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One of my favorite crochet technique is fair isle crochet. The Camden Hat is a simple crochet beanie that uses this fun technique!
I have been in love with fair isle crochet lately and wanted to create a fun hat using the technique!
Fair isle crochet is a technique that you can use to create pictures within your project. You only need to know the basic crochet stitches to learn this technique.
Usually, you will find a graph of some sort within the pattern, to show you where to change colors.
It is very similar to tapestry crochet but the difference is that you float your non-working yarn behind your stitches, instead of working over it. It’s definitely easier than it looks and doesn’t take long to master!
Brava Worsted is a really nice acrylic yarn with many color choices. It is also very affordable, which is another reason I love it. Chroma Worsted is a bit more expensive but comes in a fun variety of both self striping color combos and solid colors.
It was fun to use the solid black for the main color and the self striping Chroma for the contrasting color! I used Chroma for the pom also, and made it over sized so that it would really stand out!
This fair isle crochet pattern is rated intermediate on the difficulty level. Mostly because it is a learned technique, and being able to read a graph is helpful.
The crochet hat is worked from the bottom up with the brim created first. Then you work the fair isle part and decrease at the top to close the hat.
Occasionally you will find fair isle crochet and tapestry crochet worked in the back loop only, but for this hat I work in both loops for that part of the hat. (The brim uses the back loop only.)
The pattern comes in sizes toddler, child and adult.
With this pattern you will receive a written pattern, a graph to follow, a photo tutorial, and a link to a video tutorial. So even if you don’t know how to do tapestry crochet, you can learn it!
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Michelle has been crocheting for over 9 years and has been designing crochet patterns for 6 of those years. She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.