Fetching Fair Isle Cap

Anne Carroll Gilmour

Yarn: Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight, 100% Shetland wool yarn, fingering weight, 125 yards (114.3 m)/25 gram (0.9 oz) ball, 2 (3) balls of #202 Off-White (MC) and 1 ball each of #FC34 Aqua (A), #14 Light Blue (B), #FC55 Dark Plum (C), #43 Medium Plum (D), and #72 Light Plum (E), www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk; Spud & Chloe Fine, 80% wool/20% silk yarn, fingering weight, 248 yards (226.8 m)/65 gram (2.3 oz) skein, 1 skein of #7814 Shitake (F); www.spudandchloe.com
Needles: Circular, 16 inches (40.6 cm) and set of double pointed, size 3 (3.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch marker; bowl or plate for blocking; crochet hook, size C (2.75 mm) for optional tassel keeper; strong binding yarn (parcel string, for example), 2 yards (1.8 m) for optional pom-poms; stiff hairbrush for optional pom-poms

Finished Sizes: Small/medium (suitable for children and small adult head sizes), 20½ to 22½ inches (52.1 to 57.1 cm); adult medium/large, 22¾ to 24 inches (57.8 to 61.0 cm) circumference
Gauge: 28 sts and 36 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st, blocked


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