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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

Language
English
Brand
Independent Designer
Designer
Idle Hands Knits
Craft
Knitting
Yarn Weight
Worsted
Format
Downloadable PDF
Skill Level
Advanced
 

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