8-bit Fair Isle Hat by Nuria Pastor

8-bit Fair Isle Hat

February 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
110 - 150 yards (101 - 137 m)
Child, adult S/M, adult M/L
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8-bit Fair Isle Hat is a bonnet style hat inspired by 8-bit video games and born of the need to wear a wind-proof hat when riding my bike. I made this one for myself and I love it.

Sample shown knitted with Létt-Lopi.

Materials you will need:
Létt-Lopi (100% wool, 100 meters / 109 yards, 50 grs) or any other Aran weight yarn
• #9418 stone blue heather (MC), 1 ball (75 m/82 y)
• #9428 rose heather (CC1), 1 ball (40 m/ 44 y)
• #9426 golden header (CC2), 1 ball (40 m/44 y)

5 mm US 8 needles
4 mm US 6 straight (or circular) and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)

Stitch markers (I use them to keep track of every decrease and one to mark the end of the row)
Tapestry needle.

The techniques you will need to knit this hat are:

  • Stranded knitting (knit and purling). I’ll be adding a post about color dominance soon.
  • Knitting in the round
  • Work icord