Last year I designed Madison’s Hat, a simple two-color hat in bulky yarn that is an excellent project for learning stranded Fair Isle-type colorwork.
The next step, after mastering the Madison’s Hat, was to try a project with more colors and slightly finer yarn. So, here is a variant on the Madison’s Hat: the W Hat. (No, not that W. My initial is W and there are little W’s near the top of the pattern.)
This is essentially the same as Madison’s Hat, but the addition of a third color makes it slightly more challenging. Not too much, though, because no row has more than two colors, and the floats are very short, as they were in the Madison Hat.
Here is another picture of the hat (click to see a larger version at Flickr):
Download the W Hat pattern (PDF) here.
This pattern is Worthware — that means, if you like it, please send what you think it’s worth via the PayPal button here. I hope you think it’s worth something. Thanks for looking at my pattern!
Minor errata: If you downloaded the pattern before December 17, 2007, you should download the fixed version. The old one suggested that leave the hat on the circular needles until you decrease to 54 inches, then change to dpns, and this is not correct for this hat. Most people would probably figure it out anyway, but to be safe I’ve edited the pattern to fix this. The new pattern says “W Hat v2” at the bottom of each page.