Luna Hat by Janine Bajus

Luna Hat

October 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stranded
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
180 - 195 yards (165 - 178 m)
21" band; 24" hat body
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A snippet of poetry* captured my attention and demanded to be knit:

“Even in all its phases the moon is still whole.”

The Luna Hat is knit in the round using 6 shades of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift fingering-weight yarn; only two colors are used each round. The moon’s phases circle the hat on a ground of deepest blues: new, crescent, quarter, gibbous, and full. Frequent trapping in the moon rows creates texture.

The Luna Hat has a loose, slightly slouchy fit with a flattened top that can be styled several different ways. The top of the hat also can be blocked to hold a classic, rounded cap shape. I’ve included an alphabet chart so you can insert any words you like.

The size of the hat can be adjusted by altering your gauge—the most important thing to get right is the band circumference. By changing your gauge in the corrugated rib you can make the band larger or smaller. You can also add or subtract stitches (in increments of 4), adjusting the increase rate above the band as needed.

Sadly, I do not know who wrote this. I heard it on an episode of Making the Cut (season 1).