Knitting: Norwegian Star Hat Pattern

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This pattern is available for download on Ravelry.com.

Materials:

Worsted weight (4) yarn. 1 skein of each color. You will not use the entire skein of any color.

Size 6 circular needles size 6 double pointed needles

Gauge:

4 inches = 20 stitches and 27 rows

Size:

The hat will fit heads up to 58cm in diameter

Pattern:

Using the size 6 needles, loosely cast on (112) stitches.

Note: Pattern is worked over 16sts so if you need a smaller or larger hat make sure you cast on enough stitches to accommodate for a 16st pattern repeat.

Knit in K2, P2 ribbing for desired length (an inch or two for a beanie).

After cuff is desired length begin knitting in stockinette stitch (knit every round).

Begin colorwork:

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Continue until the end of the pattern. Pattern is worked over 16 sts.

Knit 1 row in main color.

Begin Decreases:

Note: Switch to the double pointed needles when you don't have enough stitches for the circular needles.

(K14, K2tog) Repeat around. Knit 1 round.

(K13, K2tog) Repeat around. Knit 1 round

(K12, K2tog) Repeat around. Knit 1 round

(K11, K2tog) Repeat around. Knit 1 round

(K10, K2tog) Repeat around. Knit 1 round.

(K9, K2tog) Repeat around. Knit 1 round.

(K8, K2tog) Repeat around. Knit 1 round.

(K7, K2tog) Repeat around.

(K6, K2tog) Repeat around.

(K5, K2tog) Repeat around.

(K4, k2tog) Repeat around.

(K3, k2tog) Repeat around.

(K2tog) Repeat around.

Cut yarn, leaving at least 12 inches. Thread onto a needle, and weave the yarn through the remaining stitches. Weave through the stitches twice, if you choose. Tighten the top of the hat and weave in the ends.

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