If you need a sweet beginner Fair isle project, this might be the perfect one for you. This warm, yet lightweight hat is knit on larger needles than usual for fingering, yet turns out just right. Instructions include numbers for two different depths so that you may customize your hat for your own wearing--mid-ear or covering the earlobe.
Ravenwood Cashmere is the suggested yarn because it produces beautiful colorwork and the perfect hat. Other than buying just the pattern in this PDF download version, you may alternately buy a kit from Ravenwood which includes pattern and yarn.