First Tracks Hat

from Mary Ann Stephens Knits

First Tracks Hat Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

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!

About Designer

About Designer

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Hi! My name is Mary Ann Stephens. My mother taught me how to knit when I was 5. I've always loved knitting, but I never became madly obsessed with it until I made a little Norwegian sweater while expecting my first son. After my third son was born, rather than return to my very family-UNfriendly Wall St. career, I started, which specializes in Norwegian and Fair Isle knitting. ...

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