thinking of working on some fair isle hats, because i have a lot - A. LOT. - of single-color and variegated sport, DK and light-worsted skeins that are some combo of wool, cashmere, cotton, soy, silk (those great priced chinese yarns on ebay can really be attractive!)
the pattern i’m looking to start with is “geometric dazzle floppy hat” by kathleeen taylor (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/geometric-dazzle-floppy-hat although i have it in another book, ‘fair isle hats, scarves, mittens & gloves’ from threads selects via a cheap knitpicks.com sale last year - http://www.knitpicks.com/cfSearch/Search.cfm?q=kathleen+taylor - although you can see the book cover, it’s no longer available there. same with the sock book to the left, Threads Selects Colorwork Socks, which i also have. if the hat(s) go well, the socks are likely to happen this coming year too.)
ANYWAY… (sorry! ) i can figure out the swatching, the charts, the 3-needle bind off (or for me, more likely russian grafting)… but i’m curious about trying a faux seam on each side (a la https://youtu.be/1RfBriyhIGU ). fair isle in the round leaves a weird jog on one side of the hat, and i don’t like it… so, is it possible to do a faux seam with fair isle, and if so, are there any techniques, skills, items of interest i need to be aware of?