Kit - Fair Isle Cap
Inspired by textiles from the Shetland Museum & Archives Collection, inspiration of Jamieson & Smith's Shetland Heritage range of yarn.
This kit contains the yarn and pattern to knit the Fair Isle Cap. We have had reports of people running low on the Auld Gold in the kit so we have added an extra ball.
You will also need:
- 1 set 2.75mm *Uk 12/US 2) double-pointed needles (DPNs) or your preferred needles for knitting small diameters in the round
- Small quantity of waste yarn - preferably a smooth cotton, to avoid felting with the main yarn
- 2 pieces of cardboard or a pompom maker
To fit head circumference 50-55cm/19.75-21.75in
Actual hat circumference 53cm/21in
Length from brim to crown (with brim folded up) 35cm/13.75in
34 sts and 38 rounds = 10cm/4in over Fair Isle pattern in the round, using 2.75mm needles
32 sts and 44 rounds = 10cm/4in over stocking stitch in the round, using 2.75mm needles