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Naniboujou Lodge Hat

Knitting
July 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette st, blocked on larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
182 - 250 yards (166 - 229 m)
Infant, Child/Small Adult, Large Adult
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The Naniboujou Lodge in Grand Marais, Minnesota, was built in the early 20th century with a grand room that has a ceiling painted with Cree motifs. It is named for Naniboujou, the Cree god of the woods. The colors are reds, oranges, greens, blues and yellows that jump out at the viewer.

The ceiling, along with a fellow Raveler, Carriegoon, is the inspiration for this hat - a tall hat in 3 sizes: Infant, Child/Small Adult & Large Adult.

Earflaps are knit flat, then stitches cast on between the earflaps, joined and finished in the round. The earflaps are a colorful bird motif which can be knit all at once, or portions of the eyes can be duplicate-stitched after completion (much easier!)

Hat runs LARGE so measure up before casting on.

THIS HAT CAN BE KNIT WITHOUT EARFLAPS as follows:
Cast on 84 (96, 108) sts.
K1 P1 rib for 3 rounds
Begin with directions for CHART ONE (skipping earflaps completely)

This hat is a STASH BUSTER, Buy yarn for the Main color and the first couple of CC’s if needed, but use up some of those leftovers for the smaller amounts!

Materials: Note - actual color numbers are used here, but since this is a stashbuster hat, substitute what you have for smaller amounts!

Worsted Weight yarn - Cascade 220 used in photos
- MC #9552 Maroon 60 (70, 80) yds / 55 (64,73) m
CC1 #9615 Bright Nectarine 25 (30, 35) yds/ 22.5 (27, 32) m (includes pom pom)
CC2 #9604 Blue Curacao 30 (35,40) yds/ 27 (32, 36.5) m (includes braids)
CC3 #2409 Palm 10 (13,15) yds / 11 (14, 16.5) m
CC4 #2415 Sunflower 10 (13,15) yds/ 9 (12, 14) m
CC5 #8895 Christmas Red 10 (13, 15) yds/ 9 (12, 14) m
CC6 #8908 Anis 14 (16,18) yds / 13 (15, 17) m
CC7 #7826 California Poppy 6 (7, 8) yds / 5.5 (6.5, 7.5) m
CC8 #8762 Deep Lavender 6 (7, 8) yds / 5.5 (6.5, 7.5) m
CC9 #8910 Citron 6 (7, 8) yds / 5.5 (6.5, 7.5) m
CC10 #8912 Lilac Mist 5 (5, 5) yds / 5 (5, 5) m

US size 8 / 5 mm 16 or 24 in circulars OR size needed to obtain gauge
US size 8 / 5 mm DPNs to finish top decreases or same size as above
2 Stitch holders, 1 Stitch marker, Sharp Darning Needle
Optional: Thin fleece liner to line finished hat; Size G crochet hook

Gauge: 20 sts x 27 rows = 4 in/10cm in stranded st stitch, blocked
Finished Length: (brim to tip) 8 (9, 10.5) ins/ 20, (23, 23) cm
Finished Circumference: 18 (20, 22) ins / 46 (51, 56) cm

Many thanks to the Naniboujou Lodge for permission to mention them as the inspiration for the hat.