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Sleeping Trees
A Classic Brown & Blue Fair Isle Hat
In winter in the Northeast, all the hardwood trees are bare. Not dead, just sleeping, waiting to make a glorious comeback in the spring. This is a “tip of the hat” to one of my favorites, an ornamental pear tree that is often seen in the background of my hat photos. Corrugated rib at the brim, a classic border topped off with winter’s sleeping trees. All in a classic combination of brown and blues. Something so soothing about these colors. Enjoy.
Because there are very few long “carries” or “floats” this pattern is a good “first” colorwork project. There are never more than 2 colors in a round and only 2 or 3 rounds with carries longer than 4 stitches.
When carrying yarns on the back, do NOT carry too tightly! Better too loose than too tight or hat will lose its stretch. YouTube has a wealth of videos showing how to carry yarn on back of work. Look for them if you are new to color work. Just search

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