Fair Isle Hat by Karen Whooley
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Fair Isle Hat

Crochet
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Single crochet in the Back Loop
3.75 mm (F)
560 - 600 yards (512 - 549 m)
Lying Flat, hat is 9 (10) inches wide by 9 (9) inches tall. Hat will fit heads up to 20 (22) inches head circumference.
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This Fair Isle Hat pattern is designed using traditional motifs from the Island of Fair Isle, which is off the coast of Scotland. I have always loved the look of the traditional motifs from that area of the world. This hat is perfect for winter skiing, snowboarding or any other winter sports. It is worked in the round, using a colorwork technique I developed to help crocheters find a way to have their designs look almost as uniform as true stranded knitting. I love the fact that even though I am using fingering weight yarn, this hat will be warm and cozy. It looks complicated, but it is in fact rather easy to create using just single crochets worked in the back loop. Reading the chart will become easy as you go, since each colorwork row only has 2 colors and you can easily work over the top of the unused color. No strands on the inside of the hat to catch on anything!