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Norland Park Hat

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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 thoughts on “Norland Park Hat

  1. Thank you for the very sweet Norland Park Hat.

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

  3. You’re welcome! Glad you like it.

  4. 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!

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

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

  7. Thank you, just what the snow doctor ordered. Gwen

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

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

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