Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Okay. Where did you find this hat pattern? I looked on Ravelry and searched "Marius" and while I didn't see this pattern the fair isle designs were similar no matter what the patterns were. I filtered by language and there were several hats in English. Maybe Marius is the particular design instead of a specific pattern?
I entered the phrase "Marius hat" under the Pattern search at Ravelry.
Thirteen designs came up: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sear...y=Marius%20hat
This one seems to look most like the one the OP wants to make, although there are clear differences in the color and lesser differences in the "peeries" near the ribbing: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-13-lue-marius
. It's also available only
in Norwegian, whereas the first one that comes up is available in English and
The large (primary) design seems to be a variation on X's and O's, a well-known Fair Isle motif. The OP may be new to colorwork, though, so let me say here that there was a LOT of interaction as well as historical and cultural exchange among the Icelandic, Scandinavian, Baltic, Shetland, Scottish, and other Northern Atlantic cultures due to the fishing trade. Thus, a good basic book in either Scandinavian or Fair Isle design may help you reconstruct this design if you're unable to make sense of the Norwegian instructions, even with the "All purpose translator" link I provided earlier.