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caron® x pantone™ easy knit fair isle hat

This Fair Isle skein includes five different colors, and that's all you'll need to make this lovely hat! That’s because Caron® x Pantone™ yarn comes expertly color-matched into gorgeous palettes (like this one). Just find your favorite color combination and check out the free pattern to get started!
Step 1

SIZE: One size to fit adult

GAUGE: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking stitch. Take time to check your gauge

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INSTRUCTIONS: 

Notes:

  • Before working with Caron® x Pantone™ multi-shade yarn braid, separate each color link and wind into five separate balls.
  • Each color link will be referenced by its Pantone color # (see label).
  • Designate each different shade of the five separate yarn balls as Contrast A, B, C, D and E, as noted in Materials section (or as desired).
  • Due to finite amount of yarn in each shade, pattern gauge must be matched to ensure successful results.
  • When working from charts, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than five sts, weave it over and under color not in use. The colors are never twisted around one another.


With A and set of smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 72 sts. Divide sts evenly over 3 needles (24-24-24). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.

Rnds 1 to 10: *K2. P2. Rep from * around. Break A.

Change to B and larger set of needles.

With B, knit 8 rnds.

Knit rnds 1 to 16 of Chart, reading rows from right to left, noting 4-st rep will be worked 18 times. Break B and C.


With D, shape top as follows:

Rnd 1: *K8. Center Dec. K7. Rep from * around. 64 sts.

Rnd 2 and Alt Rnds: Knit.

Rnd 3: *K7. Center Dec. K6. Rep from * around. 56 sts.

Rnd 5: *K6. Center Dec. K5. Rep from * around. 48 sts.

Rnd 7: *K5. Center Dec. K4. Rep from * around. 40 sts.

Rnd 9: *K4. Center Dec. K3. Rep from * around. 32 sts.

Rnd 11: *K3. Center Dec. K2. Rep from * around. 24 sts.

Rnd 12: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 sts.

Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely.

Pom-pom: Wind E around four fingers approx 100 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew to top of hat.


ABBREVIATIONS:

Alt  = Alternate

Beg = Begin(ning)

Version 1

Contrast A = 14-1210 (Version 1); 18-1633 (Version 2)

Contrast B = 14-4809 (Version 1); 12-1210 (Version 2)

Contrast C = 18-1755 (Version 1); 14-4809 (Version 2)

Contrast D = 18-1633 (Version 1); 19-5408 (Version 2)

Contrast E = 19-5408 (Version 1); 18-1755 (Version 2)

Cont = Continue(ity)

K = Knit

P = Purl

Rem = Remain(ing)

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

Rep = Repeat

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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