DESIGNER: HELENE MAGNUSSON
To my best knowledge, this BO is known in Iceland since at least the middle of the 19th century and is called garðar-afelling, literally “garter BO”. I’ve been teaching it during my Hiking and Knitting tours in Iceland and somehow started to be called “Icelandic BO” by third parties. I have never claimed it was an Icelandic BO but it does seem to be little know outside of Iceland.
An alternative for a thicker hat would be to use a chunky yarn, for example Álafoss lopi.
Sizes: 5 sizes XXS,XS(S,M,L)
XXS,XS for Baby, Child, and (S,M,L) for Adults
Height 15,17(20,22,22.5) cm / 6 ,6.75)7.75,8.5,8.75)”
Circumference at largest: 37.5,42.5(48,53.5,58.5) cm / 14.5(16.75,19,21,23)” to fit head 35.5-40.5, 45.5-51(51-56, 53-58.5, 56-61) cm / 14-16,18-20(20-22, 21-23, 22-24)”
Gauge: 10 cm / 4” = 15 sts and 20 rows in St st on 7 mm / US 10¾ needle with Plötulopi and Love Story held together.
MC: 1 strand of Plötulopi from Ístex (100% new wool, unspun, approx. 110 g plate = 330 m/360 yds) and 1 strand of Love Story Einband from Hélène Magnússon (pure new wool, 100% Icelandic lambswool, fine lace weight, 1 ply, 25 g skein = 225 m / 246 yds) held together. Yardage needed: between approx. 60 and 105 m / 66 and 115 yds depending on the sizes, without pompom
CC: Léttlopi from Ístex (100% new wool, unspun with light twist, Aran weight, 50 g ball = 100 m / 109 yds) or Einrúm L (92% new wool, 8% pure Thai silk, Aran weight, 50 g skein = 93 m / 102 yds) held single. Yardage needed: between approx. 1.5 and 4 m / 1.6 and 4.3 yds depending on the sizes, without pompom.
Colors shown: MC / CC
Red hats: 1430 (red) + Volcanic red / Einrúm L 2001
Black hat: 0059 (black) + Natural white / 0051
Needles: 6 mm and 7 mm / US 10 and 10¾ circular needles. Magic loop is used but you can also use double-pointed needles. Note that not all brands carry the US 10¾ needle size.
Notions: darning needle, marker
Techniques: The hat is knitted from the top down in stranded knitting. It starts with a disappearing loop cast on and finishes with an Icelandic garter bind off. This little-known bind off is elastic, yet sturdy, and perfect to bind off a hat.
Pattern: Once you’ve made your paiement, you will receive an email with a link to dowload the pattern PDF. Your PDF will also always be accessible on your Icelandic Knitter account under Downloads. We don’t send patterns by snailmail.
Errata: no mistake was found in this pattern.