Knit-Look Nordic Gnomes Slouchy Beanie Hat


Inspired by traditional Norwegian gnomes/elves (Nisse) this pattern aims to bring some Winter Scandinavian spirit to your wardrobe.

The pattern is made using the knit stitch (waistcoat stitch) to create a knit-look with your crochet hook, which allows for more intricate colour work.

The pattern includes guides and charts for childs, small adult, medium adult and large adult sizes. It is possible to customize the pattern to your desired size – and information is included in how to adjust the pattern.

The yarn used to make the hat photographed is Women’s Insitute Soft and Smooth Aran Yarn.

But first a few details:

Terminology: The pattern is written in English, in standard US terminology

What you’ll need:

  • Aran weight yarn in 4 colours – cream, grey, red and scraps of pink to make as pictured
  • 4 mm and 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Stitch markers and pins (optional)
  • Yarn needle
  • Pom pom

Stitch Knowledge Required:

  • Slip stitch
  • Chain stitch
  • Half double crochet
  • Back loops only
  • Knit stitch /Waistcoat stitch (Csc)
  • Knit stitch decrease (Csc2tog)

If you are not familiar with the knit-stitch in crochet, it is very simple to learn. Very simply put it is a single crochet stitch, but the difference is where you insert the hook. Instead of inserting through the two loops of the stitch, you insert through the V posts of the stitch.

There are some great video tutorials on YouTube that take you through the stitch, but there is also a photo guide included in the pattern.

The result is ‘v’ stitches that are stacked on top of each other, just like a knitting.

To allow for working into the posts of the stitch that can become quite tight, the pattern uses an over-sized hook – 5.5mm – for the main body of the hat. For comparison, the ribbed band uses only a 4mm hook.

So if you are in the market to create your own Scandi-inspired hat for this Winter season, then why not give the pattern a look in our Ravelry store.

The pattern can be purchased from our Ravelry store by clicking HERE.

The pattern can be purchased from our Etsy store by clicking HERE.

Any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. If you’d like to see more nerd or Scandi inspired crochet designs then please hit the like button and let us know what you think!

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