DIY Fair Isle Hat by Meg Myers

DIY Fair Isle Hat

December 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 yards (183 m)
One size, to fit average adult
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Liberty Wool Light
100% Washable Wool
This yarn’s machine-washability and vibrant colors create beautiful fine-gauge garments. Liberty Wool Light is an outstanding sport-weight version of the perennial favorite Liberty Wool with the same washability
in both solid and printed colors!

Pattern includes chart for pattern shown and also a blank chart so you can design your own Fair Isle hat.

Skill Level

One size, to fit average adult

Finished Measurements
19” circumference at brim

Liberty Wool Light by Classic Elite
(100% washable wool; 50 g = approx 200 yards)
MC – 1 ball 6636 Taupe
CC – 1 ball 6663 Brick Road
Note: two balls of yarn is enough to make two hats with given charts if MC and CC are swapped for second hat.

Circular knitting needle (16”) and double pointed needles (dpn) in size US 5 (3.75 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Circular knitting needle (16”) in size US 3 (3.25 mm) for rib

Other Materials
Stitch marker

30 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in Fair Isle St st with larger needles, blocked. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Correction, pointed out by another Raveler:
On the top charts there is a symbol on the right side of the grey “no stitch” boxes. It looks like a ^ with a third leg coming down the center. It symbolizes a sk2p decrease, which goes like this:

S2kp: slip 2 sts together knitwise from the LH needle to the RH needle, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over knit st (2 sts decreased).

On the photos, the s2kp decrease makes the line of raised V’s that travel up the crown of the hat and meet in the center.