StArgus Baruts hat by KnittingHil

StArgus Baruts hat

Knitting
December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
175 - 186 yards (160 - 170 m)
one size to fit a head 50-60cm/19.7-23.5” circ.
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StArgus baruts is a brisk, fashionable, interesting hat.
The simple stranded colorwork results in a visually attracting star on the top, hearted peacock feathers at the sides.
The slouchy shape provides a versatile, elegant, wearable hat.
Depending on your choice of colors the Baruts can be a daring eyecatcher or a modest yet stylish hat.

StArgus is a composition of Star and Argus
Baruts is a composition of the Dutch words “baret”(beret) and “muts”(hat) because the shape is abit in between these styles.

Inspired by the beauty of peacock feathers and stars, this hat is named after the mythical Argus:

Argus was a giant guardian in Greek mythology. He was famous for having many eyes, he could see nearly everything in his vicinity. Argus was defeated by Hermes. Hera paid tribute to Argus by placing his eyes into the tail of the peacock, her favorite bird. In this way, Argus was immortalized, his eyes adorning the feathers of Hera’s peacock.

One of my testknitters said:

As a stranded colourwork hat made from dk-weight wool, this is very soft and warm -- and a much quicker knit than your typical fairisle tam.

The hat is worked in one piece from the top down in the round using magic loop or your preferred method for small circumference circular knitting.

There are instructions for two brim options, a ribbed or a buttoned one.

Sizes: one size to fit a head 50-60cm/19.7-23.5” circ.
50 cm /19.7” brim circ. Unstretched, 26 cm / 10.2” diameter at widest point, 20 cm / 8” height

Yarn:
DK / 8 ply weight, approximate 92 m per 50 g skein / 100 yards per 1.76 ounce skein
Estimated meterage required: MC/CC 90/70
Estimated Yardage required: MC/CC 98/76

Gauge:
22sts / 25 rows per 10 cm/4” in stranded stockinette st

Needles:
100cm / 40” Circular US6 / 4mm for the stranded part
100cm / 40” Circular US2½ / 3mm for the brim
For knitting in the round with magic loop method
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge

Notions:
Stitch markers or waste yarn
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
26cm/10” plate for blocking
optional: 3-4 buttons for the buttoned brim