A sprinkling of stars by Petra Breakstone

A sprinkling of stars

Knitting
November 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette stitch, worked flat
US 3 - 3.25 mm
265 - 330 yards (242 - 302 m)
20/21/22/23.5" in head circumference
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Knitted in the round in two contrasting colors. Starting with a pretty textured mock cable edge, next a two color rib pattern, followed by a pleasing sprinkling of stars in the form of beads. The hat ends with an option to have either lacy open decreases or a more tight, traditional one.

For head circumferences of: 20/21/22/23.5”. Pattern can easily be adjusted either down or up in size.

Written pattern with a mock cable pattern chart and a video link on how to bead with crochet hook. T

Thank you to all the wonderful test knitters and my editor Uta!

Yarn
Used here Darlon, a sport weight washable yarn with 309 yards a skein.
C1: 35/40/50/60 yards Black
C2: 227/240/253/269 yards Slate,
1 Knit kit is enough to knit 2 color reversed hats in sizes 20/21/22”.
Available for less than $13 at www.yarnz2go.com

Notions needed
US size 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle 16” (40 cm) in length or whatever size gives you the proper gauge.
Optional: US size 3 (3.25 mm) double pointed needles. The samples were knit solely with circular needles to stretch the crown decreases, you may like a tighter look.
4 Stitch markers, one being different to mark beginning of round.
Darning needle
33 to 55 beads in size 6
Size 0.75 mm crochet hook to add beads with, optional method

Gauge
11 sts and 15 rows in 2“ of Stockinette stitch knitted flat.
NOTE: Make a swatch, so your hat will actually fit you, with the needle size giving you the proper gauge. I am a loose knitter, you may not be.

Techniques used
Knitting in the round, mock cable knitting, purling, adding beads, color changes and decreasing.

Level of Expertise: Intermediate