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