Monday 28 September 2015


This is the Pathfinder hat. Inspired by maps and fair isle motifs. Grid lines and squares represent the distance measures on a map and diagonal directions on a compass. The repeating fair isle style design uses four colours. A contrast colour is used part way through the pattern to create additional interest. Concentric rings reminiscent of contour lines rise up the crown, topped off with a colourful pom pom. Shown above and below in wool from Jameson's of Shetland DK, accent colours are Pumpkin and Caspian.

The pattern also includes instructions for a thee colour version. Shown below knitted in West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester DK - colours, Burnt Orange, Honey and Olive.

Full pattern details for Pathfinder can be found on Ravelry. 


  1. I love these hats. You must have a lot of patience to knit a Fair Isle pattern.

  2. Love your new pattern. The wool looks lovely and soft :)

  3. Love the idea of a hat with contour lines!
    Cheers, Gail.

  4. I love the style of this hat, it is really
    different to others. Love the pattern and
    the colours.
    Cheers, Anita.


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