Astrophil Hat by Chicory Sticks

Astrophil Hat

September 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Body section
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
100 - 210 yards (91 - 192 m)
Toddler, Child, Adult, Extra Large
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This pattern has a FREE matching baby blanket - the Astrophil Blanket

Astrophil is a worsted-weight hat with dense, star-like texture made from a traditional cabling motif that is very simple to work. Indeed, most of the rounds in this pattern are “knit all”! The resulting fabric has a lot of stretch so that each size will cover a large range of heads. Tips for modifying these sizes are given in the pattern. Add a fun pom pom at the end or simply enjoy the way the cables come together neatly at the top.


  • both charted and written instructions

  • direct links to photo and video tutorials for the techniques used

  • detailed information on how to adjust the size

“When not fully stretched out, this cable pattern resembles many interlinking stars. The name ‘Astrophil’ comes from Sir Philip Sidney’s (1554-1586) sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella. As you’re clever enough to deduce “Astrophil” breaks down into ‘star-lover’ (Greek ‘aster’+’phil’) and “Stella” is the latin for ‘star’.”