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Macadamia Hat


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A knitter wrote to me, proclaiming that after she knit one of my Fair Isle / Norwegian patterns that featured a simple, symmetrical motif, without any shaping, she was officially "nuts" about stranded knitting and hoped I'd come up with a "next step" hat design. I answered her request with this Macadamia Hat, which has a unique motif, to advance her chart-reading skills a bit, yet simple shaping, separate from the chart work, to keep things easy. I hope you enjoy it! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic knowledge of circular fair isle knitting and chart reading required GAUGE Gauge: In stockinette stitch, with colorwork Youth 20 stitches over 4" / 10cm Adult 18 stitches over 4" / 10cm XL Adult 16 stitches over 4" / 10cm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished circumference: Youth = 17 1/2" / 44.7cm at gauge = 20 sts over 4" / 10cm Adult = 19 1/2" / 49.7cm at gauge = 18 sts over 4" / 10cm XL Adult = 22" / 55.9cm at gauge = 16 sts over 4"/ 10cm SUGGESTED YARN 160 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Dale of Norway Hegre COLORWAY Any two contrasting colors your heart desires!

Supplies Needed

  • Two contrasting 50g / 13/4 oz balls of Dale of Norway "Hegre" 100% pure new wool yarn.
  • Youth sample: A = 1 ball of deep olive #8972; B = 1 ball of light sheep heather #2931.
  • Adult sample: A = 1 ball of cerulean #6054; B = 1 ball of light sheep heather #2931.

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Mary Ann Stephens Knits
Mary Ann Stephens Knits
Hi! I'm Mary Ann Stephens, owner of, 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 to face the truth: I love to knit, live to knit, have to knit...but I cannot stand to knit with only one color!! My knitting blog is Two Strands ( and you can find me on Ravelry as "twostrands". Feel free to email me at: mas AT kidsknits DOT com. Thanks for visiting and happy knitting! xoxoxoxo, Mary Ann