I've long admired Fair Isle knitting but put off trying it because I thought it would be too hard. When I came across the pattern for the Little Fair Isle Hat from Purl Bee, I thought it was about time for me to give it a try.
With my Aunt Linda's help, I learned to hold the contrasting yarn in my left hand instead of dropping the yarn and picking up the next one. I also got lots of practice reading a chart which turned out to be a bit easier then I thought, also.
This cute little hat (knit with a mystery fingering weight wool and angora? blend) turned out to be a very fun project. It was challenging enough to make it interesting but not so challenging that it was frustrating. I looked forward to having time to knit it each day so I could watch the pattern develop on the hat. I didn't quite follow the recommended color pattern (they're supposed to get lighter toward the top of the hat) but I had to make do with the bit of wool that I had.
Charlotte loves this sweet little hat and I'm hoping the colors will work for Evan when she outgrows it.
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