Magic Hat #9 by Virginia Sattler-Reimer

Magic Hat #9

October 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
275 yards (251 m)
One size fits most adults; 20.5”/ 51.5cm unstretched
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“If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there.”
-Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland

This pattern can be found in issue five of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website and at select local yarn shops, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

Named for one of Vermont’s most well-known craft beers, Magic Hat #9 is a simple Fair Isle hat design that uses subtle details to add beauty and sophistication. Casting on in a contrast color and then immediately changing to the main color creates a lovely line of distinction. Four contrast colors are used in this classy design, with only two colors stranded at any one time, making it a great project even for Fair Isle beginners. Using classic crown decreases, the hat is finished with an optional pom pom. The unisex design makes it a great gift for anyone in your family.

Sizes: One size fits most adults; 20.5”/ 51.5cm unstretched.

Needles: US 7/ 4.5mm or size to obtain gauge, 16”/ 40cm circular needles and DPNs; US 6/ 4.0mm or 1 size smaller than gauge needles, 16”/ 40cm circular needles.

Gauge: 21 sts and 26 rnds = 4”/10cm over Fair Isle pattern.

Yarn: heavy worsted weight: 165 yards/ 151 meters MC, 20 yards/ 19 meters each of 4 CCs, plus 30 yards/ 28 meters CC for pom pom.

Notions: stitch marker, tapestry needle, pom pom maker.

Sample knit in: Wonderland Yarns March Hare (100% superwash Merino; 184 yards/ 168 m per 113g) in Gravel Walk (MC) and Birds & Beasts mini skein set (CC1-Beige, CC2-Wine, CC3-Eggplant, CC4-Rose).