TOBIAS – Hat with Fair Isle Pattern


TOBIAS is a super simple unisex hat with a Fair Isle design which is knitted in Felted Tweed, our favourite yarn from Rowan and which you can make very quickly. The hat is only available in one size to fit all adults.

You will need 5 colours of Rowan’s Felted tweed to make this hat. We have done a number of tutorials on Norwegian stranded colour work on our YouTube channel, which will be of great help for working on this pattern and which you should check out if you have any questions:

Knitting and purling the Norwegian way. Click here.

How to control your tension. Click here.

How to control tension when purling. Click here.

How to control tension when knitting with two colours. Click here.

How to catch floats when knitting with multiple colours. Click here.

How to avoid two balls of yarn twisting when you knit. Click here.




Suggested Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed 50% Wool, 25% Viscose and 25% Alpaca.

Gauge: 23 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm


1 circular needle, length 40cm / 16in, size 3.5mm / U.S. 4

1 circular needle length 40cm / 14in, size 4mm / U.S. 6

 1 set of 5 dpn size 4.0mm / U.S. 6

Sizes Available: 1 size fits all adults

Level of difficulty: Easy

Pattern Language: English


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