A Fair Isle crochet hat in nine colours

A Fair Isle crochet hat

I am moving on to colder climates shortly, and my partner may need a woolly hat.

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Since my ankle has been sore over the last two days, I have been busy working on a Fair Isle stitch hat in nine different colours. It is complicated, but exciting to be successful at, one coloured patch at a time.

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It’s such a mess, there is no pattern for this. But I’m having a ball making it up along the way.

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Hopefully I will be able to block it out into a rounder shape, it is kind of square-ish right now.

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I also have an amazing partner who has given me the green light for earflaps and a pompom also. Hooray!

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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