This hat is knitted in the round, bottom up. It has facing on the inside of the bottom part, to keep you warm around the ears. The facing is knitted in ribbing to give elasticity.
The facing is folded over a yarn over rnd, that is very decorative. The hat also has a couple of Latvian braids for décor purposes. Both the bottom and the main part of the hat has fair isle pattern. This is both decorative, and it adds extra warmth.
The fair isle pattern looks like rowan (mountain ash) leafs, and this has given the design it’s name. The old norse name for rowan were reynir, which meant to redden.
The hat is knitted out of scrap yarn. If you don’t have enough scraps to choose from, never mind! The hat will look just as good if you make it in two colors or even more colors than I have used.
The pattern is available on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/43-reynir-fair-isle-hat