View Full Version : FO: Fair Isle hats

12-18-2005, 11:03 PM
I made these from Merino Style, a yarn I love more every day. Really, it's so soft, and it just gets softer. My DD's mittens, which get tons of wear, are sooo fuzzy and wonderful now. But I digress! This was my first project with more than two colors. Stranding is still pretty awkward, but it felt much more natural by the 2nd hat. :thumbsup:

I finished the first several weeks ago then decided to make a 2nd -- gifts for one of my DH's employees who has two little girls.

12-18-2005, 11:04 PM
:cheering: :cheering: Beautiful job!!

12-18-2005, 11:15 PM
So cute, Julie! And the colorwork looks great!

12-18-2005, 11:22 PM
wow they look wonderful!

12-18-2005, 11:37 PM
Oh, those are lovely! :thumbsup:

I've been wondering whether to get some of that myself...my favorite wool sweater is merino, and I never want to take it off--it's that soft. I'm glad to know Merino Style is the same way!

12-19-2005, 12:05 AM
WOW! :heart: :heart:

12-19-2005, 12:23 AM
:inlove: Cuuuuute!!!

Where did you get the pattern from?

12-19-2005, 01:01 AM
SOOO cute, Julie!! I felt up Hildie's Merino Style...it IS really soft!

12-19-2005, 01:32 AM
And it just gets softer! :D Thanks everyone...

I wasn't really working with a pattern...I dinked with the color chart (working off of one in a book and changing the colors around), then did a little math to figure out how many stitches I needed based on my gauge and went from there. I did staggered decreases just because I'm so tired of the spiral ones, lol. Turned out kind of nifty.

Jan in CA
12-19-2005, 03:07 AM
Those are gorgeous!

12-19-2005, 08:36 AM
So cute! Two little girls will be very happy and so stylish!

12-19-2005, 10:25 AM
Julie- not only did you do a great job with your first time using more than two colors, you didn't use a pattern? WOW!! They look adorable. :cheering:

12-19-2005, 10:48 AM
Those hats are wonderful! Love them!! :inlove:

12-19-2005, 03:14 PM
Can't tell you had a hard time with them at all. Very nice!

12-19-2005, 03:30 PM
Those are DARLING!! :cheering:

12-19-2005, 05:25 PM
GORGEOUS!! I love :heart: :heart: your hats...great job :cheering: :cheering: ..I, too, am a big merino style fan ;)

12-19-2005, 07:09 PM
I felt up Hilde's Merino style too...YUM, YUM, YUM!!! Beautiful hats!

12-19-2005, 08:43 PM
ohh way too nice. I wish I could do more coloring like you did. Very impressive.

12-20-2005, 10:16 AM
:happydance: Very pretty and you did a great job!! I keep hoping my LYS will have a Fair Isle class I wanna try it :thumbsup:

12-21-2005, 10:30 PM
cute! :)

12-21-2005, 11:28 PM
Today the recipient showed us pictures of the girls wearing their hats...made my day! :D :inlove:

12-22-2005, 12:12 AM
Awww! Those hats are so adorable its RIDICULOUS!!!!

12-29-2005, 08:20 PM
Your hats are beautiful! I can't wait to try Fair Isle. It's looks intimidating, but I thought that about cabling and now I'm addicted to that! ;)

12-29-2005, 09:25 PM
those are very nice. You did a great job. :cheering: :cheering:

12-29-2005, 09:34 PM
You did a great job! And, without a pattern, I am totally impressed!! I'm glad you got a picture of the recipients wearing them.... I am sure they were totally happy!!