This traditional Fair Isle pattern is my tribute to the Irish. I start with a blue ocean and sparkle it with blue metallic yarn and white wave tops, then continue with green and ocean sand. Then I top it off with the last snake that St. Patrick drove into the Irish sea. Instructions are given for an optional tubular cast-on that can be used on other hats in place of a regular cast-on. (It’s a matter of personal preference.) Note: two hats can be completed with the yarn amount that you need to purchase for one hat.
One size (fits average adult)
Jamieson’s Shetland 2-ply Spindrift 100% Shetland Wool
A Sapphire-1 skein
B Dolphin -l skein
C Juniper -l skein
D Bay -1 skein
E Leaf -l skein
F Oatmeal-1 skein
G Ivory – 1 skein
Metallic yarn, sport wt.:
H Dark blue-small amount
I Gold-small amount
J Green-small amount
Sizes 1 and 3 circular, 16 in. long, or size required to obtain
Size3 double-pointed needles
2 small green sequins for snake’s eyes
For optional tubular cast-on and rib, you will also need
waste yarn and ravel cord or waxed cotton yarn.
28 sts and 43 rnds = 4 in. in st st using larger needle
To save time, take time to check gauge.