I know, I know, so many Fair Isle hats! We are COMPLETELY obsessed. Emily first designed the Twisp hat for Stranded Magazine’s Mild Weather issue in 2016, and as soon as I saw it I was excited to cast on. That’s what usually happens when Em designs something; I immediately want to knit it three times and photograph it on the big and little people in my life… so I did!
While I usually knit my accessories in a heavier weight, there is something so lovely and light about sport and fingering weight yarns! We used Quince and Co Chickadee and it was a real treat. There are so many colours (making Chickadee perfect for Fair Isle) and the yarn is bouncy and woolly and oh-so-soft. I definitely need a Strange Brew sweater in this yarn!
The best part of this hat, in my humble opinion, is the doubled brim. I love the detail of the two colours, and the finished hat is always a perfect fit, just fold that brim more or less! Bodhi didn’t want to take it off.
For our photoshoot we went to the cutest little coffee shop in Abbotsford, Old Hand Coffee. While I intended to take adorable shots of these two sipping their hot chocolates and reading vintage childrens books, they had other ideas! It’s funny how they look cuter in pictures the more disastrous the photoshoot… On the way home the two of them were quiet and well behaved in the back seat and when we arrived home we found out why: that luscious gold pompom is no more and I’ll be finding little pieces of golden wool in the car forever! Lols. It’s always an adventure.
Twisp Pattern Info:
baby (toddler, child, adult S, adult L)
to fit head: 16 (18, 19, 21, 23)” around
fingering/sport weight yarn
MC: 80 (90, 110, 130, 150) yards
CC1: 60 (70, 80, 100, 120) yards
CC2: 20 (20, 30, 30, 35) yards
(samples shown in Quince & Co Chickadee in ‘bird’s egg’, ‘egret’, and ‘honey’; ‘belize’, ‘egret’, and ‘malbec’; ‘aleutian’, ‘honey’, and ‘slate’)
US #2 / 2.75mm 16” circular
US #4 / 3.5mm 16” circular and DPNs
(or as required to meet gauge)
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