Yesterday was a busy day as I finalized another pattern for my latest design called the Spotted Diamonds hat. The pattern includes links to YouTube videos demonstrating some of the techniques I used when making the hat. I like to include those because I like sharing things I’ve learned. Similar to my Best Friends Forever hat, you can reverse the colors and get two hats out of two skeins of yarn.
I’ve done other fair isle designs and have struggled n the past with the resulting fabric puckering. I’ve gotten better but still don’t have a fabric I’m 100% happy with. The biggest benefit of this design is that there only a few places that have a float of five stitches. So the smaller floats really help make a nice fabric and I don’t get any puckering or tight spots. I think this is a good project for those who’ve had the tight areas or puckering in their work.