The Fair Isle hat is finished, blocked and ready to be modeled.
I don't have a good mental eye for color and design, so I have to design visually. I bought six different colors of Cascade 220 yarn and started to play around with the arrangement of the balls. I realized that equal amounts of each color did not give me a realistic idea of how the colors work together.
What color should I use for the hat, the background color?
Turquoise, bright pink, white?
I finally pulled out the bright pink altogether and used only five colors.
I'm pleased with the finished product. I hope the certification committee is, too.