Fairest Isle Beanie by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
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Fairest Isle Beanie

Knitting
November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
147 yards (134 m)
Adult: 20"/51cm circumference, 8½"/21.5cm deep, after blocking.
This pattern is available for free.

We love a classic beanie—but pretty Fair Isle makes this free pattern the fairest of them all! Just above a cozy ribbed brim (promising a comfy, snug fit), stranded colorwork flurries and flakes drift around your noggin. The snowflake motif has a traditional Nordic look that’s got us dreaming of snowy romps!

Knit in Rowan Valley Tweed, this beanie has just the right of woolliness. Light, strong, and hardy, this fiber is spun from 100% Shetland wool (a thread of which is lambswool for softness). The color palette of earthy greys, and richly flecked jewel tones will inspire any number of handsome colorways for this fair hat!


FINISHED SIZE
Adult: 20”/51cm circumference, 8½“/21.5cm deep, after blocking.

YARN
3 skeins Rowan Valley Tweed (226 yds/207m), one each in 3 colors. Designate Main Color (MC), Border Color (BC), and Snowflake Color (SC).
Shown in 105 Gordale (MC), 107 Wold’s Poppy (BC) and 101 Malham (SC).
Or, in an equivalent sport-weight yarn: 120 yds/110m of MC; 14 yds/13m of BC; 13 yds/12m of SC.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Gauge needle: US 4 (3.5mm) 16”/40cm circular needle and set of double pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Smaller needle: US 3 (3.25mm) 16”/40cm circular needle, or one size smaller than gauge needle, for ribbing.
Larger needle: US 5 (3.75mm) 16”/40cm circular needle, or one size larger for than gauge needle, for fair isle pattern.
5 stitch markers, including one in a unique color.
Darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
Approx. 26 sts = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.