Naniboujou Toboggan Hat by Laura Ricketts

Naniboujou Toboggan Hat

February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Naniboujou chart
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
380 - 445 yards (347 - 407 m)
18 (20, 22) in [46 (51, 56) cm] circumference and 13 ¼ (14 ½, 16) in [33 (37, 41) cm] length, without tassel
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The Naniboujou Hat was inspired by the fantastic dining
room in Naniboujou Lodge and Restaurant on Minnesota’s
beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior. Just east of Grand
Marais, the lodge was built at the end of the Roaring 20s to
be a luxurious retreat club with founding member like Babe
Ruth and Jack Dempsey. When the stock market crashed in
October 1929 many of the grandiose plans crashed as well,
but the main lodge with its gorgeous dining room were
nearly finished.

This dining room is a show-stopping example of color and
artistic creation. Inspired by Cree Indian designs, painter
Antoine Gouffe combined a multitude of clear, vibrant
colors to create the modern murals on the walls and ceiling.
Despite multiple owners and some years when the building
sat vacant, the dining room has not been touched up or
repainted since.

Knit this beautiful tam in the vibrant and affordable hues
of Cascade 220 yarns. The stranded hat is knit from the
brim to the optional tassel with decreases incorporated into
the pattern. Look for the matching Toboggan Mittens, or
the finer gauge Naniboujou Tam and Mittens in the full

FINISHED SIZE 18 (20, 22) in 46 (51, 56) cm circumference and 13 ¼ (14 ½, 16) in 33 (37, 41) cm length, without tassel
YARN Cascade 220 100% Pure New Wool, 100g (3.53 oz.) / 220 y (201 m), colors: one hank each in #2409 Palm (MC), #7827
Goldenrod (CC1), #8895 Christmas Red (CC2), #9484 Stratosphere (CC3), #9542 Blaze (CC4), #8903 Primavera (CC5), and #2401
Burgundy (CC6)

NEEDLES 16 in circ needle in sizes US 7 / 4.5 mm and US 5 / 3.75 mm, and a set of 5 double pointed, size US 7 /
4.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge with another set 2 sizes smaller NOTIONS Markers, a tapestry needle, and a piece of cardboard
the same length as desired for tassel

GAUGE 21 sts x 26 r = 4 in / 10 cm on larger needles over stranded pattern, worked in the
round and blocked