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As featured on Clover Needlecraft!

Mark here from @bearsdenessentials with a pattern inspired by my love of the outdoors and the beauty of our small corner of heaven here in Montana! I just love the simplicity of clothing where “less is more” when it comes to design. 

My wife and I live in the Ruby Valley where the Tobacco Root Mountains border us to the north. It’s such a beautiful but rugged terrain of rocks sprouting over 10,000 feet. I’m excited to let you know that this is the first in the line of hats from Bears Den Essentials inspired by the terrain that surrounds us in Southwest Montana.

For how to's and tutorials, head to our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/@bearsdenessentials/videos


SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner



  • Lion Brand Heartland Worsted Weight #4 Yarn (251 Yards, 5 oz)
    • main color (MC) – 200 Yards
    • 3 different contrast colors
      • contrast color #1 (CC1) – 20 Yards
      • contrast color #2 (CC2) – 20 Yards
      • contrast color #3 (CC3) – 20 Yards
  • Recommended Colors
    • White Sands for the main color
    • Black Canyon for contrast color #1
    • Yosemite for contrast color #2
    • Canyonlands for contrast color #3

Knitting Needles:


  • Stitch Markers– 3 of one color + 1 additional unique stitch marker for marking the end-of-the-round
  • Jumbo Darning Needle (to weave in loose ends)
  • Clover Knitting Needle Point Protectors (recommended but not required – helps prevent stitches from slipping off the needles)
  • Flexible Stitch Holder


  • Gauge: Approx. 20 sts X 25 rows = 4” x 4” using 4.5mm/US 7 needles in stockinette st


  • The Tobacco Root beanie is designed to be slouchy and sized to fit an average adult’s head (22”-24”). Model has 23” circumference head
  • Finished circumference: 14” (35.5 cm) around brim, 17” (43.0 cm) around body of hat
  • Folded brim length: 2.5 (6.5 cm)”
  • Finished hat length 8.5” (21.59 cm) – brim folded in half

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 product. Please tag us on social media to show us your finished knits! IG: @bearsdenessentials

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