Tuesday, January 06, 2015
"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
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