Westmoreland Star by Jan Boyer
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Westmoreland Star

February 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
140 yards (128 m)
S (L), 19"(23") circumference
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A cabled and twisted hat with decreases that form a star pattern on the crown, this hat is a great project for those natural, wooly yarns spun by small farms and spinneries. It is knit in the round at a fairly tight gauge to yield a fabric that is warm and sturdy.

About the pattern
This pattern is charted, with pattern notes, and written instructions on more complex rounds (you must be able to work from charts).

140(165) yards (approx. 65(80) g) worsted weight
Shown: Green Mountain Spinnery Maine Organic, grey, 4 oz = 250 yds

1 set double pointed needles, size 5 (or size needed to obtain gauge)
1 cable needle
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

Finished hat (after blocking): 19”(23”) circumference, 8”(9”) height
shown in size Small on 22.5” head

Skill Level
Intermediate. Techniques used are reading charts, cabling and twisting stitches, decreasing, and knitting in the round.