Handspun Star Hat by Littletheorem

Handspun Star Hat

July 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
131 yards (120 m)
One size fits most heads
This pattern is available for free.

Unisex hat in a simple cable pattern shows off the beautiful colours in handspun yarn. This was the first time I had bought handpainted fibre to spin, and watching the colours change as I knitted this up was fascinating. The decreases at the top make a star shape and I added a few tiny star-shaped buttons as a cute detail. The buttons could be omitted (and perhaps more sober yarn used) for a manly version. I also include instructions to avoid the “scalloped” look at the edge. The hat is very stretchy, and will fit more or less any head. While the yarn in the picture is my own handspun yarn, I have suggested several commercially available alternatives.