Norland Park Hat

by Laura on December 11, 2013


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Ummm, have you noticed that it’s a little chilly out there? Temperatures have been in the teens and we’ve had 2 unexpected snowfalls this week! Last winter was so mild I don’t think I wore a hat at all, but this year is a different story. Thankfully, Craig created Norland Park, a super cute chapeau, to keep us warm.

Norland Park is knit with Francesca, which is a chunky blend of fine merino wool & baby alpaca. Francesca is soft the touch, with durability and extra warmth thanks to its cabled construction. Sweet!

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Shown above in taupe, Francesca has a rich palette with hues suitable for moms, dads, husbands and BFFs! Knit in the round, the simple waffle rib stitch will keep your knitting interesting and add texture to your ensemble. Win, win!

Please enjoy our free pattern for all your last minute gift knitting!


one size fits most adults

17.5 inch circumference unstretched, will fit up to 24 inch head.

Lana Vida Francesca (80% fine merino, 20% baby alpaca; 120 yds/100g): 1 hank.

16-inch circular needle and set of 5 dpns, size 10.5 (6.5mm); stitch marker, yarn needle.

14 sts = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch.

k: knit
k2tog: knit two stitches together as one
p: purl
p2tog: purl two stitches together as one
rep: repeat
st(s): stitch(es)

CO 64 sts. Place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist.

Rounds 1 & 2: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
Round 3: Purl.

Work rounds 1-3 twelve times.

Decrease Round 1: *K2, p2tog; rep from * to end.
Round 2: *K2, p1; rep from * to end.
Round 3: Purl.

Decrease Round 2: *K2tog, p1; rep from * to end.
Round 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Round 3: Purl.

Decrease Rounds 3 & 4: *K2tog; rep from * to end.

Cut yarn leaving an 8 inch tail. Thread on yarn darning needle, draw through rem sts, and to inside of hat. Weave in ends.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

I Trigonis December 12, 2013 at 11:27 am

Thank you for the very sweet Norland Park Hat.

tink December 12, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Thanks for this cute pattern!! I will make this one for sure. Very nice that it fits multiple head sizes with one pattern!

Craig December 13, 2013 at 9:50 am

You’re welcome! Glad you like it.

Craig December 13, 2013 at 9:52 am

You’re welcome, tink! I didn’t realize how well it fit different head sizes until I had everyone in the shop try it on. Really does make it easy to give to anyone on your list!

Jane December 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm

I just finished making this hat. What a great pattern! It fits so nicely and looks really cute. Thank you!

Laura December 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm

I’m so glad you enjoyed knitting it! Thanks for letting us know!

Gwen Porter February 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Thank you, just what the snow doctor ordered. Gwen

Laura February 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Ha! Thanks, Gwen! I hope you enjoy knitting it!

betty February 13, 2014 at 9:10 am

Perfect project for staying out of the storm. Hope you are all well and cozy.

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