FO: Sparrow - UPDATE: Link to Ravelry download on post #28!


This is a hat I’m sort of making up as I go along. I thought the design in the middle of each square kind of looked like a bird, my husband said it reminded him of a sparrow, and then the name Sparrow was born. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to do the top yet. I’m toying with the idea of having 4 alternating color segments for the decrease portion. What do you think?

I love it! It’s a beautiful hat!

I love it! Are you keeping notes so you can write up the pattern? (Hint hint :teehee: )

When you say four alternating color segments, do you mean having bands of colors (i.e. stripes?)

Well, I love how the yellow colour of the ribbing blends right into the first row of yellow squares… so I would think of making the top of the hat solid brown, so it blends into the last row of brown squares :slight_smile:

I really like it!

Great job! It’s looking beautiful!

:happydance: it looks wonderful!

Very, very pretty! I love the pattern, and hope you’ll make it available. As for the top, I think your idea of alternating bands of color would be great. Can’t wait to see it.

Yes, I am keeping notes. It’s a REALLY easy pattern to do. It’s actually my first real try at fair isle knitting! I plan on making the pattern available on Ravelry once I’ve made sure all the kinks are out.

And by four alternating color segments, I mean this: Let’s imagine the top is a circle. Draw two intersecting lines through it in order to have four wedges. Now color in each segment, alternating the colors. So 1/4 of the top in brown, next 1/4 in yellow, and so on. I may try stripes as well.

That’s a cool idea, too! I’ll have to try it and see if I like it.

Thanks for your comments and ideas, everyone :slight_smile: I really appreciate it!

I think that would be a great idea!

Its beautiful, I iike the idea of 4 alternating colours, it will give a very interesting effect

That really is pretty. I think I’d finish off the top in the off-white/yellow color, like the beginning, but that’s just my opinion. It’ll be gorgeous whatever you do!!

This would be really pretty in just about any color combo. I’m thinking green/blue…

Can’t wait to see the FO!!

Pretty! You have lots of ideas for the top and they would all work. That’s why you can never get tired of making hats, there are so many possibilities.

After experimenting with several different options, I settles on making the top brown. I’m almost done and should have pics of the finished product sometime this evening :slight_smile:

Can’t wait to see it all finished!! I love it, and being a bird-lover~thanks Mom!! :heart:~ I think its name is perfect, and I think I need one :teehee:

Here is a link for those on Ravelry. For those who don’t, here are a couple pictures of the FO:


I’m trying to figure out how to post my pattern on Ravelry. I’ll update you once I’ve gotten it all worked out.

It turned out awesome! :yay:

ooh, I do like how it looks with the brown on top! It turned out beautifully!

That is one very cool hat! Love the colors, and the way they work up into the pattern. Very nice work :slight_smile:

I’m so inspired by your fair isle… I haven’t tried it yet. Your hat’s inside looks so nice and tidy! I love the pattern and I totally agree that the brown looks great on top.