Pat's Knitting and Quilting
February 8 , 2007
Norwegian Star Hat and Starting Red Socks
Pattern: Norwegian Star Hat from Hat's On by Charlene Schurch
Yarn:1 skein unknown brand beautiful blue wool and partial skein of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes color "cloud"
Needles: 16" circular US 4 for hem and US 6 for body - 2 circulars to finish off the top
Size: Medium - 19 1/2" circumference (112 stitches around)
Made in blue and white for Project Spectrum
I made no changes to the pattern - it was perfect! Stranded colorwork hats in worsted weight yarn knit up so quickly and this one was no exception....just a few days of intermittent knitting was all it took. The hem is secured as you knit, so there is no finishing either. This hat is SO warm around the ears with the facing AND the stranded knitting ...and I love the picot edge!
Originally, I saw this pattern way back, on the Six Sox KAL (of which I am a lazy member having only ever made 2 pair). Recently though, I saw Dave's and Deb's beautiful renditions of "Scale Skin Socks" and decided that I wanted a red pair!( which is why I started the whole dyeing process last weekend). I am thrilled with how they are knitting up - the little "YO, K2, pass YO these 2 stitches" looks beautiful in the different shades of red.
I mailed off my Fun Fur hats today - I want to be sure I don't miss the Feb. 28 deadline!