Woolly Sheep Hat by Sylvia Leake

Woolly Sheep Hat

October 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
135 - 205 yards (123 - 187 m)
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Inspired by my Cosy Sheep Cowl, I decided to adapt the motifs for a Fair Isle hat pattern covering a wide age range; the sheep motifs have therefore, ended up bearing little resemblance to the cowl pattern!

This cute sheep themed hat has a ribbed welt and a stocking stitch body with a Fair Isle (stranded) sheep repeat pattern encircling the lower section of the hat body. The sheep motifs are worked using only two colours in a row which makes this an ideal pattern for those new to Fair Isle. The hats pictured are worked using a lovely soft wool silk mix yarn in DK/light worsted weight and are topped with an optional pompom.

The pattern covers sizes from baby to adult and the instructions are written for both knitting flat on two needles with a seam at the back, or in the round using a circular needle with no seaming necessary.
(You may, therefore, only wish to print the appropriate pages for your project.)