Wednesday, November 03, 2010

 Baby, it's cold outside, so I thought I would share a hat pattern with you. Here it is:

Fair Isle Hat Pattern  by Woolbearers

125yards worsted weight yarn (MC)
100 yards worsted weight yarn (CC)
Size 8 16” circular needles and size 8 double pointed needles (or needle size that will get you the gauge)
Gauge: 5 stitches to the inch

Cast on 102 stitches with MC
Place marker, join stitches, be careful not to twist
Knit 5 rows.

Picot Edge
Knit 1, *knit two stitches together, yarn over*
Repeat from * to * until there is one stitch, K1
Knit 5 more rows.

Begin pattern: (see chart)
Knit all 31 rows of pattern (columns numbered 1-6 are the pattern repeat)
Knit 1 row wiith MC

Start decrease row with double points and MC
Dec. Row 1: Decrease 8 stitches evenly space across next row.
Dec. Row 2: *K2, k2 tog* rep from * -- 70 stitches
Work 1 row even
Dec. Row 3: *K1, K2 tog* rep from *
Work 1 row even
Dec. Row 4: K2 tog to all the way around
Last Row: 6 stitches remain. Run tail through last 6 stitches, pull tight and secure inside. Weave in ends. Turn up hem at picot edge and hem toward inside.


Gwen has a hat of her own -- the "Scare Isle" hat made out of Jamieson's Spindrift.  Spooky!

Suzanne made a beautiful Andrea Shawl out of Classic Elite Wool Bamboo and Malabrigo Sock Yarn

Joanna made an Annis out of Isager Alpaca 1. She used beads instead of doing those dreaded "K7 tog".  The beads really pop out, although it's a little hard to tell from my pictures.

Cathy finished her Origami Cardi (pattern by Norah Gaughan).  She used Cascade and it is just lovely.

Katie is finishing her projects so quickly.  She just started knitting this beautiful shawl out of Lacey Lamb and it is done!  That girl can knit.