Knitting a Norwegian Hat

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Knitting a Norwegian Hat

October 3 and 4, 2020 (10:00AM-noon CDT each day) with Maree Hampton

Level of Instruction
Students should be able to knit, purl, decrease, and have some experience with knitting in the round with double-pointed needles.
$40.00 Members
$40.00 Non-members

With the aid of live Zoom interactions and prerecorded demonstration videos, knit a hat with a multi-colored Norwegian pattern and pom pom! The presentation will focus on color work and tips specific to knitting Norwegian hats.

Supplies:  You’ll need:

  1. 2 skeins of primary color and 1 skein of contrasting color yarn. Each skein is 50 grams, classic 4 ply, sport weight 100% wool (Dale yarn or substitute, such as Berroco Vintage washable wool).
  2. Needles: 2 circular needles to knit in the round, one 16" size 3.5 mm / US 4; 16” one size 4 mm / US 6; double pointed needles size 4mm/US 6.
  3. Darning needle
  4. Measuring tape
  5. Scissors
  6. Gauge-measuring ruler
  7. Choose between 2 hat designs – Silver Dream or Lofoton – available as free downloads at the following links:

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitation sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class.

Enrollment Deadline: September 24, 2020

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Maree Hampton

Maree Hampton

Maree Hampton has been knitting for over 20 years, ever since her Norwegian cousin, Åshild, taught her in Norway. (Maree was working on a fruit farm in Hardanger one summer during college.) She has learned a lot from other knitters, knitting classes, various knitting books, magazines, and online tutorials. She is obsessed with Norwegian knitting—hats, mittens, sweaters, and accessories—and she enjoys wearing her Norwegian woolen items all winter long!