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Fair Isle Moose Hat Knitting Pattern

Fair Isle Moose Hat Knitting Pattern- cozy and warm kid’s hat adorned with a fun moose motif.

Fair Isle Moose Hat Knitting Pattern

This Fair Isle hat features a wide rib brim and a round of moose. The moose are created using a technique called colorwork (or stranded) knitting. Stranded knitting involves using two colors of yarn to create a pattern. The strands that aren’t being used are carried across the back of the work (called “floats”). It may seem awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really fun!

If you’ve never tried stranded knitting before, this is a good first pattern. The design is simple and you’re only working with 2 colors.

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Fair Isle Moose Hat Knitting Pattern

Yarn:  Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Rust,  Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Fisherman (acrylic worsted yarn, 1 skein of #4 weight yarn needed in each color)

Needles: Size US size 7 circular, 16-inchSize US size 8 circular, 16-inch, size US 8 double point knitting needles

Gauge: 2 inches= 8 sts

Size: Kids size 5-10 years old

With the smaller circular needles and the main color yarn, cast on 80 stitches. Join ends together and place a stitch marker. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for approx 3 inches.

Moose Hat Knitting Pattern

Beginning in the lower right corner of the knitting chart, knit every round and change yarn color following Chart until all 23 rounds of the chart have been completed.

After completing the chart, knit 1 round decreasing 3 stitches evenly (77 sts).

Shape crown:

Switch to dpn needles when needed.
Round 1: K3, *k2tog, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (66 sts)
Round 2: K2, *k2tog, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (55 sts)
Round 3: K2, *k2tog, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (44 sts)
Round 4: K1, *k2tog, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (33 sts)
Round 5: K1, *k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog (22 sts)

Round 6: Knit 2 together to the end of the round.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull to tighten. Secure and weave in the ends. Make and attach pom pom.

Moose Hat Knitting Pattern
Moose Hat Knitting Pattern

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