Feather Cap Beanie by Sue Beard
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Feather Cap Beanie

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
492 - 547 yards (450 - 500 m)
teen, adult, large adult
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This is a pattern for a Fair Isle beanie/toque, to fit a range of sizes, inspired by the colours and patterns found in the beautiful feathers of my flock of hens. I have chosen a subdued palette of colours, from the Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift range, but this hat could also be worked in a high tone palette or in monochrome; alternative colourway suggestions are given. In the first sample shown, there are four background colours in neutral/brown shades and six foreground colours in shades of yellow and pink. Apart from two of the background colours, which each used most of a 25g ball, none of the other colours needed more than 10g, making this a great stash-buster pattern.

Watch out for matching mittens and cowl.