Pine Star by Mary Jane Mucklestone
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Pine Star

Knitting
December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches
in Fair Isle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
One Size
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Pine Star hat is a wintery woodland hat, inspired by the Selbu mittens of Norway, where pine bough and star patterns are often used in combination. Stripes in the ribbed brim often feature in Selbu
mittens, and I’ve included a couple in this stranded colorwork hat. The crown is shaped in wedges creating a lovely gathered top, punctuated by a small dense pompom.

Finished measurements
191⁄2” 48.25 cm brim circumference and 10” 25 cm height from brim to crown.
Yarn
Barrett Wool Co. Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted Weight (100% wool; 250yd 228m/50g)
1 skein Rain Shower (MC), 1 skein Coal (CC)
1 skein Oat (MC), 1 skein Hawthorn (CC)
Samples used approx 50g of MC, approx 25g of CC and at least 4g for pompom.
Needles
One 16” 40 cm circular needle in size US5 3.75 mm for ribbing
One 16” 40cm circular in size US8 5mm for colorwork section
One 16” 40cm circular in size US7 4.5mm for stockinette section after colorwork (optional)
One set double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US7 4.5mm for crown of hat
Or size to obtain gauge
Notions
12 Stitch marker(s) - 11 in one color and 1 in a special color Tapestry needle
15⁄8” 41mm Pompom maker - optional
Gauge
11 sts and 11 rnds = 2” 5 cm in Fair Isle pattern with largest needles, after blocking.