The Good Years Hat by Donna Smith
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The Good Years Hat

Knitting
September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle pattern in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
125 yards (114 m)
One size
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This hat is inspired by a traditional Fair Isle pattern, it is repeated to create a contemporary all over design, combining simple zig zags that converge to form a star shape at the crown.

It is worked in the round seamlessly using two colours of contrasting yarn.

It is named after the song “The Good Years” by the Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart, and one of my all time favourite artistes. I was listening to the song on repeat while I was knitting the crown and it seemed a very appropriate name.

The hat can be knitted to go with the Shallmillens snood.