Stellar Hat by Gudrun Johnston

Stellar Hat

Knitting
September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Over stranded colourwork pattern on larger needles, after washing and blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
305 - 490 yards (279 - 448 m)
Small, Medium, Large, XL
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The Stellar Hat is now available for individual purchase.
It was originally published in Confident Knitting -A Third Year of Techniques.

Sizes
Small (Medium, Large, XL)
Hat circumference at brim: 15¾ (18, 20¼, 22½)” / 40 (45.5, 51.5, 57) cm
Hat circumference at widest point: 17½ (21, 24½, 28)” / 44.5 (53.5, 62, 71) cm
Length from brim to crown (as worn): 9¼ (9½, 9¾, 10)” / 24 (24.5, 25, 25.5) cm
Shown in size Medium on head circumference 21½in / 55cm

Needles
US 2 / 3mm 16” / 40cm circular needles, (for brim),
US 4 / 3.5mm 16” / 40cm circular needles, (for body of hat),
US 4 / 3.5mm double-pointed needles (for crown shaping), or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round.
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking, to achieve listed finished dimensions.

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:
Yarn A: 85 (95, 105, 115) yds / 80 (90, 95, 105) m
Yarn B: 180 (220, 265, 310) yds / 165 (205, 245, 285) m
Yarn C: 40 (45, 55, 65) yds / 35 (45, 50, 60) m
Yarn A includes approximately 50 yds / 45m for a pompom.

Shown in:
Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% Pure Shetland Wool; 105m / 115yds per 25g ball)
Yarn A: Earth; Yarn B: Old Gold, Yarn C: Stonewash
and
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (4ply weight/fingering; 100% Shetland wool; 115m per 25g ball)
Yarn A: Shade 21, Yarn B: Shade 203, Yarn C: Shade FC34

Gauge
27 sts and 32 rounds = 4” / 10cm in stranded colourwork pattern on larger needles, after washing and blocking
28 sts and 40 rounds = 4” / 10cm in 2x2 rib pattern on smaller needles, after washing and blocking

Notions
Stitch marker, Tapestry needle, Pompom maker (optional)

Pattern Notes
The hat starts with a contrast colour cast on, using a combination of the long-tail and German twisted cast-on methods, before a deep ribbed brim is worked. The piece is then turned inside out (so that the contrast edge sits correctly). The body of the hat is worked in a simple stranded colourwork pattern, followed by crown shaping. The hat can be topped with a pompom, or not, as you wish!