Pattern: Norby, by Gudrun Johnston Yarn: Rowan Scottish Tweed 4 ply, colorway 22 Needles: #3 (3.25mm) circs and dpns
Comments: It's a simple, well written pattern but for some reason I was sick of knitting it by the time I reached the crown. Maybe it was just me. I like the tassels because they add more movement to the wavy texture of the hat.
The pattern called for size 4 needles, but I went down a size, as I didn't want the hat to be too slouchy and I figured the garter stitch would give ample stretch to the band.
As for the yarn, I think it's now discontinued. It's still a wonderful yarn, as most Rowan yarns are. It has a rustic, tweedy look which was difficult to photograph.