Is It Really Fair (Isle)? PDF
A Fair Isle hat that stands tradition on end. Fair Isle is very “set” in its motifs and composition but knitters today like to push the envelope and add a signature touch while still honoring tradition. This hat uses XO motifs but changes them up by standing them on end. Rather than horizontal bands, the bands become vertical, but the color changes stay horizontal. It makes for a new way of looking at Fair Isle. Even the Skull & Crossbones motif looks “traditional” - but it’s not! Instructions are for slouch style with modifications in italic for a skull cap.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: Circumference - 18 (20, 21)"; Height - Slouch 10.5 (10.5, 10.5)"; Skull 8 (8, 8)"
Yarn: Worsted Weight Wool such as Cascade 220 (100% Wool, 100g/220yds):
110 (120, 130) yds MC (Jet) - a dark grey
20 ( 20, 20 ) yds CC1 (Anis) - an aqua blue
35 ( 40, 40 ) yds CC2 (Lilac Mist) - a light purple
45 ( 50, 50 ) yds CC3 (Cotton Candy) - a bright pink
45 ( 50, 50 ) yds CC4 (Citron) - a lime green
35 ( 40, 40 ) yds CC5 (Palm) - a medium green
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular needle; US 7 (4.5mm) double pointed needles; US 6 (4.0mm) 16" circular needle
Gauge: 21 sts x 24 rows = 4" over stranded Stockinette stitch, after blocking