This Fair Isle Beanie chart was written for up to 5 color changes. But as seen in my photos, you can choose fewer if you wish, the color combinations are virtually endless!
Needles: 10mm circular
Yarn: Lion Brand Thick and Quick in Fisherman, Cranberry, Butterscotch, & Navy
Cast-on 48 stitches to start – I’ve noticed my Fair Isle hats fit more tightly (probably due to all the “extra” carry-along yarn inside the hat) so I use bigger needles and no less than 48 sts cast on.
|Row||1 to 8||Color1: K1, P1 around (Ribbing Rows)|
|Row||9||[3 Color1, 1 Color2 repeat 12 times around]|
|Row||10||1 Color2, 1 Color1, [3 Color2, 1 Color1 repeat 11 times around], 2 Color2|
|Row||11||[3 Color2, 1 Color3 repeat 12 times around]|
|Row||12||1 Color3, 1 Color2 [3 Color3, 1 Color2 repeat 11 times around], 2 Color3|
|Row||13||[3 Color3, 1 Color4 repeat 12 times around]|
|Row||14||1 Color4, 1 Color3, [3 Color4, 1 Color3 repeat 11 times around], 2 Color4|
|Row||15||[3 Color4, 1 Color5 repeat 12 times around]|
|Row||16||1 Color5, 1 Color4, [3 Color5, 1 Color4 repeat 11 times around], 2 Color5|
|Row||17||[3 Color5, 1 Color1 repeat 12 times around]|
|Row||18||1 Color1, 1 Color5, [3 Color1, 1 Color5 repeat 11 times around], 2 Color1|
|Row||19||[3 Color1, 1 Color5 repeat 12 times around]|
|Row||20||Color1: K1 around|
|Row||21||1 Color1, 1 Color5, [3 Color1, 1 Color5 repeat 11 times around], 2 Color1|
|Row||22||Color1: K1 around|
|Row||23||[3 Color1, 1 Color5 repeat 12 times around]|
|Row||24||Color1: K1 around|
|Row||25||Color1: K1 around|
|Row||26||Color1: K1 around|
|Row||27||Color1: K1 around|
|Row||28||Color 1: K2tog, K1, K1 reduces from 48 to 36 sts)|
|Row||29||Color1: K1 around|
|Row||30||Color 1: K2tog, K1, K1 reduces from 36 to 24 sts)|
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!
Add Optional Pom – and enjoy your Fair Isle work of wearable yarn art!