In Ireland, not only the grasses are greener, but also the houses are more colorful. When I travelled through Ireland, this place hit me the most. Dingle is a charming place on the peninsula of the same name with many colored houses. Since the colors give the traditional houses a modern twist, the Dingle hat interprets the traditional Fair Isle knitting in a modern way.

The slouchy hat is knitted in the round from the bottom up. For the geometric pattern, no more than two colors are worked in a single round.

The pattern is suitable for mini skeins or leftovers. I worked mine with a gradient set of five colors. It also works with a gradient set of four and a pop color. Or play with random semi-solid colors to make your own unique Dingle.

For a neater look, I recommend using the provisional tubular cast on. You can find a photo tutorial here. If you prefer, use a stretchy CO like the long-tail method.

Circumference: 17.5[19.5] inches/ 44[50] cm
Depth: 9.5[11.5] inches/ 24[29] cm


  • Yarn Spinnwebstube Yarn Bio Merino Cablé Fine, fingering weight (350 m / 100 g)
  • Needles 3.00 & 3.50 mm
  • Gauge 30 stitches and 42 rows = 10 cm in Stockinette sts (with larger needles)
  • Notions stitch marker, tapestry needle, optional: waste yarn for cast on
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