Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Fair Isle Hat
Project: Fair Isle Hat
Pattern: Vogue Accessorize, page 90
Yarn: Knitpicks, 100% Merino Wool - Merino Style
Content: 100% Merino Wool
Amount: 123 yards/50 grams ball
Gauge: 5.5 sts=1" on #5 needles
Needle Size: 7 (should have been 6 as pattern stated)
Pattern Size: Adult
Start Date: July 18, 2005
Finish Date: July 22, 2005
Techniques: Two handed fair isle, some decorative stitches in ear flaps and two color crochet work on trim.
Comments: I never could get the decreases to work the way the pattern was written. I finally worked backwards and tried to minic the matching decreases in each 1/4 of the hat. Other than that problem, it was an easy knit.
Cost: 6 skeins of wool. at $2.29 - used less than half for first hat