Astrea Hat by Tori Gurbisz

Astrea Hat

December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
56 - 136 yards (51 - 124 m)
XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL
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In ancient Greek, Astrea means “star-maiden.” This hat is unisex, not just for maidens, but the two-color cables remind me of stars. Astrea comes in many sizes to fit newborns to large adults. This hat is worked from the bottom up in the round. Both written and charted instructions are included.

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner - Intermediate

XXS [XS, S, M, L, XL] see size chart in photos to the left for additional sizing information. XS shown on 6 mo. old with 16.5 in/42cm head and M shown on a 21 in/53.5cm head.

17 sts and 28 rnds = 4”/10cm in Stockinette with US 8/5mm needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Always wash and block your swatch to ensure a proper fit!

Malabrigo Merino Worsted, 100% Merino wool, 210 yards/100 grams:
MC - 46 [56, 78, 100, 114, 126] yards
CC - Approx. 10 yards for stripes all sizes, approx. 70 yards for a full/large pom-pom (made using Clover’s 3.375 in/85mm pompom maker on M sample)
US 6/4mm and US 8/5mm circular needles or DPNS
Stitch markers
yarn needle
cable needle (optional)
pom-pom maker (optional)

Thanks to my wonderful test knitters and my awesome tech editor, Kate Vanover!