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North Star Hat

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I wanted to design a hat with universal appeal to both knitters and wearers. The motifs come together beautifully from every angle, yet the chart work is easy to follow, with simple, symmetrical shaping, so experts will appreciate its design sense, yet Fair Isle novices will have fun with it, too. The design is unisex, and instructions are given for adjusting your gauge to fit a wide range of heads (youth through adult XL), so it should suit most everyone on your gift list. As always, if you ever have any questions, my contact info is included and you're always welcome to drop me a line. Happy knitting! 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 Youth: 18" / 45.7cm with gauge = 20 sts over 4" / 10cm Adult (shown): 20" / 50.8cm with gauge = 18 sts over 4" / 10cm XL Adult: 221/2"/ 57.2cm with gauge = 16 sts over 4" / 10cm SUGGESTED YARN 160 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Dale of Norwy Hegre Yarn COLORWAY Use any two contrasting colors your heart desires!

Recommended with this pattern

  • Two contrasting 50g / 13/4 oz balls of Dale of Norway "Hegre" 100% pure new wool yarn.
  • Shown: A = 1 ball of medium sheep heather #3841; B = 1 ball of cream #0020.
  • Even the XL hat can be made with the above quantities, but the optional I-cord & tassel on the XL might require an extra ball of each shade.

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Mary Ann Stephens Knits
Mary Ann Stephens Knits
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 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 (twostrands.com) 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