Thursday, December 22, 2011

Teenage and Adult Size Fairisle Earflap Hats

A few on my fairisle designs. This first one is the largest I have knit using the cotton tweed DK yarn. The cotton tweed is knit with US5 needles. This hat is 128 stitches around. This was a custom order. Love the colors.
Next is another custom order, yep, they picked the colors.
This one is for an 11 year old, she wanted neon, but I don't have any neon yarn. Bright is the next best thing. This one is 120 stitches, as most of the rest of them are. The 120 stitch hats fit most teenagers and adults.
Next Lindsey (daugher-in-law) is modeling another 120 stitch hat.
The design on this one is a little more simple
(one of my first original fairisle designs).

The next one is an 'open' heart design.
Different fairisle heart design than I did here in a cap without earflaps.

Although it does not look like it, the red/black and the purple/green hats are the same design. One is using only 2 colors, while the purple one is using 4 colors. Notice on the red/black one I did not make the ties the standard length. Since it was a gift to an 11 year old I didn't think she would be tying them anyway. Just being different. Oh, and these are also the same design as the hot pink one above. Color changes the whole look. The heart design above also has the short tie, but only one on each side where the red/black one has two on each side (as you can see).
This one (also being modeled my Lindsey) is knit using Encore Worsted, so the stitch count on it is different because of the larger needles.
And this last one was a custom order, with it I used Simple Soft. Love the feel of this one, and love the way the navy and white looks together. This one was to match a school uniform.
Now back to a new design for a new fairisle hat.
You never know what you will see here, so come back to visit soon.

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