Free Knitting Pattern: Fair Isle 2-Color Tiny Hearts Winter Hat Beanie

February is the month of love! And what better way to show you readers some love besides providing a cute Valentine's Tiny Hearts Fair Isle free pattern? Hope you enjoy this and if you live in a cold spot like me in February, hope it warms your heart and your head, too, of course! Great colors to release in pictures before Valentine's Day but this is definitely a versatile Fair Isle knitting pattern with so many color options. I'm sure you'll come up with some great combinations. ** An ad-free printable PDF version of this pattern is available on Ravelry with the full-size charts.

February is the month of love! And what better way to show you readers some love besides providing a cute Valentine’s Tiny Hearts Fair Isle free pattern? Hope you enjoy this and if you live in a cold spot like me in February, hope it warms your heart and your head, too, of course! Great colors to release in pictures before Valentine’s Day but this is definitely a versatile Fair Isle knitting pattern with so many color options. I’m sure you’ll come up with some great combinations. An ad-free printable PDF version of this patterns is available on Ravelry with the full-size charts.

Yarn:  Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, Size 6 Super Bulky (multiple colors)

I used these colors for the featured hat in picture:

  • Cranberry – Main color (used about 3/4 skein)
  • White – V-Color 2 (about 30 yards)

SUPPLIES:

  • Knitting Needles: 10mm, 16″ circular
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker to mark beginning/end of the row (optional)

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS (U.S. TERMS)

  • K1 = Knit 1
  • P1 = Purl 1
  • K2tog – Knit 2 together
  • sts = stitches

There are a few different techniques to achieve fair isle knitting using two colors in each of the rows.  I am a continental knitter and prefer to either hold both colors in my left hand (main color over my index finger, second color over my middle finger) or I pick up the color I am using and drop the other color. Some knitters hold each color in opposite hands.   There are plenty of YouTube videos on the various techniques, that’s how I practiced and learned then adapted what worked for my hands!

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THE PATTERN

Long tail cast-on 48 sts

All rows are 48 sts until the decrease rows 28-30.

Row1-4Color1: K1, P1 around (Ribbing Rows)
Row5-6V-Color: K1, P1 around (Ribbing Rows)
Row7-8Color1: K1, P1 around (Ribbing Rows)
Row9-10Main Color: K1 Around
Row11*Main Color K3, V-Color K1*, Repeat * to * around
Row12Main Color K1 Around
Row13Main Color K1, *V-Color K1, Main Color K3*, Repeat * to * around, Main Color K2
Row14Main Color K1 Around
Row15-26Repeat Rows 11 to 14
Row27Color1: K1 around
Row28Color 1: K2tog, K1 (reduces total sts from 48 to 32 sts)
Row29Color1: K1 around
Row30Color 1: K2tog, K1, K1 (reduces total sts from 32 to 22 sts)
The full chart is available in the downloadable PDF version on Ravelry.

When it’s the length you like:

Cut yarn leaving an 8″ tail then thread through the remaining loops and remove from needles, cinch closed and weave end to the inside to secure. Great work – You’ve created a beautiful knit winter hat and I hope you will post your finished work on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag me in photos, in your story, and in your posts using the hashtag #becciebcreative to add it to the news feeds. You will have a chance to be featured or re-grammed!

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Cute little hearts along with the stripe in the brim

Thank you for reading, following, & always keep creating!

~ Beccie B.

I'd love to hear from you, comments or questions are welcome!

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