This gorgeous fair isle hat and mitten set is inspired by the 2018 winter Olympics Team USA uniforms! Switch up the colors and make it perfect for your style! The post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
Do you like watching the Olympics? I always look forward to it and I love summer and winter equally. Summer has gymnastics, hand ball, beach volleyball; winter has snowboarding, hockey, figure skating. It’s so amazing to see so many athletes excel. I was also pretty cool to see Ralph Lauren’s designs for the Team USA closing ceremonies uniforms. The crochet olympics team hat is awesome. But holy. Guacamole. I won’t be spending $200 on one, so I decided to make one.
Don’t let the color work intimidate you, seriously. If you work slowly and steadily, this fair isle hat will work out for you. It’s definitely not a quick project, but it’s a very rewarding project. It turned out even prettier than I imagined, and I think you will be seeing more graphs here soon.
The trick to getting the design to line up is simply working through the back loops! I learned this neat trick from the book Modern Tapestry Crochet. It’s a perfect book for tapestry crochet beginners. She makes it SO easy.
Bear in mind that the right-leaning diagonals for right-handed crocheters (and visa versa) will look closer spaced, while the diagonal stitch going the other way will look slightly spaced out. This is normal!
Unfortunately, with crochet color work there is a give-and-take with each method. BLO method will line up much better but will have the differing look with the diagonal stitches.
NEVA FAIR ISLE CROCHET HAT and MITTENS (USA Olympics Team THEMED) – CROCHET PATTERN
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What you need: (affiliate links)
– I Hook
– Mighty Stitch (Medium Weight Yarn) in Serrano, White and Navy
– Darning Needle
Gauge: 14 sts = 4″ (Gauge Pattern)
New to colorwork? I have a small video that can help! My main tip is to take is SLOW. You can do it!
Bobbins look intimidating, but it’s much easier than you think! The Endless Bundle includes the pattern download and a helpful video to assist in making this hat.
You can do colorwork!
So pull on your new hat and tune in to the Olympics. They start this weekend, yay!
Stay tuned for more projects featuring color work, because it is so much fun.