Fair Isle Cap by Jamieson & Smith

Fair Isle Cap

December 2012
Light Fingering ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch (see notes)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
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Inspired by textiles from the Shetland Museum & Archives Collection, the inspiration for Jamieson & Smith’s Shetland Heritage range of yarn.

You will also need:

  • 1 set 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) double-pointed needles (DPNs) or your preferred needles for knitting small diameters in the round

  • Small quantity of waste yarn - preferably a smooth cotton, to avoid felting with the main yarn

  • 2 pieces of cardboard or a pompom maker


To fit head circumference 50-55cm/19.75-21¾ in

Actual hat circumference 53cm/21 in

Length from brim to crown (with brim folded up) 35cm/13¾ in


34 sts and 38 rounds = 10cm/4 in stranded pattern worked in the round, using 2.75mm needles

32 sts and 44 rounds = 10cm/4 in stocking stitch in the round, using 2.75mm needles