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Northern Lights Hat

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Inspired by the northern lights, the Northern Lights Hat is helping to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society. There are lots of causes of dementia with no two types the same as they each cause damage to different parts of the brain. Alzheimer’s Society is a UK charity that funds research in to finding a cure and supports people living with all types of dementia. £1 of the sale price of this knitting pattern will be donated to Alzheimer’s Society (Registered Charity Number 296645) in memory of my Grandma, to help them fund much needed research to find a cure for dementia.

In sizes for all the family, this hat is knit in the round from the bottom up and features a simple lace pattern on a stocking stitch background, making it the perfect project for some weekend knitting.

You can find tutorials for techniques used in this pattern, along with information on yarn substitution, on my website.

You can also view the complete Aurora collection here.


Baby (toddler, child, adult, large adult) to fit 40.5 (46, 51, 56, 61) cm/ 16 (18, 20, 22, 24)” head

Yarn Requirements

The Wool Kitchen, Blue Faced Leicester Super Wash DK, Space Cowboy Colourway
(100% Blue Faced Leicester; 200 m/ 219 yds per 100g skein)
57 (74, 93, 117, 146)m/ 62 (81, 102, 128, 160) yds

Needles and notions

4mm (US 6) circular needles/ DPNs
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle


This pattern also includes a large print version for those with additional needs. This includes full written instructions with no reliance on charts, text is black, in Arial, font size 24 and is formatted to be read more easily with a screen reader.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (2MB)
  • PDF (509KB)



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