As many of you know, Fair Isle knitting has a vast history dating back to the 1800’s. Fair Isle knitting is a popular technique to use multiple colors in one item – whether it’s a hat or a complex sweater pattern, Fair Isle is a great way to “spiffy up” a simple Stockinette Stitch hat. For this week’s Knitter Projects we stumbled across Kiera‘s Seasons Hat by Jared Flood.
Kiera knit not one but two colorways of this popular Fair Isle pattern and we think they’re both amazing. In this version above she uses Canopy Fingering in Jacaranda, Purple Passion, Red Ginger and Orchid. However, what really caught our attention was the second version of this hat she knit with the same colors but placed in different areas of the colorwork pattern.
Isn’t it crazy how color placement can change the look of a hat completely? If you’re new to Fair Isle, I would recommend charting out the color placement before jumping right in, that way you’re 100% satisfied with your final product. So hats off to you, Kiera, both of your Seasons Hats look awesome!