Fair & Squares Hat and Boot Toppers by Lisa McFetridge

Fair & Squares Hat and Boot Toppers

October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
460 - 610 yards (421 - 558 m)
Infant, Child, Small Adult, Adult
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Fair and Squares Hat is a great first Fair Isle hat and boot topper set. Knit in fingering weight yarn, it starts with a riff on corrugated rib and is followed by a very traditional Fair Isle motif.

Finished with a simple windowpane plaid that seamlessly shrinks as the hat tapers to a slouchy tip.

Instructions for 4 sizes: Infant, Child, Small Adult(shown), Adult.

Coordinating Boot Toppers are a quick and simple project that will let plain old leather or rubber boots make a real fashion statement!
Instructions for 3 sizes, largest size shown.

And, it’s all easy to do. Many knitters are afraid of stranded knitting, but it’s much simpler than it looks. These projects require no “carries”, there are never more than 5 sts in a row in a single color, so are true “starter projects.”**

Fair & Squares Hat (infant, child, small adult, adult)
- small adult shown in photo

US Size 2 / 2.75mm 16 inch circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

1 set double pointed needles same size as needles above
Ancient Arts Reinvent Fingering / Sock Wool/Mohair/Nylon/Acrylic/Silk (photo)
MC - Corfu (Sky Blue) (180, 200, 220, 240 ) yds
CC - Cherry Blossom (Pink) (140, 150, 160, 170) yds

Cascade 220 Fingering
Spud & Chloe Fine
Valley Yarns Charlemont

Stitch Marker, Darning Needle

30 sts x 32 rows = 4 in /10 cm in stranded stockinette st, blocked.

Circumference at brim: (15, 16.5, 18, 19.5) in / (38, 42, 46, 49.5) cm
Height from brim to tip: (8, 9, 10, 10.5) in / (20, 22.5, 25, 26.5) cm