Fana Hat by Kristin Spurkland

Fana Hat

October 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
20 (22)" head circumference
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The motifs used are in the “Fana” style, originating from the west coast of Norway.

I have offered two options for handling the top of the hat. The first option--a gathered tube with no crown shaping--is quite traditional. This option should be finished with a large pom-pom, as the pom-pom hides the dramatic gathering at the crown.
This version is shown in the orange/maroon sample in the photos.

The second option is to work some final decrease rounds after completing the charts. This creates a more conventional hat shape, and is the version shown on the front of the pattern.