Finally, a warm, stylish beanie that will be equally stunning on 5th Avenue or at the high school football game! Fair Isle is a knitting technique that uses multiple strands of different colored yarn to create intricate knit patterns. This hat will quickly become a staple accessory in your wardrobe!
LOOM: ‘Premium’ Round Loom Set (Large, 80 peg loom)
YARN: Worsted Weight (#4)
Red Hearts Super Saver (100% Acrylic) used in sample
Color A: approximately 60 g/110 yds (Soft Navy used in sample)
Color B: approximately 20 g/37 yds (Charcoal used in sample)
SIZE: Adult Unisex
COMPLEXITY: Late beginner to early intermediate
Because this pattern is worked in the round, the pattern may be slightly staggered by one row between the first and last stitches in the round. This is normal and should be expected.
Note: A chart is located at the bottom of the pattern for your convenience. If using the chart, starting from the bottom, repeat the chart 16 times until you reach the end of each row. Then move up to the next row. Refer to the pattern for instructions between rows.
Cast on 80 sts in color A, prepare to work in the round
Rnd 1-21: ek80 in color A
The brim is created by bringing the cast on row stitches (the bottom row of the work on the loom) back onto the top of the pegs. You should now have two rows of yarn on your pegs (row 21 on the bottom of the pegs and the cast on row on the top of the pegs). Next, simply work row 21 over the cast on row. This will create the double-thick brim.
Rnd 22: *ek1 in color A, ek1 in color B, ek 3 in color A; rep from * to end of rnd
Rnd 23: *ek1 in color B, ek1 in color A, ek1 in color B, ek2 in color A; rep from * to end of rnd
Rnd 24-25: *ek3 in color A, ek2 in color B; rep from * to end of rnd
Rnd 26: rep rnd 23
Rnd 27: rep rnd 22
Rnd 28: *ek4 in color A, ek1 in color B, rep from * to end of rnd
Rnd 29: *ek3 in color A, ek1 in color B, ek1 in color A, rep from * to end of rnd
Rnd 30: rep rnd 28
Rnd 31: rep rnd 29
Rnd 32-33: ek80 in color A
Rnd 34-36: *ek3 in color B, ek2 in color A; rep from * to end of rnd
Rnd 37-38: rep rnd 32
Rnd 39-40: ek80 in color B
Rnd 41-42: rep rnd 32
Rnd 43-44: rep rnd 39
Rnd 45-47: *ek3 in color A, ek2 in color B; rep from * to end of rnd
Rnd 48-50: rep rnd 39
Rnd 51-55: rep rnd 32
Bind off with gather removal method. Weave in ends.
Finish by attaching a pompom in color B to the top of the hat.
(Click on chart to enlarge.)