Mix and Match Nordic Hat by Kristin Spurkland

Mix and Match Nordic Hat

September 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
One size
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Finished circumference: 21 1/2” 54.5 cm

Here is a basic knit hat, with multiple options. Make it with or without earflaps, with dancing figures or a bold Nordic star.

The earflap ties can be simple I-cord or the more colorful and unusual braided cord.

The simplest version of the hat knits up in less than a day; the more fanciful versions don’t take much longer.

The given quantity of yarn is enough to make all 3 versions of the hat shown above, provided a different color is used as the main color (MC) for each version:

For the Dancing Granny Hat--Aran MC
For the Star Hat--Blue Blood Red MC
For the plain hat-- Oregano MC

A previous version of this pattern was published in my book “The Knitting Man(ual)”. The pattern has been updated here for improved fit.

There is an error in the braiding instructions as published in “The Knitting Manual”. On page 56, directions should read “Repeat steps 2 and 3 until braid is desired length.”

The error has been corrected for the pdf version of the pattern.