMPORTANT NOTE ON COPYRIGHT: This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern may not be copied, sold, or distributed in any way. You may print one copy for personal use but may not print multiples to distribute, nor may you share the digital file. You may sell the finished hat. Please tag us on social media to show us your finished knits! IG: @bearsdenessentials

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