8-bit Fair Isle Hat is Perfect for Windy Days

I’ve just launched my new knitting design. It’s a stranded pattern using 3 colours and a fun chart inspired by space invaders and 8-bit items. I love wearing it, the yarn Létt-Lopi is warm and feels very nice although a bit scratchy near the neck, but it’s also not easy get wet so it’s perfect for riding my bike in Amsterdam even on a rainy day.
8bit Fair Isle Hat

I have made a child version using Red Heart Super Saver, it’s also great for washing it.

8bit Fair Isle Hat

To make this hat you will need the following materials:


Létt-Lopi (100% wool, 100 meters / 109 yards, 50 grs)

  • #9418 stone blue heather (MC), 1 ball (75 m/82 y)
  • #9428 rose heather (CC1), 1 ball (40 m/ 44 y)
  • #9426 golden header (CC2), 1 ball (40 m/44 y)


5 mm [US 8] needles

4 mm [US 6] straight (or circular) and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)


Stitch markers (I use them to keep track of every decrease and one to mark the end of the row)

Tapestry needle.


Another important thing is the gauge:


18 sts by 21 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in pattern using larger needles. Please match your gauge!


The techniques you will need to knit this hat are:

– Stranded knitting (knit and purling). I’ll be adding a post about color dominance soon.

– Knitting in the round

– Work icord

Pick your yarn and needles and get ready to make one cute little one like this!


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