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!

NORLAND PARK HAT

SIZES
one size fits most adults

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

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

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

GAUGE
14 sts = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch.

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

PATTERN
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.

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