Venation is a Fair Isle hat constructed by twisting stitches and colours to create a leaf effect pattern. This needs a fair amount of concentration to remember which colour twists in each direction but once you have that down you can be happy away.
The hemmed brim shows a peek of the contrasting colour underneath and the crown breaks the leaves down into circular completion.
Venation is an unusual and intriguing hat with promise of Spring.



One Size to fit adult head: 51 – 61 cms (20 – 24 inches)


4 balls King Cole Merino Blend DK (2 for each colour. 2 colours needed) shown in gold and silver
1 Size 4mm (16 in) circular needle
1 Set of size 4mm DPN’s
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers as necessary
Row counter


22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cms (4 inches) stocking stitch, 4mm needles

Instructions are provided in written format.
Originally published January 2014.
PDF file size: 381 KB
Photography: Zegrae Stylefoto
Model: Sammy Bain (main) / Amy Beloved

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