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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

"Dear Deer" a Fair Isle Hat

Dear Deer A Fair Isle Hat

“Dear Deer” a Fair Isle hat.  I created this hat pattern a while ago.  It is a Fair Isle hat with a folded rib band.  It aims at stretching the boundaries of traditional Fair Isle by utilizing the Armenian Knitting Technique”.  This hat is definitely a unisex hat and you may size it smaller or larger.  There are some instructions in this pattern, but the pattern is made to be followed with a chart.


Yarn:      Main picture  Heritage Solids Colors by Cascade Yarns

Fingering / 4 ply , 75% Merino, 25% Nylon , 437 yards / 100 grams


Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin by Wollmeise , or any fingering sock yarn.

Needles:  US 4, 3.75 mm double pointed needles or  1 or 2 circular needles with cable of 30 ” (or  bigger if you are looking to make the hat using magic loop).  At one point DPNs will be useful.

Gauge:   2 “ =  11.5 to 12  Sts  and 16 Rows in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Notions:     Stitch marker, Darning needle, enough waste yarn for provisional cast on. Dpns, one or two circular needles of appropriate size.

Finished Dimensions before blocking:  Rib band measures about 18 (21, 24, 27) inches, if you get gauge.  (Main Picture Hat 126 sts  50 grams), MC = 35 grams or 153 yds, CC = 15 grams or 66 yards. The pompom is about 5 grams and is optional.

This hat was blocked by immersion in water with a mild wool detergent. Excess water was removed by patting it with a dry towel and it was laid flat to dry.  When it dried it measured 9 ½ inches tall (From Purl edge to top of crown) and 22 inches in the round. Blocking this hat consisted of the hat being hand washed, then laid flat to dry.   I used a towel to remove the excess water, by patting it to an almost dry point.  You may use other ways of blocking if you prefer.  It has a negative ease of about 1 to 2 inches.

It is $6.00