Norwegian Braid Hat »
InstructionsThis roll-brim hat features a decorative Norwegian braid band. Made in luxury yarn, its softness will bring warmth and comfort to body and soul.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Casual, Outdoorsy, Traditional, Ethnic, Classic
Main yarn: Haneke Exotics alpaca/linen/merino in either burgundy or dark green (used doubled). Norwegian braid stitch: Heirloom Easycare 8 superwash wool in silver gray
What was your inspiration?
The Norwegian Braid is formed with a variation of twined knitted. Laura Andersson, the co-designer of this pattern design, is an expert in the history of the Norwegian Braid stitch.
What are you most proud of?
Even though this pattern was designed for men (it also coordinates with coordinates with the men's Comfort Socks Set for a great wardrobe enhancer or gift - http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/kh03.shtm), Norwegian Braid Hat has been popular with women, also.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Adult small-medium [large-extra large]- finished circumference 20" to fit head approximately 21 - 22[22 - 23]". Worsted weight yarn 110 yards of main color, 4 yards contrast color. 4 stitches/inch, size US 9 / 5.5 mm needles suggested. Written stitch instructions.