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Alhambra Hat

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by Adriprints Press

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Classic, Hipster, Cute, Funky, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Sock yarn (Wollmeise 100%) in two colors. I hand-dyed the blue using a Wollmeise "Natur" as the base. The purple is "Fliederbusch" also in 100%. 219.3 yards of purple and it has a 6" brim. 103.5 yards of blue

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What are you most proud of? I think I did an okay job of translating my memories of the place into a vaguely Moorish design. I'm also proud that my test-knitters who were new to fair-isle found it to be an easy pattern for them.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you've never done fair-isle, do a couple of swatches in the round for practice. This is a great first-time fair-isle project because if the gauge is too loose, you can still wear it as a slouchy hat. If the gauge is too tight, you can use the folded brim to make up for lost length.

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