Named for the frozen soil of the far north, the seed stitch on this hat mimics the frozen earth while the slipped cable rib is reminiscent of the scraggly pine trees that grow in such soil.
Yarn: 130(140,145) yd [119(128, 132.5)m] worsted weight wool
Needles: 7 US [4.5 mm] 16 in. [40.6 cm] circular and a set of dpns in the same size, or whatever size needles you need to get gauge
Gauge: 5 sts and 7 rows/in. [2.5 cm] in stockingnet stitch
Sizes: S(M, L), 21(22, 23) in. [53(56, 58.5 cm] head
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p.s. one of the most intriguing things about fairbanks is that it has discontinuous permafrost, which means some perfectly decent looking patches of trees right next to or in the same forest with some scrubby ones. it also means, watch out where you put your house!