A modern classic: Alba, by Melissa LaBarre, is a sweet and simple Fair Isle hat in three shades of fingering-weight Finch. Make it your own by choosing bold contrasting shades for the brim and crown stripes, or keep it subtle with muted tone-on-tone colors. We love the soft, mouthwatering colors Melissa chose for the hat photographed.
17½" [44.5 cm] circumference and 9½" [24 cm] tall
finch / 1 skein each: apricot 137 / egret 101 / iceland 153
16" circular in sizes US 3 and 4 [3.25 and 3.5 mm] / set dpns in size US 3 [3.25 mm]
30 sts and 32 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in colorwork pattern, after blocking
Long-tail cast on (link provided); decreasing, working in the round, stranded colorwork. Charts only. Links to tutorials on color dominance and making pom poms included.