North Star Hat by Mary Ann Stephens

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, worsted weight 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.

Happy knitting!