I am wanting to use a fair isle technique on a hat in the round and would like to do a turn up brim on the hat. I want the brim to also have the pattern. I remember reading something about changing the knitting direction after doing a brim to allow for the pattern being on the outside. I can't remember exactly how this is done. Please help.
I made a very simple Fair Isle hat from this pattern and it came out great. http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/freehat.html If you plan on having the brim turned up all the time I would recommend knitting the main part of the hat then picking up the stitches and knitting the brim in the pattern you want.
Think of it this way, the main body of the hat is done in stockinette, the brim is done in reverse stockinette. The easiest way to do this is to knit the brim, flip it to the inside and then knit the hat. The only thing you need to watch is that you don't develop a hole at the spot where you reverse the knitting. A wrap and turn will take care of that.
I knit a Norwegian hat once where you knit a cuff - whatever length you want the cuff to be, purl a row, and continue knitting the hat. (Total length of the hat will be from purl row to top.) It was all in stranded color knitting. When you are done you flip up the knitting from the cast on row to the purl row and sew it very neatly to the inside of the hat, then flip up the cuff at the purl row.
This makes a very warm hat of course because there are three layers of knit fabric on the cuff.