Emma Hat by Louisa Harding

Emma Hat

Knitting
November 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on middle sized needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
249 yards (228 m)
About 16.5" (42cm) circumference in Fair Isle area
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Pattern description from Knitting Little Luxuries: “This pattern pairs a traditional Fair Isle motif with a playful shape; its jester-like corners are finished with charming tassels. Worked in two different ways, the hat produces distinctly different results. The two-yarn version shows off the floral pattern dramatically and is perfect for a new Fair Isle knitter, while the five-yarn version delights with a subtler palette.”

Pattern includes two versions: Five-color hat and two-color hat.

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium).

  • FIVE-COLOR HAT: Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran (55% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 35% microfiber; 83 yd 76 m/50 g): #14 biscuit (tan), 2 balls; #8 olive, #6 lime, #15 lilac, and #2 sky (light blue), 1 ball each.
  • TWO-COLOR HAT: Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran (55% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 35% microfiber; 83 yd 76 m/50 g): #20 espresso (brown), 2 balls, and #2 sky (light blue), 1 ball.

Needles: U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm), U.S. size 8 (5 mm), and U.S. size 9 (5.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle