Fair Isle Knit Hat
Advanced | 52 min 22 sec
Knit Hat Body
Shape Hat Top and Finish
Kristin teaches Fair Isle — a traditional color work technique where two colors are knit in one row to create a geometric pattern. Although it looks complicated, it's actually very easy to follow Kristin's step by ste instruction and the chart to make this colorful hat. You'll learn how to do an elastic cast on, knit a garter stitch band in rows, and join the knitting to work the hat in rounds. A chart is used to build the colorwork pattern, decreases shape the top of the hat and duplicate stitches add a bit more color.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • one 16" size 5 needles
  • one 16" size 7 needles
  • size 7 double pointed needles
  • tapestry needle with blunt point
  • stitch marker
  • three colors of yarn
  • chart
  • scissors
  • steamer or iron and a spritzer bottle
Learn how to:
  • Work the traditional fair isle technique
  • Do an elastic cast on
  • Knit a garter stitch band in rows
  • Join the knitting to work the hat in rounds

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to knit the traditional fair isle technique
  • 12 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern included - $8 value
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert knitter Kristin Nicholas
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
58 users recommended this class to a friend
Jody Soh
I learned a lot of new techniques and tips and Kristin is a great teacher. I'm an intermediate knitter and found that the level of new information was at the right level - great explanations of the new more advanced techniques while not spending too much time on absolute basics.
February 5, 2023
Cynthia Morgan
The pattern runs really small (no, I didn’t knit too tightly!). I suggest using the S/M as a child’s size and M/L as a small adult. Don’t use this pattern if you have a large head!
December 26, 2022
I’ve been knitting for 50 years and just learned some great techniques for working a fair isle pattern: 1. How to carry the second color yarn so there’s no puckering of the fabric. 2. A new way to cast on and keep the edge loose. 3. A better way to increase stitches. Thanks! You kept me engaged throughout. Great teacher!
More than 3 months ago