The Gatlinburg Hat pattern was originally designed during the devastating wildfires taking place in the smoky mountains. A portion of the pattern sales were donated to the relief efforts. The crochet community came together in such an amazing way!
The Gatlinburg Hat is made using fair isle crochet techniques. It is very much like tapestry crochet.
You float your yarn along the back instead of working around it in your stitches.
This technique is a great way to create different pictures within your crochet!
This pattern is a great beginner pattern for those who have never done fair isle or tapestry crochet.
The pattern includes written instructions, links to video tutorials, picture tutorials and a graph! You only need to know the basic single crochet stitch and how to work in the back loop only. The rest is taught to you within the pattern! Also, I am always available for pattern support. Just send me an email!
All you need is some worsted weight (#4) yarn, in two of your favorite colors to create this hat! I personally love Hobby Lobby’s I Love this Yarn. It is a soft and sturdy yarn that is great for making hats! However, you can use any worsted weight yarn that you prefer.
More Fair Isle Crochet Patterns
Halifax Hat– this is another beginner pattern! It’s also free so it would be a great one to start with!
Camden Hat – I love this hat, especially with a fun self striping yarn and a coordinating solid!
Paris Sweater – this is a beautiful sweater with hearts all over it!
Children’s Paris Sweater – of course I had to make this adorable sweater in children’s sizes too!
Where to Purchase
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