Fair Isle Cap by Jamieson & Smith
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Fair Isle Cap

Knitting
December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?

Inspired by textiles from the Shetland Museum & Archives Collection, inspiration of Jamieson & Smith’s Shetland Heritage range of yarn.

You will also need:

  • 1 set 2.75mm Uk 12/US 2) double-pointed needles (DPNs) or your preferred needles for knitting small diameters in the round

  • Small quantity of waste yarn - preferably a smooth cotton, to avoid felting with the main yarn

  • 2 pieces of cardboard or a pompom maker

Sizing

To fit head circumference 50-55cm/19.75-21.75in

Actual hat circumference 53cm/21in

Length from brim to crown (with brim folded up) 35cm/13.75in

Tension

34 sts and 38 rounds = 10cm/4in over Fair Isle pattern in the round, using 2.75mm needles

32 sts and 44 rounds = 10cm/4in over stocking stitch in the round, using 2.75mm needles