North Star Hat by Mary Ann Stephens
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North Star Hat

July 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette colorwork - see notes, below
youth, avg adult & xl adult - see notes, below
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This is a circular-knit, two-color hat with a ribbed band at the bottom and traditional Norwegian-style stranded
knitting motifs covering all rows above. The motifs in the crown are shaped to form a 5-pointed star, when
viewed from the top. The I-cord and tassel are optional. The same set of instructions will work for knitting hats in a range of sizes, from youth through extra large adult, provided the gauge is adjusted, as indicated in the pattern.

I used Hegre for the medium sheep heather #3841 / light sheep heather #2931 (beige/natural) version which was knit at the 4.5 st/in gauge for the avg adult size - not so coincidentally my size - I’m keepin’ it!! My husband’s XL uses Hegre at its slightly looser ballband gauge of 5 sts/in.

For my boys, I’m using machine washable Freestyle (see the blue/gold version), which will work well for either the average or youth sizes.

In all cases, you only need 2 50g balls of yarn for the hat - 1 in each of 2 contrasting shades.

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me here, through my Two Strands Ravelry group or by emailing me at mas “AT” kidsknits “DOT” com.

Happy knitting!