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Autumn Fair Isle Knit Hat (with free chart!)

It's the most wonderful time of the year...AUTUMN!

Well, I guess not technically until the 23rd, but I count all of September as autumn. In fact, I'm one of those obnoxious people who starts baking pumpkin bread and prepping for Halloween in August, LOL. It's just my favorite time of year.
Planning My Hat Last winter, I knit some hats for myself and my kids, seen below. I loved how they turned out, especially the fair isle leaf pattern on mine. I love to use color work and fair isle in my knitting. It's probably my favorite knitting method. These hats were also nice in that they were a relatively quick project. (I have a short attention span when it comes to crafting. I also started a sweater last fall. It's only halfway done.) This year, in my excitement for the coming autumn months, I started a plan for a new fall-themed hat.

I started with a little sketch, just to get a little idea and some inspiration. You'll see that these aren't the patterns that end…

My Inspiration Board

Here's a photo collage of a corkboard hanging next to my desk. I call it my "inspiration board." I've filled it with all sorts of pictures, sketches, paper scraps, photos, stickers, and other assorted things that I like. I put it next to where I draw for creative motivation and, of course, inspiration. And it just makes me happy! Click on the image for a larger view.