The yarn I bought is chunky, actually it is super bulky. And I decided to pair it with a cream color yarn so the hat looks more interesting. And I decided to make a video tutorial. If you never knitted with two colors at the same time, this is a perfect tutorial to see how it is done. This is the easiest of the Fair Isle pattern there is. It is not that hard, you could try it. In the video I show it the Continental way (where you hold yarn with your left hand), and the English way (where you hold yarn with your right hand) too.
If you want to knit along and you are a right handed knitter - click HERE. If you are a leftie knitter, then you need to click HERE.
2" x 2" = 5 sts x 7 rows (stockinette)
Circumference - 17"
Height - 8"
Yarn - 2 balls of Super Bulky #6; I used Lion Brand, Wool Ease, Thick & Quick; 106 yd/97 m; 6 oz/170 g; 1 ball of Main Color - Blue; 1 ball of Complimentary Color - Cream
Long Knitting Needles - size #13 (9 mm)
Double Pointed needles OR Circular Needles - size #13 (9 mm)
Hook (optional) for weaving in the ends
CO - cast on
K - knit
P - purl
m1 - increase by making one extra stitch
DPN - double pointed needles
k2tog - decrease by knitting two stitches together
BO - bind off
K1:MC - knit 1 stitch in Main Color
K1:CC - knit 1 stitch in Complimentary Color
CO 36 sts on long knitting needles - start knitting with "Main Color".
(Note: In the video you can see dark blue hat as well. The numbers in the parentheses are for knitting the dark blue hat, which has a shorter stretchy rim band that doesn't fold like the lighter blue one)
Row 1 *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to *, move stitches onto 3 DPNs (as evenly as
possible) OR circular needles, do not twist the knit while you are connecting
it into a circle and start knitting in the round
Rnd 2-(8) 16 *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to *
Rnd (9) 17 *[K7, m1]* - 5x, K last st (total 41 sts)
Rnd (10-17) 18-25 *[K1:CC, K1:MC]* - repeat these two stitches continuously for 8 rows
Rnd (18-19) 26-27 K41
Rnd (20) 28 K39, K2tog
Rnd (21) 29 *[k2tog, K3]* - 8x (total 32 sts)
Rnd (22-23) 30-31 K32
Rnd (24) 32 *[k2tog, K2]* - 8x (total 24 sts)
Rnd (25) 33 K24
Rnd (26) 34 *[k2tog, K1]* - 8x (total 16 sts)
Rnd (27) 35 K16
Rnd (28) 36 *[k2tog]* - 8x (total 8 sts)
BO by pulling last knitted stitch through all remaining stitches. Weave in all ends.
See my many videos on my YouTube Channel HERE (you can load more videos at the bottom of my channel page)
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