Beginner's Fair Isle Baby Hat - free pattern

Announcing another free freddyknits pattern - the

Beginner's Fair Isle Baby Hat!

Size 0-6 months (14.5 inches) with a gauge of 22 stitches/4 inches
Size 6-12 months (16 inches) with a gauge of 20 stitches/4 inches

Size 6 US 16" circular needles (or what you need to get gauge)
Size 6 US double pointed needles (or what you need to get gauge)

One stitch marker

Partial skeins of two colors of yarn
DK weight for small size
Worsted weight for larger size

(Note: The sample was knit for the smaller size, with Size 6 Addi Turbo 16" circular, Size 6 Clover bamboo dpns, 2 partial balls Lana Grossa Cool Wool, MC - 417 (red), CC - 463 (periwinkle)

With MC, CO 80 on circular needle, place marker, join in the round.
Rounds 1 - 32 - knit (or for 3.5 inches)

Pattern rounds
1 - [K4 in MC, K1 in CC] around
2 - K1 in CC, [K2MC, K3 CC], repeat till last 4 stitches before marker, K2 in MC, K2 in CC
3 - [K4 in CC, K1 in MC] around
4 - K1 in MC, [K2 in CC, K3 in MC], repeat till last 4 stitches before marker, K2 in CC, K2 in MC
5 - [K4 in CC, K1 in MC] around

Continue knitting in stockinette, in CC, for 7 more rounds (or one inch).

Decrease rounds - first section
(all in CC)
1 - [K8, K2tog] around
2 and all even rounds - K around
3 - [K7, K2tog] around
5 - [K6, K2tog] around
7 - [K5, K2tog] around
9 - [K4, K2tog] around
11 - [K3, K2tog] around
13 - [K2, K2tog] around

Final decrease rounds
for red section on top:

1 - [K1 in MC, K1 in CC] around
2 - switching to MC - [K1, K2tog] around

( Note: The model hat has another row of Fair Isle but the pattern is obscured by the decreases in the following round - better to just switch to the solid MC for the rest of the hat).

3 - K around
4 - K2tog around
5 - K around
6 - K2tog around - 4 stitches left on needles.


Slip all stitches to a single dpn and continue in I-cord for two inches, or as long as desired.
To finish the I-cord:
Row 1 - K2tog, K2tog
Row 2 - K2tog - one stitch on needle.

Pass yarn through the last stitch and cut yarn, leaving a tail to weave in.
Weave tail down through the I-cord and through some stitches on the inside of the hat.
Weave in remaining ends,

Tie I-cord into a knot.

Copyright 2004, Lynne Frederickson Rago
Do not duplicate or distribute.
Items made from this pattern may not be sold.
You may print one copy for your personal use.
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