Knit up this sweet St. Patrick’s Day Kiss Me hat with my newest Fair Isle knitting pattern!
Happy (almost) St. Patrick’s Day, friends! St. Patrick’s Day is huge here in Chicago, they even dye the river downtown green for a day. My family is not at all Irish…at least as far I know, but that’s ok. What I love about St. Patrick’s Day is that it’s a non-exclusive holiday. I’m sure that was originally not the case given that it’s named after a saint and all but today, at least in America, it’s a fun excuse for everyone to party and hope for good luck. And maybe a pot of gold from a leprechaun. So I thought a cute little St. Patrick’s Day hat knitting pattern would be fun. Since the holiday is in March, it’s still plenty chilly enough to need a nice warm hat! (Although, as I always say, if you make the newborn size, they need hats all year round!)
Anyway, after a little thinking I decided a Fair Isle hat that says, “Kiss Me…” would be adorable. Technically the St. Patrick’s Day saying is, “Kiss me, I’m Irish.” but this hat’s for babies and we all want to kiss them all the time anyway right? So I thought it was fitting. Plus you don’t have to be Irish, you go ahead and finish that sentence in your head however you like: “Kiss me, I’m German!” “Kiss me, I’m Chinese!” “Kiss me, I’m adorable!” It’s all good, I’m an equal opportunity baby smoocher!
This is a great pattern if you’re sort of new to Fair Isle knitting (like me) Just be sure to size up if your little one is between sizes, and be sure to carry (or float) the unused yarn color LOOSELY behind the work so that it won’t pull when the hat stretches.
Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
This cute pattern is available for sale only. (I have a ton of free pattern options here!) My patterns are only a few dollars though (it’s barely as much as a cup of coffee!) and when you purchase them you’re supporting my site, my business and my family and I always always appreciate you! When you purchase this pattern you’ll get an instant download PDF pattern in two nicely formatted easily printable pages that includes written instructions and fair isle chart as well as a second page of reference step by step photos which you can print (or not) depending on whether you need them. This pattern is available in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry where it will also be permanently stored in your Ravelry pattern library.
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