Fair Isle Hat Complete


Ta da!  Another project off the needles and what makes this knit exciting is that I had a head for the photo shoot.  Oh my, you should have seen the photos I snapped of me in the hat while blindly aiming.  I do love the challenge.  My son graciously modeled and so far the hat is still mine!


As a reference, I relied on Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor.  I flipped through the book and chose some easy eight stitch patterns and made sure that I wasn't carrying the floats on the back more than three stitches most of the time.  Over all, I'm pleased with the hat!


I loved the yarn Jaggerspun Heather soft just enough to wear against the skin.


I have plenty of wool to make another one, and maybe I will after the holidays.  Ravelry notes are here.


The most beautiful part is the wrong side, I do believe!


Comments

  1. I'm not sure if I'd agree the wrong side is the most beautiful, your colourwork is gorgeous. Your wrong side is very neat

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  2. That is a really beautiful hat! My grandmother always used to tell me that you could judge the quality of handwork by looking at the wrong side, and yours is impeccable. I'm glad your son is there to model!

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  3. Awesome hat! I'm glad you are keeping it for yourself. :-)

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  4. lovely! I think the colours are wonderful

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Karen. I do hope that it remains to be yours.

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  6. It is gorgeous! I love the colours!

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  7. Beautiful hat! I can't believe how neat the wrong side looks, great job.

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  8. Simply beautiful!! Love the colors - the patterns... just all of it!

    Linda in VA

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  9. i'm with you....i often think the wrong side is where the real beauty is!!! silly, I know. Lovely job! (I can't believe he didn't snarf it right up!)

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  10. It's really gorgeous! One day, I'll fair isle, but not one day soon, hehe. I'll continue admiring yours. I hope you do, do another one soon for us live vicariously through.

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  11. i so love the colours !!! are you making matching mittens???

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  12. You did a fantastic job and the hat is very handsome!!

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  13. It is beautiful, I don't blame you at all for wanting to keep it. :-) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  14. The colors are awesome. Your son does a great job modeling!

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  15. Your hat is beautiful - inside and out!! xx

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  16. Super fun hat... such lovely colors. :-)

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