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Fairly Easy Isle Hat


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Stash Busting! It's time to use up some of the little balls of yarn collected over the years. All colors you love. Line them up like a rainbow and get to work on this simple slouchy hat with corrugated rib that is worked in the round. Never more that 2 colors in a round and no need to "carry" yarns as there are no floats long enough to need carrying. A great first fair isle, take the time to learn to carry the other yarn loosely and end up with a very sophisticated looking cap. Top it with the optional "TopKnot" that is stuffed with the trimmed tails from all your colors, it's recycling at its best. In Child and Adult sizes, provide a base color and 7 small balls of yarn. Be brave, use all the colors of the rainbow, or choose 6 balls of different tones of one color and 1 ball of white and go from light to dark or dark to light! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit in the round Able to knit 2 colors on a round GAUGE 21 sts x 25 rows in stranded stockinette stitch, blocked. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS both sizes 10 ins tall adult size 20.5 ins circumference child size 18.5 ins circumference SUGGESTED YARN 220 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Knit Picks Wool of the Andes is the base color in photo, WOA and Cascade 220 are the rainbow colors, but any worsted weights that swatch up the same can be used. COLORWAY Brown shown, with rainbow accents

Supplies Needed

  • US Size 7 24 inch circular needles and DPNS
  • US Size 6 24 inch circular needle
  • seam needle

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Lisa McFetridge
Lisa McFetridge
Lisa has been knitting all her life, Hats and Mittens, Cowls and Doll Sweaters are favorite things to design. They are fast, easy and visible. Color brings joy to the eyes. Knit. Shop. Love. The secret to life! Lisa had an AMAZING time as the knitting instructor on the SHEEP AHOY Knitting Cruise to Canada from Boston in October 2014. Lisa teaches Hat Design Classes and has created finishing videos to help bring any project from "homemade to handmade". This link connects to the videos. Enjoy!