Alex’s Fair Isle Hat
Dying to knit a Fair Isle Hat? New to Fair Isle? Letting that fear monster paralyze you from trying, or just never thought of giving it a go? LOK (Laws Of Knitting) has your back.
This particular Fair Isle hat was designed for a friend of my Niece Claudia. Alex requested a Fair Isle hat with black being the main color. That’s the extent of his wish list. Sounds like a guy, right? Alex is a Meteorologist stationed in the cold northern part of the country. With those two facts in mind; very cold weather and the color black I sat down at my favorite desk for designing and went to work. I chose these particular stitch patterns because I was designing the hat for a guy and I liked the sharp clean straight edges. Seriously loving black paired with shades of grey I went with those two colors.
Love Fair Isle but would like a softer design with curves in place of the sharp edges? You just might enjoy Claudia’s Fair Isle Hat!
Because I am FABULOUS…
I received a message on Facebook from a lovely lady who had purchased my pattern, Alex’s Fair Isle Hat. She stated she purchased the pattern just because she fell in love with the Fair Isle stitch patterns I chose. She mentioned she bought the pattern even though she has never worked Fair Isle. Because she was a bit nervous starting the hat she asked if I would make a video knitting up a couple rows in the Fair Isle just to get her started.
You know me…Of course, I said yes!
Now, the reason I told you the above story was for one reason…If you have never worked Fair Isle, but have really wanted to give it a go don’t hesitate on this one. The link to the video tutorial is found within the pattern (below as well). Also, don’t forget I am here to help. Fair Isle is quite simple and the stitch patterns are endless. Don’t be afraid to give it a try. Come on pick up those needles and get started! As you know, I always say “Go a bit deeper into the water”.
♥The link to the video tutorial is found the pattern; as well as below. I demonstrate how to work up several rows of the Fair Isle using this particular pattern. The pattern also provides both a chart and written instructions. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Materials I used:
CascadeYarns/220 Superwash; 100% Superwash Wool. 220yrds/200m/100g/3.5oz.
Color MC: #815/Black, CC: #892/Space Needle – 1 skein each.
Size US6 (4mm) 16″ (40cm) circular needle.
2 Size US7 (4.5mm) 16″ (40cm) circular needles.
You will need to divide the stitches between the 2 circular needles when the stitches start to stretch too tight around the needle.
Stitch Markers: 9
20sts and 28 rounds = 4″ (10cm) in St st worked in rounds on larger size needle.
One more reason I am so fabulous…
Need a hat not only for a guy but a girl as well? Check this out: CLAUDIA’S HAT!
♥As are all my knitting patterns; this pattern has been test knit twice and both copy and tech edited for accuracy.
I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way!
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