Setesdal Hat by Arne & Carlos

Setesdal Hat

January 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
685 yards (626 m)
One Size (adult/teen)
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The Setesdal Hat is our recommended point of entry into Arne & Carlos’s world of wonder. The motifs originated in the Setesdal Valley in southern Norway.

The potential for color experimentation on this quick knit is excellent—going light or dark for the main color will change the effect completely.

A two-color version takes just 2 balls of Norwegian Wool and makes for a striking hat.

Knitted Measurements

Approx 20.25” (51.5 cm) circumference along lower edge x 10” (25.5 cm) length


Norwegian Wool by Arne & Carlos for Rowan 50 g skeins, each approx 137 yds (125 m), 100% wool:

1 ball each:
#018 Ribbon Red (A)
#012 Gold Nugget (B)
#010 Wind Chime (C)
#011 Daphne (D)
#020 Frost Pink (E)

Size US 2 (3 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) long
Size US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) long, and double-pointed needles (set of 4 or 5), or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch marker

Bundles for the Setesdal Hat are available here:

Norwegian Wool, for the Setesdal Hat and all of Arne & Carlos’s designs in MDK Field Guide No. 23: Glow, is available here: