Grenoble Fair Isle Hat

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I love the look of close colors worked in a simple fair isle pattern. This is a great hat for first-time stranded knitting. Sporting a gentle slouch, the Grenoble Fair Isle Hat is equally stylish for women, men or children and can be customized to any size.

Overlooking the town of Grenoble, France
Overlooking the French town of Grenoble

I purchased this Baby Alpaca fingering weight yarn at Maille á Part, a yarn store in downtown Grenoble, France. If you’re in the area, don’t miss the chance to stop by this lovely shop!

Download Grenoble Fair Isle Hat here

SIZE
Women’s medium
Easily customizable by adding or subtracting cast-on stitches in multiples of 8

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference – 17″

MATERIALS
[MC] Lang Yarns Baby Alpaca [100% alpaca; 185 yds]; color: medium grey 0094; 1 skein
[CC] Lang Yarns Baby Alpaca [100% alpaca; 185 yds]; color: light grey 0026; 1 skein

US 2.5 /3mm double-point needles
16″ length US 2.5 /3mm circular needle

Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
33 sts = 4″ in stranded stockinette stitch

PATTERN
Using MC, cast on 144 stitches with cIrcular needle. Join to work in round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker for beginning of round.
Work a k4, p2 rib for 4″
Knit 2 rows
Join CC and work Chart 1 (you may choose to break your CC yarn and rejoin with each chart, or carry the yarn up the rows)
Using MC, knit 5 rounds
Work Chart 2
Using MC, knit 5 rounds
Work Chart 3
Using MC, knit 5 rounds

Begin Decrease Rounds, change to DPN’s when necessary
Decrease rnd 1 – *k6, k2tog* repeat to end of round
Knit 2 rounds
Decrease rnd 2 – *k5, k2tog* repeat to end of round
Knit 2 rounds
Decrease rnd 3 – *k4, k2tog* repeat to end of round
Knit 2 rounds
Decrease rnd 4 – *k3, k2tog* repeat to end of round
Knit 2 rounds
Decrease rnd 5 – *k2, k2tog* repeat to end of round
Knit 2 rounds
Decrease rnd 6 – *k1, k2tog* repeat to end of round
Knit 1 round
Decrease rnd 7 – *k2tog* repeat to end of round
Knit 1 round
Decrease rnd 8 – *k2tog* repeat to end of round
Knit 1 round

Break yarn leaving 6″ tail.

FINISHING
Thread tapestry needle, pull tight, secure yarn and weave in ends. Block lightly, add pom pom if desired, enjoy!

Go to the ravelry download for Grenoble Fair Isle Hat charts.

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