Fair Isle Hat Again
I've finished another fair isle hat this past week. I've been calling this knit doodling because I'm just flying by the seat of my pants with creating a design to use up all the odds and ends of left over alpaca wool that was saved for this very purpose. Cardinal rule number one of a knitter-save all of your scraps and half skeins!
Compared to this hat, I went up a needle size and only had one fair isle design element. There are five colors in the recent hat: black, white, maroon, burnt orange and a dark gray. Lucky for me, I've used up the scraps.
Now I'm thinking of digging into my worsted wool pile that is buried in a closet to cast on some more hats. The creating is addicting and you know me, I love the thrill of not knowing if I have enough yarn and what will I do to solve the dilemma.
For now, I'm back to shawl knitting. What is your favorite hat pattern these days?