Norby by Gudrun Johnston


January 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Circular Garter Stitch, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
19½" unstretched circumference at widest point; 9½" unstretched length from base of brim to top of crown
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This hat has a slouchy fit and features a subtle garter stitch chevron texture. The finished fabric is comfortable and stretchy, and fits a range of adult head sizes. Optional tassels are added to the top for a unique, whimsical touch – a tutorial for the tassels is provided at the end of the pattern.


  • This hat is worked circularly (in the round) from base of brim to top of crown.
  • Optional tassels are attached to top-center of crown after knitting has been completed

Approximately 270 yards of fingering weight wool yarn
1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
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25 stitches & 44 rounds = 4” in circular Garter Stitch
28 stitches & 41 rounds = 4” in charted Texture Pattern (circular)

One 16” circular and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: US 4 (3½ mm)

To fit head sizes 20-24”

19½“ unstretched circumference at widest point; 9½” unstretched length from base of brim to top of crown
Note: All measurements taken on relaxed hat, after blocking; finished fabric is very stretchy and will fit over head sizes listed above.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.