Two Tone Fair isle Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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Recently, I was asked to make a hat for someone. When I asked what their favorite color was, they couldn’t decide between two colors. I decided there was no reason to just settle on one when I could use both. When it comes to easy fair isle crochet patterns, this two tone fair isle beanie is perfect.

Traditional fair isle patterns are really popular in the craft community. Fair isle is a technique that creates designs in a pattern through color changes. One stitch in a contrasting color can represent one pixel in a design.

In this case, the design is really straightforward and basic. This would be a good pattern to start with if you haven’t tried fair isle before. This hat is worked with the ribbing and bottom in one color and the top portion of the hat in a contrasting color. Then, in each section, there are little stitches worked in the contrasting color to create a spotted design.

It’s made out of Bluesky woolstock, a 100% highland wool. This yarn comes in a variety of colors and has a slightly heathered appearance. It adds beautiful stitch definition, and crochets up easily. 

This is the perfect hat for someone who loves color and design. The little details make all the difference and set this hat apart from the rest. And the pattern is easy to work which makes it fun and fast.

This is the perfect crochet hat for someone who loves color and design. The free crochet pattern uses the traditional fair isle technique. #CrochetHat #CrochetBeanie #CrochetPattern #CrochetAddict

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:

Hook(s) size: J/10/6mm

Yarn weight: Worsted

Prefered type of yarn: Wool

Suggested yarn: Blue Sky Woolstok: 1 skein each Color A – Storm Cloud (1301)  Color B – Highland Fleece (1303)

Yarn yardage: Color A: 123

yds Color B: 80 yds

Tools – scissors, tapestry needle, faux fur pom pom

Approx. finished dimensions: Circumference – 20.25” Height – 8.5”

Gauge: 4” = 13 sc by 16 rows

Special notes

  • Ch – chain, sc – single crochet, st(s) – stitches, blo – back loop only, yo – yarn over
  • Fair isle single crochet (fisc): Insert hook into st, pull up a loop in accent color, yo in main color, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook
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The pattern

With Color A, Ch 11

Ch 1 does not count as a stitch

Row 1: Sc into the second ch from the hook and into each ch across – 10 sts

Row 2-66: Ch 1, turn. Sc in blo in each st across.

Turn the ribbed cuff portion you’ve completed. You will now start crocheting along the long side of the ribbing.

Upper Hat Portion

Row 1: Sc into the end of each row across – 66 sts

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st across.

Attach color B (accent color) and carry behind color A (main color)  until needed.

Row 7: Ch 1, turn. *Sc into each of the next 2 sts, fisc into the next st; repeat from * across.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st across using Color A only.

Row 9: Repeat row 7.

Row 10: Repeat row 8

Note: For Rows 11-25  Color B will be the main color and color A will be the accent color

Rows 11-12: Using color B, ch 1, turn. Sc into each st across while carrying color A behind

Row 13: Ch 1, turn. *Sc into each of the next 2 sts, fisc into the next st; repeat from * across.

Row 14: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st across using Color B only.

Row 15: Repeat row 13.

Row 16-25: Ch 1, turn. Sc into each st across using Color B only.

Fold hat in half with right sides facing in and stitch together using the appropriate color of yarn.

Turn the hat right side out. Use a piece of yarn and weave through the top of each stitch at the top of the hat. Pull tight and tie together in a double knot. Sew on pom pom and weave in all ends.

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This crochet hat uses the traditional fair isle technique with some modern design elements. It’s fast and easy to crochet and a great starting point for someone who has never used the technique before. Pick up your hook and two skeins of your favorite colors, and get to work on this simple project.

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6 Responses
  • Maryann
    April 26, 2022

    Hi there, in the pattern when beginning row 7 in the upper part of the hat there is a term used “fisc” what does this mean? Thank you for your help in this matter.

    • Susan
      October 7, 2022

      Fair isle single crochet (fisc): Insert hook into st, pull up a loop in accent color, yo in main color, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.

    • Zina
      October 7, 2022

      Fair isle single crochet if you look at the blog it states the abbreviations and what they mean

    • Susan
      October 8, 2022

      Fair isle single crochet (fisc): Insert hook into st, pull up a loop in accent color, yo in main color, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook

  • Noreen Levy
    April 26, 2022

    Can you show me what the hat looks like

    Noreen

    P.S. I am an advert crocheter

  • Jimmy Seiberling
    October 7, 2022

    I like the fire isle stitch. Read through the instructions, pretty straight forward. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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