The Indecisive Nisse by Katie Chameleon

The Indecisive Nisse

Knitting
September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in stocknette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
380 - 430 yards (347 - 393 m)
small, medium, large
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Nisse, or tomte, come from the Swedish and Norwegian traditions. They are gnome-like little beings traditionally drawn with long red caps that can flop over like a touque. This Nissa did not want a red cap, but could not make up his mind what he wanted. After trying everything he could find, he got fed up, just stopped, and called it good.

This hat in 3 sizes feaures a hemmed edge, stripes of decreasing size, and a fun finish. It takes just under 100 g of fingering or sock yarn, and can be knit in two alternating colors (2-50 g balls) or an assortment of leftovers from other projects. I took both my and my Mom’s leftover sock yarn and mixed and matched to my heart’s content.

You need a minimum of around 3.5 g for the smallest section and as much as 12.5 g for the larger ones.

It is the first in what I hope will be my “leftovers” series. I hope you enjoy.