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Hi! I'm Mary Ann Stephens, owner of Kidsknits.com, an online yarn shop specializing in Norwegian and Fair Isle knitting. I do a fair amount of designing and teaching. As I've gotten older, I've had ...

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First Tracks Hat

from Mary Ann Stephens Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : First Tracks Hat
First Tracks Hat First Tracks Hat

Pattern Description:

Whoosh! This hat happily reminds me of powder skiing out West.

The First Tracks Hat is circularly knit in two-colored stranded knitting to produce an adult-sized hat with a finished circumference slightly over 21 1/2", when knit to the given gauge. The pattern is appropriate for intermediate knitters and beyond who are familar with stranded/Fair Isle / Norwegian colorwork knitting. Instructions for the "braid" trim (which is actually knit as part of the hat) and the colorized chart are included with the pattern.


24 stitches and 28 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch with colorwork on larger needle.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished circumference when knit to gauge = 21 1/2"


  • 1 50g ball of Dale of Norway Falk superwash wool for background color "A" (navy shown)
  • 1 50g ball of Dale of Norway Falk superwash wool for motif color "B" (off-white shown)

You Will Also Need:

  • Circular and/or double pointed needles in US sizes 3(3.25mm) and 4(3.5mm).

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Dale of Norway Falk


Any two contrasting colors your heart desires!

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