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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 ...

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Oslo Star Hat

from Adriprints Press
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Oslo Star Hat
Oslo Star Hat
Oslo Star Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit & purl
  • ribbing
  • fair-isle

Pattern Description:

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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 20 (21, 22, 23)" / 50 (54, 56, 60)cm


  • 150 yds / 138 m - color 1
  • 50 yds/ 46 m - color 2

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madeleine Tosh


Nordic Spruce

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