GEMS FAIR ISLE HAT

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GEMS FAIR ISLE HAT Pattern

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GEMS FAIR ISLE HAT GEMS Fair Isle Hat

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Category:

Knitting

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Women, Men

Item:

Hat

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, decreases, charts, fair isle color work

Pattern Description:

Colors of gold and precious gemstones such as
sapphires, rubies and emeralds adorn this little cap
within a framework of traditional all-over stranded
pattern. A simple rolled stockinette brim and matching
top knot finish the hat. You may choose to knit in the
colors suggested or choose your own. Charts are given
both in color and simply with the patterning in black &
white. Although this looks complicated, the pattern is
quickly memorized.

Gauge:

27 sts & 35 rows = 4" (10cm) over stranded colorwork

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult Medium 21" (53cm) finished circumference Adult Large 23" (58cm) finished circumference

Materials:

  • 11 skeins Jamieson & Smith 100% Pure Wool from the Shetland Isle, 2-ply jumper-weight yarn (25gr, 125yds/115metres per skein). One each of 11 colors (you will have quite a bit of wool leftover for other projects)
  • 16" circular needle US Size 3 (3.25mm) or size needed to obtain gauge 1 set US Size 3 (3.25mm) double point needles 16" circular needle US Size 2 (3.00mm)

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Fingering weight

About Designer

About Designer

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Terry Liann Morris lives full-time aboard her 50-ft sailboat and knits while cruising the Western Caribbean. She is a CYCA Certified Knitting Instructor and has patterns published in the "Sock Club: Join the Knitting Adventure" and "Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders" books as well as several issues of the Knitting Pattern-A-Day Calendar.

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