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Traditional fair isle hat

A traditionally patterned Fair Isle hat in a less traditional slouchy shape. Shown in Jamieson and Smith Heritage and Heritage Naturals a unique worsted spun Shetland wool which blocks into a fine, smooth fabric.

Details

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Gauge

For small and large hat: 35 sts and 40 rnds = 4” / 10cm in charted stranded colourwork pattern For medium hat: 38 sts and 44 rnds = 4” / 10cm in charted stranded colourwork pattern

Sizing

3 finished sizes in small, medium, and large

Finished circumference: 17[19, 20½]" / 42.5[47.5, 51]cm. Finished length: 9¾" / 24.5cm.

Shown in size large.


Supplies

Yarn

Light fingering weight wool yarn
Shown in Jamieson and Smith Shetland Heritage and Heritage Naturals(100% wool, 120yds / 110m, 25g) }}

Needles and notions

For small and large hat:
Size US 2 / 2.75mm 16" / 40cm circular
Size US 3 / 3.25mm 16" / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd

For medium hat:
Size US 1 1.2 / 2.5mm 16" / 40cm circular
Size US 2 1/2 / 3mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd}}


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