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My grandmothers were the reason I love hand-work and crafts so much. As soon as I was able to manage a needle and thread, they gave me craft-related responsibilities abound. My earliest crafting ...
My grandmothers were the reason I love hand-work and crafts so much. As soon as I was able to manage a needle and thread, they gave me craft-related responsibilities abound. My earliest crafting photo is me at 5 years old sitting atop a table making a foam cake base in deep concentration, craft glue in one hand and crepe paper in the other.
Now, I'm an illustrator and designer with dabblings in knitwear design and typography.
You will need yarn that meets your gauge in 2 colors. The sample used Madeleine Tosh Merino Light in Nordic Spruce (MC) & Burnished (CC).
The Oslo Star Hat's motif is inspired by so many Norwegian Star patterns I have seen and loved. The Oslo Star Hat is a beanie or toque that begins with a ribbed brim.
Choose your own adventure: create a 4"/ 10cm ribbed brim turned up once halfway or a 6"/ 15cm brim that's folded double. After the ribbed brim is complete, a fair-isle motif covers the brow or the crown decreasing to a point at the top of the hat. This project is suitable for the adventurous knitter ready to try fair-isle.
Includes links to tutorials on how to manage long floats in color-work and how to do centered double-decreases.
Stockinette, US 11/2 / 2.5mm needles
28 to 30 sts = 4"/ 10cm
3x3 Ribbing, slightly stretched
US 11/2 / 2.5mm needles
28 sts & 40 rows = 4"/ 10cm square
Fair-isle pattern, US 11/2, 2.5mm needles
34 sts & 40 rows = 4"/ 10cm square
200 yards of Fingering weight