Astronomer’s Beret by Merri Fromm

Astronomer’s Beret

September 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
Adult S[M, L]
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Sometimes a yarn just tells me what it wants to be, right there in the yarn shop. This delicious yarn is tonal-dyed and has an astronomically named palette, so I immediately started planning ways to add the stars to my knitting.

The hat begins with a three-color, corrugated ribbed band. The body is worked in one color. Simple embroidery creates a star chart of the winter night sky that is visible in the northern hemisphere.

Circumference: 1920, 21.5 inches/4851, 54.5cm
Depth: 9.25 inches/23.5 cm, unfolded
Choose a size with 1 to 3 inches/2.5 to 7.5 cm negative ease

Quince & Co Phoebe 100% Extra Fine American Merino; 301/275m per 100g skein;
(MC) Pluto; 1 skein dark grey
(CC1) Saturn; 1 skein plum
(CC2) Jupiter; 1 skein pale grey