Alba by Melissa LaBarre


September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
17½" [44.5 cm] circumference and 9½" [24 cm] tall
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A modern classic: Alba, by Melissa LaBarre, is a sweet and simple Fair Isle hat in three shades of fingering-weight Finch. Make it your own by choosing bold contrasting shades for the brim and crown stripes, or keep it subtle with muted tone-on-tone colors. We love the soft, mouthwatering colors Melissa chose for the hat photographed.

finch / 1 skein each
apricot 137 / egret 101 / iceland 153

16” circular in sizes US 3 and 4 / 3.25 and 3.5 mm
set dpns in size US 3 / 3.25 mm

skills required
Long-tail cast on (link provided); decreasing, working in the round, stranded colorwork. Charts only. Links to tutorials on color dominance and making pom poms included.