Slouchy Saami Hat by Susan Santos

Slouchy Saami Hat

December 2014
Harrisville New England Highland
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 - 260 yards (229 - 238 m)
one size
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This pattern is available for free.

The Saami (or Sami) are the arctic indigenous people of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Russian. Traditional Saami folk costumes are often trimmed with colorful woven bands of zigzag lines, and decorated with flower-shaped jewelry. I designed this hat to reflect some of the design elements of those bands, but in the slouchy shape that’s hot right now.

The hat shown uses one skein of Harrisville New England Highland 100% virgin wool, 200yds/100g skein, approximately one ounce each of Marigold and Red. This is enough yarn to make the hat an inch or two “slouchier.”

It’s a fun knit, with lots of elements to keep it interesting. If you’re new to stranded knitting this is a good project to start with. Just be sure to do a gauge swatch--beginning stranded knitters tend to knit tightly.