Starburst by Woolly Wormhead


January 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
161 - 237 yards (147 - 217 m)
19, 21, 23 in/48.25, 53.25, 58.5 cm
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Starburst is like a romantic rasta Hat – soft and drapey with its lacey body yet modern and slouchy at the same time.

The Hat has a deep ribbed brim which can be folded up to allow the Hat to be worn more like a beret.

161 (186, 207) yd/147 (170, 189) m
30yd/27m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St
Aran or heavy Worsted weight, single or multi-plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Malabrigo Merino Worsted
(216yd/198m per 100g; 100% fibre Merino)
Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (225yd/206m per 114g; 100% Wool)

18 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.
18 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over 1x1 Rib

To fit sizes: 19 (21, 23) in/ 48 (53.25, 58.25) cm
Finished size: 15.5 (17.75, 20) in/ 39.5 (45, 50.5) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, lace

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable cast-on for 1X1 & 2x2 ribs

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published January 2008
PDF file size: 3.3MB
Product code: WW046KStarburst
Technical editor: Tana Pageler