Naniboujou Hat PDF
The Naniboujou Lodge in Grand Marais, Minnesota, was built in the early 20th century with a grand room that has a ceiling painted with Cree motifs. It is named for Naniboujou, the Cree god of the woods. The That ceiling is the inspiration for this hat. Earflaps are knit flat, then stitches cast on between the earflaps, joined and finished in the round. The earflaps are a colorful bird motif which can be knit all at once, or portions of the eyes can be duplicate-stitched after completion!
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: Circumference - 18 (20, 22)"; Height - 8 (9, 10.5)"
Yarn: Cascade 220, (100% Wool, 100g/220yds); This hat is a stash-buster and calls for eleven different colors in small amounts. The Main Color requires 80 yards at the most; all other colors require 40 yards or less.
Needles: US 8 (5.0mm) 16" circular needle; US 8 (5.0mm) double pointed needles
Gauge: 20 sts x 27 rows= 4" in stranded Stockinette stitch, after blocking
Optional: US G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook