Oileán by Emily Ringelman
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July 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
100 - 220 yards (91 - 201 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)
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Modern Fair Isle” sort of sounds like an oxymoron, but in reality, Fair Isle motifs, when used alone as an accent, can be beautifully graphic and fresh. A single motif dresses up this basic hat and really creates that pop that a basic hat needs. Each color of the motif only uses a little bit of yarn, making this pattern a great use of leftover worsted. Options for a toque, slightly slouchy pompom, or extra pointy pompom make this pattern even more versatile. Sized for baby up to adult large, it’s a great idea for holiday gifts.

Oileán (pronounced ill-lawn) is Gaelic for “island.”

Please note that some rounds of the motif have three colors per round. The motif is charted only.

Baby, Toddler, Kid, Teen/Adult S, Adult M, Adult L
Finished Circumference: 14.5 (16, 17.5, 19, 20.25, 22) inches/ 37 (40.5, 44.5, 48, 51.5, 56) cm, to be worn with 1-2 inches/ 2.5-5 cm of negative ease.

Shown in:
White hat: Baby (extra-pointy version)
Blue hat: Adult M (slightly slouchy pompom version).